The Cozy Cottage

The Cozy Cottage

As the owner of Grit + Gold, a local wedding planning company, Lottie Fowler is used to creating beautiful spaces. But at home, she says, “Things are allowed to fall apart.” You wouldn’t know it by looking at the backyard of her 1939 Cape Cod cottage on Fort Worth’s Westside. “It lends so well to my eclectic nature,” she says of the home’s architecture. “The all-over wood shack from the exterior to its roof is a rare thing of beauty in Fort Worth.” 

While the inside of Lottie’s home is neutral, she says she felt free to go more bold in the backyard, starting with the door, painted Dutch Tile Blue by Sherwin-Williams. From there she pulled in lots of texture – rugs, pillows, rattan chairs and plants to add a level of coziness. She sourced the colorful rug from World Market and her outdoor furniture from Target. “I love all the Target outdoor collections, and surprisingly, they have held up much better than more pricey sets I have purchased,” she says.

But someone this creative is never done designing. Lottie currently has big plans in the works to add a pergola with hammocks leading out to a Euro-inspired plunge pool. 

Until then, the Fowlers will continue living in what Lottie calls their “family space,” where Lottie and her husband, Clint, drink coffee; their daughter, Saylor, plays basketball; and the dogs, Bruno and Cash, sunbathe.