Feature Friday: Jennifer Rizzo’s Cottage Home

In my 5 years of blogging, early on there were a few home bloggers out there and Jennifer is one of the girls that I met that first year or two.  I love her style and her friendly manner and I’ve loved watching her home evolve over the  past few years, to a home of warmth, family, and casual comfort.

She has a really easy-going cottage style that I know you’ll love!


Jen has a beautiful cottage style and I love how she puts things together.  This shot looks straight out of a magazine. Just lovely!

jen rizzo livingroom

Living room is cozy and casual too.


Jen has a knack for putting old and new together effortlessly and loves using vintage finds.


Dining table with a beautiful mirror featured.


Jennifer and her hubby had a misfortune in their kitchen (pipe burst) and had to completely redo it, but Jennifer ended up getting the kitchen she had always longed for.  Check out this post for all the details.


They replaced the old flooring and subfloor, as well as the base cabinet.  Keeping the uppers, everything was painted the same.  And now look at it!


It’s a stunning cottage kitchen now.  I’m such a sucker for white cabinets!

wood counter

Wood counters from Ikea.

kitchen hutch

A free standing buffet saved money on buying more cabinets.  Love the idea of a free-standing piece if you have room for it.


The master bedroom is equally soothing and pretty.

side lamp

Another beautiful shot of the nightstand and soft colors.


Her daughter’s room is really pretty too with the white framed gallery wall.

kids room

Jennifer is a major thrifty shopper too and painted yardsale frames white and made the butterflies.

daughter's room

Another daughter gets a pretty makeover in aqua and red.

d room2

With a nice storage solution in the corner. Great way to store books.

Hope you enjoyed the tour of Jen’s home. She has lots of talent and creativity, hop on over to Jennifer Rizzo for more details on her beautiful home.

- Rhoda


  1. The pictures of the kitchens are just awesome. Keep up the good work, Jen!

  2. Missi @ havoc-to-heaven.com says:

    I am so copying the white frame idea!!! Love it!

  3. Gorgeous Home…. LOVE LOVE THE COTTAGE LOOK!!! and was I surprised… I had that exact book rack made for my grandsons nursery… He is now5 and still uses it for all his little books!! (I got the idea from Pottery Barn) :)… thanks Rhoda for sharing your friends beautiful home!!!!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing Jennifer’s space, it is amazing and I will be scooting over to follow her too. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration, I love Southern Hospitality!

    Hugs, Tanya

  5. Beautiful! Love the use of silver pieces in the kitchen!

  6. She really has an eye for detail. Gorgeous home!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. There were little details in each room that I adored. This was like flipping through a very lovely decorating magazine, but more comfortable because someone actually lives there and it wasn’t overly styled. Thanks for sharing! -K

  8. My favorite things: the British flag painting in blue and dark rose; the green parsons bench and bird cage above; the clock faces with no hands; and the kitchen towel with ball fringe trim.

  9. Elizabeth H says:

    I love your Feature Fridays and love this cottage with all the good ideas.

  10. Rhoda, Thank you so much for featuring my home today! It’s hard to believe how much time as gone by….You were one of the first bloggers I met too…. it’s like we are blogging old -timers!!!

  11. I love this cottage home ! The silver trays around are a great mix with white & texture. Thanks for sharing , Rhoda!

  12. I absolutely LOVE what she has done in her home. The kitchen is just gorgeous. You can tell it is not huge but she has made every inch of it work perfectly. I love the free-standing cabinet/hutch along the one wall. Not only is it functional it is beautiful to look at. I am popping over to check her blog out-

    Hope you get at least one day of rest over the Holiday weekend~xo Diana

  13. I follow Jennifer’s blog and her home is amazing…she is very talented and creative…love everything about her home…!

  14. What a beautiful white kitchen! Almost makes me wish for a pipe to burst! :). Just kidding, but how pretty!

  15. Rhoda,

    What an amazing home tour! I’m hopeful that I’ll get to see Jenn’s home up close and personal this summer … she put out a call for area Midwest blogger’s to get together …



  16. I love her kitchen and the chalkboard that says, “Make yourself at home.” I may have to borrow that idea!

  17. What a pretty, homely cottage. I love the kitchen, I have a similar style home but my kitchen is very modern (inherited from previous owners), I plan to give it a makeover for a more “country” without having to have a complete new kitchen.

    Love this post.

    Lee ☺

  18. I’m a sucker for white kitchens too. This is my favorite room in her house. I love the silver in the kitchen and the kitchen island with the turned legs.

  19. Susan S. Spaanbroek says:

    Love this little cottage and reminds me very much of one that I had worked so hard on when I was single. Think that I might steal the picture frame idea for our guest room that also has twin antique beds!

  20. Patricia says:

    Beautiful home, but I’m really lusting after the green bench.

  21. What a fab tour of Jen’s house.I too love to read her blog.She is a super sweet lady and also very talented.Her home is beautiful.

  22. Love her beautiful home. This is one of the nicest homes that you’ve shared with your readers.

  23. Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    What a charming home…LOVE her style!!


  24. Thank you for sharing Jennifer’s home, I think she is one creative person. Although I do not have my own blog, I have been following Jennifer’s and your blog for about three years now. I am so inspired by you both. Thank you both for your creativity.

  25. Just wondering where she may have found these curtains in the top picture in her living room? What a beautiful home.


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