Having just moved into a more wooded neighborhood with mature trees — and my new home has a fireplace! — I’m feeling all the cozy vibes this fall and winter season, even if I’m in Southern California where the weather can’t make up its mind. These details are almost enough to make me feel like I’m tucked into my own cabin in the wilderness, a perfect place for sipping coffee while snuggled into a warm blanket with my kiddos.
There’s so much to love in cabins and cottages: exposed wood, pitched roofs, quirky windows and other perfectly imperfect features. Perhaps it’s because these often are tinier-than-most structures where architectural detailing is packed in to the gills, filling every nook and cranny with charm. This layer upon layer of texture warms up a home and fills it with a homey nostalgia for a feeling that’s undeniably cozy. Here are some of our favorite cabins and cottages from the D*S archives — grab a blanket. —Kelli
Image above: In the remote Australian cottage of Helen McCullagh, a dreamy original stained glass window pairs handsomely with wood paneling in a lounge area apt for a rainy day spent reading.