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October 2012

Inspiration Board: Orange & Aqua
Coastal, Cottage Style, Living

Inspiration Board: Orange & Aqua

Bright oranges and corals pair well with cool aquas and blues for a great beach house living room.  Add a few natural wood elements to round out the look! #beachhousefurniture #beachhousedecor #coastalstyle #cottagefurniture #aquas #decoratingwithorange http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Design Tip: Kid's Rooms
Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Design

Design Tip: Kid’s Rooms

Designing a children’s room is both a joy and a challenge. The room must be practical and functional, yet be vibrant and aesthetically pleasing. It is too easy to get trapped into the practical aspect and forget to have fun with color, furniture, and accessories.

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Inspiration Board: Sun & Sea
Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style

Inspiration Board: Sun & Sea

We often get inspiration from the coast – the sun, the sand, the sea – the colors can be bright &; bold or soft &; mellow, depending on the mood you are trying to create for your room. The rich yellows and cool blues on this board remind us of a perfect day at the beach! #coastalstyle #beachhousefurniture #beachhousedecor #cottagefurniture #aquas http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Sunny Master Bedroom
Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Sunny Master Bedroom

The yellow and white in this beautiful cottage master bedroom ensure this room will always be bright and cheerful. The furniture in this room is arranged for the greatest maximum use of the space with a sleeping space, work space, lounging area, and, since we are betting there is a TV hidden in the pine armoire, an entertainment area! Not to mention the fabulous vaulted ceilings and fantastic view. . .

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Design Tip: Foyer Space
Country, Design, Entryways

Design Tip: Foyer Space

Color is one of the most important elements in designing a room or space. It sets the tone for a room and provides a background for the rest of the design. Generally, stronger and brighter colors should be used in the smallest amounts as a tool to accent a space. Use a bright color in a foyer to invite guests into the home and play up a smaller space. A bright blue is clean and crisp, giving the space a bright, airy feel. Balance the brightness by bringing in accents, such as an array of pictures, a rich runner, or a unique chair.

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