Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cottage Warmth

The cottage style melds elements that are both humble and high-class, yielding a look that is warm and romantic.
Character of a farmhouse, wood beam architecture, chairs with rush seats speak to the vintage roots of this style.

Spaces such as these should have the look and feel of a room that has evolved over many years. Pieces have been re-worked and used in various ways in different rooms of the home.


As I am growing older, I am embracing this look more and more . . . I could sleep in here, could you?



25 comments:

  1. Now your talking sista!!!! This I could live in, love that bedroom, so relaxing and serene looking!! I feel like changing something around, but don;t know what...off to Aberfoyle Market on Mothers day, Canadas biggest antique flea market, maybe I will find a treasure!! Have a good nite my friend,Chrissy

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  2. Everything you show us ~ and I do mean everything ~ is always so luscious and dreamy. I get tons of inspiration from your design ideas ........ so, thank you very much.

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  3. Get out of that bed!!! I want to sleep there!!! I like the feel of this but I have so much dark wood. Kathy

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  4. Oo..la..la....You know I love this whole look! Sorry I have been so slow about the tag - one photo - my style thingie....I've been having commitment issues.....BUT....I think I found it.....so stay tuned! Have a great night,
    Laura

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  5. OH! This is so my cup of tea. Now as for my husband, well he might have a thing or two to say. But someday - I might be able to get close! Gorgeous rooms!!! WHere did you find them?

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  6. No way! Not only do you post a lovely easy-to-live-in cottage with light blue walls/ceilings (or is this a trick?), but you can be a friend to someone who colors their home blue (walls) and cabinets green?! OK, Vicky, now you're scaring me. ha. Nah. Just kidding. take care, -s

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  7. I agree, the bedroom is so inviting. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

    Charla

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  8. oh heck YES i could sleep in here. Vicky g/f you really need to stop doing this to me. Everytime you post these lovely rooms, i want to move out of my house or reinvent my rooms...lol absolutely lovely!!! i
    totally could see living in these spaces. thanks for sharing
    hugs
    janet

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  9. * Um, yeah, wellllll, Vicky-girl, I never MADE it to the bedroom~~~ I'm HAPPILY "stuck" in that WONDERFUL, LIGHT, SERENE & MOST WELCOMING living room space... it's sooooo devine it's almost ETHEREAL!!!

    Many thanks, once again, for the most DELICIOUS DELIGHTS to the eye!

    Hugs,
    Linda *

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  10. The older I get, the "granny-like" I become! Great photos & inspiration! ♥ Diane

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  11. I'm going to be the voice of discontent, so to speak. I would need a step stool to to climb into that bed. It's not easy being short. :-)

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  12. Hey Linda, I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for coming by. Brenda has been giving me a hard time lately...I needed a friend. lol

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  13. Naz, What you have to do in run and then jump. It's easy once you get the hang of it. lol

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  14. This is cottage done right for sure. I've noticed that most of your photos have white woodwork (so popular nowadays) but would love to see an example of homes that have kept dark stained window/door frames and done it well!

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  15. * Thanks, Vicky & g' morning! I A*M doing "better", tho still not quite ready to run a marathon yet(or even walk across the street, for that matter!!!)... (And ohhhhh, that Brennnnnda... she is SOOOO "somethin' else!" isn't she? Smiles n' "Hi, Brenda"!)~~~

    I miss NAZ, too! ~~~ Note: have always WANTED to B*E a "short lil' thing", but even at almost 5'7", I sort of have to make a run & jump to get up on OUR bed, too... LOVE a high bed!!!

    HAPPY DAYS!
    Big hugs,
    Linda *

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  16. Joan K, I am on it. thanks for the request.

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  17. You have a nice blog and I enjoy coming to visit.
    Carolyn

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  18. I think 'me' eyes are failing me (maybe too much time on the Computer ????), as I didn't even notice the height of the bed til a few mentioned it. (Hellll...lo Linda and Naz.)

    I really enjoyed these lovely pictures. Thank you Miss Vicky for sharing them. Hugs
    -Brenda-

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  19. Waving hi to Linda and Brenda! Another problem with being short is actually being eye level with all those dust bunnies under the bed.

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  20. Vicki, I love all of these rooms. Everyone of them speak to my heart.

    About my garage. I have a mural inside by the entry to the mudroom/laundry. Most people come in though the backdoor. So, I wanted to make it more welcoming. Backdoor guest are best, right!

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  21. * NAZ-girlfriend, soooo good to "see" you again!!! I've MISSED you!!! XOXOXO, Linda *

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  22. I love each and every picture, they all exude tranquility. Nicole

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  23. Hi Vicky...

    Ohhh...what gorgeous photos!!! You know that I just adore this cottage/shabby chic style...everytime I see it...I want to scrap everything in my home and start over!!! There is just such an inviting calm to these rooms...I love it!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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