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    About Layla

    Hey there! I'm Layla Palmer and I'm enthusiastically passionate about life, love, music and design. Welcome to The Lettered Cottage!

    Adoption Update – A Better Line

    It was right around noon on Monday when our caseworker’s call came in. I was out and about, running errands in the rain at the time. “Is Kevin with you?” Meredith delicately said, ”this is going to be a kind of … Continue reading

    Teddy Bear

    Kitchen Makeover: Backsplash Tile

    “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” ―G. Carlin *** There’s no turning back now! The old backsplash is gone, and the countertops on each side of the stove are coming out on Wednesday. The new backsplash will go in sometime … Continue reading

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    Kitchen Makeover

    Remember that Rosemary Gallery paint I mixed up in my last post about the kitchen? Wellllllll, some exciting things have happened since I published that post, and in a nutshell, it looks like we’ll be able to start swapping some things … Continue reading

    Ming Green and Thassos White Sunflower Tile | The Lettered Cottage Kitchen

    Adoption Update – Referral Page

    “She woke each morning with a glow of hope, not because a new dream had been born, but knowing the one she carried inside her heart would last.” -Jodi Hills *** They came bearing desserts, y’all. They swooshed right into … Continue reading

    The Lettered Cottage | Tshirts | Cow Doorbell

    Southern Style Before and After Photos

    Hi and happy Monday! I had several folks ask if I would post some pictures of the house I blogged about last week when Ashley finished renovating it (and before she sold it), so I thought I’d post those today. … Continue reading

    Old House Master Bathroom Renovation

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 3)

    Hi and happy Friday! We’re heading upstairs at the house on Felder Avenue today! When you get to the top of those steps, you’ll find three bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, and a cozy den. Here’s a peek into the bathroom… … Continue reading

    Master Bathroom | Gray Vanity | Sideboard

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 2)

    Hi! Ready to keep walking through this old house? Before we wander down that hallway, I did want to mention that my friend Ashley is responsible for renovating this house, but it actually looked a lot different when she lived here. The … Continue reading

    Old Southern House | Restoration | Craftsman | White and Dark Wood | Cowhide | Neutral

    Southern Style House Tour (Part 1)

    The t-shirts are here! The t-shirts are here! UPS delivered them all on Saturday, so this week will be filled with lots of printing and packaging and shipping! If you placed an order, be on the lookout for it to … Continue reading

    Ashley Gilbreath Interiors | Old House Renovation | Montgomery Alabama

    Kids Room Carpet Squares by Flor

    We started pulling things into Sweet P’s room this week, and y’all, we are having so much FUN with this space!! I’ve never decorated a kids room from top to bottom like this, so forgive me if I obsess about each … Continue reading

    Built In Bookcase and Storage | Flor Carpet Squares | Roadside Attraction in Eggnog | Kids Room | Boys Bedroom

    Rosemary Gallery (Kitchen Island Color)

    I think I may have it figured out…the kitchen island color, I mean. Remember when I blogged about all those samples colors I was checking out? Well, after I published that post, I pulled a Reese’s and mixed my chocolate with … Continue reading

    Rosemary Gallery Paint | The Lettered Cottage

    Old Cloverdale House Renovation – Kitchen & Dining Room Reveal!

    Remember Ashley from the Old Cloverdale house renovation? Well, she’s done remodeling her kitchen and dining room, and I’m so excited to show you the before and after photos today! But before we dive into all the pretty pics, I … Continue reading

    Island Pendant Lights | Ashley Gilbreath | Old House Kitchen | Marble Countertop | Boxwood Wreath

    Cottage Style Quilt

    I went back, y’all. Cheryl, Jennie, Miranda, Cheryl, Debbie, Lisa, Deborah and Betsy made me do it, and the sale sign totally sealed the deal. I don’t think it’s vintage…but it will be one day, right? Here’s to a weekend full … Continue reading

    Yellow and White Quilt

    Kitchen Island Paint Colors

    I blame Erika’s Instagram feed. Especially these two pictures: (ErikaMPowell on Instagram) That’s Martha Stewart’s “Gabardine” on the trim and cabinetry in her bathroom, and Sherwin-William’s “Rosemary” on the cabinets in her kitchen. (And those are her adorable (and clearly … Continue reading

    Urban Grace Kitchen | Rosemary

    That’s What Friends and Flea Markets Are For

    Meredith emailed our adoption update around 1 o’clock on Friday. She said that IBESR did have a meeting about consentment letters last week, but that no one knows exactly what was discussed or if any decisions were made. Or if anybody … Continue reading

    Vintage Airplane Black and White Photograph

    Spring Houses

    “The spring came suddenly; the rains stopped, the days grew noticeably longer, and the afternoon light felt powdery, as if it might blow away.” -Jane Mendelsohn ***** Yesterday afternoon was beauuuuutiful. Sunny, blue sky and a cool, spring breeze…ahhhh! Spring … Continue reading

    Yellow Cottage