Worth-The-Wait Lakeside Cottage

A Lakeside Cottage Is Worth The Wait

Nearly a decade passed, but they never stopped dreaming. When the economy crashed and the housing market dipped, they found their dream home in foreclosure. It was a sign. In fact, the home sat vacant the whole seven years—as if it were waiting just for Kevin and Layla. “For us it seemed like it was too good to be true,” Layla says. “The house we had driven by hundreds of times in the last seven years was suddenly affordable.”

According to Layla, author of home interiors and inspiration blog, The Lettered Cottage, home décor should take cues from Father Time and Mother Nature. “I love things that are old, but I love the freshness of the colors in nature,” she says. “My style is kind of a blend of those two things.”