A living room designed by Layla Palmer features a unique sofa table made from a repurposed window shutter. The fireplace is topped with a reclaimed wood mantel, while a sprinkling of candlesticks, houseplants and woven baskets softens the rustic elements.
Add a sweet and colorful touch to any holiday mantel with a festive mitten advent calendar garland. Layla Palmer used a variety of toddler-sized mittens in traditional Christmas hues and printed out 24 numbers small enough to tuck into each mitten. To add extra holiday cheer, she added a sweet sentiment below each number. String the mittens on a long strand of twine and start counting down.
Splurge on thick, 100 percent cotton bath towels, washcloths and hand towels for your guests. A great tip is to buy guest towels in a color different from your regular towels so you'll always have the "good" towels ready for overnight guests. These guest towels have been livened up with addition of colorful bands of ribbon the help dress up the bathroom. (And they color coordinate with the rubber duckies!) Design by Layla Palmer, the Lettered Cottage.