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Cottage of the Month - October 2015

Dear readers,

We are sorry to announce Cottage of the Month is coming to a close, with December 2015 being the final feature. Please be sure to read this important page. It will answer any questions you may have.

Welcome, October! This month we are visiting Sonnie's charming home...

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Where is your home located, and how long have you lived there?

Fort Myers, Florida. We relocated from Southern California two years ago.

What is your favorite decorating style?

A mix of anything that catches my eye - new or old. My style evolves all of the time.

Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?

All sources - magazines, Pinterest, TV

In 5 words or less, your home is?

Comfort, happy, security, family, and love

What is your favorite store or flea market to shop at?

I thought leaving Southern California's Rosebowl Flea Market would be harder than it was, but there are some great flea markets on this side of the country. 

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:

Repurposing items - like the old laundry basket, turned upside down, that is now a chandelier in the living room.

Your favorite paint color, name and brand:

Hazelnut Cream - Behr

What are your favorite things to collect right now?

I don't really collect anything. I have been adding the color black more to the house, my eyesight drawn to anything black. 

What is your favorite room in your house, and why?

Our living room because it is the center of our home, where everyone gathers.

Your next project is:

Haha - I have changed so many things already since these photos were taken. I am constantly changing, adding or painting. I just completed my husbands office (not shown) in darker hues and a mix of vintage framed targets, metal, wood and industrial. The next project is our bathroom, I want to get rid of all of the dark cabinets. 

(Photos provided by homeowner)