the makeover.

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an awful lot of you asked to see some before and after photos from my cottage makeover. so, as much as i kinda hate to post something as unsightly as these ‘befores’ i do think there’s the possibility for some educational value here. when i first saw this place, i thought, “no freakin’ way can i live here.” but, the landlord was so nice,... 
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modern cottage.

LIVING-ROOM

so, we’re all finally back from holiday (i know — i took my time getting back to work, but i’ve missed you!) and i thought i’d share a look at my wee modern cottage. you’ve seen the bedroom and the bath, and now i’m sharing the ‘grand room’ — that’s what you call a combo-living-kitchen area these days, right? i’d... 
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modern cottage.

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ever since i found out i was moving into a cozy cottage, i’ve been daydreaming away about how i’ll be decorating it. although it’s an older victorian cottage, it’s been modernized — almost too much, so we’re ripping up carpeting and restoring fir wood floors and replacing bad lighting fixtures (and i mean really bad) and white washing the... 
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unexpected guests: kim fisher designs.

cottage-style

this week on unexpected guests we’re visiting a charming beachy bungalow in north carolina, created by kim fisher and her husband. kim runs kim fisher designs, an event company and during wedding downtime this past July, together they built this cozy bungalow next to their pool. The bulk of materials were salvaged doors, windows and corrugated roofing that they’ve... 
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the shutterbugs: lönngren/widell.

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i absolutely covet the interiors shot by stolkholm-based photographer amelia lönngren widell. cozy cottages that are eclectic without being cluttered or overly-fussy. even her more ornate styled shots like the one up top have me drooling — they’re just so european and cosmopolitan. i do love the scandinavian aesthetic! here’s a look at some inspiring interiors... 
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