Monday, October 9, 2017

Cottage Style


I have a deep love for cottage style.  Over the years, it has become a bit more defined, as I really love English style cottages with a bit of French thrown in, too!  This to me is the great thing about cottage style - it can draw on styles from different countries.  As I looked at my Pinterest board Cottage Love I saw something that was obvious in each photo.  Can you see what it is?


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If you said the color RED, you are right!  If you go to my Pinterest board (here)  you'll actually see a lot of red and white buffalo check and florals.

For me the draw of Cottage Style is the fact that it has a very collected sensibility to it.  You can image that this painting was passed down from Aunt Gladys, and that silver pot from grandma.  I like that.  A lot.

What style do you like?  What is it that draws you to that style?  Let's chat in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. I'm with you on this! and a little red enhances any view in my opinion!

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  2. I love this cottage style, all the photo's are so pretty comfy cozy!

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  3. I did notice your red in every Pin! I love that about Pinterest . . . even if you're not aware of what you like about each room, looking over your boards reveals Pinning patterns. "Oh, I really DO love Windsor chairs!" :D

    Cottage style is charming and cozy and welcoming!

    My favorite style is colonial/primitive. I fell in love with it when we first moved into our old farmhouse (although back in the day, it was more "country"), and I love it still. The look has simplified over the years, but I love old and wood and pewter and classic fabrics and rich color. It works for us.

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    1. Pinterest is great for that! I love many styles but I always come back to English Cottage, and red. :)

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  4. This cottage look lends itself so well with country french style...always so welcoming and warm.....

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  5. I I love both Early American and English Country but they have a lot in common. With England being the Mother Country. Stephanie loves Cottage Style' too.

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    1. I love English Country too, so I make my cottage more of an English Cottage style. LOVE it!

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  6. Ah, my red loving friend, I am right there with you...

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  7. Love the red touches, my plans are to add more red to our home too! I have always loved the cottage style, farmhouse style, vintage style, nothing modern for me! So I guess you would say I am eclectic. Enjoyed all photos! thanks forswearing have a blessed day.
    Sue

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  8. I have no idea even after all these years. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Whatever my style is, it is certainly eclectic, like a junk shop. I have always believed that there should be some red in every room, though it is not a color I decorate with in a big way.

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  9. I love your style. I am a cottage style decorator. Country rustic is my cottage style.

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  10. I look around and there is no red in my house. Except at Christmas. Hmmm. It does look cozy in your inspiration photos. I favour a Nordic-by-the-sea with some French/English country thrown in.

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