Intimate and inviting atmospheres that incorporate casual yet refined elements are the hallmark of Southern cottage style, and we’ve filled this issue with the best of this approach to decorating. Take a look inside homes that encapsulate the spectrum of this aesthetic, ranging from polished suburban dwellings to authentically appointed farmhouses. Weathered finishes and natural accents balance classic touches and comfortable furnishings in spaces sure to spur your cottage dreams. Beyond stunning interiors, you’ll find ample inspiration for beautiful gardens, free flowing and unrestrained with an abundance of blooms and edible bounty, as well as porch décor and entertaining ideas. Spring’s glorious weather opens the door for hosting on the veranda—from a formal meal to tea and cake to simply relaxing from the everyday bustle in true cottage-living fashion.