Wayne & Daniel's Comfortably Classic Cottage

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Name: Wayne & Daniel
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Size: 995 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months

Wayne tells us that he has two passions — design and food. He works in sales, as a freelance writer for The Fayetteville Gazette and as a food blogger while awaiting his "dream profession" of contributing to his favorite shelter mags and sites. In the meantime, he's gotten busy setting up his dream home.

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One of Wayne's favorite magazines is House Beautiful so it comes as no surprise that the color palettes he used throughout his recently purchased 1959 home were inspired by none other than HB's food and lifestyle guru Ina Garten's Hampton Barn....done on a budget. He tells us: "I loved the light gray color that Ina Garten had in her new barn on Barefoot Contessa. I found out that it was Farrow and Ball's Light Gray. At about $125 a gallon, it was out of our range. However, I had Benjamin Moore match their t op quality paint to it and found that their "Berkshire Beige" was a perfect match. That paint ran us about $35 a gallon." Smart and stylish!

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My/Our style: Comfortable Classic

Inspiration: Ina Garten's Hamptons Barn (That's were we stole the Living Room/Kitchen colors from)

Favorite Element: The restored hardwood floors

Biggest Challenge: The house is very small. When purchased, the house was occupied by a couple who had painted everything with bright primary colors. After 4 coats of paint and 2 coats of primer, we finally were able to bring the colors into our personality. Our hope was that each of the colors were both fresh yet grounded. The other major challenge is the one bath. We plan on expanding one day...but for now, it works fine for two people.

What Friends Say: That the house appears effortless and comfortable. The first is wishful, but the second is a compliment.

Biggest Embarrassment: Ah the backyard is in deep need of a garden...coming in the spring, thanks to our new backyard botanical contained garden unit.

Proudest DIY: Framing out the windows and also framing out the cutout between the kitchen and living room. I normally hate these sort of cut-outs but with this one...I actually wanted to turn it into a large window sill that we could display stuff on. Its great during the holidays to hold stockings or pumpkins etc. It's a great way to turn it into something cool...instead of having it look like a diner.

Biggest Indulgence: Pottery Barn Bedding...we have three different quilts. On a personal note, a free indulgence for me is shelving built into the kitchen to hold my ever growing cookbook collection.

Best advice: Color is everything. We wanted colors that were natural and timeless. We also wanted colors that had great depth and seem to change depending on the light. Once the colors were in place, the rest of the house seemed to come to life.

Dream source: We are huge fans of House Beautiful, Hampton's Homes and Gardens Magazines, and of course...Pottery Barn/Williams-Sonoma Home.

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Resources:

PAINT COLORS:

Exterior Primary: Martha Stewart Tapenade
Exterior Trim: Martha Stewart Calla Lily
Door: Benjamin Moore Million Dollar Red
Living Room/Hall: Benjamin Moore Berkshire Beige
Kitchen/Dining Room: Benjamin Moore Glacier White
Bathroom: Benjamin Moore Dried Parsley
Master Bedroom: Benjamin Moore Montgomery White
Office: Benjamin Moore Westwood Blue
Guest Bedroom: Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows

BEDDING:
Pottery Barn Vintage Red Stripe Quilt (Winter/Fall)
Pottery Barn Jamestown Quilt (Summer)
Pottery Barn Millbrook Quilt (Spring/Fall)

RUGS:
Living Room and Office (Target)
Master Bedroom (Pottery Barn)

DINING TABLE:
JC Penney

COUCH:
Bassett Furniture (Jackson Style)

FURNITURE:
Highboy (Bedroom), Chest (Bedroom), Coffee Table (Living Room), Chairs (Living Room), Chairs (Dining Room): Precious Cargo Resale (cargo456.com)

ART:
The Small Object (thesmallobject.com)
Studio Violet (http://studioviolet.bigcartel.com)
Steven Moore Photography (smoorephotos.com)
Lance Miller Photography (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lancemiller/)
One night on Dickson Prints (onenightondickson.com)
Handmade Fayetteville (http://www.local540.com/marketplace/businesses/handmade-inc/)
French Quarter Antiques Fayetteville (http://french-quarters.com)
Terra Studios Fayetteville (www.terrastudios.com)

ACCESSORIES:
Dash and Albert Throws (dashandalbert.com)
Bedroom Light Shade-Embroidered (potterybarn.com)
Precious Cargo Resale (cargo456.com)
Target (target.com)
China (Pottery Barn Great White Rim)
Flatware (Williams-Sonoma Monaco)

INSPIRATION:
Young House Love (younghouselove.com)
House Beautiful (housebeautiful.com)
Ina Garten Barn (http://www.housebeautiful.com/decorating/ina-garten-barn-1108)
The Nest (thenest.com)
Apartment Therapy (aartmenttherapy.com)

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(Thanks, Wayne and Daniel!)

Images: Wayne Bell

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