Bursts of cabbage roses…
colorful florals, ticking, checks
To me, english cottage style is enveloping–
wrapping you in comfort and prettiness…
It’s a warmth that welcomes you to come in, sit down and stay awhile.
This is a quirky little room off the master bedroom
Originally one of the bedrooms, it changed when we remodeled
and made a new hallway in the house- changing the flow of the original hall
which went right through the kitchen.
So the room became a little sitting area among other things.
I wanted to create a little cottage sitting area for something I am working on-
so this room got a french cottage look with some english cottage mixed in.
Funny thing is…
I have been leaning towards lighter, less pattern, more serene lately…
so I have no idea how this turned out so bold!!
Here’s how it looks today… tomorrow?
Who knows! lol!
Remember that shabby antique headboard I placed behind my bed?
Originally, I was thinking of the same bed’s footboard as the
architectural piece for that spot but when I brought it into the house,
it just didn’t fill the space like I wanted…
So it has been sitting in the office, just waiting to find a home.
As I was looking around for inspirations~ there was that footboard smiling at me…
so behind the bench it went.
I love the little pink flower drops painted on the sides
and the pretty little wreath in the center.
Gorgeous green hydrangeas fill a vintage silver champagne bucket.
(Some of these beauties came from the lovely Leslie over at Goodbye House Hello Home)
The champagne bucket sits atop an old yellow chippy flea find bench.
A faux grain sack pillow with red ticking stripes and red florals
warm up the bench and make for a cozy spot to sit.
I found this upholstery fabric at my favorite source a few years back-
‘ Savannah’ by Waverly
It’s a gorgeous rich red based toile… absolutely stunning!
It is just straight off the bolt and draped on the wall.
Silver trays, floral artwork and red transferware plates
fill in the spaces – warming them up in lovely
‘the more the merrier‘
english cottage style…
Anyone care to join me for a spot of tea?
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