b*designs :: the lettered cottage blog makeover

Good afternoon! I’m getting a late start on the whole blogging thing today, but I promised to share this FRESH.NEW.FAB blog design before I sign off for the weekend. So here we go!

Some months ago, Layla of The Lettered Cottage contacted me about doing a redux of their current blog. The more I communicated with Layla, the more excited I became about her project. The Lettered Cottage, if you don’t already know, is a big-time decorating and design blog, and authors Layla and Kevin are actually in the process of filming a new series for HGTV. Big stuff!! They also happen to be incredibly down to earth people and a total joy to work with. I share a sincere appreciation for cottage style, so it was no surprise that my design aesthetic fit with their vision for the new blog.

Designing the new Lettered Cottage was a fairly in-depth process. Layla and I worked closely together for a few months to realize her vision for the updated look and feel. We also had to pack a ton of function into the site, since they have loads of great content that we wanted to have easily accessible for their readers. The blend of form and function was a fine line that we walked, and the web developer was involved in all stages of this project, since it’s fairly large in scale and complexity. The blog went live earlier this week, and we’ve been working through a few bugs since then. Oh the joys of technology.

This project was perhaps one of my most challenging, simply because of it’s sheer scope. But the experience was priceless. I was beyond honored to work with these guys. They were way too cool for their old blog, and it’s great to finally see them “moved in” to this shiny new one!

  1. Barbara Shoop says:

    Bethany, this is beyond amazing! I love it!

  2. kelly says:

    Bethany, you KNOW I love it! Super job by everyone involved!

  3. melissa stover says:

    oh it loos fabulous! great job.

  4. Becky says:

    Congratulations Bethany! What an amazing project for you!! As a TLC reader, I love, love, love the new look! So clean, easy to navigate/use, and it really has that welcoming cottage feeling. (Not to mention the design is a huge improvement from past versions of TLC.) You really did an amazing job, and I am so excited for you!!

  5. Mary says:

    Hi Beathany!

    I tried emailing you regarding a blog redesign, but my emails keep getting sent back to me as “undeliverable”. No idea why! Lol! If you have a sec, could you email me to let me know if you have openings for new clients?

    Thanks so much!

  6. Mary says:

    Sorry…I was so excited to contact you…I forgot how to spell. ;o)

  7. Tricia says:

    I love it! Very nice!

  8. Karrie says:

    I noticed the other day that you designed their blog. I love the redesign so much–you did a fabulous job!

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