Cottages and Bungalows1 min de lectureFood & Wine
Watermelon Spritzers
(makes 6-8 cocktails) • 2 cups watermelon cubes • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into thick slices • 1 oz. Watershed Distillery Guild Gin • Juice from 1 lime • 1 tablespoon honey • Ice • Club soda • Fresh mint for garnish 1. Add watermelon
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Big Ideas for a Small Home
Having a home in the city is exciting, but it can also be exhausting. After living in the Washington, DC, area for nearly 20 years, interior designer Lynn Tanger wanted to find a retreat where she and her family could relax amid the natural beauty of
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Coastal CAROLINA
With stunning views in almost all directions, this Ocean Isle Beach home in North Carolina was irresistible to husband and wife Sean and Sheri Reaser from the moment they first walked inside. “We literally fell in love with the view,” Sean says. For
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Beachy DIY Details
1. DISTRESSED WOOD HEADBOARD. Sean and Sheri used some distressed wood flooring to build theirs, but truly the possibilities are endless. With distressed wood you can have a beachy headboard in no time. 2. NATURAL WOOD PANELING. In this home, paneli
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A New England Craftsman
Patience is a virtue when buying a project home — or in this case, two. When homeowner Molly Walpuck purchased this Tenants Harbor, Maine, property in 2016, it was no surprise that the land had two little 1950s cottages on it, since the town is known
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50 Shades of Blue
• If you’re looking to use more than one paint color inside your home, Molly has a trick to ensure your colors don’t clash. “I bought every color from the Benjamin Moore paint card—the one with the different shades of one tone,” she says. In this cas
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Precious Summer
Normally for the annual coastal issue of Cottages & Bungalows I’d be writing about island vacations, summer cottage rentals and beach-side travel. But 2020’s global pandemic has other ideas. We’re experiencing a world we’ve never imagined and changin
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Beach House Country
Living in a luxurious beach home isthedreamofmany, but with little ones to raise, it can be difficult to balance functionality with high-quality design. With senior designer Anne Grandinetti of Mark Ashby Design on the project, the homeowners of this
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Cottages and Bungalows
Brand Leader: Jickie Torres Managing Editor: Victoria Van Vlear Digital Brand Manager: Kris Christensen Design Director: Gabby Oh Kristin Dowding, Lauren Hofer, Kelly McMaster, Margie Monin, Meryl Schoenbaum, Laura Shimko, Scissortail Homes, Rache
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Functional Elegance
1. USE INDOOR/OUTDOOR FABRICS. If you have kids that will be running back and forth from the beach, you’ll need fabrics that can withstand getting wet, and indoor/outdoor fabrics are the best choice. “We chose fabric that could be beat up with wet bo
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Summer Abroad
Made of UV and mold-resistant fabric, this deck chair has classic charm. Tommy chair in vintage black stripe, $249. (888) 406-4002 or brassandburl.com. Crafted by B Robertson Pottery featuring a creamy speckled glaze and hand stamped honeybee patte
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Living Color
Gray has seen its popularity in the household color palette ebb and flow in the past decade. Some homeowners who quickly added it to their kitchens and baths when it was the hot new trending color are now considering something softer or more dramatic
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Like It, Love It
Bright and fun indoors and out, this San Diego beach cottage gets an updated kitchen without sacrificing old cottage charm. Now is a great time to put away the down comforters and put out the light linens. Here are some lovely options, perfect for a
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Family Time
• FABRICS. Today’s durable fabrics do not sacrifice style in any way. Brian selected sturdy yet sophisticated Sunbrella cushions for the master bedroom, where the kids love to romp around, as well as for the outdoor seating. • EDUCATIONAL FUN. Toys
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An Oyster World
You’ve heard the saying, “The world is your oyster.” Artist Katelyn Kozuch encourages and enables all of us to bring more oysters into our world. Each of these precious sea creatures has its own story to tell, and oyster shells, when transformed into
Cottages and Bungalows3 min de lectureFood & Wine
Sun-Kissed Blues
Ready to trade your dollar-store partygoods for a sophisticated mix of color, pattern and texture? Home décor expert and Ciao Newport Beach blogger, Claudia Reese, spills her best tips and tricks on how to throw the ultimate summer get-together with
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Vacation Island
A weekend home on the edge of an island should have views of both the ocean and the mountains—but if they don’t, it’s time for a remodel. Architects Joseph Herrin and Ben Humphrey of Heliotrope Architects came on board to help a family transform thei
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Q&A with Claudia
Q: Bees, wasps and mosquitoes are always crashing my party. How do I un-invite them before they arrive? A: “Pretty citronella candles.” Believe it or not, bugs can find us by the natural chemicals and smells on our skin. Use stylish citronella candl
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Life On The Coast !
1 Picnic at the park or even your backyard with this pretty picnic set. Classic white all-in-one picnic basket for 2, $40. (800) 338-5825 or luckyclovertrading.com. 2 With elegant brass accents, this mirror is a touch of nautical sophistication. Kn
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Making Room
If you’re checking in on how our 2020 Project House is coming along, things are shaping up. Cottages & Bungalows and our sister publication American Farmhouse Style are designing and building this home in collaboration with builder Scissortail Homes
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The Right Stuff
When empty nesters Laura and Dennis Marchese started renovations on this 1946 cottage in Orange, California, they wanted to update the home’s choppy layout and create a space where they could enjoy cooking, gathering with friends and simply living. T
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Summer House Storytime
When we hear the phrase “summer house,” we often imagine a vision of an Audrey Hepburn-like ingénue, reclining on a wicker chair complete with chintz cushions to match the sunset’s demure blush. However, the real beauty of summer homes boasts more th
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Making Your Small Kitchen Feel Bigger
1. Paint it White. As Laura says, white walls, countertops and tile work to enlarge a space, helping it to feel open and airy. 2. Install Open Shelving. If you can manage it, instead of cabinets, install floating shelves. Laura and Dennis store thei
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Sources
Page 24 Appliances: Lowes, lowes.com. Bar stools: Ashley Furniture, ashleyfurniture.com. Cabinets: Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond, kitchencabinetsandbeyond.com. Faucet: Moen, moen.com. Hanging light: Ballard Designs, ballarddesigns.com. Sink: Kohle
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History & Heritage
When Pete and Angi purchased what would become“the Blue Door Cottage,” they knew it would be a labor of love. For years, they had dreamed of a home on Balboa Island, located off Newport Beach on the southern California coast. The island holds a speci
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Sparkling Stay-Cation PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRACY VAN VOLKINBURG
Adding an outdoor pool and pool house in a Michigan yard, where winters are long and summers far too short, may seem impractical. But for Clayton and Tracy Von Volkinburg, who built their forever home in a former cornfield near Dorr, Michigan, it was
Cottages and Bungalows3 min de lecture
Carved with LOVE
Interested in heirloom-quality goods for your home that are not only functional and beautiful but could be great gifts to pass down to future generations? The Polder family of Polder’s Old World Market is committed to creating just such quality woode
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Laura’s Grapefruit Mojitos
Laura shares her famous recipe using her home-grown grapefruits. Serves 1 1 lime sliced into 4 wedges1 teaspoon sugar12–15 mint leaves3 Tablespoons grapefruit juice2 Tablespoons rumClub soda 1. Muddle together the lime, sugar and mint. 2. Add gr
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Kitchen Configured
When the owners of this 1850s stone cottage in Creemore, a farm-based community about two hours north of Toronto, decided to update their kitchen, their goal was two-fold: to create a functional fit while also honoring the original period elements an
Cottages and Bungalows1 min de lecture
for Dining Alfresco
When setting an outdoor table, it’s important to think about harmonizing your décor with your surroundings. I love hosting a dinner party for six to eight guests; that way it’s easy to keep the party intimate, but it also leaves room for interesting
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