Love at First Sight…

The second I saw this adorable Maryland cottage in Southern Living I fell in love. I am determined to live in a cottage someday, hopefully just like this one!! As I stress over our current living situation (very complicated, but if anyone has a condo for sale or rent in the south end, hit a sister up) I am so drawn the the peace and coziness of a home like this.

Adore this pink scheme in the living room and the clever use of wallpaper in the built in glass doors to hide clutter.

More little touches to conceal the clutter children bring (I’d have added some contrast trim though…just sayin’)

Dramatic wall color= favesies.

IKEA + marble= a high/low mix that makes the final result look all high end!

Another example- IKEA table, vintage chairs found for a steal and reupholstered in high end outdoor fabric!

Off yo NYC for an exciting client meeting! Catch ya on the flip flop.


  1. I love the splashes of color – but my fave are the abundance of windows – it is stunning! Sending you wishes of peace as you look for a place, I know how stressful that can be. xoxo michele

  2. I am loving the mix of high and low end! Erin, can you give more tips on how to use IKEA stuff and make it fab? My wife and I are redoing our tiny (quaint) apartment and don’t want to spend a ton because we are renting, but definetly want to glam up our space:) We would love more tips on how to be budget-fabulous!

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