Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Just for you

Hi everyone, today's post is all about the romantic cottage style.

I have a blog friend who literally built her own cottage from the floorboards up, alongside her devoted husband, so this post is for her.

We might not buy the same lampshades or cushion covers, but we have one thing in common - we both love decorating!

In my mind, romantic cottage style conjours up images of pretty lace, pink roses, dreamy soft ice cream colours and well worn shabby chic furniture in shades of pale grey to white.   The palette is calm, nothing jumps out at you and there is a sense of calmness all around.  Floorboards are painted white or grey, scattered with faded rose patterned rugs.  The lighting is dimmed, and the shades are fringed and chandeliers twinkle in the early evening sunlight.  A well worn arm chair sits in the corner, made plump with homemade feather cushions in fabric from cabbages and roses...

so, take a tour with me as I share my favourite romantic cottage images.


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( last two images from Rachael Ashwell's book -  Shabby Chic Inspirations and beautiful spaces)

So if you want to embrace romantic cottage style, scour the antique stores for candlesticks, ornate lampbases and old fashioned shades, pretty tea cups and saucers, antique lace, faded floral rugs and lots of white linen.  Ebay is another good source of vintage and antique fabric, pretty feather filled eiderdowns as well as lamps which are just waiting to be whitewashed.

Hope you enjoyed the tour, as usual, I couldn't help but add in a little colour!

Sharon
xxx

9 comments:

  1. Oh Sharon you describe Romantic Cottage Style just perfectly! I adore all of those images and i have the chandelier in the picture signed Ryland Peters and Small but in pink in my bedroom so i'm on track.
    I love all different types of decor which is why i enjoy your blog so much,You can live with one style but i believe you can love them all.
    Ps your friend sounds familiar! :) xxx

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  2. Lovely post Sharon.....enjoy the week ...love Ria...xxx..

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  3. Oh yes, yes, yes! I love all of the images that you found, but especially the ones with turquoise walls. They are all gorgeous and I can see myself in any and all of them! I hope your cottage loving friend enjoys them, too.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  4. Sharon, gostei muito das duas primeiras imagens, simplesmente lindo branco com turquesa e rosa. Você descreveu tão bem o estilo, me senti envolvida nesta atmosfera.
    Bjos e ótimo dia para você.
    Sílvia

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  5. thank you all for your comments, glad you liked the post! And yes, this one was for you K!
    Sharon

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  6. Very, very romantic!

    I hope here in Germany and in UK the weather will change to warm spring temperatures!

    ♥ Franka

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    1. Today the sun is shining, so hopefully spring weather will follow shortly! x

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  7. Sharon I love these images ....especially the one with the big white sofas. I have all of Rachel's books .... so beautiful!
    have a lovely Sunday
    Frances

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    1. Thank you Frances, the sun is indeed out today, let's hope it stays out for a few days!
      Happy Sunday down under! x

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