New Cottage Style

What does the word cottage mean to most of us?  Homey.  Cozy.  Relaxed.  Inviting.  Modern cottage style isn’t a cluttered country cabin, the current definition of cottage style is clean, simple, and light, and now captured inside the pages of the latest publication compiled by the experts at Better Homes and Gardens.


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Completely updated, New Cottage Style brings together a medley of welcoming homes showcasing fresh interpretations of cottage style retreats that reside on the coast, in the city, the suburbs, and the country too.   Inside, you’ll see the classic choices of seagrass carpet and relaxed slipcovers mixed with punchy pillows and modern art. 


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The homes within feature spaces in classic palettes that, in true cottage style, play with layers of texture. 


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Painted pieces, vintage accessories, and detailed trim are abundant plus you’ll find plenty of fresh white paint applied to walls, floors, furniture, and cabinetry.   Classic details meet with modern silhouettes in family friendly spaces where a playful attitude and casual comfort are the focus. 


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Pared down spaces are still packed with plenty of style in this new hybrid definition of "cottage" that mixes elements of modern, traditional, and coastal too.  Create harmony and simplicity with so many tips for keeping your home current yet still comfortable.


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New Cottage Style also includes dozens of favorite porches, organized offices, streamlined mud rooms, and stylish hobby spaces to inspire. 


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Look for New Cottage Style at your local bookstore or buy a copy online, it’s a new favorite on my bookshelf.  You’ll love all the fresh inspiration inside the pages!



11 Responses to “ New Cottage Style ”

  1. Wow Kate, this stirred up a lot of inspiration and a lot of “want to’s” for me. I’m getting a copy of this mag TODAY! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I LOVE new modern cottage! This is the look I am going after in our house :)

  3. This looks like a great resource. Thanks for sharing it Kate.

  4. Hi Kate – I took an online “style tests” and found out that my style is “Cottage” so this is great news for me. Thanks for posting this.

  5. I have a question – in the photo of the fireplace room with the turquoise coffee table, I LOVE the glass table lamps. Where could I find them? Thanks – Jane

  6. Hi- Great Book. I am trying to find the mod deer fabric on the drapes and chairs on page 130. Any idea of the name of fabric and manufacturer? Thanks so much.

  7. where can I find directions to make the beverage tub coffee table?????????? what size are the tubs, where do you find them?? Love the plan but did not see anything in the book as to how to do it and what size anything was. thanks.

  8. Can you get a subscription to best of cottage style?

  9. I am trying to find the fabric on the pillows on page 88 with the light aqua background with floral in pinks, oranges and greens. Any idea as to manufacturer and name of fabric? Thanks so much!

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