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Cottage Style: The Creative Home
There’s a lack of pretension about cottage style. It is what it seems -- straightforward and practical, with an enduring simplicity and grace.
Like the architecture from which it derives, cottage style furnishings are compact, informal, crafted from indigenous materials, and in harmony with their surroundings -- whether by the sea, nestled in the woods, or adding heart to a historic downtown neighborhood or a new "cottage community."
It is the way cottage’s endearing characteristics tap our most basic concept of shelter that leads so many of us to strive to recreate its feeling in our homes. But with its myriad forms of expression, cottage style is more a state of mind than a geographic location or architectural style. How we express it becomes our own personal vision of comforting shelter.