Step into Blogger Cindy Blackenburg’s French-Inspired Cottage

Step into Blogger Cindy Blackenburg's French-Inspired Cottage
Photography courtesy of Cindy Blackenburg

The influence of Edith and Evelyn not only helped fill Cindy’s home with its own unique beauty but also sparked a love of antiques that culminated in her own business. “When I began my antiques business in early 2011, I felt it was only fitting to honor Edith and Evelyn by naming it after them,” she says. “And so, Edith & Evelyn Vintage was born.”

Although Cindy and John both had a clear idea of what they wanted their home to look like, they were compelled to overcome a number of challenges on the way to realizing their dream. With no renovating experience beyond painting and wallpapering, Cindy admits that their enthusiasm in taking on the project was at least partially fueled by naïveté.

Step into Blogger Cindy Blackenburg's French-Inspired Cottage
Photography courtesy of Cindy Blackenburg

“Looking back, I shake my head sometimes at how much we took on with this renovation,” she says. “And maybe the inexperience was a good thing—otherwise, we might not have tackled it.” Now, the home’s elegant yet comforting French cottage style, tranquil atmosphere, and impressive collection of antiques and vintage items make it clear that the homeowners made the right choice.