Paige Morse | Tiny Cottage

My friend, Paige Morse, is a wizard when it comes to styling a space. I covered her home for Houzz.com a few years ago (HERE). She has created the most wonderful tiny cottage in her back yard and I wanted to share it with you! The best part is that this home is being featured right now at HGTV and Paige is part of the "Fresh Faces of Design" contest! You can vote for her HERE. Seriously, Paige is one of the most talented stylists I've ever worked with. Here's a taste...

















Again, go vote for Paige Morse and help her become HGTV's Fresh Design Face HERE.



And just for fun, here is what Paige's cottage looked like before she tackled the remodel process.




Bedroom with a Pitched Roof

I've had a little dream project on the back burner for well over a year that may be coming to fruition sometime in the near future. I'm not going to spill the beans until I know its a for sure, but it may involve revamping a pitched roof bedroom. Aren't these cozy little upstairs bedroom spaces lovely?


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Black Cottage, White Trim

They do it all the time in Scandinavia and Vermont!  I love the look of a chalky black house trimmed in white.  And the best part? It matches any color door you fancy. If I had a cottage with this color scheme, I'd go with a mustard yellow door.


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And don't forget about our 75 dollar giveaway from Novica!
It ends Tuesday night. Click HERE to enter. 




I Love Bulk Trash

This weekend was bulk trash pick up in our neighborhood.  A friend of mine once told me that she rents a truck and prowls the fancy Dallas neighborhoods during bulk trash weekend.  I've heard of people scoring entire Restoration Hardware patio sets, beautiful Midcentry sofas in mint condition, pairs of Victorian wingback chairs, lucite console tables and more!

This weekend I scored two wooden rocking chairs from the bulk trash.  They needed a paint job, some new screws and a little wood glue.  I also found a door with little square windows.  It was damaged around the edges, but not so badly that it couldn't be repurposed.  I painted the name of our home on the glass panes and hung it from some rings and an "S" hook.  The weight of the door (this mother is heavy!) rests on the ground and the hooks keep it upright.  So, thank you bulk trash for the free spring update!












Cutest porch EVER...

Hello dear readers!  While I was away in Oregon, I had the opportunity to write up four house tours for Houzz.com.  This sweet little hundred year old cottage is my first installment.  It's owned by Mimi and Eric Kauffman of Halfway, Oregon. And I think they've created my favorite front porch EVER! To read the article and see all the photos, click HERE. But if you're in a hurry, here's a little peek at the exterior of their home.








My Dream Cottage

One day I'll have a little cottage retreat somewhere in the wilds of Oregon to write and play and garden and weave and grow old.  My dream cottage is quaint in all the ways that only an old cottage can be, but its also a functional place to house me, my family and all our creative soul-projects.  It might look something like this...

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Where is your dream retreat?
What does it look like?