Rules to Live By

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s of good karma: – Respect for self- Respect for others- Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of […]

Apartment Therapy Interview

Head on over to… …if you’d like to check out our interview and view some more photos of our little “cottage that could”! PS…The only link I could get to work was the one titled, “Enter House Tour” at the very bottom of the article.

Dining Details

It was Halloween of 2007, and we had just acquired walls the same color as the pumpkins on our new neighbors front steps… Our house had been on the market (and vacant- p.u!) for eight months before we made our offer on it- so something told me that the cobwebs draping from the ceiling were […]

Awesome Item Alert

Cream with red embroidery, The Eiffel Tower and sweet lettering instantly conjure up images of open air brocantes and charming stone streets. I’ve just got to get over there one day! I may never make it back though! Available at The French Elements

Lettered Cottage Home Winners!

A while back, to celebrate the grand opening of Lettered Cottage Home Sarah and I decided to give away one of our large Parisian cake stands, and one of our small Parisian cake stands. Here they are, in all their creamy, crackly loveliness…. (small) (large) Check out these close up shots…I love the finish on […]

The Old Painted Cottage

She purchased her first antique, an old “Big Ben” clock, when she was 11 years old. It didn’t keep time, but something about the way it looked completely captivated her… —————————————————————————————— My friend, Jennifer, has loved decorating as long as she can remember. As a young girl, she would use her determined little legs and […]

Blushing Hostess

It’s 7 am and I’m HUNGRY!I wake up STARVING every day.Kevin totally doesn’t get it. He can wait ’til lunch time to eat- and yes, he knows that’s not good for him, so he’ll usually forces himself to eat something.I just wish I had that kind of appetite control. Food is just SO good, and […]

Foggy Day becomes Attitude Gray

“Honey?” (Layla)“Yes dear?” (Kevin)“I think the dining chairs look a little too blue” (Layla)“Really?” (Kevin)“Yeah, look at them next to this paint chip of Attitude Gray” (Layla) “I guess they do, but you’re not suggesting that we re-paint them, are you?” (Kevin) “I’ll be your best friend!” (Layla) “Okay, but you’re buying the new paint” […]

Inspiring Designs

Divine details abound in Karen Russell’s Office…. Photo Credit: Karen Russell …and there’s vintage charm aplenty in Alyssa’s Kitchen: Photo Credit: A.Ann Speaking of inspiration, thanks to everyone who voted on our poll yesterday. The dining room chairs will get numbered “1,4,3” tomorrow and we’ll post pictures of the finished product soon! Layla