Treat Your­self

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - Jickie Tor­res, Editor

WHEN THE SEA­SONS CHANGE FROM WIN­TER TO THE EARLY DAYS OF SPRING, it’s al­ways a lovely time. The house gets a bit qui­eter, the days a bit more still. It’s a time when we shift from that ever-present state of host­ing, gift giv­ing, meal mak­ing into more thought­ful in­tro­spec­tion. Now it’s your house’s turn to get a lit­tle TLC. It’s your turn to get a lit­tle bit of that care too.

Putting to­gether our Dream Cot­tage is­sue ev­ery year, it’s easy to get caught up in the re­search of it all. What are the big trends, in­no­va­tive de­sign ideas, smart in­vest­ments for your home? Our team works hard to find amaz­ing, in­spir­ing homes, as well as dé­cor and home im­prove­ment dis­cov­er­ies to help you craft a warm, wel­com­ing and beau­ti­ful home that makes you happy to come home to.

Then sud­denly that last idea re­ally sparkled for me. That’s what this is­sue is truly about. Sure, how you in­vest in your home will pay you and your loved ones back in a very real way. But more than that, craft­ing your dream home is about treat­ing your­self. It’s about mak­ing your home dreams come true. Giv­ing your­self the spa­ces that make you feel happy, proud, com­forted, in­spired, nur­tured, cre­ative and all those won­der­ful nu­anced feel­ings we feel when our rooms are just the way we want them to be.

So I hope this is­sue con­nects you to a few things: ideas to make your home bet­ter and more beau­ti­ful. But also ideas that en­sure your home truly makes you happy.

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