Our modern cottage home is starting to come together nicely. I know my regular readers have been anxiously awaiting an updated home tour post renovation & truth is…we’re putting the finishing touches on some details in the main living area of the home STILL. So, Yes…I’m stalling a bit;)
But things really are starting to feel like home around here.
Here is a peak at a corner of our guest bedroom where this great vintage dresser has found a new home. One of the things I am working on while pulling the finishing look of our interior design together is making sure that each room and furniture statement or group has a comfortable modern cottage mix.
Our home originally built as caretaker’s cottage in the 1880′s has been newly renovated. Through our own hard work and steadfastness we have turned this run down old house into our dream home with a modern cottage meets farmhouse style. Creating a modern cottage feel is important to me and to the home’s past. I love mixing old and new, vintage and modern I think it is a true part of what I love most about my personal style. I love modern clean lines and pops of color mixed with a mostly neutral pallet. I love a modern beach house style or causal lakeside cottage in our case our home is more of a riverside cottage. I also love rustic worn in warm woods likely found on a farm or in an old barn. It think it’s is a look that best captures our personalities my husband and I are both small town he is a good ol’ boy from the farm and I am a bit more of a city girl and small town at heart.
I believe the most comfortable homes tell a story of the homeowner’s past, present & future. The best way to bring your story into your decorating style is to mix items into the decor that have meaning to you and truly make you feel right at home. I decorate with colors and textures that soothe my soul. I want to walk in to each room in our home and feel an overwhelming sense of peace and relaxation. To me that is a modern cottage.
Here I have displayed two navy floral stem prints that Travis gave me a few years ago for my birthday – Past. The Ikat printed bowl from West Elm is from my recent shopping trip in Chicago – Present. It adds a pop of modern fun to the group. The glass blue vase from Roost I purchased at Dwellings a few years ago – Past. Adding the preserved boxwoods and moss balls adds yet another texture element to the statement & a fresh feeling to the space – Future. The preserved driftwood adds a rustic touch and helps pull the warm wood tones from the vintage dresser, whichI purchased at my Aun’t shop Primitive Cottage, into the group sitting a top – Past.
I love white, blues, greens and linen. Earth tones that remind me of the things I love, green grass, a pristine lake, old barns, washed linen. I found this great linen upholstered chair with greige driftwood legs at TJ Maxx recently. The nail head detail on the back of the linen chair adds a little updated causal elegance – Future.
A modern cottage mix for me incorporates different layers of colors, textures, clean lines and vintage finds mixed with modern prints or fabrics while adding pieces from your life that have a little meaning too, creating a casual and relaxed living space that makes you feel right at home.