Blog Posts, Home Decor

Piano Decoration

Lighting and Wall Art I love using soft lighting in my home. Overhead lighting can feel harsh and impersonal. In order to create a cozy and intimate space, lighting is key. I love this lamp because it has height, has a thin enough base to fit on top of my keyboard and produces a soft… Continue reading Piano Decoration

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Christmas at the Pretty Blue Cottage

Traditional Plaids Hello hello! Remember me? I know it's been awhile since I have posted but life has gotten a bit crazy. We saw many new changes this year for my family. We had some work done on the house that has kept us busy. My husband started a new job, which brought new challenges.… Continue reading Christmas at the Pretty Blue Cottage

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3 Fall Tablescapes

Are you feeling the Fall vibes? I felt the shift almost immediately. Fall is here and if you're like me and don't like the cold, you do everything you can to warm up your interior space. I love decorating for fall, it helps me to not be so sad about the impending cold weather that… Continue reading 3 Fall Tablescapes

Blog Posts, DIY

My Home Makeover

Let's talk exterior home details. I've been thinking about doing this blog post for awhile now, but I have been struggling on how to present it to you all! We have an older home (built in 1956) and a limited budget. Our goal for purchasing our home was not so much about our home per… Continue reading My Home Makeover

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Spring Bedroom Refresh

AfterBefore Hello Spring! I can't believe the nice weather we have been enjoying here in Upstate New York. It has inspired me to make some changes inside as well as out. I will be sharing the outside changes once things start to sprout, until then let's talk about creating a cozy bedroom. New Bed Frame.… Continue reading Spring Bedroom Refresh

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Creating a Spring Mantle

Spring Mantle I don't know about where you are, but here in NY we still have plenty of snow! The snow makes me feel so blah.... During this time of the year I try to keep my design easy and light. I'm eager to move on from the snow and introduce some greens. As the… Continue reading Creating a Spring Mantle

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What to Expect

Welcome to my home in Upstate New York that I like to call my Pretty Blue Cottage. Our home is a ranch that we converted into a cozy cottage. Almost every space in our home has been DIYed by my husband and I. I will take you step by step thru past and new DIYs,… Continue reading What to Expect

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Winter Blues

Hello cold snowy days! Here in Upstate New York our winters seem to go on and on. A girl gets pretty tired of all that snow and cold. I admit that I am a lover of summers, so getting to those warms days seems to take forever. Changing things up inside really does help to… Continue reading Winter Blues