Lake Michigan Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope that you're enjoying your weekend, and I'm happy that you're here to enjoy another weekly home tour. Today we're visiting a Lake Michigan cottage by The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs. I use the term "cottage" loosely because the home is actually quite spacious. A beautiful Moira clock nestles into a cubby beneath the winding staircase. Photo by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs   The living room is … [Read more...]

Colorful Russian House: Charming Home Tour

Illinois is breaking out in color on the trees and in honor of the fall fanfare, I thought I'd choose a colorful home for today's tour. Have you ever stepped inside a Russian house? This one by designer and decorator Zhenya Zhdanova is quite cheerful and charming! You'll notice an abundance of painted bead board and paneled walls throughout the home. A pair of vintage style chandies illuminate the dining space, decorated in red and blue. Photo … [Read more...]

Small Space Kitchen: Style and Storage

Do you struggle with storage and space issues in your kitchen? I think most people do, regardless of the size of their kitchen. Today I'm featuring an adorable, small space kitchen that's large on style and storage. When I discovered it, I was amazed at the smart use of space! This charming cottage kitchen was designed and befitted by Middleton Bespoke, known for their quality craftsmanship. Old World charm flows throughout the functional and … [Read more...]

Charming Retro Kitchen

Recently I stumbled onto an adorably charming retro kitchen by Hammer and Hand that I think you're going to love! I had planned to do a round-up of kitchens, but this one has so many amazing details, I decided to focus on just this one kitchen. The colorful checkerboard floor is the first giveaway that this is a retro kitchen. It looks like linoleum to me. Did you notice the fun yellow and red radio on the counter? Photo by Hammer & … [Read more...]

Quebec Cottage: Charming Home Tour

The only time I've been to Quebec was when I was about three years old. I don't remember much, but I do remember buying a plastic French poodle in one of the shops. I would love to go back someday to admire the historic architecture. Today we're traveling to Canada to tour a charming Quebec cottage, designed and decorated by Sonya Kinkade Design. The cottage kitchen is light and bright, but includes warm touches like the wood kitchen island and … [Read more...]

Bahamas Cottage: Charming Home Tour

As summer comes to a close and children go back to school, I thought it'd be fun to tour a charming Bahamas cottage. I'm not ready to let go of summer just yet - it's my favorite season of the year. I think you'll enjoy today's pretty home with an ideal location to enjoy the most that island life has to offer. Step inside and you'll find fresh white paneled walls and vaulted ceilings. Neutral furnishings create a cozy aura for relaxing after a … [Read more...]

Spanish House: Charming Home Tour

Last Sunday we traveled to Sweden to tour a charming villa. Today we're in Spain touring a home located on the Bay of Santander. The light and airy Spanish house was done by the Design-Build firm of Canexel located in Madrid, and features elements of charming cottage style. White wood ceilings and creamy white walls allow the sunlight to bounce around the room, creating a light and airy ambiance. Pops of color through the use of pillows add … [Read more...]

Two-Story Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Today we're touring another charming two-story cottage! Last week some of you mentioned that the home was too big to truly be a cottage. I agree. Although I think the home was called a cottage due to its decorating style. Today's home is smaller and has lots of enjoyable design features that I think you'll love. (And by the way, if you're getting an email to this story on Monday instead of Sunday, it's because my feed is delayed by a day for some … [Read more...]

Waterfront Cottage: Charming Home Tour

Many people desire a home by the water to enjoy spectacular views and breath the fresh seaside air. Today we're heading to New Jersey to tour a waterfront cottage filled with natural light and charm. An abundance of windows allows a view of the bay from almost every room in the house. Note the rooftop deck that provides an ideal place for watching boats during the day and gazing at the stars in the evening. Photo by Rikki … [Read more...]

10 Ways You Can Create Cottage Style

Cottage style seems to be growing in popularity these days and I think part of that is because people are yearning for simpler living. I have elements of cottage style in my own home ... bead board, painted furniture, and light colors to name a few. To help you see how you can create cottage style in your own home, I scoured Houzz for some pretty examples and came up with 10 ways you can create cottage style.  1. Cheery Fabrics Farmhouse … [Read more...]

Tracey Rapisardi Summer House: Charming Home Tour

July is coming to an end but I'm no where near ready to let go of summer just yet!  It's a good thing we still have the entire month of August to enjoy. In celebration of my favorite season, I'm sharing an amazingly adorable summer house decorated by Tracey Rapisardi, one of my favorite interior designers. Her style is always light, fresh, pretty and feminine. Photo by Tracey Rapisardi Design This is my dream kitchen! White cottage style with … [Read more...]

Cozy Summer Cottages to Love

Do you have memories of vacationing in cozy summer cottages? I have vague memories of a lakeside cottage vacation in Canada when I was just a little girl. A few years later I remember taking a trip to Arkansas to vacation in a woodsy cottage with my grandparents. Both trips are fond summer memories from my youth. When my own children were little we took regular vacations to one of the cozy summer cottages on Hilton Head Island. Today I'm sharing … [Read more...]

Cottage Kitchens: A Charming Collection

When you talk about cottage style, it doesn't necessarily apply to small living spaces. If you subscribe to any of the cottage style magazines available today, you'll notice some of the featured homes are actually quite large. Cottage style is first and foremost comfortable, often colorful, and signified by slightly worn finishes and painted furniture. Bead board, natural textures, wicker furniture, and floral fabrics are mainstays of cottage … [Read more...]

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