This special issue of The Cottage Journal takes a tour through some of our favorite country destinations, including antiques haven Round Top, Texas. Join us as we tour rustic and refurbished homes full of country style, complete with shiplap, galvanized tin, and historic architectural remnants. Visit a family that built the most unique guest space we’ve ever seen out of silos, and you can’t miss the serene vacation home of designer Trisha Dodson. Whether you’re in the country or a bustling cityscape, this issue will inspire you to bring country cottage style to your home. Enjoy this preview and then pick up a copy of your own!
Make the most of your outdoor living space by creating a room before you even open the front door. Nothing says country living quite like a welcoming front porch, so get inspired by one beautifully designed outdoor oasis after another in this issue.
Coming Back Around
For Debbie Frank, an unexpected reunion resulted in a home that’s rich with family history. This collected abode is filled with rich neutrals and storied antiques, including a china hutch and a pie safe.
The Cottage Flip
This design blogger’s first flip took a forest cabin from dark and cluttered to cozy and bright. Jenna Sue created a space glowing with a light and airy atmosphere that fits well within the definition of a “haven.”
A Time to Relax
This weekend getaway in Burton, Texas, has all the comforts of home. From reworking the electrical system to adding a new master bedroom and bathroom, this couple transformed the home into a sanctuary among the green hills of the countryside.
From House to Home
After purchasing their first house in rural Alabama, Karlee and Aaron Bowman turned the abandoned space into country cottage heaven. Wide-plank shiplap, a double-sided fireplace, and the fact that Karlee owns her own antiquing business all contribute to the home’s character and charm.