This Salt Lake City Florist’s Tudor Cottage is Blooming With Inspiration

 
 
Modern English Tudor Cottage
 
 

When we first sat down with Kate, the first thing we realized is that she very rarely sits down. As a floral stylist at Craft & Twine, lacrosse coach, gardener and runner (not to mention wife and mother to three kids) keeping pace with Kate is no small feat, and we felt lucky she took a pause in her marathon training (she was training for the Boston marathon when we met) to let us spend the morning chatting and sipping coffee on her sunny porch with her and her six-month-old pup, Nellie. Kate’s home reflects her colorful, happy, on-the-go lifestyle and has us excited to incorporate ideas from her home into our own.


Modern English Tudor Cottage

Photos by Taylor Pendleton

DC: We believe your home should showcase who you are and what you love. What would people learn about your life just by walking through your home?

KB: I love to bring the outdoors in. I have a collection of driftwood from the Olympic Peninsula and mossy branches from hikes that I use to decorate. I'm a forager. I love to snip flowers from my yard to add to bud vases or force blooming branches open in early winter to place on my kitchen island. As as florist, after a wedding or an event I'll bring home anything that may otherwise be thrown out. I always find a place for leftover flower buds and greenery.

Modern English Tudor Cottage

Photos by Taylor Pendleton.

DC: We love how functional your home feels, while maintaining your aesthetic. What areas of your home function just the way you want them to?

KB: I love opening up my French doors off of the kitchen/dining room and sitting out on my patio. It's so relaxing to sit and enjoy the evening with a glass of wine and chat with neighbors passing by. I would also say my kitchen functions pretty well. Our house is not very big so storage is an issue. We have definitely made the most of the space we have and maximized every square inch of my big kitchen island.

Modern English Tudor Cottage
Modern English Tudor Cottage
Modern English Tudor Cottage
Modern English Tudor Cottage

Photos by Taylor Pendleton.

DC: Any splurges or steals you want to tell us about?

KB: I pride myself in hunting for deals. I found my teak dining table in pristine shape a few years ago at the Sundance outlet. Apparently, it was a prototype from 1985!  I love it because no one else has it. I also love my Hans Wegner inspired wishbone dining chairs. They were a steal!

Modern English Tudor Cottage

Photo by Taylor Pendleton.

DC: You'll never regret buys like those! Any meaningful pieces you have on display in your home?

KB: As a kid, my dad always had a love for modern furniture and design. I remember we had these really cool Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane dining chairs. Of course I didn’t know how cool they were at the time, and I’m sure my siblings are the reason those chairs didn’t survive. A few years ago I managed to find another chair of my dad’s in his garage that was in bad shape—A Marcel Breuer Wassily chair. It was one of the first pieces of furniture my mom and dad purchased in London in 1978! The leather straps were ripped and dried out and some missing. I was determined to fix it up. I love this piece because it reminds me of my dad and it was also designed in 1925, which seemed fitting for this 1929 Tudor home.

Photos by  Taylor Pendleton .

Photos by Taylor Pendleton.

 

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