Spring Is Here, and These 8 Cottages Are Showcasing the Best the Season Has to Offer!

Photography by Michael Hunter, Designs by Owens Interiors

Text by Bethany Adams

Welcome, spring! Tomorrow marks the first official day of the new season, and with it comes all the fresh, fun style you need to chase away the last of those winter blues! To herald the changing of the season, we’re sharing 8 of the most spring-ready homes we’ve ever featured, from flower-filled cottages to vibrant coastal getaways. Tour these personalized spaces to inspire seasonal updates in your own home and celebrate the arrival of sunnier days!

A Twist on History

Photography by Laurey Glenn, Interior designs by Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design, Architectural designs by Tippett Sease Baker Architecture

Built in the 1920s, this Alabama charmer underwent a transformation when interior designer Ashley Gilbreath got her hands on it in 2019. From the timeless charm of the exterior to the contemporary twist on vintage elements in the kitchen, every corner was thoughtfully reworked to hold as much charm as possible.

Bold Style by the Bay

Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

Prefer your cottage style with an extra helping of color? There’s enough to spare—along with fun and funky vintage style—in this bayside beauty!

Harpeth River

Photography by Jim Bathie

As lovely as the interior of this historic cottage is, its exterior spaces are the true attractions! Spend a little time enjoying the view from the outdoor dining room and see just why Southern hospitality is so famous.

Southern Storybook Cottage

Photography by Michael Hunter, Designs by Owens Interiors

Of this 1,200-square-foot home’s timeless design aesthetic, designer Barbara Owens says, “I sought to create a home . . . that looked as though it had been taken straight out of a fairy tale.” Despite resting among the Texas landscape, it has all the charms of a cottage in the English countryside.

Coast-Worthy Color

Designs by Margaux Interiors Limited

Working with abundant natural light and calming neutrals, designer Clary Bosbyshell turned to pops of coastal-inspired color to craft an elegant interior with the perfect personality for spring.

A Modern Touch

Photography by Helen Norman, Design by Powell Brower Interiors

This Virginia farmhouse got a contemporary face-lift when designer Bethany Brower and her husband moved in. Now, classic elements come together with pops of modern personality for an end result that puts a personal twist on country style.

An Artful Home

Photography by Marcy Black Simpson

From the white picket fence and sky blue shutters to the classic French heirlooms within, this photographer’s cottage is postcard worthy. And while its walls hold artwork fit for a museum, it’s the home itself that’s the true masterpiece.

Openness and Sunlight

Photography by John O’Hagan, Interior designs by Lesley McRae Design

Hoping to breathe new life into her 1960s ranch house, Lesley McRae opted for brushes of fresh color among calming tones and a curated collection of antiques. Front to back, the home embodies new beginnings in every inviting room.

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