Early Summer brings warm breezes, blooming flowers, open windows, and cheery colors. It’s a perfect time to freshen up décor and even change it a bit. We adore cottage style homes of all sorts and in this issue, we tour 6 homes that exemplify their chosen style. From modern beach house, to a 100 year old craftsman, to an English country cottage and a camp style lake cottage- we think you’ll find one that tugs at your heart. We’re also reviewing ways to add Americana touches to your home for Independence Day, how to upgrade a bathroom on a tiny budget, and we get tips from top kitchen designers in our expanded Cottage Kitchen section with 5 stunning kitchens. Take a peek at mood boards from our Project House Louisiana and learn how to make edible strawberry flowers, hunt and preserve flowers and so much more!