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Design from A to Z: C is for Cottage

by Kisha

Ask 10 people to define a cottage and you’ll likely be given 10 different answers. For some, it conjures upย a weekend home to escape to during the height of summer, and for others it’s where you head during the middle of winter to snuggle by the fire. Oftenย a cottage brings to mind a traditional wood structure and for others it’s a large, updated space complete with large floor-to-ceiling windows and modern conveniences.

So who’s right? Historically, a cottage is a small, old-fashioned house lacking modern conveniences, but in 2017 a cottageย is really what you make it. In today’s fast-paced world, cottages seem to be a welcome respite from the big city — a place to indulge in a slower, simpler way of living. —Kisha

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We love how wood, (usually) smaller footprints, quaint details and quirky imperfections combine to result in the beloved cottage. Read on to see some of our favorites.
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Original wood beams, comfortable seating, and textiles add to the cozy feel of this 1830s-era cottage. See all the photos of this beautiful cottage home here.
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Large black-framed windows add a modern update to this cottage and allow for round-the-clock access to a stunning view. See more photos here.
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This perfectly imperfect dining hutch is the ideal statement piece for an old home. See all the photos of this charming 1870s cottage here.
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This northern Ontario cottage is modern, chic, and comfortable.
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Cottage must-have? A fireplace. See photos of the rest of the home here.
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A beautiful cottage kitchen that seamlessly mixes old with new. See all the photos here.
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When it comes to cottage style, having a comfortable and inviting outdoor living space is just as important as the indoor spaces. See more of this Oklahoma cottage here.

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