Monday, November 1, 2021

When I first watched the movie The Holiday I fell in love. Not in the usual sense, but in the I fell in love with the English cottage sense.

I knew I really liked English cottage style, but that particular English cottage made me swoon. 

The Holiday English cottage

Yes, I know the rooms were created on a Hollywood sound stage, but that didn't make them any less swoon-worthy.

The cottage is a composite of all of the slightly wonky English cottages that we have all loved over time. Faded chintzes, wood beams, and a slightly shabby kitchen all add to the irresistible charm.

The Kitchen

The kitchen at Rosehill Cottage oozes English country charm with its gas hob and open shelves filled with blue and white ceramics. 

english country kitchen

Shaker-style kitchen cupboards (similar) are painted in a perfect pale blue Wedgewood shade (similar).

cottage kitchen

The Living Room

Who wouldn't want to cozy up in this living room full of mismatched chintz (similar) and comfy overstuffed chairs?

cottage living room

Of course, there is the inevitable blue velvet ottoman (similar), an antique drum is used as a table and the sofa is covered in a pretty subdued pink stripe (similar).

English cottage living room

The Reading Nook

Every English cottage needs a reading nook. The nook at Rosehill Cottage has bookshelves filled with books and a comfortable armchair (similar) for a cold winter day. 

cottage reading nook

The Bedroom

The bedroom includes a roaring fire and gorgeous mismatched furniture. 

English cottage bedroom

The centerpiece of the room is a beautiful white iron bed (similar).

I have been ready to move in since the first time I saw it. If only it actually existed.

Images and information sourced from House and Garden.

english cottage home tour

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  1. One of my all time favorite movies, Laura! I love this cottage so much too. It makes me want to snuggle up with a good book and relax. Hope your week is a blessed one, CoCo

  2. Beautiful cottage. Have a great week. xoxo

  3. I agree...I fell in love with this cottage too! The bathroom was so small! lol And how about the small wardrobe for all of your clothes! Fun post!

  4. I always love this home. Movie set, whatever. I can't help myself

  5. SO cozy! Love the reading nook, and who wouldn't want a fireplace in the bedroom!

  6. One of my all-time favorite movies and definitely one of my favorite cottages! I fell in love with it the first time too, and still do every time I watch the movie.

  7. This is my dream home. Every time we watch this movie I swoon. It's just perfect.


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