Things We Love: Cottage Living

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We all dream of it, don’t we?
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That simple, idyllic life.
Catarina Regina
A charming, cozy cottage…
my world is pink
Possessed of a stunning view…
Saved by the Southern Belle
Marked by one-of-a-kind, fabulously imperfect architectural details…
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Nestled in a take-your-breath-away natural setting.
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A rambling estate is great, but on those days when it all seems to be a little too much, we can’t think of a better place to escape, to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, to do a little garden digging.
We can’t think of much sweeter than cottage living.
Wishing you a day full of simple pleasures!


The “Light” First Impression

Traditional Home
We all know there’s only one chance to make a first impression.
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Nowhere is that truer than in regard to your home’s exterior. 
Emily Followill Photography
Paint, landscaping, shutters, and, of course, lighting, are all crucial elements of that design scape that says, “Welcome!”
Gywneth Paltrow’s home
Smaller lanterns can be charming…
Cote de Texas
But, when it comes to light fixtures, we always say bigger is better!
Stanley Dixon and Betty Burgess
The best lanterns are like perfect eyeliner.
Kriste Michelini Design
They don’t necessarily stand out, but they make everything look better all the same!
David Buergler Architect
There’s something to be said for a staid, simple exterior that’s easy to maintain.
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On the other hand, for more lavish schemes there’s always a contractor to help out…
Things That Inspire
The “rules” say that exterior lanterns should be between one third and one half of the height of front door.
Ralph Lauren
But it’s really all about personal choice! From the grand and elegant, 
Southern Grace
To the undeniably cozy, the right lighting takes every exterior to the next level.
We hope you all have an amazing weekend!



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After months of focusing almost singularly on the world of a little boy, the word “tree house” conjures images of a simple structure in the backyard complete with a blue climbing rope and a swing.
four seasons in one day
So let’s just go ahead and put it out there: Friends, these treehouses aren’t for kids.

Apartment Therapy
Far from childish…

Bunny Guiness Garden Design
Far from ordinary…

Far from the ground


These ports of imagination are less for playing pirate,

lavender summers and lilac dreams

and more for getting away from everything.

Life of Polarn Per

Beyond cutting off the cell phone and disconnecting from the internet,

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these magical escapes take the term “unreachable” to a whole new level.

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 And if you ask us, every now and then, we all deserve to be a little bit unreachable.


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