Wednesday, September 9, 2015

HOW TO CREATE AN ENGLISH COTTAGE INTERIOR

I love English cottage style decor and use that style for my own apartment, mixing antiques with more casual pieces.
 
The slipcovered sofa and chairs in this room give it a very relaxed vibe, a place where you would feel comfortable curling up with a good book at the end of a busy day.

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I love all of the vintage needlepoint pillows on this couch. I'm working on another one now to add to the ones I have collected over the years. 

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The vintage white wicker chair I have is in my cottage style bedroom, and I am thinking that I would love to add a large floral pillow to it like the ones here. 

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The style seems to call for a lot of plaids and checks mixed in with the florals. It's a great combination.

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Comfort and coziness seems to be the theme of the English cottage style.

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I am feeling a real love for all of that coziness.


Find some elements of English country for your home:
Bucilla Iris Paradise Needlepoint Kit (HERE)
Transferware plates (HERE)
A walking stick for your trek through the countryside (HERE)

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28 comments:

  1. Laura, I love that room also. I think the windows are my favorite part. Those frames on the pictures are very nice too. I hope when you get in your new place it all works for you and you feel good there. Our homes should always be a retreat. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I love those windows too. I can't wait to get into my own retreat.

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  2. you've found some great pics of that style. I think you're going to enjoy putting your new home together with that look. It will lend itself well to the cooler weather too.

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  3. That is a good solid choice for decor that never really goes out of style, Laura. It can be updated easily but having antiques with cottage elements is a favourite of mine.

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  4. Oh Laura, what charming photographs! Each one is truly beautiful! I could relax and enjoy life in any of those fabulous rooms! Love that you have chosen Cottage Style!!

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  5. Great rooms. I could see this in a small area. How soon is the move happening?

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  6. It sounds like you have the perfect beginnings of English Cottage style waiting for you in storage. The photos are great and so inspiring.

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    1. I am finding so much inspiration, Gina and I can't wait to get my things out of storage .

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  7. I didn't realize you had a new place! Whoo Hooo---look what happens when one is MIA for a while. I love all these images and think any of them would be perfect. Thanks for the comment on my blog- I don't have a direct email for you so I am thanking you here. xo Diana

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    1. I don't have it quite yet, Diana . So you have a really miss much . I guess I'm a no reply blogger again . It seems to happen on a regular basis. :-(

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  8. I do like this style and the room in that last photo.

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  9. I'm all for comfort and cosy looks, it's beautiful Laura....and with the cooler weather coming up it's going to be even nicer for you to have something cosy like that...build it one piece at a time!

    Jen

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  10. I'm all for comfort and cosy looks, it's beautiful Laura....and with the cooler weather coming up it's going to be even nicer for you to have something cosy like that...build it one piece at a time!

    Jen

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  11. So many beautiful inspiration photos, Laura...they make me want to move right in...

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  12. It's lovely...reminds me of what the older English books would call a sitting room. I love old novels and i can just see tea being brought in to a room like this while you are entertaining a friend. Of course you are not doing that in sweatpants, either. You have a lovely FROCK on :)

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    1. Oh goodness I better get shopping for my frock right away, Deb. :-)

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  13. It's lovely...reminds me of what the older English books would call a sitting room. I love old novels and i can just see tea being brought in to a room like this while you are entertaining a friend. Of course you are not doing that in sweatpants, either. You have a lovely FROCK on :)

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  14. Laura you have found some really wonderful inspiration and I Know you will have your apartment looking so cute.
    Kris

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  15. It's very nice Laura and a look that I could definitely go for. I like how I can imagine actually using everything I have rather than needing to get rid of everything and re-shopping.

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