Everything old is new again. See this saying in action in the trend known as Cottagecore.
I like this definition from architect and YouTuber Stewart Hicks:
“Cottagecore is a movement harkening back to agricultural life, skills, and crafts. As a concept, it embraces a simpler, more sustainable existence that is harmonious with nature. Aesthetically it’s a nod to the traditional English countryside. Key aesthetic components are bringing natural elements indoors as decorative elements like flowers (either fresh or dried) and house plants, along with a natural color palette like neutrals and warm tones and woods. Add in a healthy dose of inspiration from old-time farming and some of grandma’s vintage dishware and you’re on your way to a cottagecore appreciation.”
Let’s look at some inspirational examples.
You can almost smell the freshly-baked pies coming from this kitchen. Love the plate and bowl open storage.
This bathroom demands reading a book in the tub. The neatly hung art reminds me of a Victorian curiosities library.
The textural element of this painted tiling combined with the brass, exposed-plumbing-style faucet with a single white ceramic handle really captures the feeling of cottagecore.
Neatly-framed photos and artwork balance the softly messy bed linens, inviting a nap. The moss-green wall color is so hip right now, and yet timeless, when combined with a white door. Fresh flowers complete the look in this cottagecore-inspired bedroom.
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