Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sweet little birdies

I'm seeing birds everywhere these days! No complaints here - we've enjoyed having the wire trio in our entryway for a few years now. There's just something sweet and welcoming about them. A few other favorites: a hand-formed trio with tiny eyes, a set of earthy, wooden sparrows, and a very organic, a bit more modern family of birds in glossy white. Set on a shelf or ledge, they are sure to bring a smile (and a feeling of spring) into your Modern Cottage.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Get an extra dose of joy with fresh photography

Art is a vital part of any Modern Cottage. Great photography, simply framed, can add a crispness and life to your space. Choose images that make you happy or affect you in a positive way, whether family photos or works by esteemed photographers. The important thing is the feeling and flavor they add to your cottage. I particularly enjoy these images by photographer Kristine Sitko. The subject matter and color are spot on -- and the interpretation quite modern.