Cottage Love #58

It’s not often that I share two home tours in one week but I rarely come cottage style homes on the internet these days. In our world of “super size me”, it is a treat to discover a smaller home that packs a beautiful punch. This charming cape fits that bill. The mix of white, lucite and brass create a feminine palette for this mother and her three daughters.(although my kiddos would have this place sticky and messy in a heartbeat) Images via: Elle Decor. Interior Design by Raquel Garcia, Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck 

This stair case and hand rail are fabulous!
Yes, please on this headboard!!

Cottage Love #55

Although, I am pretty sure Minnie Driver’s Los Angeles home is far from a cottage, it is however a 1940’s ranch style.  The approachable rooms and romantic prints make it feel every bit like one. Minnie Driver brought in fellow Brit, Peter Dunham to help her with the interior design. The results are a carefree, kid friendly home with bohemian touches and an exotic mix of textiles and fabrics. All images via Elle Decor, April 2017. 

Here are some items to bring this look to your own home:





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Cottage Love #54

Afternoon, lovies!! I’m taking a much needed break from a kitchen design I’m working on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the process but needed a little breather from computer drawing.

Today, I’m sharing the Better Homes and Garden feature of Julianne Hough’s adorable home (a.k.a Jules – my nickname too). This incredibly cozy nest is just what the doctor ordered on this frigid snowy day! It doesn’t get much more inviting. And that kitchen??? GAH! If I did not have so many friends and family in New England, I’d move to southern California in a heartbeat!! 

Cottage Love #53 – Pastel Perfection

With unexpected color choices, a curated mix of vintage, inherited and modern elements and a nod to mid-century design with a traditional twist, Charlotte Lucas designed a beautiful but approachable home for her family. Charlotte’s unpredictable style speaks to me.  She credits her former employer and design maven Barrie Benson with shaping her sensibility and her approach to  shopping: “I’ve learned that if I find something I really love, I should buy it now and worry about how I’m going to use it later,” she says. I’m guilty of this very same habit. In fact, sometimes one fabulous piece can be the impetus for an entire design. Charlotte’s work is beautiful. I predict we’ll be seeing quite a bit more of her. Enjoy! Read more about Charlotte’s
home and find sources here
I’m in love with her daughter’s bedroom and day bed! (channel tufting is a current favorite)