Friday, August 26, 2011

Feature Friday: The Cottage Mix


Today I am featuring the beautiful home of Lauren Leonard of the blog The Cottage Mix.  Lauren is a designer and her home reflects her great taste. When asked to describe her style here is what she said:

When decorating my home I tend to lean towards light, neutral wall colors and solid fabrics for upholstered furniture.  I like to add color and pattern through accessories, fabrics and artwork.  I also like to have a good mix of textures and finishes. 

 I live in north Florida, so I am close to coastal Georgia and South Carolina and I am drawn to the design style of these coastal homes.  They are light & airy and traditional...elements that I love.  To add character to my house, I've incorporated different types of trim work such as built-in's, tongue & groove planking and ship-lap walls.  Some girls like shoes, I like carpentry.  Is there a support group for that?!?! 

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Thanks so much to Lauren for sharing her home with us. Make sure you check out her blog here.

23 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful - her choice of colors are so fresh, serene and calm!!

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  2. She has a beautfiul home - quite magazine worthy! I really love the fireplace and sitting area.

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  3. I really love the bunk room and the creamy, horizontal wall paneling. What a great home, thanks for sharing!

    abodelove.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow! Lauren's home is so bright and pristine. It's really beautiful!

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  5. Beautiful home, I love the woodwork. It inspires me to some of the same in my home. Thanks for the great post!

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  6. Wow, this is a beautiful home! I am taking notes.

    xo L.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! The entryway is perfection! and what kid wouldn't want to have that bunkbed room? So many wonderful details in every room. Definitely saving these as inspiration!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the bead-board in the little kitchen alcove. It's amazing what a difference wall texture and those gorgeous breezy colors can make in a home!

    Becky from Love, Parlor Talk

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  9. Great home. Love the photos!!

    'Please visit our new website www.tableandtop.com'

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  10. I love everything about this home, can I just move in???

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  11. Beautiful home. Love those gorgeous lamps, wingback chairs and the woodwork details. A very inspirational home indeed.


    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. Such a lovely home. I love the desk behind the sofa and the fun bunk room.

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  13. Such a goreous home! Love the mix of textures she uses.

    Coley @
    www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow- her home is stunning! It should be in Coastal Living magazine! I love the chandelier in the dining room and the lantern hung towards the living room. And the foyer was a jawdropper for me! off to check out her blog. Happy Weekend!

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  15. Oh my gosh. This is my I WANT ALL OF IT type house. Like I could blink my eyes and wish my house was exactly like theirs. Great inspiration. What I love is even though all their windows don't have beefy trim, the space looks cottage like. I always hated that about my house, but I see what you can do!

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  16. I'm so glad there's another picture up of the dining room! i wanted to see more of that chandelier, and i love the painting :-)

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  17. Wow! What an amazing home. I love the airy coastal style. The chandelier in the dining room is to die for!

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  18. I love this house and I love Feature Friday but I have to admit- it always leaves me curious to what the outside of the house looks like. Can you post outside home pictures or do the owners not like that?

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  19. Beautiful...love all of the soft colors. It does have a coastal feel which makes it even more appealing to me!

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  20. Gorgeous home! I am curious about the color used in the entryway? Please let me know, as I would love to use it in my own home!

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  21. Where did you get that amazing sofa?

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