What makes a cottage, a cottage?
I argue that it is in the architectural details. Even if you don't own a sea captain's house on Nantucket or a neglected coastal getaway, there are little architectural details that can bring that cottage charm home. Cottage details can also be very sophisticated, take for example, the classic cottage railing. I have found some wonderful examples to share with you but unfortunately, could not find a ready made source. It leads me to believe that these railings are most likely custom. Please leave a comment if you know of a potential source for a cottage rail.
I love the cottage railing featured in this lovely photograph from Veranda selected by Heather of Satisfying Spaces as one of her favorite images of late. Notice how the detail in the railing picks up the design in the chandelier. The view is breathtaking!