Courtney believes in the power of patina, that fresh flowers and a chandelier belong in every room and that the mix of rustic & refined is perfection. When she isn’t behind the computer blogging- she works freelance as a photographer and stylist for magazines, loves to travel and you might also find her sitting on the beach with her toes in the sand and a beach bag filled with peonies. Courtney writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle, design, DIY & the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage. With a style that is a little bit shabby and french country with a touch of cottage mixed in- she loves the mix of rustic & refined in a space and doesn’t like to follow all those design rules. Except for the one about decorating with what you love. She thinks if it makes you happy when you walk in a room- it is perfect. When she isn’t blogging- she also works freelance as a photographer & stylist and loves to travel. For more on Courtney, see the French Country Cottage website.