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TORLYS Design Notes: Cottage Charm

Whether you live in a loft, by a lake or in the suburbs, there’s an easy formula to create cottage charm.

It helps when the room’s architecture is truly imperfectly vintage. But, as very few live in a historic home, there are specific design steps you can take.  A space will emulate a cottage feel when wood finishes are a mix of natural and painted. It also helps when colours are softly aged and the furnishings are “imperfectly” matched. It’s best to select organic materials like cotton, wool, stone, and wicker.

Keep the design focus on comfort and shop flea markets for vintage accents. Do this and your home will be like living at the cottage in no time!

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