How To Decorate Cottage Style

how to decorate cottage style
    cottage style
  • A style of architecture for houses, usually of wood construction, made popular in the 19th century by architects Andrew Jackson Downing and Alexander Jackson Davis, who created pattern books for standard house designs.
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  • A two paneled shutter whose top section is slightly smaller than the bottom section, usually proportioned 40%-60%.
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how to decorate cottage style - Kitty Bartholomew's
Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style: A Hands-On Approach to Creating Affordable, Beautiful, and Comfortable Rooms
Kitty Bartholomew's Decorating Style: A Hands-On Approach to Creating Affordable, Beautiful, and Comfortable Rooms
Real people's decor from the real people's decorator-whose clever, creative, noncostly ideas have wowed millions of viewers of her HGTV show and her enormously popular appearances on Oprah.

Kitty Bartholomew believes that home decorating can be stylish and comfortable, budget-conscious and beautiful. Rather than suggest expensive, over-the-top solutions to decorating dilemmas, she comes up with inventive, resourceful ideas that are within the average person's means.

In this, her first book, Kitty Bartholomew brings her knowledge, decorating savvy, and enthusiasm to bear on every aspect of home design, from window, door, ceiling, wall, and floor treatments to furniture, lighting, and mirrors. There's even a chapter on flea-market shopping, where readers will learn how to find the treasures buried among the trash and how to turn them into better-than-new decor. Each chapter details the basics, offers a photo tour showing how the author handled decorating challenges in her own home, presents step-by-step projects, and includes "Ask Kitty" questions answering readers' most frequently asked questions. Gorgeous color photographs throughout illustrate Kitty's ingenious makeover ideas.

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Bench At the End of My Bed
Bench At the End of My Bed
These shots were all take about two years ago for two different magazine shoots for Woman's Day magazine. It's amazing how much things have changed since then. Plus your house never looks as clean as it does when you're styling it for a shoot. And...because I'm a creative being my tast is always changing. I'm just not that into cozy cottage clutter any more and want to move on to modern open living, healthy, organic, sustainable, you get the picture.
Squeaky Toys
Squeaky Toys
Probably the best evidence of my OCD would be how many of these vintage Mobley rubber squeaky toys I collected over time. I started with one and then slowly went mad collecting them. But the cats would walk across them at night and drive me insane with the sounds of their squeaking. Plus they'd fall down and wake me up with a thump-squeak from time to time. Super disconcerting when you're trying to sleep

how to decorate cottage style
how to decorate cottage style
Garden Style: Decorating Ideas for Indoors & Out (Better Homes & Gardens)
Shows how gardeners, designers, and other individuals use indoor and outdoor spaces, plants, furnishings, art, and accessories to express garden style year-round in any region.
First book to distinctly identify and define garden style as more than a trend—rather a design approach with staying power.
Builds on gardening as the country’s number one pastime and, now, as a leading design inspiration.
Five before-and-after makeover projects inspire readers into action.
Helps readers create garden rooms in every room of the house and bring the outside inside year-round.
Four sections: "Creating Fresh-Air Spaces" (decorating porches, patios, decks, potting sheds, and outdoor rooms), "Bringing the Outdoors In" (decorating every room in the house, even foyers, powder rooms, and nurseries), "Living the Garden Life" (profiles of garden style from Connecticut to California in urban, suburban, and rural settings), and "Sources and Inspirations" (top resources in every region for decorative furnishings, accessories, and plants).
Special attention to porches, patios, and decks.
Ideas range from clever and casual to elegantly formal.
A list of 300 national resources helps readers easily find products across the country.
Shows the array of furnishings, plants, and accessories from home and garden centers and catalogs.