This picturesque cottage in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the first home of childhood sweethearts and recent newlyweds Samantha and Kevin. Featured on Southern Weddings, and photographed by Ashley Bosnick - the 800-square-foot abode is full of love and light.
The couple is renting the house, proving that rentals can be just as beautiful and refined as a home that is owned. Light walls, warm wood floors, and traditional yet classic furnishings create a welcoming atmosphere full of Southern charm. Take the full tour below.
The living room is mostly neutral yet anything but boring. Classic furniture and fluffy pillows make for an inviting space. Even though the room is small, there is plenty of seating for entertaining guests.
Every room needs a bit of greenery, and these blooming branches on the mantle are the perfect addition. An antique door leaning against the corner makes for a unique detail.
Samantha told Southern Weddings that the dining room is her favorite spot in the house. A traditional china cabinet takes on a contemporary feel with a coat of gray paint. Gold framed artwork adds a bit of luxury.
Blue details add interest like the pattern pillow and glass vase. A chalkboard meal planner menu is stylish and functional.
The neutral and blue color palette is carried into the bedroom with a vintage style bed frame and floral bedding. The decor is simple, just two framed photographs above the headboard - creating a soothing space.
The second bedroom features more class furniture and rustic decor. An antique windowpane leaning against the wall is easily executed yet special wall decor.