Spring Cottage Home Tour

Hey Spring tour hoppers! If you are coming from This Is Our Bliss, welcome! If not…haha, you are still welcome.

My good friend at Monica Wants It invited a whole slew of design bloggers, including yours truly, to share their spring decorated home tour! This is going to be fun…


Today I am going to show you around the only clean rooms in my house… the ones in my guest house.

Haha, okay, so I’m cheating for today. My little Airbnb Cottage always stays neat and tidy for guests, so it’s almost always picture perfect. Whereas my main house has 3 kids (plus me and my husband…we’re kind of messy) terrorizing the house on a regular basis. I promise, I’ll give you a tour of that house sometime soon (messy or not). 😉

In the meantime, welcome to the Cottage at Carmona Acres. Come on in and see how I add a little springtime love to my spaces.

The first space you see as you enter is the light and bright foyer with all it’s nature inspired touches. Now, you should know that my idea of spring decorating is fairly simple; adding lots of cute little plants all over my house, any nature art, or scents that make you feel like you are enjoying the great outdoors while inside.

Entryway vignette decor

Oh, and I’m one of those people who isn’t afraid to mix in fake plants amid the real plants. So if you were wondering, yes I have real succulents and fake sitting on the same entry console. What? I kill those sweet little things regularly, so I always need a buffer until I figure out how to properly take care of them! Haha.

I have a little binder for my Airbnb guests that gives them a complete breakdown of everything they need to know and what how they can best enjoy their stay.


Shop my entryway here (affiliate links below):

From the entryway you see straight into the eat-in kitchen. Just wander past the little pony wall that keeps everything open and flowing into the next room.


The eat-in nook and kitchen are all in one perfectly sized space for a cottage. I really wanted to bring a lot of bright touches of nature into this space as well.


You can probably see that from the floral art, to the touches of mint greens, to the little plants speckled throughout the space.


See? I told you I’m a sucker for cute little plants…especially succulents. Whether I kill them or not, I just keep buying them. Gah! And how cute is that little copper based stand?


Copper, wood, greens; I love this mix! Usually I prefer gold, but for the cottage I felt like cheating on my first love just a little. Naughty naughty.


In my opinion every kitchen should have herbs growing in it. Nothing is better in cooking than fresh herbs you can clip and add directly to your dish. Mmmm. I always have herbs growing on the patio or in the kitchen of my main house, so why not make sure there are some available up here at the cottage for my guests?


I wish I had a really deep set window right here, but this wide window lip definitely does the job to house a bunch of kitchen plants. So I’ll try not to complain too much and just enjoy what I have.


Shop the cottage kitchen and eating nook here:

I also have an incredible large south-facing window in the living room. It does pretty well despite the many trees shading the area surrounding the cottage. I tend to keep my medium light level plants on this deep window sill.


I love that I can always change up the decor in the living room just by adding new items to the bookcases.

Family Room - Library Makeover

I wanted my Airbnb guests to experience the living room as a cozy style that reflects all the beautiful nature and woods all around them. Something that makes them feel instantly comfortable and ‘at home’. So even when I change up the style on my bookcase I always keep that objective in mind.

Bookshelf styling - cottage style

Shop The Cottage Living Room

Then there is the dining room with it’s bar cart of plants. I really wanted to make the greens and golds in this room pop against those gorgeous dramatic dark walls.


I adore dark vibrant walls. I feel like everything just stands out against them. My forsythia is in full bloom all along my driveway, and I love seeing their bright yellow against that blue.


This is definitely my favorite room in the house. It screams me. I’m working to make the rest of the house reflect little bits of my style but still staying true to the cottage look and feel. The struggle’s real ya’all. 😀


Shop My Dining Room Here:

Let’s take a small brief peek into the two bedrooms of the cottage…because I know you are wondering what those look like.

I have always felt that the twin bedroom here in the cottage was plenty happy and spring-like. I love the emerald green pillows, the fun design on the area rug, and the gold mirrors that add a reflective touch.

Cottage Twin Bedroom Makeover

The last little peek I’m going to give you is into the master bedroom. But just a peek for today; if you want to see more you can take a look here.


Shop The Cottage Bedrooms:

This tour is already too long and you have so many other fantastic blogger homes to explore.

I hope you enjoyed it! Your next stop today is Southern State of Mind blog, and you are going to love it.

21 Comments on Spring Cottage Home Tour

  1. Kathy
    March 11, 2018 at 7:58 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s gorgeous Ursula! I want to come and visit. I love the all the pops of green and those blue walls are amazing. I also love seeing your dad’s art! It’s so pretty. It has to be the prettiest airbnb ever!

    • Ursula Carmona
      March 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Kathy! Yeah, I’m pretty stoked to have my own dad’s art on the walls. It just makes my heart happy.

  2. Jessica Brigham
    March 9, 2018 at 11:27 am (4 years ago)

    Girl, you had me at all those beautiful brass and metallic touches!! Just so refined!!

  3. Rachael @ This is our Bliss
    March 9, 2018 at 10:24 am (4 years ago)

    Oh. My. Goodness. Your cottage is AWESOME!! It is styled SO beautifully. Every single touch!!!! The bookcase shelves, console table, bar cart and nightstand. I am absolutely in love 🙂

  4. Robin
    March 8, 2018 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous place to stay! I love that you brought in a few real plants for your guests. You’ve thought of everything.

  5. cassie bustamante
    March 8, 2018 at 7:16 am (4 years ago)

    your guest house is so pretty! i love all of the blues and greens and love the dining room the most- the plant bar cart and awesome table won me over!

  6. Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
    March 7, 2018 at 8:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Love all your houseplants, whenever I feel like a room isn’t quite done I add a plant. Always makes it feel like home.

    • Ursula Carmona
      March 12, 2018 at 6:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha, right? Plants make everything.

  7. ariel
    March 7, 2018 at 2:07 pm (4 years ago)

    p.s loving your photography. So clean and well light *thumbs up

  8. ariel
    March 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm (4 years ago)

    I am HERE for all this blue and gold. Looking really sharp, Ursula! p.s we share a name – Ursula is one of my middle names 😉
    I totally love what you’ve got going on for spring, it’s just the right amount. Enjoy the warmer weather!

  9. Monica @MonicaWantsIt.com
    March 7, 2018 at 9:57 am (4 years ago)

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and it’s a guest cottage? I’m on my way! (No really, I need to email you about that…) So happy you joined in the tours- I adore your style, friend!

    • Ursula Carmona
      March 7, 2018 at 5:15 pm (4 years ago)

      Aw, thanks Monica! I appreciate you inviting me to join in the tour, it was fun! Can’t wait to see you in person girly. 😉

  10. Lisa
    March 7, 2018 at 9:26 am (4 years ago)

    This is such a beautiful Air B&B Ursula! I would love to come across this house when I was searching for a place to stay! All your pretty touches are so welcoming and homey like the plants and flowers… you’ve done an amazing job and I’m sure your guests love staying here!

    • Ursula Carmona
      March 7, 2018 at 5:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Lisa! That’s so sweet of you to say. I’m having a ton of fun decorating it.

  11. Jolie Dionne
    March 7, 2018 at 7:12 am (4 years ago)



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