Yesterday, Debra of
who is planning on building a new cottage soon -
posted several photos and illustrations of what her new home might look like.
She was writing about her cottage plans and shared several examples of cottages she is inspired by.
She also shared her Pinterest Board - Cottage Plans and Inspiration
I immediately went there to see what cottages were inspiring her.
There at the bottom of the page was this cottage...
It's new! It's a Stephen Fuller home - read about it here and see the floor plan.
It's actually bigger than it looks. I thought it was small at first but it's 2,800 square feet.
Much larger than my cottage which is only 1,400 square feet.
When I saw that rendering above I was immediately smitten with the landscaping.
The color of this cottage is so similar to my own and the landscaping is exactly
how I'd like my own to look.
That's my cottage...See the similarities in the color scheme?
Last year I was toying with the idea of planting a pink crepe myrtle in the front yard.
After seeing that rendering...I'm definitely planting one.
The landscaping in that rendering is exactly the feel I want for my own front garden.
I need more bushes and plantings and less grass....yes...less grass.
It's hard not to feel like gardening time is upon us.
The weather has been super nice here this week.
We were in the low 70's today.
70's, 50's and 60's the rest of the week.
Oh...I know winter will be back.
But I can start dreaming of warmer days.
I wrote Debra and thanked her for sharing her cottage plans yesterday so that I would find this.
I've long wanted to add flower boxes under my windows and turn the vents up top into small windows.
Things that the new cottage has.
I think I'll print this beauty out so I can stare at it and dream.
Then when it warms...I need to make that dream a reality.