The other day I picked up a copy of the magazine Cottages and Bungalows at the store, and was flipping through the pages while waiting in the school pick up line, when I stumbled upon the cutest– I mean cutest— cottage all decked out for Easter in all it’s folk artsy glory.
I just fell totally in love with the design and decor of the place– the amazing use of folk art, the touches of the divine, the whimsy, and also the balance of saturated color with expanses of white and neutral tones so that the all the folky color and pattern weren’t too intense.
You can also see photos of this house in an article online that I found– it uses many of the same photographs (the above photos are from that site) and read a bit about the house yourself.
The cottage is in England and was built sometime in the 18th century. And as a lover of pattern, red, and folk art style, I am definitely going to be keeping it in mind as I create a new space for us when we move this summer!
Of course now that it’s spring break, it’s turned gray and cold here. Little Miss is spending the days at horse camp though, and I can’t wait to hear about her adventures when I pick her up! Despite the blah weather, it’s the perfect time to cuddle up with some magazines and books to come up with design inspiration– and a good supply of chai tea (I’m super obsessed with Twining’s french vanilla chai with honey and a dash of coffee creamer)
Hope you’re getting a great start to your week!~ Wishing us all warmer days ahead-
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