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Cottage of the Month September 2013




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Happy Fall! This month we're visiting Stacey's adorable home in Arlington, Illinois...

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

Arlington, IL. 2.5 years

What is your favorite decorating style?

Cottage, vintage, retro style

Where do you get your decorating influence from the most?

Magazines, Blogs, and Pinterest are a constant source of inspiration

In 5 words or less, your home is?

Colorful, Happy, Cozy

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

Elkhorn Flea Market in Wisconsin

Share one of your favorite decorating tricks or ideas:

When using more than one pattern in your home, stick with the same color palette, but vary the scale and style of prints: large and small prints, geometric and floral. If you keep the color palette consistent, it will all go together.

Your favorite paint color, name and brand:

Heritage Red - Benjamin Moore

What are your favorite things to collect right now?

Vintage Pyrex dishes, globes, and Scandinavian mod fabrics and pottery

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

The living/dining room, because it's where all the daily happenings go on, and it's just a happy, colorful space to be in.

Your next project is:

Currently working with a client decorating her cottage home, stocking my shop for it's monthly curated sales, and adding a bit of a mod/retro look to my home interior.

If you sell online, please provide the url so that my viewers can check it out:


(photographs provided by homeowner)