Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – October 2011

Kev and I made a trip to Books-A-Million the other day and were stoked to find the October issue of Cottages & Bungalows there on the shelf amongst all the other snazzy shelter mags!

Starting on page 48, we found an article full of photos we shot at an off-the-charts charming little cottage in North Carolina called the Cottage at Plott Creek.

We had waaaaay too much fun styling/shooting/staying there last Fall.

Here are a few sneak peeks…

The cottage is available to rent, and we’re definitely going to make a trip back there at some point. I’m dyin’ to hit up this place again too…

What a treasure trove of vintage goodness that was!

(For cottage rental info visit:

And speaking of sneak peeks into this month’s Cottages & Bungalows, Miss Mustard Seed has another great article in the October issue too:

Such a talented one, that Marian!

Alright…I’m off to help Kev attach more planks to the ceiling in the dining room. They actually go up lickety split thanks to our nail gun, I just wish the four coats of primer/paint that has to go on them first went a little more lickety split-ish!


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  1. says

    I enjoy seeing two bloggers I follow in the same magazine. Great job girls! I can’t wait for pumpkins :-)

    • Layla says

      Thanks Diana! If you’re ever lookin’ for a place to crash in NC, you MUST check this place out! 😀

  2. says

    great pics, I am trying to get to B&N to get a copy.

    Hoping to visit the cottage this fall when we are in western NC touring colleges for Mikey.

  3. says

    I discovered this magazine just last month & I love it! I think it gives BHG a run for their money. & Layla, you are so pretty! Seriously, and it looks like you aren’t even wearing make up in that photo!!

  4. says

    Seriously. I need to just subscribe to this magazine already. I’ve been buying them at Home Depot and it’s like enough already. I own a bungalow, I love the magazine, I need to subscribe. Thanks for reminding me to do so! Looks like an awesome issue!

  5. says

    Just picked up the Cottages & Bungalows, wow! Your article had the most beautiful pictures and inspiring ideas. The cottage looks rustic and comfortable. The fireplace screen stole my heart. Do you know where it was purchased from by any chance?

  6. Beverly Palmer says

    This looks like the same cottage that the Nester stayed in. Do you know if it is? I’m dreaming about staying there one day, of course that’s AFTER we stay at Wandawega! HAVE GOT TO SEE THAT TREEHOUSE IN PERSON!!!!

  7. says

    Yeah…more eye candy. Would you happen to know what kind of basket that is over the fireplace?

  8. says

    So cool. I’m from NC and any and all things there make me melt. Just because you and Miss Mustard seed are featured I must go buy this mag today! I love both y’alls blogs.

    • Layla says

      Thank you Shelley! We had fun shooting it, and we’re nearing the finish line on the ceiling! 😀

  9. says

    I’m so ready for fall…sigh. The pumpkins are making me wish away the last bit of summer. The shots are beautiful and I love the bead board in that bathroom. Did you guys choose to paint it darker or was it like that already? I think I may have found the solution to my ever so boring half bath.

  10. Melissa says

    I love you guys! You turn me on to some of the greatest stuff, so inspirational! I can’t wait to start building my home and using some of these ideas!!!

  11. says

    Congrats you guys! I can’t wait to get my fall mantle decor out and put up! Now if we could just get rid of this 100 degree plus heat every day!

    • Layla says

      No kidding, right? It feels like Fall for about an hour reeeeeeal early in the morning here in Alabama- but it’s sweltering by 8 am!

  12. Tina says

    Will have to put this magazine on my “To Buy” list… Thanks for sharing…

  13. Cindy says

    LOVE these pictures! I absolutely adore fall. We’re taking the kiddos to the pumpkin patch this weekend!

  14. Kathy W says

    My husband and I will be visiting Tybee in October with family and friends and I can’t wait to get back there. It is such a lovely peaceful place to be.

  15. says

    Such gorgeous photos of one of our favorite places to be–the cottage! Thank you, Kevin and Layla, so much for capturing its essence and more so that we can share with Cottages & Bungalows. It has been such a fun experience!! This is such an honor, truly!

  16. Leah says

    Woops, got drool all over my keyboard…guess I better go and pick up a copy of Cottages & Bungalows!! Love that Miss Mustard Seed, and can’t wait to see the “new”ceiling all fresh and crisp!: ) Hmmm, I think I need to add “nail gun” to my Christmas list..: )

  17. Rhonda says

    I love the styling, Bravo all those special touches are so inspiring.. keep up the good work and happy planking. :)

  18. says

    Can’t wait to get a copy of that new magazine and see the articles! It is so neat to see articles from fellow blog friends, like you and Marian. I love The Tobacco Barn… it is an awesome place! And check out The Screen Door too, the next time you are up in the area. Love & blessings from NC!

  19. Megan says

    I am so glad you’ve been talking about this magazine! I’ve been so sad since Cottage Living went out of print. I wasn’t aware that this magazine existed. I just ordered a 3 year subscription! This should fill the void. Thanks. Great work, btw!

  20. says

    Congrats on the feature! That magazine is one of my favorites! I am drooling over that front door! Love that color! :) Do you have any idea what paint color they used?

  21. says

    Love the pic of the black door, but beware, we have a black door on our shingled craftsman style home and they really take some upkeep. ie spider webs, fingerprints, etc.

  22. says

    Hi Layla! I know that this post was from a while ago but I have fallen head over heels for that beautiful raw wood sunburst mirror in your ‘photography’ category and tracked it back to this cottage home that you guys shot :). Any chance you know where it’s from? I would be OH so appreciative!!