Inspired By Interior Design – Country Cottage Style

Many of you may not know that my first love was interior design. For years I always *knew* I’d end up an interior designer. A bachelor’s degree in architecture, an MBA and an infatuation with letterpress stationery later and we all know that’s not exactly what happened. However, my love for parties and weddings and great event design is deeply rooted in my passion for interiors and the built environment. To me, these passions are really all one and the same. To that end, I thought I’d switch it up today and share this gorgeous historic country cottage featured yesterday on Desire to Inspire.

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red-vintage-stove-country-kitchenPersonally, I am drawn to this cozy country style. The warm, worn wooden floors, historic details and wash of bright natural light just feels like home to me. Wondering how this translates to your wedding or next celebration? It’s all in the details really. This beautiful home is filled with objects loaded with personal style and meaning and uses a simple, consistent color palette that easily pulls it all together. The pairing of cream, white, red and pink throughout creates visual interest easily, without having to worry too much about things being perfectly matchy matchy. Apply this same idea when choosing your flowers, linens, attire, paper goods and accessories and it will work just as well when planning an event.

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claw-foot-tub-cottage-bathroomBeautiful, right? And truly great inspiration when planning a party large or small. Look around at the things you love, the colors you surround yourself with in your home and your wardrobe and use them to inspire you. Then choose design elements that speak to you in some way to help pull it all together. Trust me when I say that planning a celebration does not have to be daunting – a few pretty details go a long long way.

{Photos via Desire to Inspire.}

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Angie

Crazy beautiful. I am in love with this entire home!

oh be still my heart. i LOVE this. i’m SO inspired. thanks for sharing!! it’s gorgeous and lovely and perfect.
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Such a perfect kitchen! The bathtub is great as well

So beautiful…love the Country Cottage Style!!

My dream in life is to have such a cottage – this is pure cottage gorgeousness!
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i think i’m in love with this whole little set up too!
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Lovely post! As a cottage owner who married AT their cottage- I can positively say: cottage style weddings are a true reflection of “Home is where the heart is”!

The interior design of this cottage is just lovely. The combination of colors is perfect and the retro furniture is very stylish. Pure dream house.
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