HI there! Bethany Heart has opened a new shop by the name of [Coeur], which just debuted this past weekend. I believe it will be a prefab shop, but I can't say for sure that she won't expand to furniture and decor. With her grand opening, she's released the Maison du Alcott prefab, and was kind enough to send me a copy to check out. Here we go!

It's a simple floorplan with a cottage feel. I do like the expansive porches on both floors - the upstairs porch wraps around two sides of the house, great for outdoor seating vignettes. (I sprinkled some basic furniture around just for pictures.) One of the first things that struck me about the house, though, is the lack of texture shading. My dear readers will know that this is a strong preference of mine - and I know not everyone shares the same opinion - I really would love to see a lot more shading on the walls, especially the exterior. I think it would give so much more definition. The textures are good - they just need depth.

On the first floor is a fairly open layout with subtly defined areas for living, dining, kitchen. There's a bedroom located off the kitchen area, as well.

There's a lot of space, but not too much. It would be easy to furnish and make it cozy. Upstairs is the master bedroom, as well as an open landing that connects to the upstairs porch. The landing would be great for another seating area, or maybe a work room of some sort. The master bedroom is more than big enough to house a full suite of bedroom furniture, and it also has french doors opening onto the porch, which is always nice.

I do really love the screen texture that Bethany used for the front door, windows, and the upstairs landing, as seen in the pic below. Another really cute touch is in the downstairs bedroom - the closet is framed with curtains rather than the usual closet door. Cute!

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(furniture pictured is a mix of items from Second Spaces, The Loft, and the (retired) m.fox Collection)


A quick new release from [ba] Barnesworth Anubis - the Catalina Studio House. If you checked out Barnes' SUYS set this weekend, you've already seen this new prefab. Totally cute, simple and open, great for a workspace or small house. I love the double-sided fireplace!

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