Welcome Friends! It’s Sunday at The Cottage Market so that can mean only one thing…it is time for The Cottage of the Week (the new Cottage of the Week Gallery is open) You know…the part of the day when you stop for a moment…enjoy a cup of something yummy…put up your feet and enjoy a little tour of a beautiful home with tons of personality and style! Well today we have style with a capital S! We are shining the light on It All Started With Paint
I am very excited today to share this wonderful home with you. I have known Linda now for over 2 years and she is a complete and utter delight and I am so happy to call her my friend. That could have a lot to do with the fact that she might live in Chicago…but she is a Jersey Girl…born and bred : )!
Linda has a beautiful family and they are all in on the adventure of creating a new twist on their home’s style with Linda being the mastermind.
The style is FRESH…FUN and FABULOUS!!!
Let’s have a nice visit…
Here we are in the cool city of Chicago!
Talk about personality…this home sure has it.
Here is a peek at last years Halloween decorations and I have a feeling that this years will be just as wonderful! Oh and do you have any idea how popular this porch is?…
It is the painted Masterpiece that was featured throughout the blogosphere and spread like wildfire. Talk about innovative and just plain wonderful! You have to visit and see the entire transformation…you will be amazed and then you are going to want to try it yourself!
Before we go inside…you have to meet the
King Dog…Ernie…how cute is he! Just wanted you to know who the real boss of the house it : )
The Front Entryway is warm…welcoming and wonderful.
The attention to detail is simply amazing…just take a look at this incredible chandelier.
Organization starts at the door…oh how I envy such skills!
and for that POP of Color…check out this beautiful bench that Linda primed…painted…distressed and dressed up with a custom cushion and pillow ensemble…she share the diy right here!
Now for the most newly renovated room in the home…
We have waited a bit for this day…but talk about well worth the wait…it is incredible. All decked out in an amazing wall treatment
and crisp navy…this room will dazzle you.
Not only does Linda put together a room with sensational style…she even makes some of the accessories that make this house a home…I personally am loving these polka dot burlap pillows…they just pop and then the navy pillows just explode with charm. Did you see the mirror…marvelous or what!
Whatever angle you view this room…it is a stand out beauty.
I do believe if you put the best of Pottery Barn…anthropologie…Restoration Hardware…Ikea and Crate and Barrel in a blender and poured it in a room…this is what you would get! Applause!!!
Speaking of beauties…let’s take a closer look at the side table that Linda painted and striped… it looks sensational and of course their is a diy : )
From the Living Room we make a seamless move into the
which has all the freshness one could desire in the area where the family shares their meals and their day.
Oh those walls…I love them!
This is the room where it truly all started with paint… I will let you read the story when you visit.
The Kitchen is stunning with the dramatic black cabinetry and the wonderful wash of white counters…
You have to love this fabulous chalkboard door…ah the 1000’s of uses for this beauty!
Oh an by the way…this is where incredibly wonderful desserts like this Lemon Meringue Pies in Mason Jars are created!
Want to know what the most visited room in the house is?
It’s the Pretty Powder Room
drop by for your own visit and experience an amazing transformation.
ok…just one little peek…
Linda designed the most wonderful teen boys room in the history of teen boy rooms! It’s something you have to experience. I for one could not get enough of the thought that went into this room and then of course the incredible talent it took to pull it off! One lucky boy…let me tell you.
The details are everywhere and may I say they are magnificent!
Touches of retro magic.
Oh and the knobs…a must see!
Oh and that washi tape light/fan!!! Be Still my Heart!
Does this room have “it” or what??? Check out all of the other details.
The Screened in Porch is an oasis of nature…even though they are in a city…Linda has created a spot that is tranquil and serene…
a happy place for everyone to share…
even her little potted plants are rock stars!…
and of course you will find Ernie hanging out here a lot!
Ernie invites you to see the rest of this room but if you could…he would like some yummies as he shows you around : )
Well my friends…there is so much more to see over at
so I hope you drop by really soon!
Linda’s Etsy Shop and more!
You can also stay in touch with her via:
And then there is Linda’s newest endeavor
I have to tell you that you must visit and visit often…I think I am her biggest fan because I just can’t get enough of the mason jar goodness and she shares the best of the best!
Hop over there and plan to stay for awhile…there is that much to experience!!!
You can start with a Fall Time Facial with this incredible
One thing is for certain…Linda always has something up her sleeve and it is always inspiring! Visit her and her family often and you will be welcomed with open arms and open hearts.
We all want to thank the entire family for opening their home up to us today…it was tons of fun!
By the way…Jersey Girls Rock and you are at the top of the list Linda!