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Cottage Style

Rooms To Love: Making a Splash

Color, color, and more color! This adorable, colorful breakfast nook is a perfect way to start your day, and if the coffee doesn’t wake you up, than the color certainly will. Bright orange, hints of blue, and zesty lime greens create a fun and vibrant space that exudes happiness and cheer. The contours of the chair design, the circular print on the cushions, the scalloping of the curtains, and the varying sized stripes in the rug make a bold and creative statement. Choosing a table with a simple silhouette allows all of these other elements to really shine. This room is a well balanced space, because it achieves both a playful and fun environment, while also showing a sense of restraint.

Coastal & Beach House

Inspiration Board: Sunny Kitchen Nook

This rustic buffet in this sunny kitchen nook is made of reclaimed old pine making it a unique center island for the kitchen. Reclaimed wood has lots of personality with an array of markings from it’s years of wear. The age of this type of wood also makes for a harder surface and is not as penetrable as new pine. There are two types of wood treatments for a kitchen surface: stained and sealed, if not being used as a cutting surface, or oiled, if the surface will be used as a direct prep station. Incorporating a center island in the kitchen adds another work surface and offers a chance to punch up your look with color or detailing. If space permits, add stools for seating and an overhead pendant light – a great spot for morning coffee, after school homework, or late night snacking!


Pros and Cons of Stylish Home Trends

Since spring is upon us, now is a great time to begin brainstorming ways to freshen up your home! These trends are all unique and easy ways to liven up and re-organize the most frequently used spaces in the home. Looking at all sides of the pretty and practical elements of these trends helps to identify if they are a good fit for you and your family.

Cottage Style

Rooms to Love: Refined Country Breakfast Nook

An oval table is ideal in this country breakfast nook with the half moon shaped banquet. The soft buttercream, beige, and mahogany tones create a warm and inviting place to share a cup of coffee in the morning or a candlelight dinner at night. Piling pillows on the banquet increases the comfort and utilizes a great opportunity for accent fabrics and fringes. Complementing the banquet is an open weaved wicker dining chair that allows for an uninterrupted view of the table. This space is simple yet elegant with a clear attention to country decorating design details.

Rooms To Love: Delightful Cottage Kitchen

This darling cottage kitchen is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. It offers the essentials without any unneeded extras cluttering the small space. The backdrop of all white allows the pastel color palette to pop and draws your eye immediately to the arrangement of polka dots, florals, fabric collages, and painted furniture. The use of lateral and longitudinal boards on the walls, floors, and ceilings emphasize the structure to visually create a larger space. The drop leaf table is a perfect solution for a tight kitchen and saves on space until in use.

Aqua & White Kitchen
Coastal & Beach House

Rooms To Love: Aqua & White Kitchen

We love the freshness of the aqua against the pristine white in this room! Great mix of stripes, solids, and checks. Look closely for the aqua stripes on the white tabletop – how unique! The cute chandelier with aqua accents is the crowning glory of this bright & cheery breakfast nook.