Hey Friend, I’m Stephanie Vainer

I’m the founder of Cottage Living and Style, a small space designer and DIY enthusiast. I help families, couples, and DIYers embrace the art of small-space living. Whether you’re navigating the challenges of raising a family in a small home (like I am), looking for functional design and storage solutions, or DIY projects to maximize your space, you’ve come to the right place.

My mission is to help you with actionable tips, heartfelt advice, and relatable hacks to create a happy, and beautiful life in a small home.

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