Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – September and October 2011

We had so much fun shooting our friends, Matt and Shaunna’s house for Cottages & Bungalows magazine last Winter, and we were super excited to finally see the photos all laid out in the current issue of the mag at Barnes & Noble the other day!

We had a great time snappin’ pics and talkin’ DIY with them that day!

The September issue is filled to the brim with lots more cottage-style goodness too.

There’s a feature on Rachel and Ryan Gray’s master bathroom redo…

They turned this room…

Into this room…

They even kept the original blue tile floor and it looks so great in the new space!

There’s a feature about Lisa Leonard‘s $100 boys bathroom makeover too.

She kept the original denim-colored wallpaper…

…and added tons of charming touches to rev up the room’s fun factor…

So cute!

Rie from Harmony and Home has a feature in the September issue too…

The photos they featured of the bedroom in her former home are absolutely delightful!

And the word on the street is that the October issue of Cottages & Bungalows has already hit some folks’ mailboxes too. A sweet Tweety bird told me she saw the pics we shot of a cottage in North Carolina (last Fall) in the October issue, so we’re excited to check it out too!

Here are a few sneak peeks from that shoot…

Wonder if it’s out on newsstands yet?

Hmmm….where are my flip flops? Barnes & Noble, here we come!


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  1. says

    When I started my blog several months ago, Perfectly Imperfect was a name I thought about. When I Googled it, I found that it was already being used, of course, but that just gave me the opportunity to check out Shaunna’s blog! I like how light and bright her spaces are, and I look forward to checking out how you captured them on film.

  2. Sandy says

    I picked up the magazine at Lowe’s this weekend…love your article!! Do you know how to replicate the blue/green paint finish on the chest of drawers? It just makes my day when I find a new post from Lettered Cottage in my inbox!

  3. Tina from AL says

    I didn’t even know this mag existed! Sounds like one I’ll have to pick up soon so I can get some ideas for my new construction home (since I’m clueless). WTG Kev and Layla!

  4. Candace D says

    Already have a copy–bought it about a week ago. Your photos are gorgeous! It’s a great magazine that I always look out for.

  5. Kim in Iowa says

    I now know where I’m heading to in a few hours – Barnes & Noble to get the magazine! My 20-month old son will just have to suffer through a trip there to make his momma happy (been one of THOSE mornings!). Thanks for sharing – look forward to reading the mag!

  6. says

    Thanks for the mention Layla! I was so happy to see many people I recognized featured in it!! Can’t wait to see the new issue and how you worked your magic once again.

  7. Tina says

    Loved all the pics. I am headed out to find this magazine now… Thanks so much…

  8. says

    I loved this issue. It was fun to see so many fellow bloggers in it. I too had my bathroom featured. Mine was close to Rachel’s and Lisa’s. Your photo’s are so good. Thanks, Ronda

  9. says

    I never heard of that magazine before, but I’ll definitely be picking it up! I’m a new follower and just getting into blogging about all the stuff I want to redo in my home!

  10. says

    Ahem…aren’t you forgetting another blogger…? :) LOL. Couldn’t help it. I’ve seen scans of the October issue, but can’t wait to see the full thing. My mom said “Oh, I saw Kevin Palmer’s pictures in there as well” just like she knew him. So funny.

    • Layla says

      Aaaaah! Of course the fabulous Miss Mustard Seed is in there too! :-O
      So funny about your Mom too! I love that we all know each other! Yay for the WWW! 😀

    • Layla says

      Thanks Ann! It’s pretty wild! We had to buy copies for our Mom’s too! 😀

  11. Geri Greco says

    I got my flip flops on too. I’ll race you.
    Love everything you decorate, design, redo
    and redo again, video,and blog about.
    I think I am a Letter Cottage “groupie”.
    Smiles. Geri.

  12. says

    Hi Layla! Thanks for the mention! What a treat seeing this on your blog! Ooh, and your pictures are gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see the October issue too! Oh and I have to tell you… I still have yet to put up pics of our kitchen re-do on my blog, but I’ll just tell you we used Mourning Dove on the cabinets… inspired by YOU! Loooooove the color! I can’t wait to show you. I’m having major computer/iphoto issues, so once I can scrounge up the pics I will email you!

    Hope you have a great week!


  13. Janita says

    Yes, subscribers have the October issue and your clever work is showcased in it! Thanks for all the inspiration –

  14. says

    Wait, wait, wait! I was spending a blessed hour by myself at B&N a couple of weeks ago and I swear I saw this already! I remember thinking, “Hey! I’ve seen these beautiful rooms before!” I meant to check back in here at TLC and at Perfectly Imperfect when I got home, but didn’t think about it again until reading this post. Did our B&N put this out early? Have my favorite design blogs been making the magazine rounds? Am I slowly but surely losing my ever-loving mind? All perfectly reasonable possibilities…

  15. Charlotte Dominick says

    I love you magazine! I have a tiny (400 square foot) cottage that I decorated in mostly vintage and yard sale merchandise…everyone loves it. It is very inviting and cozy.
    In your September 2011 issue on page 31, you showed the most adorable dragonfly pillows! Where can I get the pillows or the fabric to make my own?
    Keep up the good work…I can’t wait for each new issue!

    • Layla says

      Hey Charlotte!

      We actually just shot one of the articles in the magazine. I would check at the back of the magazine to see if the resources are listed.
      Thanks for stopping by today! :-)

      • Charlotte Dominick says

        Hi Layla,
        I checked the back resources and found nothing for the pillows. If you could give me more information, I would appreciate it. Thanks! :)

        • Layla says

          Hey Charlotte,
          I took a look at that article and on page 30 it says the homeowner (Amanda) has a blog called I’d check with her about that fabric! :-)

  16. Charlotte Dominick says

    Hi Layla,
    I contacted the web site, got the name of the fabric and found it on the internet. Ordered it right away and received it a few days later! I LOVE the fabric and can’t wait to start sewing! thanks so much for your help,