February 2020

Styled by Nicole Salceda: how to create the classic cottage look

Nicole Salceda owns Eye for Pretty Interiors, based out of the Bay Area. We invited her to create the classic cottage look for a bedroom using our tried-and-true pieces.

Photography by: Megan Gery Photography

I’ve always been drawn to beautiful things, especially those that turn a house into a home.

My style is best described as warm minimalism, which means I try to use items that truly function or hold meaning for my clients, rather than filling their homes with stuff. A layered home with textures and materials that make it cozy is always my goal. 

That’s why I’m drawn to the classic cottage look that’s highlighted by the Garnet Hill home collection. The collection features essential bedding styles inspired by heritage, but presented with a fresh perspective. 

I love a well-made bed, and Garnet Hill has so many gorgeous pieces to choose from when creating that relaxed, classic cottage feel. By layering luxurious designs: timeless toile flannel, relaxed linen with a feminine ruffle edge, and organic cotton that’s stonewashed for softness, I’ve created the neutral bed of my dreams. 

I love flannel sheets throughout the year. Garnet Hill flannel is made in Europe from 100% cotton and is soft to the touch. The larger scale toile is a welcome update to the smaller scale prints I’ve seen in the past. The warm “greige” color is so pretty with the linen stripe layered behind it.

A touch of femininity is always a yes in my book. Think about adding it in small doses. Relaxed linen with a ruffle trim is perfect at the end of this bed.

Having a blanket at the end of the bed is a must. Whether you pull it over you at night or take it off to keep you warm while lying on the couch, the extra layer of coziness is always appreciated. This Isa Stonewashed Blanket is a favorite because of its beautiful texture and lived-in softness.

Extra storage is a welcomed addition to any space. I like to use baskets as catchalls, especially in bedrooms. Throw extra blankets, pillows, or even shoes in them to keep things organized and stylish. I have several of these Moroccan baskets at home and I love them.

Creating the Classic Cottage look is effortless with the right pieces, and Garnet Hill has them: a carefully curated home collection that is beautiful and will withstand the test of time. This isn’t your grandma’s cottage; it’s a new perspective that gives a nod to the past while bringing your home into modern day. I can’t wait to incorporate more of these pieces into future designs and would love to see how YOU incorporate the Classic Cottage look into your home. 

4 responses to “Styled by Nicole Salceda: how to create the classic cottage look”

  1. Meredith Fair says:

    Where is the bed from? It’s beautiful!

  2. Mary says:

    This is a beautiful room! I’d love to learn more about the designer, what is the best way to reach her?

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