Written on August 7, 2012 at 10:03 am , by Kate
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.
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.
The homes within feature spaces in classic palettes that, in true cottage style, play with layers of texture.
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.
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.
New Cottage Style also includes dozens of favorite porches, organized offices, streamlined mud rooms, and stylish hobby spaces to inspire.
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!
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