Charming Vintage French Cottage

Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Harking back to an era when everyday objects were crafted to last, French grain sacks provided the palette and inspiration for Tim and Brenda DeWitt’s unassumingly elegant guest cottage.

When she spotted the feed sacks at an antiques market, Brenda DeWitt knew she had found the centerpiece for her guest house named Chelsea Cottage. “I wanted the space to be beautiful and durable. I wanted guests with children and dogs to feel comfortable,” she says. “That is why I love feed sacks—they are sturdy yet inviting.”