Whether you’ve been with Your Modern Cottage since day one or just joined, thank you for following along. Our hope is that we’re delivering content that inspires you. But most of all, we hope we’re empowering you too – teaching you about design, so that you feel confident in starting your own design projects.

At the end of the day, your home is more than just a physical dwelling. When you walk through the door, it affects how you feel, behave and interact. And, we truly believe that there is power in design to bring positive change to your life.

So, we’re celebrating our first year anniversary with a throwback to past posts that highlight some of our favorite decor. Next week, be on the lookout for a chance to win something for your cottage that will rejuvenate you!

Jacques Pépin Art

Master Chef Jacques Pépin, widely known for his PBS television series and best-selling cookbooks, has received accolades for turning food into an art form. However, most people don’t realize that Jacques has been painting for more than 50 years. Read More.

Sailors’ Valentines

Award-winning shell artist, Lois Kessler, is keeping the maritime tradition of creating sailors’ valentines alive.  Octagonal, wood, shadow box frames decorated with a wide variety of small seashells to form beautiful mosaic designs, sailors’ valentines bring a piece of history and nautical decor to today’s homes. Read More.

Coastal Inspired Landscapes – Artist Karen Murphy

We are moved by the beautiful oil paintings of Karen Murphy. Her coastal inspired landscapes have the ability to connect us with those things that are important: nature, calm, serenity, and through those, ourselves.  Likewise, surrounding yourself with things you love is a hallmark of every modern cottage. Read More.

Studio Patro

Your modern cottage should be filled with the things you love! For instance, mix classic linen with modern and fun and you get Studio Patro. You’ll instantly fall in love with all of the items this San Francisco company has to offer. Read More.