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Charming Rustic Cottage Style ~ Rooms for Rent

Not too long ago I had the great pleasure of being introduced (online) to Bre at Rooms for Rent, who is highly talented when it comes to creating a charming home! Omigoodness, I love every square inch of her rustic, cottage style home and not only that, but she has a sweet, genuine soul as well. I could go on … but I know you’re just as anxious as me to get this tour started! You’re gonna love it!

Charm Cottage Style Traditional KitchenWhen you walk through the front door of Bre’s home, you enter the kitchen. First, let me say that I love the unconventional layout of her home’s floor plan. It’s part of what draws me to older homes. We once lived in a new house in a new subdivision and most of the houses looked the same when you stepped inside.


White, Classic Kitchen with a touch of cottage styleWhen you step into Bre’s pretty kitchen, it’s a taste of what’s to come! I love white kitchens … and Bre has paired hers beautifully with the earthy tones of the counter tops that add warmth to the space.


Plate rack wall in a cottage style kitchenOn one end of the kitchen is this beautifully charming plate rack. I’ve admired these for years. The Bakery sign is an added bonus while the cutting board and straw mat repeat the color of the sign.


Chalk Wall in Soft GrayAt the other end of the kitchen is a chalkboard wall in soft gray.

 Let’s go through the door to the dining room …


Charming Rustic Cottage Style Dining RoomLots of texture balanced by cool colors make Bre’s dining room a breath of fresh air. The rustic, wooden farm table flanked by wicker chairs with soft textiles invites you to sit and stay awhile. Gray walls make the white trim pop, while the stone hearth at right provides additional interest. Did you notice the striped wall to the left? A touch of the unexpected which you know I love!


Striped Wall in Dining Room at Rooms for RentPlates on the wall and white pitchers add a cottage vibe. Next to the dining room is her living room …


Rustic Cottage Style Living RoomThe living room is the perfect blend of cottage charm and rusticity. Slipcovered furniture is a staple of cottage style and the stripes on the chair, rug, and pillows provide an element of fun. The coffee table chest echoes the warmth of the rich, wood floor.


Soft slipcovers mix with other textures in a rustic cottage style living roomSoft fabrics mix with textural elements throughout the room. I love the contrast of white with dark accents. Bre and I both share a love of white. I’m often surprised when people say white isn’t a color … it’s actually the reflection of all colors, which is what I think makes it so pretty and versatile. In color psychology, white is the color of new beginnings.


Cottage Style Bathroom at Rooms for RentMoving on … remember the stripes in the dining room? They’re repeated here in the downstairs bathroom. How cute is this? I love how Bre repeats decorating elements from room to room, creating a rhythmic flow through her rustic cottage style house.


Cottage style mud room at Rooms for RentIsn’t this mud room darling? Bre made the space seem larger by adding white bead board which bounces around the light streaming through the door’s window. A cafe valance in playful green adds a touch of charm.


Cottage style bedroom at Rooms for RentArchitectural elements continue in the master bedroom with board and batten walls. Chevron pillows, an oversized star, and round mirror add geometric appeal and lend a contemporary flair.


Expansive Front Porch at Rooms for RentOutside, Bre enjoys this charming porch. I love the row of big windows that let the sun stream into her rustic cottage style home.  She’s lived here for a few years and has made some amazing transformations. Be sure to visit her at Rooms for Rent to see plenty of before-and-afters. I guarantee you’ll enjoy seeing the love she’s woven throughout her charming home!

Charming Home Series at Town and Country Living

 See the rest of this month’s Charming Home Series tours …

Charming Log Home ~ Creative Cain Cabin

Charming Shabby Chic Farm House ~ Heaven’s Walk

Charming Cottage Bungalow ~ The North End Loft

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  1. Great choice Jennifer. Bre’s home is so gorgeous. I love the grey chalk board wall in the kitchen. The built in plate rack is awesome. I have not met Bre in blogland so I am hoping over to see her blog now. Thanks for the introduction.

  2. Loved seeing the gray chalkboard paint, I knew there were different colors to chose from but have only seen the black done.
    Bre has a beautiful home and the use of stripes in her livingroom is so nice!

  3. Dear Jennifer,
    Bre’s home is cozy and inviting. Especially the living room is gteat. And the kitchen. Wow! So much space. Amazing!

    Greetings from Germany

  4. Bre has a beautiful decorating style for such a young woman. She knows what she wants and has achieved the look for her home. I love it! Thanks for sharing her home with us. Pam

  5. Thank you Jennifer. Showing these lovely homes ( very much including your own!!) have been giving me great ideas for my own. Of course it is driving my husband nuts lol. I am sure he will recover once the dust clears.

  6. I just found Bre’s blog last week so I was really happy to see this feature! In one word…Beautiful! I am loving the horizontal stripes…may do this in one of my baths.

    Thanks, Jennifer!


  7. A whole lot of charm going on here and Bre did a beautiful job creating this masterpiece of hers. I never saw an older home I didn’t love since having grown up in one circa 1732 and then restoring one circa 1756. I picked up a few great ideas here, so thank you for the tour!