Cottage Contemporary – What is that to you?

Our house is a contemporary style but my decorating style isn’t necessarily that way, except that I like clean and simple lines.

(and except for the iron doilies above and inside the door – a little old fashion)
I can see a ton of potential with this architecture style, though. With simple lines and lots of natural light this type of home could be a dream.
Have you ever seen a contemporary home with cottage or rustic features?
Everyone has their own idea of what Cottage Contemporary looks like.
Here are a couple of examples of what I see that to be.
I like this one based on where we live. The vertical rustic wood siding goes well with a mountain cottage but it’s simple. 
And of course, with some paint, new windows and a covered porch you can turn anything into something cute! I love the clean metal roof on this beach house and the straight lines of the trim. I love this style for the places we have lived before now.  East Coast!
A mixture of the two would be my dream.
see more on this Pinterest link.
Back to reality –
The black vertical siding on our house is fine for now but I like to dress it up a little.
In my opinion – with the structure all clean and pretty then a home can handle a lot of natural “fluff” and various design styles. I particularly like worn furniture and homey, cottage whites.
Especially against BLACK.
I like how fun vintage accessories stand out against simple backgrounds.
Like that old pillar and a little watering can that my parents found for me (thank you!!!).
Mazi makes for a pretty. darn. cute. accessory, too.
Potential! I love to look beyond what something is and imagine what it can become.
Well – that’s it for now. Enjoy your weekend!