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This renovated 1930s cabin overlooks Camp Wandawega, offering guests a chance to utilize the camp's common spaces when it's not hosting privat…

One of the more unique rental properties we came across, this restored 1890s Victorian-style home would make for a vacation setting to rival a…

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Homesick’s natural soy wax blend Beach Cottage candle with cotton wicks and custom fragrance oils transports you to a stroll on the beach. You…

How might what we learn in these times, in our individual experiments responding to COVID-19 at home, inform the conversations of policymakers, business leaders, school administrators, and others determining the shape of our shared institutions during and after this pandemic? 

Tribes and bands across the state and upper Midwest have been cautious, erring on the side of safety of tribal members despite taking a huge economic hit at their casinos. The caution is appropriate.

My father-in-law bought a lake home on Lake Kegonsa in 1955, an hour from home. It was a two bedroom cottage and an outdoor privy ... at this …

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In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective.

Simplicity often offers the most efficient and beautiful solutions to our design dilemmas, and that’s true even when it comes to the traditional cottage look. Although today’s cottage-style homes are just as cozy, comfortable and charming as their predecessors, they focus less on accessories and instead on beautiful materials, a warm ambiance and tons of texture.

When it comes to the bedroom, cozy is king in modern cottage decor. Stick with fresh and current textiles, but mix up the patterns and colors for a more eclectic look. Pile on the blankets and pillows, creating a lush bed that calls out your name.

The modern cottage kitchen is all about mixing and matching natural materials. A cottage-style home should embrace its structure — exposed wood, brick and stone can all meld together in a wonderfully warm and simple look.

In many ways, the cottage living room is an extension of the bedroom — you want it to feel cozy. Comfort is the biggest priority here. You want to be tempted to curl up there with a good book and a cup of tea.

The bathroom in the modern cottage is all about rest and relaxation. The concept behind cottage design is the creation of a homey space that can serve as a refuge, and the bathroom should also reflect that. Instead of being merely about function, it’s also about simple indulgences. A big bathtub, a clear view and clean, white tile create a restrained but elegant look that feels just right in a modern but cozy home.

There’s something about rustic accents that makes a space feel warm, cozy and comfortably relaxed. Some might associate rustic decor with run-down cottages without plumbing and steer clear of it. However, there are many ways to incorporate rustic charm into a space, even when the design aesthetic is modern. If you’re dying for a hint of country in your contemporary space, here are five ways to introduce it. The result will be both rural and urban, but mostly chic.

Sometimes all you need is one accessory, like an antler chandelier, to strike a balance between rustic and contemporary. In this minimalist space, the chandelier introduces just the right amount of rustic whimsy.

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In 2016, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Sherman Booth House in Glencoe, Illinois, celebrated its centennial, and Sonia Bloch had lived in the house for half that time.

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This colorful cottage starts at $65 per night and is walking distance to the beach in Moss Landing, California.

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