Hi, all. It's Joanna here from Arcadian Home blog, a fabulous place to find lots of interior design inspiration like decorative accessories and lovely lighting fixtures from fantastical chandeliers to modern pendant lights. I’m so happy to be here at Mon Reve and Co. to share a visual tour of little cottages in the backyard—idyllic places we all dream of when life gets hectic and we long to escape. To inspire your daydreams, I’ve pulled together eight images of little garden getaways. From quirky looks to English country house style—they all entice us to enter and enjoy a few hours in a pretend world of living for the moment, where cares and responsibilities are far far away. Enjoy!
Rustic on the outside with comfort on the inside, this little house offers a place to curl up with a good book for the afternoon or for an overnight getaway.
Pink and altogether shabby chic, this little cottage is surrounded by beautiful blooms. With pink wire outdoor furniture, it's a perfect spot for lunch or afternoon tea.
A bit more traditional, this little house shines with candlelight after dark. I would love to see a glass pendant light, perhaps one with a Moroccan vibe, hanging from the ceiling.
What's not to love about this beauty? The colors are so pretty and the detailing is both beautiful and interesting. The glimpse of wrought iron furniture within has me wishing for a better look.
With an overgrown country feel, this little cottage is dressed up with vivid pink flower boxes. It's reminiscent of a visit to Grandmother's farm—a great way to bring a little country to a backyard in the city.
Now for a look inside a white shabby chic cottage where the focal point is a lovely mounted rescued vintage wallpaper. Windows are draped in fine white tulle and the daybed is dressed all-white feminine bedding. Every feminine cottage in the back yard needs glamorous pendant lighting—this one in the form of a crystal chandelier.
With a somewhat more masculine feel, this glass room is surrounded by lush greenery. What a wonderfully inviting retreat this is.
In scale and architecture, this two story design is the most upscale of the buildings on our backyard cottage tour today. What a charming English garden look this one has. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
What do you think of these cottage spaces? Leave us your thoughts below and be sure to stop by for more home decor, lighting, and interior inspirations!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Jacket- Vintage, Dress- Hurley, Necklace- Free People, Jeans- Zara
In January I took a mini weekend vacation with my parents to Sanibel Island. The weather was still a little chilly so I opted for jeans and a jacket on the beach. (I did other beach goers a service by not wearing shorts and blinding them with my pasty, albino legs). My mom found this vintage camo jacket for me in Mt. Dora and the dress I picked up at the local TJ Maxx. Sanibel Island was beautiful and it was a nice to break out the fishing rods :)
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Images via Pinterest
The Boyfriend Jean is coming back in a big way! This trend is so easy and effortless to wear, and you can dress it up or down. For a daytime look try them with a pair of ankle boots, basic or graphic tee, and a fedora. Transition them into an evening look with a blazer, pair of heels, and clutch. Voile! So easy! I personally like my boyfriend jeans with rips and tears, the more the better. My favorite pair is by Lucky Brand and I will wear them until they fall apart!
Get The Look: Try these or these
Jeans: Lucky Brand, leather jacket: vintage, fur hat: vintage
Images via Pinterest
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Digging the crazy muppet baby fur vest in the first pic! Found this UNIF Patched Faux Fur Coat on Nasty Gal and Urban Outfitters (both on sale!) Similiar idea just in jacket...yay or nay?
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
I am on a quest to find the perfect wide brimmed moderately priced fedora! Love the new Saint Laurent s/s 2013 campaign...killed it!! A hat can be worn with almost any outfit and is a great accessory not only for bad/lazy hair days, but is so effortless and cool.
1. Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign
2. Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2013 Campaign
3. Free People Wool Felt Cowboy Hat $98
4. Image via Pinterest
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6. Erin Wasson via Pinterest
7. Free People Suede Bohemia Hat by Lovely Bird
8. Me during tonight's sunset on the beach :)