Friday, August 13, 2010

My Dream Cottage












I've posted part of this home a long time ago, but it's one of my most favorite homes of all time. I love that the tiny 969 sq ft carriage house is in Des Moines (I hail from Iowa!), and that the Country Home team transformed it using renewable and recycled products. The upstairs space is incredible...the stenciled walls are just so beautiful. And I could just stare at the bed all day. I love that they used vintage feed sacks and embroidered tea towels to make the throw pillows. How perfect do they look with the lovely Plover Organic bedding! And that bird print is so cute (I saw the same one on canvas at Target a couple weeks ago!) Head here to see more images and read all about this adorable home! Have a great weekend everyone! :)


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51 comments:

Sarah @ Dream in Domestic said...

I love how lighthearted it all is. So sweet and so pretty! I could definitely get away from it all in that space!

Birdie Pearl said...

I LOVE this,too. I remember it in Country Home - those striped sofas, the bedroom walls - it's wonderful! Happy Friday!

Laura Trevey said...

This quaint cottage is perfect! The shutters around the bulletin board is such lovely touch ~~

Have a wonderful weekend Erin!
xoxo Laura

Michelle said...

YOURE IMAGES ARE BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS!!!
http://wishfulthinking23.blogspot.com/

Snappy Di said...

Love the wall of shelves in the 4th photo. A great use of otherwise wasted space.

Di

KooKoo said...

i love the sofas (although they are not turquoise :) )

change is a good thing said...

I love, love, love this cottage! It's absolutely perfect. ;) Thanks for sharing, it's a great way to head in to the weekend.

Leigh said...

I am in love with the first photo you posted. I love the bedding, the wall treatment, and the bird print. Thanks for sharing those great rooms!
--Leigh

joanie said...

I think happy people live there.

Vivi said...

Hi...
Whenever I visit your blog and
is so beautiful ... so delicate
and this post is really a charm
liked everything
I'll be back...ok??!! rsrs
kisses

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Dont hate me but blue has never been one of my favorite colors. however, I could live in this little cottage forever! Nice way to start the weekend.

Hannah said...

I. Adore. This.

I could have an exact replica and be beyond thrilled!!

Lisa said...

what a lovely post Erin--just love it...thank you

katrina lauren said...

favourite ever cottage...this is brilliant....love the walls, the bed is great, the bulletin board is charming, everything is so lovely!
i heart....
xo.
k

solène said...

je suis abonnée depuis longtemps à vos news et j'adore en silence jusqu'ici - mais là ce cottage est tellement joli que j'ai voulu vous dire à quel point j'aime le turquoise comme vous...
bonne soirée
Solène

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Perfect. That is all I can say about this post. Perfect and you know your turquoise.

JOY!!!! Anita

Cindy said...

I'm originally an Iowa girl too, and I NEVER would've guess that this is in Des Moines! I hope it's okay, with all the flooding they have this week. :(

StarletStarlet said...

j'adore, cantik, so much personality and charm!

I LOVE the bathtub - I've always wondered how to make a claw foot tub works as a shower without "cheapens" it..this works beautifully!

mustang said...

Wow, the wall in the bedroom is beyond amazing. But everything in this little gem is so sweet.

Thanks Erin for another great post.

Anonymous said...

Erin, I love your site and your work but come on -tiny 968 sq ft? That is 90 sq metre-a big flat in Europe. You guys in America have too big of everything-houses, cars, food portions. Living in houses smaller than 2000 sq ft leaves more trees, clean air and energy for your grandchildren and the rest of the world.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love it, glad I stopped by today, I'm painting a little ladder like they have beside the bed, thanks for the idea of using it in my bedroom!

Rondell

Ellen said...

Beautiful....I use the same size shutters over my desk...smiles.

Lisa said...

Oh Its just gorgeous! Its given me some great ideas for my own home!

Sarah said...

Ok, this too much - it is too adorable...too perfect...too...I want to live here!! thank you for sharing such a lovely little pad!!
:))

Anonymous said...

This charming abode is absolutely dreamy! I've got a little very vintage step ladder that is currently a dark barn red color and which I've always wanted to paint turquoise; now I know what to do with it! I've also got several sets of again very vintage shutters that were taken off an old home that is located near the Sony Studios here in Los Angeles which I've kept in storage as I haven't found THE perfect project to use them for -- I just love the bulletin board idea so out come the shutters! Thank you Erin for your, as usual, wonderful blog entries! - Kimberly

Mirela said...

Very Dreamy ..Love it Erin..have great weekend xoxo

ale said...

hola erin!!!! only one thing...l am in LOVE with this!!!! l adore each detaille!!qué lindo llindo lindo!!!!!!!muchos besos! lots of kisses and very happy weekend!!!

Vintage Sassy said...

Oh Erin, I remember when this was in Country Living, I drooled and drooled over it. It's adorable.

xo
LeAnn

Design Wanna-be said...

I love all of the textiles--especially on the bed! Beautiful and inspiring!

Chic Girl Designs said...

Oh wow! When can I move in? Love that bathroom and the bedroom. Such a unique home.

My Plate is Full said...

I absolutely love these photos. I have had turquois and orange on the mind for colors for our guest room and I'm finally pulling things together to redecorating. I have found many ideas on your blog.

Heather at Satisfying Spaces said...

I remember this home. It really stuck with me too. It would be so fun to be able to see it in person.

Priscila Peters said...

This cottage is more than incredible! I'm crazy about the cottage style and this one... wow!!
The bedroom is so dreamy.

Petra Voegtle said...

Erin, I agree to everything you are saying about this cottage. What a cosy place - incredible, full of love and joy! Who needs big mansions when you can have a place like this!

Kelly Berg said...

Absolutely lovely! That wall treatment is stunning in the bedroom. And I adore that the sofa is unapologetically covered in a bold lime and cream striped fabric. Perfect example of what happens when you drop fears and uncertainties and just go for it! Beautiful.

Con encanto - Ana said...

Hi Erin!! It´s a lovely place. Greetings Ana

Kate at Dream To Life said...

I'm from Iowa too! I had no idea you were as well :>) These pictures are gorgeous - I love that it's right smack dab in the middle of the best corn in the world! Thanks for the great post!

Red River Interiors said...

love the color contrast and the beautiful stenciled walls... Fay

SassyIfLady said...

I HEART this! :-) Beautiful!

Olivia Vianna said...

It's a lovely house.
Very nice blog, I want to present mine:
www.inandoutdecor.blogspot.com

Olivia

MichCherie said...

I wish my apartment had half the charm this stunning cottage has. Just so beautiful

Lovely Scribbles said...

100% perfection all the way! I'm with you - that upstairs bedroom is so, so beautiful!

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LesleySW said...

I love the pattern on that back wall. Really creative.

Casa e Cose said...

Oh im in love!!!
and if they really used renewable and revycled products then even better. HAve to check it out! thanks for inspiring me!

Anonymous said...

I just realized I also have a couple vintage feed sacks in my (growing by the day) collection of vintage and Shabby Chic fabrics, and now I know what to do with my "Bemis Seamless" bag! Primitive pillows for the bed! -- Kimberly

Su Gomez said...

Does anyone know where I could buy the stencil they used on the bedroom wall?

ana said...

I love it too is just a perfect house!!!

Chic Coles said...

Wow what a beautiful interior.

trc10 said...

Do you have any idea where I'd be able to find this bedding? I am in love with it!

Unknown said...

I know that this was posted over a year ago, but do you know where the desk is from. I really, really want this. It's perfect for me. Please help me out!! :D

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