Cottage Style Inspiration

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For the last several weeks I’ve been scouring Pinterest and looking through old magazines for home decor inspiration.  This is mostly due to the news that our new home on the island should be ready in the next couple months, and to say I can’t wait to decorate is an understatement!  As I said in a previous post, I’ve been dying to decorate a home in a coastal style for many years and now I finally get my chance.  Hip hip hurray!

When we made the move to the island I got rid of many of my home decor magazines, but there were a few I just couldn’t part with.  Among those were several Cottage Style magazines.  These magazines are chock full of great coastal and cottage style inspiration.  Here’s a look at some of the ideas that inspired me in the 2011 Spring/Summer issue.

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This mirror, what a stunner!!  I marked this page way back when and I still love this mirror today.  The aged patina adds so much character and beauty.

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There are many things I love about this page, but my favorite is the nautical map on the top right with a wave pattern frame.  The addition of the blue ceramic pieces which seem to be inspired by boat shapes makes this vignette perfect.

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I’ve never been a fan of grandfather clocks, that is until I discovered this one!  The antique European grandfather clocks are so charming and beautiful and would make a fantastic addition to any cottage.

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I just love the way the wood paneling was painted to make the room bright and cheery.  This is a great idea for a child’s room or a guest room.

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Doesn’t this front porch make you want to grab a cup of coffee and a good book and settle in for  several  hours?  Also, the re-purposed antique dresser in the top right makes a charming addition to a bathroom.

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This is such a cute idea for a cork pin board and would be a great place to showcase kid’s artwork and family photos.

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I LOVE outdoor fireplaces, and if we ever live in a place where the average high is lower than 80 degrees this will be on my wish list.  The large lantern above the table would add an air of romance to any dinner party.

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If we have one thing here on the island, it’s shells!  This is a simple, but elegant way of adding shells to a room.

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