American Dream Cottages

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I’m so excited to be able to tell you that American Dream Cottages is now out on the stands and I’m honored to be a part of it! My latest personal project (what we like to call our farmhouse-in-the-city) is featured along with the beautiful photography of Tony Giammarino and the fresh writing style of Julie Slattery.  Thanks to both of them!

The publication features 16 homes plus plenty of designer tips and DIY ideas.  I love the wide variety of styles packed into the pages — from romantic bedrooms and bright kitchens to coastal get-aways and even a Tuscan-inspired bungalow. Each space is beautiful but also very accessible with plenty of ideas that you can bring into your own home.

I hope you’ll check it out in person, but to get you started, here are some sneak peaks of the Love Where You Live feature!










till next time,



  1. What a fantastic article on a beautiful home that is rich in color, texture, and intrigue! Now I truly understand why you love where you live!

  2. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful home! Can’t wait to get my own copy of American Dream Cottages!

  3. What a beautiful spread! I love all the things you’ve done since the last time we were there. You have truly transformed that house into an amazing home. We need to get together for dinner soon, like we keep saying we will!!

  4. I bought it yesterday. I was wondering what is the name of the great yellow paint you have in your living room. Thank you.

  5. Hi Janice, the yellow you see in the entry and up the stairs uses a technique that I go to pretty often when choosing paint colors — mixing an “in-between” color from two adjacent paint chips. This one is a mix between Benjamin Moore’s Sundance, 2022-50 and Light Yellow, 2022-60. Think of it as 2022-55! It’s sunny without being garish, I think. I use an eggshell finish because I love the soft glow it gives but some people don’t like the way it can show wall imperfections. To me, that’s part of the charm, especially in an older house. If you’re looking for a yellow, another one I like is Ben Moore’s Mellow Yellow, 2020-50. I use that one straight out of the can without changing the color. It’s a very cozy and warm yellow.

  6. I picked up this issue in the Midwest a couple of weeks ago and I am still reading this! It is wonderful. I selected this magazine from among a newstand of choices because of the headline…”75 Flea-market Makeovers.” I adore flea market furniture, decorating, before & afters, painted furniture and more. I try to incorporate these things in my own affordable decorating style blog

    Kudos to all!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna

  7. Thanks Donna! I’m glad you’re enjoying the magazine. I’d love to hear an update on how your ASCP painting goes!

  8. Wow! Those colors jump off the page! What a lively and bright interior. Wonderful house Jennifer!

  9. I just saw American Dream Cottage today & put it back in the rack & I could kick myself for doing it. I’m hoping to find it again & also would love to subscribe to it. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!! I LOVE this kind of magazine where it teaches you ways to make your home cozier, more colorful & some Flea Market finds. Can’t wait to find it again & I will want more fabulous ideas!! This is definitely not a magazine to just flip through!!

  10. You’re right, Karen, it’s full of great ideas! You probably can still find it on the stands but if not, you can contact the publisher directly. I know they sell single copies that way. There’s no subscription currently available for American Dream Cottages — it’s printed as a special publication.

  11. I love love love this magazine. I just bought it and I keep looking thru it over and over as I see something new each time. Too bad you can’t subscribe to it yet. I did find another Great magazie called “Flea Market Style”, equally as wonderful with Lots of great ideas.

  12. I love the kitchen cabinets in “Easy Weekend Cabinet Redo” using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I’ve read through the article and looked at paint samples, but I can’t figure out which colors are used in this kitchen. I’m redoing a 1970’s cabin with old wood cabinets and think this would look great! Could you share the colors used in this kitchen?

  13. Hi Wendy, those cabinets are great, you’re right! I have seen some great Annie Sloan chalk paint DIY projects out there. Have you seen her book, “Quick and easy paint Transformations” yet? You might find some inspiration (and tips) in there. I don’t know the specific paint colors used in the cabinet redo article since it was someone else’s project, not mine. But you might want to visit the American Dream Cottages Facebook page and post your question there. The link is!/pages/American-Dream-Cottages/379666552070609?fref=ts

    Come back and share pictures of your cabinets when you finish! We’d love to see them!

  14. Hi Jennifer, Just wondering if the paint color in the guest room is the same mix as the entry way? Thanks!

  15. Yup, same color! They look different in the article pictures because of the light. Take a look at the entry picture up by the second level of the staircase and you’ll see a yellow more like the guest room. The yellow near the column looks different because there’s a lot of late afternoon sun coming in at the time the image was shot. If you’re looking for a yellow and need more info, check out earlier comments here to find color names/numbers or let me know what else you need. Hope that helps!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this and can’t wait to get my copy of the magazine!

  17. Thanks Rhonda!

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