At the moment I'm renting a house from a 65-year-old woman - it's all very cottagey
But when the prevailing decor is casual, cottagey
or comfortable, books can echo this by not being too rigorously organised.
With a newly-built extension and extra-high ceilings, the old, cosy and cottagey
blended with light, airy modernity.
Furcron also spent a lot of time scouring flea markets and antique stores to give the inside of the store what she calls a "cottagey
, rustic-type look." It also has an exotic feel, with birdhouses hanging from a real tree branch that runs through the store.
What is perhaps surprising is the quantity of quite humble later cottagey
pottery, that now gives a lighter folk-art air to these cabinets.
Tara said: "We've got quite different tastes when it comes to prints and paintings but we both like the warm cottagey
look - so we've tried to keep that going throughout the house.
I loved the planting schemes, which on the whole were informal and cottagey
garden style and again, it's more attainable to achieve that look in your own garden.
"Although it's a fairly new build, it has a traditional cottagey
feel," she said.
Choose complementary colours for a classic look or a mixed jumble for a cottagey
It has quaint cottagey
looks but is signi?cantly larger than average inside.
If its more cottagey
, incorporate more traditional decor.
Get Holly Golightly's Tiffany style in your own home Elegant ramekins on a wooden base are perfect for sophisticated parties Create your own bit of movie magic with a magnetic notice board Flowers, gingham and apple juice - it doesn't get more wholesome Cupcakes and ice cream are the perfect complement to a traditional afternoon tea Cottagey
dishes and bakeware add a touch of homespun charm
Morning smackdown: Ole's Waffle Shop gets all the attention, but locals love the cheesy grits with poached eggs at the adorably cottagey
Little House Cafe ($; 2300 Blanding Ave.; 510/864-4044).
and romantic, its height provides that all important vertical interest in the border or indeed a container.
Leaded light double-glazed windows, ceiling cornices and a rustic brick fireplace in the lounge give a cottagey
touch to a traditional house with gener-ouslsized reception rooms.