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Hello, Sunshine
Want more nature and beautiful scenery inside your home? These functional, creative ceramic wall pieces and tableware by artist Pauline Wolstencroft will infuse your spaces with stunning sunrises and sunsets, as well as other breathtaking natural sce
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Double Duty
Tucked away in a decades-old home in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, there’s a kitchen that’s not only fit for a gourmet but for someone who loves ocean-inspired aesthetics, too. When Jenny Rausch, CKD, of Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath stepped into this
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LIVING THE Barefoot Dream
When is a cottage not justacottage? When it’s the foundation for a new lifestyle. Interior designer Lisa Peterson and her husband, Mark, wanted to build their home in a location that would allow them to live their dream life together. “I’ve always
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Beach Blues
In the living room of this Santa Barbara beach cottage hangs a beautiful piece of art by a local artist. Commissioned by the homeowner Jan Kopf, it’s a painting of her favorite spot on the Santa Barbara coastline, and it truly captures the essence of
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Haven Made
A home should tell the story of the family who lives in it and the land it resides on, interweaving the ways that people and places interplay. Sonya and Jim wanted just that for the interiors of their home: gracious spaces that displayed their family
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Living
My friend Beverly, an author, playwright and diehard New Yorker, had no plans to leave Manhattan. The daughter of preachers, she grew up in various bare-bones parsonages across Florida and decamped from the Sunshine State just after high school for m
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Coastal Comfort
There this world are that some simply places have in their own kind of magic, where the pace slows, warm breezes blow and a sense of calm and comfort can be felt in the air. For many, Florida is one of those places, and it’s no wonder that people fin
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Storied Treasures
With every flea-market find and vintage collectible comes a story. Maybe there’s a long lost lamp that completed a set or a neglected piece of furniture that just needed a good cleaning. Whatever the stories are, Annette Vartanian, editor of A Vintag
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The Heart Of The HOME
As the central space ofthehome, the kitchen sets the style and tone. If you’ve been following along the building process of our Springfield Barn Home project house this year, you’ve seen our cottage/farmhouse vision become a foundation, that foundati
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Contemporary Cottage Charm
Cottages have been popular since the early 20th century. And thanks to their enduring style, the definition of cottages and cottage décor has evolved and adapted through the years in keeping with modern times. Molly Hyde English, in her book Contempo
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VINTAGE Refresh
When you want your historic bungalow to get a refresh but still pay tribute to its past, a great place to begin is historic home designs. When Michael Winn, owner of Winn Design + Build, came on to help a family update their 1925 bungalow in Arlingto
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California Girl
I’M A CALIFORNIA GIRL THROUGH AND THROUGH. Born in Hollywood, moved to the LA burbs when I was a kid and now settled in Orange County. Growing up, we road tripped up and down the coast during the summer and visited what I would later learn are iconic
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DIY To Dye For
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED A CERTAIN COLOR TEXTILE FOR A HOME PROJECT, but couldn’t find the exact right shade? A great way to circumvent this problem is to hand dye a textile yourself. In her new book, Hand Dyed: A Modern Guide to Dyeing in Brilliant Colo
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Sunset & Magnolia Style
1. Welcoming Ambience: “I always want people to feel welcome in the spaces I design,” Roxanne says. She begins with the selection of beautiful fabrics, noting that “in your home all your fabrics should really make you happy and want to spend time the
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Fire and Rain
The charm, character and construction of old cottages are all qualities cherished by their owners. But there’s another quality that makes them even more special: They each have a story to tell, and though it was built nearly a century ago, this cotta
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Small House, Big Personality
What’s the biggest way to create the cottage impact for yourexterior? For Lisa Furey of Lisa Furey Interiors, the biggest challenge in designing this home in Bluffton, South Carolina, was fitting livability into such a small space—only 690 square fee
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Disaster Planning
No one wants to be this kind of expert. On November 9, 2018, our idyllic and historic community in the mountains of Malibu suffered severe property losses in the Woolsey Fire. Our old wooden home is still standing, and though all of our neighbors are
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The Artful Kitchen
The iconic schoolhouse shade adds retro modern design to your cottage kitchen. Black-pinstripe large drum shade, $118. Visit schoolhouse.com. The landscape-like design on these artful trays looks great on a table or a wall. Wabi Sabi and Bohemian t
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RARE Beauty
How do you combine traditional features with modern flair and bold color? This was the challenge presented to designer Jennifer Wallenstein of September Workshop when the homeowners of a Tarzana, California, home were ready to freshen things up witho
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Heirloom APPARENT
For most rooms, the rug is the piece that adds thefinaltouchofwarmth. But good rugs, let alone good vintage rugs, have a reputation for being hard to come by. That’s what inspired Amber and Ben Hyman and Kurt Korkmaz and Joyce Kong to start their com
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Divine Dining
In this fast-paced world, we crave a soft, welcoming nest to retreat to. We love cozy elements in our home, but our dining rooms, which are typically filled with lots of wood furniture, plates and glass, aren’t exactly warm and inviting. So, to creat
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Flavor Profile
Changing your counter stools can dramatically affect the look of your kitchen and is a good use of a modest budget. Interior designer Kathryn Smith of Kensington Smith Design chose beautiful carved barstools for this open-concept kitchen, and they se
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Cellarettes
If you want to add some history to yourhome, think about getting a cellarette. Cellarettes were first used in Europe in the 15th century as a place for pubs to store alcohol. The lid or drawer locked to prevent anyone from stealing the establishment’
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Plant a Meadow Garden
If your idea of a cottage garden conjures up images of neatly planted rows of shrubs framed by tidy beds of symmetrical flowers, you may be missing out on the joys of a more organic approach to gardening called “meadow gardening.” The philosophy of m
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