Cottage Style Today

I love the pretty simplicity of cottage style. The simplicity of white and slipcovered furnishings, beadboard walls or ceilings and the pretty little accent pieces.
The blue in this cottage room (from BHG's "Cottage Style Today" feature) is very similar to the blue we used in our basement guest bedroom. We have added a few more rustic touches in keeping with our love of farms and western elements, but I think the feel is similar. Well, it will be when we replace the grey wall to wall carpeting!
I have enjoyed some recent posts from a few of my favourite blogs about pampering your guests with personalized trays of hygiene items they may have forgotten. We are fortunate to have a whole guest suite in our basement (that we originally made as a suite for my parents.) It is still a work in progress as we take out the kitchen and update the flooring, but for now we have the luxury of a large bedroom, full bathroom, tv room and exercise area for us to spread out or for guests to enjoy. It is a real luxury having a bathroom with all the little necessities our guests may need during their stay.
It does have a great shower, but unfortunately not this awesome tub or light from the window! I so love the beautiful beadboard.
Our sitting/t.v. area in the guest suite is not as roomy or bright as this great space. But I do have some of the feel with signs, unique pieces and and homemade touches like quilts and pillows. When we get around to replacing the flooring I will be sure to post pics of our basement guest space. For now, we and our guests will continue to enjoy it, with a few tweaks here and there of course!

All images:BHG


  1. Oh the rooms are so elegant, it's a dream home for sure. It is so soothing to look at the colors of the room, I can see why you chose these styles for your home, I wish I were in the room, just sitting and drinking tea with mom. Remodeling can be a stressful time, but enjoy the finished look of what is a wonderful sight.


  2. I look forward to seeing your completed room. These images are beautiful! laurie

  3. Thanks for dropping in, Elizabeth - and adding my button to your blog! Those photos above are so dreamy! Ahhh!

    If you like, you can send me an image and font preference {cursive or print or both}, and I'll make you a button to put on my site. I don't want to leave anyone out who would like to trade!

  4. I completely share your love for blue & white. I think I have each of these pics stored in my notebook!

  5. Such beautiful images!

  6. Gorgeous images, so dreamy! Have a great weekend x

  7. I love all of those photos! Great inspiration there!

  8. Thanks for the sweet eye candy!

  9. What wonderful inspiration!!! I can't wait to see your finished room!!!

    Your blog is beautiful!!!


  10. I love that blue!!! So pretty. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  11. I love this!!! It looks so comfy! Thanks for looking at my blog! I can't wait to see your Cowboy Christmas!

  12. Beautiful pictures! I think that blue is such a soothing color.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - I LOVE your fabric skirt idea. I don't know why I didn't think of that before. If I can't find tall, skinny baskets in that weird size, a skirt will be perfect. Thanks for the input!!

  13. I love this!
    beautiful pictures :)


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