Shades of White Bring Classic Southern Charm to These Cottage Spaces

The exterior of a white cottage.
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Nothing evokes quintessential cottage charm like a whitewashed picket fence. You can recreate the style with crisp white outdoor furnishings that give a playful nod to times gone by while offering practical form and function to your space.

A white cottage exterior with brick steps and a white picket fence.
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Cottage style evokes a romantic elegance and timeworn character as it blends antique elements with modern details.

A white metal bed dressed with white vintage linens.
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Decorating with white painted furniture, treasured collections, and personal pieces that tell a story is an easy way to incorporate cottage whites into your home.

A white kitchen with antique accents.
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Mixing materials and textures keeps a white cottage fresh and inviting. By including wood, metal, and marble with soft materials, a room becomes layered and more interesting.

A white kitchen with wood accents.
Photography by William Dickey

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