A Cozy Cottage


This charming home designed by Barbara Westbrook is so dreamy! The exterior is absolutely gorgeous and the interior is decorated so beautifully. It is at once classic and tailored while being incredibly inviting. While it is not a “cottage” per se, the size of the home is definitely cozy. Why don’t they build homes like this anymore? I wish builders—and not just those for millionaires with personal architects, would start building historically-inspired homes with the charming details of the past. Unfortunately, we really don’t have much of this in Houston. What is it like where you live?

Ok, back to this lovely home. It has everything one could need, wrapped in a beautifully-designed, elegant, timeless interior. Every last nook is tastefully appointed. It’s like a charming little villa.


{I love the way Barbara styled the bookshelves in the living room.}


{I believe this house is located in Atlanta and it certainly has a very Southern sensibility—French antiques, beautiful rugs, and a sense of genteel hospitality.}


{Aren’t the doorways beautiful?}


{This guest bedroom looks so cozy! I love the frames on the wall as well as the alabaster lamps.}


{The bathrooms are classically-appointed like the rest of the house.}

{Images via Westbrook Interiors}

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  1. I’ve loved this house for a long time. It looks as fresh and timeless today as it did when it was published in Southern Accents in 2005. It’s the home of a well known architect but I can’t recall his name at the moment. I will have to go find that issue (of course I still have it) and read the article again.

  2. I love the gallery wall between the two beds! It really gives your guests that sense of home! If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo


  3. What a beautiful house! The decor is subtle and elegant.

    I live in a city (Victoria, British Columbia) where there are architects who design small-to-medium-sized “new old” houses. I’m fortunate to live in one myself. It’s 1450 square feet, with high ceilings, wood floors, fireplaces, beautiful windows, appropriate cabinetry … and a veranda! I’m in heaven!

  4. This house is seriously my dream home. I love so many things about it. I live in the OC and everything is so new and lacking in charm. I would die for a house with this much character!

  5. This is definitely a classic southern home! I love the curb appeal. I’m also a big fan of oriental rugs in the kitchen – they look fabulous and hide spots well too!