Updating Your Wardrobe for the Cozy Fall Season

After a long, hot Kentucky summer, the month of September is finally here! Fall is just a few weeks away; soon the leaves will begin to change and fall scented candles will fill our homes with a warm, cozy glow. Here at The Red Brick Cottage, fall is one of our favorite times of year, because it is the perfect time for every homeowner to add a bit of rustic, country style to their home. As the seasons change, there will be corduroy pillows, flannel blankets, orange and yellow flowers, and pumpkin themed décor.

Updating Your Wardrobe for the Cozy Fall Season And if you are like us, you are probably just as interested in your fall fashion choices are you are in your seasonal interior design options.

This season we love the look that is being created by pairing leather boots with boot socks. Both a stylish and comfortable fall accessory, boot socks give practically every outfit that little extra flair it needs to become one-of-a-kind. Worn with a long sweater and leggings, or a dress and a pair of tights, they complement all of our favorite fall fashion trends perfectly.

Best of all, The Red Brick Cottage offers a wide selection of fall fashion pieces right in our shop! We have medium and tall knit boot socks decorated with buttons or lace. Available in shades of black, brown, gray, tan and red, they are made to fit all calve sizes.

Stop on by to shop for all your autumnal needs (both home and fashion) or give us a call at 270-351-1224 to place your order.

Preparing Your Country Primitive Home for Fall

fall lantern

Here at The Red Brick Cottage our End-of-Summer Sale is in full swing and we could not be more excited! As much as we love this sunny season, we are really looking forward to the cool fall months. Why? Because there are so many incredible country primitive interior design trends we can’t wait to incorporate into our homes!

Lanterns & Candles

An accent piece that can fit into any room of your home, rustic-inspired lanterns add to the warm, hospitable atmosphere that you want your home to provide as the weather gets chilly. This cozy, primitive accent piece can be emphasized even further with the addition of a flameless candle.

A lovely way to add the comforting flicker of candlelight to your space without having to worry about kids and pets bumping into a real flame, flameless candles are a safer and easier-to-enjoy option than their flamed counterparts. No longer will you have to worry about blowing out candles before you go to bed; just accent your rustic lanterns with flameless candles that you love and enjoy their comforting beauty.

Seasonal Flowers

The fastest and cheeriest way to add a seasonal touch to your home is with updated flower arrangements! To inspire fall feelings in your space, we especially love the look of mums in hues of orange, red and yellow. And while fresh flowers are absolutely breathtaking, it can be time consuming to constantly have to update your arrangements. Instead, stop by The Red Brick Cottage to pick up some of our beautiful, realistic artificial arrangements. Our mums were recently featured in Country Sampler Magazine and we have a variety of different colors available.

For individuals shopping from outside the Louisville, Kentucky area, please call our shop at 270-351-1224 to place your order or shop with us online here.

Three Ways to Add Primitive Style to Your Home

farmhouse sink

A decorating style that fills your home with a cozy aura, rustic style allows you experiment with texture, mixing vintage finds with bold woodwork and earthy hues. For individuals looking to add more primitive style to their space, there are many different options to consider – from bold furniture finds to warm throw blankets and vases of wildflowers.

Mix and Match

One of our favorite things about rustic style is the way it allows you to mix and match different colors, textures and materials. If you are having trouble deciding where you want to play with colors and textures, we recommend starting with your dining room table. A sturdy wood table can be paired with all types of chairs, creating a unique, collected look.

Whether you choose similar styles in all different colors or different designs all made from a similar material, a little bit of diversity goes a long way in creating a collected, primitive look.

Repurpose Vintage Finds

Another primitive decorating technique we love is repurposing. A wet sink converted into a functional bathroom sink, wooden crates hung on the walls as shadow boxes and pallets turned into coffee tables make for lovely rustic additions.

Focus on Texture

Once you have updated your furniture to create a more rustic appearance, texture is an important factor to consider when adding smaller decorative pieces into your space. We love the look of patchwork quilts in the bedroom, copper pots hanging in the kitchen and rusty iron light fixtures.

The best thing about primitive style is the way it allows your home to evolve as you find unique new items. No two rustic homes are quite the same, and it is this collected and completely one-of-a-kind look that makes them so home-y.

As you are searching for unique furniture finds and primitive accent pieces to fill your home with, shop with The Red Brick Cottage for one-of-a-kind treasures. See something you love on our Facebook page? Just give us a call at 270-351-1224 to place your order!

Add a Touch of Summer to Your Home with Rustic Decorations

summer primitive decorWith a warm summer breeze drifting through your window and the scent of flowers wafting in from your garden, you can really tell that summer is here in Kentucky. And for families looking to add a touch of rustic summer style to their home’s interior, The Red Brick Cottage has some lovely ideas for you to consider.

Colorful Quilts

Put away your warm comforters and throw blankets this summer in exchange for cool and refreshing handmade quilts. With their colorful patchwork designs, it is easy to find one that blends in with your space’s color scheme. Antique quilts have an especially primitive country feel, and we have a beautiful array of them for sale in our shop!

Floral Accent Pillows

Nothing says summer like the bright floral patterns that blend perfectly with your home’s rustic theme. Whether you love yellow daffodils, red tulips or grape hyacinth, the options are endless. And unlike bouquets that wilt and fade after a few days, floral accent pillow can add color to your space all throughout the season.

Fresh Scented Candles

Refreshing and inviting on those cool summer evenings, summer scented Candleberry Candles can add a touch of inviting warmth to any space. Available in small and large jars, these high quality wax candles will add a freshness that fills your entire home.

Pops of Yellow

A color that just screams summer, yellow is one of the best ways to refresh your home this season. We love the idea of adding little pops of this hue throughout your space, with decorative accent pieces and beautiful table settings.

For all your rustic home décor needs, The Red Brick Cottage is the place to visit. Filled with primitive furniture and one-of-a-kind accent finds, we are located just south of Louisville, Kentucky.

You can also shop with us online or place an order by phone at 270-351-1224.

Country Chic Spring Décor Ideas for Your Home and Garden

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and birds are chirping; all of our favorite signs of spring! And here at The Red Brick Cottage a new season means new decorating opportunities – both inside and outside the home.
 

mason jar flower arrangementsMason Jar Floral Arrangements

The perfect way to add a pop of color to any room in your home this spring season, mason jar floral arrangements combine the fresh scent of spring flowers with the rustic chic look of painted mason jars. Used as a centerpiece on your dining room table or placed on an end table in your living room, this small, spring themed addition can make a big and beautiful impact in your home.
 

decorative milk cansDecorative Milk Cans

A versatile addition to your country themed home, milk cans can be placed outside in the garden or inside to be used as end tables or to hold flower arrangements. When used outdoors, we love the idea of placing a pot of flowers on top of a milk can, and arranging more of them around its base to add a touch of style and color to your porch or patio.
 

birdhouse plantersBirdhouse Planters

These decorative planters are another lovely outdoor addition to your home, adding a rustic and cheerful style to your yard. Filled with your favorite flowers and visited by some beautiful birds, these planters will add new life and excitement to your backyard.
 

grapevine wreathsGrapevine Wreaths

Welcome guests into your home this season with a grapevine wreath on your door. Left plain or decorated with flowers and greenery, this cheerful decoration will put a smile on your face every time you walk through the door.
 

spring throw pillowsFloral Throw Pillows

Trade out your cozy knit pillows and blankets for something a little more colorful this spring: Floral patterned pillows. A trendy addition to your rustic home, floral is expected to be a popular design trend in 2016, and one that we absolutely love at The Red Brick Cottage.
 
For all your spring themed home décor and accessories, shop with us online or by phone at 270-351-1224. Passing through the Radcliff, Kentucky area? Our shop is located at 776 South Dixie Blvd. and we would love to see you here!

Making Your Home a Cozy, Rustic Retreat

primitive, rustic home

There is nothing better than stepping into your home after a long day of work and immediately feeling cozy, comfortable and relaxed, and there is no home décor style that emulates these emotions more than the country primitive style that we at The Red Brick Cottage love. Regardless of where you live, there are plenty of ways to create a warm, rustic atmosphere within. Here are some great ways to get the look you are searching for:
 

Mix Materials

When it comes to decorating your rustic home, feel free to mix things up! Metals like copper and bronze look beautiful with wood accents, and colorful quilts are a wonderful way to add a splash of fun. A rustic styled home can be as eclectic as you would like, so feel free to set a carved swan on the same shelf as a primitive doll or a lantern. Country decorations should be collected naturally, so when you find something you absolutely love, pick it up and add it to your one-of-a-kind collection.
 

Balance Whites and Neutrals

Neutral hues like beige and brown, along with natural wood are the most common features in a rustic home, but too much of these colors can make your home feel dark and dreary. Adding a balance of white to your home décor style will brighten up the rooms, creating a clean crisp feeling. For example, if a room of your house has a wood ceiling, floor and furniture, combat these rich hues with simple white walls. Primitive accents like this white lantern can add brightness as well.
 
Interested in adding some country primitive style to your home? The Red Brick Cottage has everything you need to accentuate your rustic style. From lanterns and quilts to wooden furniture and decorative pieces, there are so many beautiful and unique items to choose from. Shop with us online or visit our Radcliff, Kentucky shop at 776 South Dixie Boulevard.

Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Sweetheart Will Love

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, you have probably started searching for a sweet gift for the special someone in your life. Instead of sticking with the traditional chocolate and flowers, give your sweetheart a gift that can enjoy as time passes. Whether you are looking to show your girlfriend, wife, mother or daughter how much you love her, The Red Brick Cottage has some unique ideas for you to consider this year.
 

shirt extendersShirt Extenders

A great gift idea for the fashion-forward lady in your life, a lace shirt extender can completely transform any outfit, adding a touch of style under long tunics, shorter tops and even dresses.  Available in a wide variety of colors, styles and sizes, these extenders are the perfect gift for the girl that loves to make a fashion statement!
 

lantern candle warmersCandle Holders

For the ladies who love candles, there are some incredible Valentine’s themed scents to choose from this month. Some of our favorites are hot maple toddy, red velvet cupcake, pink sugar, wild blackberries and mulberry. And the perfect accessory for any candle-lover is a candle warmer. From rustic lantern candle warmers to glass hurricane jars, there are lots of beautiful options to choose between.
 

Rustic Valentine's Day SignsSigns

If your sweetheart loves rustic décor and is always updating the accent decorations around her home, then a romantic sign is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. A sweet reminder of your love, look for a sign that can be added to the mantle, a shelf or hung on a wall in her home.
 
Need help shopping for your Valentine’s Day gift? Visit our Radcliff, Kentucky store or give us a call at 270-351-1224.
 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Stock Up on Hostess Gifts for the Holiday Season

Christmas Hostess Gifts

This holiday season, we recommend spreading some extra Christmas cheer with hostess gifts for friends and family members whose parties you attend. A kind gesture to thank your hostess for all the work they put into the event, there are many options to choose from for your loved ones. And with so much going on in the upcoming months, why not purchase a few small gifts and wrap them up ahead of time?
 

Household Necessities

Items like soaps, candles and room sprays are all great options for hostess gifts. Used and enjoyed by everyone, these sweet scented gifts are ones that will make your friends smile every time they use your gift. Not sure what scent your hostess will like most? We recommend sticking with seasonal and food scented options.
 

primitive christmas decorationsHoliday Decorations

Another great idea for a hostess gift is to choose a holiday decoration. Here at The Red Brick Cottage, we have many beautiful options to choose from, including hand towels, pillows, ornaments and mugs. These seasonal options are a great way to add a touch of festive spirit to any home and will accent any holiday style beautifully.
 

Foods

From gourmet coffees to specialty fruit spreads, there are so many delicious treats you can surprise your hostess with. We also love the idea of sending a gourmet gift basket to friends and family members you stay with for the holidays. Whether you and the kids spend a weekend at your sisters or a couple days with grandma, a gift basket is a great way to let them know how thankful you are that they opened their doors to you during the Christmas season.
 
Are you looking for home accessories, decorations and gourmet foods that your hostesses will love this season? Visit The Red Brick Cottage online or at our Radcliff, Kentucky shop for some unique items to say thank you with this December.

Bathroom Decor For A New Home

Bathroom Decor For A New Home

People spend just as much time in their home bathrooms as they do in the kitchen. The bathroom is essential in a home for several obvious reasons. Just because the bathroom is there for convenience doesn’t mean it has to be blah and uninviting.

 

You can decorate your bathroom so it suits your design tastes and functions properly. Many bathroom products on the market are a great bathroom accent because they serve a purpose and boast a really awesome design, color, or texture.

 

You don’t want to overdo a bathroom decor scheme since this will make the space appear small and cluttered. New homes today are designed to be airy with free flow from room to room. Light colors contrasted with bold ones highlight the unique design structure of newer homes.

 

If you’ve just built or bought a new home and are contemplating how to decorate your bathroom, there are subtle areas where you can add great decor without over-burdening the space.

 

Bathroom Decor For A New Home

Here are some items where you can add a bit of style:

 

  • Soap bottles and hand soap dish
  • Tissue box and waste basket
  • Framed art
  • Candles
  • Shower curtain hooks
  • Toilet paper holder

 

For beautiful and quality bathroom decor products, The Red Brick Cottage has a plentiful collection of bathroom accessories that will help to make your bathroom unique not only to you, but to your guests as well.

 

If you have any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us as we are here to help.

Gourmet Foods For Your Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Gourmet Foods For Your Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

Holiday season is going to be here before we know it so now is the time to start compiling your holiday gift giving list.

 

You may have a really long list of people to buy presents for or maybe you have just one or two, regardless however, we are sure you want a meaningful and purposeful gift.

 

Since the holidays have become so over commercialized and the available and most “popular” gifts are overpriced and rather “cheap” in the sense of quality.

 

Finding that ideal gift that shows your gratitude, friendship, thanks, and love is not as easy. The greatest gifts are those that are not just thoughtful, but also have a purpose. Being able to use what was given to you has special significance.

 

So what would a gift like that be?

Gourmet Foods For Your Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

For starters, everyone loves food. Food is comfort, food is inviting and food brings people together, especially at the holiday times.

 

You can search around for the favorite food of the gift recipient, but that could risk you unveiling the gift in the first place, and who wants to do that?

 

A great food gift idea is gourmet food. You don’t have to eat fancy to enjoy gourmet food. Whether it is a meal or an appetizing dish, you can dive into a delicious food that enlightens your taste buds.

 

From gourmet jellies, to butters, seasonings, treats, and dips, gourmet food does not only taste good, it opens your food palate to new food possibilities. As a gift, you are giving your recipient something new to try and to utilize while entertaining guests.

 

The Red Brick Cottage has a wide selection of gourmet foods and food baskets. Feel free to browse our website to see our gourmet choices or if you have more questions, contact us today!