When you see the above image, it's hard to imagine that this adorable cottage was ever anything but a southern charmer. But scroll a little further down and you'll see proof of what the owners started with when restoring the original 1820s home on their Mississippi Plantation, Laurietta. Three years of restoration were well worth the effort, the exterior and interiors are the perfect mix of formal parlor and country cottage. For some reason I'm particularly drawn to the laundry room which also serves as a linen closet. Keeping sheets and towels tucked away in baskets under the counter seems so effortlessly sensible in one of those why didn't I think of that? moments. Of course I'm also enamored with the white & wood tone design scheme.
Images via Country Living