Text by Holly Seng
Country cottage style knows no geographic bounds, appealing to those dwelling in cities, along the waterfront, and amid the rural countryside. Find inspiration in Cindy Smith Cooper’s newest release, Country Cottages, as she brings you relaxed elegance and rustic charm from homes across the country.
Whether modern, traditional, or a blend of the two, each interior is carefully constructed into a soothing space that emanates the ease of a simpler lifestyle. Compiled within the book’s 220 pages are 16 homes to explore with interiors from some of the finest architects and interior designers in the country. Surrounded by scenic views of rolling hills or serene bodies of water, the cottages’ breathtaking settings play an integral role in shaping their style and layout.
The personal nature of country style yields a design deeply connected to the homeowners’ individual tastes while also offering the open and welcoming elements that comprise the style. Each feature in the book includes details about techniques for decorating with country style and the overall design process shared by interior designers, architects, or the homeowners themselves.
The versatility of country cottage style makes it a timeless classic, while its hospitable atmosphere creates a relaxing retreat where everyone wants to linger in its warmth. Cindy successfully captures the style’s spirit for a read that is sure to become a favorite you can return to for comfort and inspiration for years to come.