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Cottage Refresh
When homeowners Rian and Matt McClevey bought their Fairfax, Virginia, Colonial-style house back in 2011, they were attracted by what Rian describes as “great bones and a nice-sized yard with lots of mature trees.” At the time, the couple had only on
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Nashville’s Art History
Patrick Hayes’s art brings a whole new meaning to the saying “They just don’t make things like they used to.” Seven years ago, in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, Patrick came across an old house in the process of being demolished. Unable to sav
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Adventure Awaits
With more than 700 miles of trails winding through some of the most biologically diverse landscapes in the country, Florida’s capital city is the perfect place for seeking adventure. But for those who prefer to explore a bustling cultural and culinar
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Southern Splendor
In much of interior designer Kristen Nix’s work, you’ll see a variety of wall coverings. From soft, subtle textures to brightly colored patterns, she loves them all. “I feel like nothing changes a space like a wall covering,” she says. So, working wi
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Credits & Resources
Pages 25–34—Interior designs by Alexis Dattoli, Alexis Dattoli Interior Design. Pages 36–40, 43–44—Interior designs by Kristen Nix, Kristen Nix Interiors. Page 38—Painting above fireplace by Erin Donahue Tice. Page 40—Painting on wall by Erin Donahue
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At Home In The Garden
As an avid gardener, Karen Snyder truly loves the spring season. Spending her days in her home flower studio or tending the garden outside her California cottage, Karen brings life to her home with beautiful blooms. However, if you’d known Karen many
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Sharing Their Joy
Before their farm in Winterset, Iowa, overflowed with countless varieties of seasonal blooms, Jenn and Adam O’Neal were growing vegetables to sell at the local farmers’ market. But while Adam’s experience as a master gardener fueled an interest in su
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Sustainable Style
As warmer temperatures emerge, bringing with them a welcomed breath of fresh air, the time has never been better to reevaluate your home’s décor with sustainability in mind. Discover simple ways to create an environmentally conscious cottage in Home
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A Detailed Design
Nearly a century old and with a history that includes residents like Barbara and George H. W. Bush, the Formants’ Washington, DC, home was certainly a space worth preserving. So, when homeowners Kelly and John Formant decided it was time for a change
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Crown Jewel
When Atlanta, Georgia-based designer Pebbles Nix took on the project of updating her home, she decided there was no time like the present to create a family-friendly haven perfect for welcoming and hosting loved ones. As self-proclaimed extroverts, s
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The End Of The Rainbow
It is the quintessential secret garden. Tucked into a pastoral and quiet coastal Rhode Island town, Sakonnet Garden sends you wandering through a labyrinth of rare plant-filled outdoor rooms each celebrating bursts of carefully orchestrated color. Yo
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cindy Smith Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Katie Ellis ASSOCIATE EDITOR Bethany Adams ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Jones EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holly Seng SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adr
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Editor’s Letter
Spring is the ideal time to shake off the winter blues and breathe new life and color into your cottage décor. As we highlight dwellings across the country, we hope you delight in not only the unique cottage-style ideas for decorating but also the pe
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Pure Delight
When Cami Stoddard and her family moved into their home in Nashville, Tennessee, they called on their dear friend, interior designer Wesley Stanley, to help breathe fresh life into the 2007 build. Though the home is still relatively new, it was built
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Happily Ever Hydrangeas
Beginning in late spring and lasting into early autumn, hydrangeas burst forth with a brilliance that captivates all who admire the breathtaking blooms. In her latest book, Hydrangeas: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden, Naomi Slade celebrates t
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Home Building
It was just before Thanksgiving three years ago when these homeowners moved into their downsized dream abode. Their priorities were a main-level master suite and easily accessible laundry—which, structurally, were easy to achieve. But since much of t
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Modern Classic
When Jordan Yarbrough and his wife, Hamilton, moved into their cottage-style ranch in 2016, they immediately began planning for a renovation. “We were going for a modern farmhouse feel,” Jordan says of the space, noting both he and Hamilton tend to l
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Busbys On A Budget
When Mandy and Joel Busby were looking for their first home, they knew they wanted a large living area and an inviting kitchen space that would accommodate their growing family and provide a welcoming retreat for friends. Though you wouldn’t know it
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Designers’ Kitchen
Cantley & Company is a successful kitchen design business Cyndy and Keith Cantley began early in their marriage. With Keith as the cabinetmaker and Cyndy the designer, their hands-on experience served them well in creating kitchens for others. When a
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Small Wonder
When Lucy Ortiz and her husband moved to Michigan from Nashville, Tennessee, they downsized from a house on 3½ acres to a home with a tiny yard. It was supposed to be temporary until they could build, but Lucy began a garden anyway. Now, years later,
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Art In The Garden
While a rose by any other name may smell as sweet, it definitely won’t look as interesting rooted in anything other than Jon Culver’s one-of-a-kind planters. Owner-operator of Sweet Peas Garden Shop in Homewood, Alabama, Jon loves to find used, unwan
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The Family Business
Anna Brakefield grew up on her family’s farm, but she never expected to live there as an adult. That is, until her father called her with a business proposition. He wanted to make sheets—not just any sheets, but heirloom-quality cotton sheets—and he
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The Cottage Journal Special Issues
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cindy Smith Cooper MANAGING EDITOR Katie Ellis ASSOCIATE EDITOR Bethany Adams ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Jones EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holly Seng SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adr
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Natural Beauty
Corbin Tucker began working with clay more than 30 years ago in southern Georgia, and she hasn’t stopped since. “It’s become my hobby that I do diligently every week,” she says. Now living in Highlands, North Carolina, she looks forward to setting as
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Editor’s Letter
Welcome to a special edition of The Cottage Journal, focused on the Southern cottage. This exceptional issue includes six full home tours, including a Georgian-style beauty featured in “A Colorful Connection” beginning on page 47. The homeowners brin
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A Story to Share
Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, Lauren Dunn was immersed in a rich Southern culture, and it was there that she developed a love for history and the desire to reveal the stories that even the simplest of things have to share. Lauren began paintin
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Boxed Beauty
As varied and as beautiful as the treasures they guard, wooden boxes have been around nearly as long as humans have had the need for storage. But there’s more to these pieces than mere function—from culture to culture, distinct decorating styles have
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The Art of Making Art
For Bethanne Hill, the combination of academics and art in her early education was a life-changing experience. “[I] learned to talk and think about art and keep my eyes open all the time as I moved around the landscape for things that would feed into
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Cozy & Collected
Beth Meadows never planned on becoming a collector—but she has always been one. “I don’t recall making a conscious decision to start a collection,” she says. “I did, however, choose and ask to be given silver flatware when I was a teen.” And, thus, a
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Credits & Resources
Pages 11–14—Wooden box collection courtesy of The Nest. Pages 19–26—Architectural designs by Bruce McLeod, McLeod Architecture. Built by Bill Meadows Jr., Meadows Homes, Inc. Pages 27–36—Sweeney Cottage rental by House + Sanctuary. Furnishings from W
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