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American Dream Cottages

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to check out the new American Dream Cottages.  If you are looking for something to read this weekend while poolside, I think you might like this issue.  Here is just a sampling of what is inside.

I am loving all the patterns in this colorful bedroom and have studied it over and over.

Loving this cool mix of fabrics too.  Just speaks "summer breeze" to me.

I know I say this all the time, but texture, texture, texture is the key to neutrals - plus a touch of green and contrast. 


  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Yes, i want those green glasses, too!

  2. Gorgeous eye candy. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  3. It really is beautiful styling. The neutral room with the coffee table on casters is one of my favorites by far.Thanks for sharing.

  4. I agree with you on lots of texture with a neutral palette. It's funny about the green bottles...Pellegrino is my favorite sparkling water!!!

  5. Most of the pictures are from Kelley's old home. See The Polished Pebble.

    Love the home she sold completely furnished.

  6. Good morning Rene! Yes, I am going to look for this magazine today. I know you probably already know this but the house on the cover and the last 3 photos you posted are Kelley from The Polished Pebble's old Newport Beach is so charming! (There are tons more photos of it on her blog). She sold the house fully furnished and it still looks pretty much the same. Lucky buyers! Thanks for the reminder to pick up this magazine!

    Love your blog, as I may have already told you :)

    Have a good one!

  7. I have green glasses and they are great! Love the last photo....well, all of them are fun.

  8. Thank you for the heads up! I had never heard of the polished pebble. Must check it out...


  9. I love those glasses too! I picked some green recycled glasses for my online store a while back, i know we still have some. I would SO live in any of these rooms! Thanks for sharing!


  10. I just saw that at the store and I should have flipped thru the pages...Looks great, so I shall pick it up this weekend...Thanks for featuring the magazine...I would have never gone back to get it otherwise!!

  11. I think I need to pick up this magazine. Beautiful room....especially the green and blue one. Rene, my mom collected green glassware. She has some gorgeous glasses from her great Grandmother's farm where she spent her summers. That was the start of her collection and she'd pick up a piece here and there at antique shops and their travels. My Dad still has them displayed in their china hutch. So so beautiful.

  12. Love that bedroom - great mix of color and fabrics! I think I need some green glasses too!

  13. I think I need to pick up that magazine! Lots of pretty inspiration! Hope you have a great Friday! send me your email, I have something I want to ask

  14. Hmm, I never seem to see this on the stands, but I'm going to make a point to look for it now. Seems right up my alley. Reminds me I haven't gotten the new Domino yet either!

  15. Rene,
    This is so funny...i just saw this house when i was adding blogs to my new Wordpress blog roll...The Polished Pebble! All in about 5 minutes i saw it on her blog and then here! What a small "blog" world it is!

  16. Hi Rene! I just found you via Annie above. She emailed me that she saw the magazine photos here at your blog and thought it was really a small world....and it is!

    Love your blog and added it to my blog roll!

    best, Kelley

    The Polished Pebble


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