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May 2013

Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Living, Lodge & Lake House

Color Board: Rust, Gold & Bay Leaf

This Cat’s Paw rug is the primary focal point in this playful, yet refined, color palette. The bold print of the rug adds a touch of whimsy to the otherwise reserved linens and embossed fabrics. The array of colors in the rug provides endless cottage style decorating ideas for coordinates, but these fabric choices are designed for a more formal space that wants to avoid a stuffy appearance. The gold and red fabrics provide warmth, and, accompanied by the rug, create a friendly and inviting environment.

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Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Get The Look

Get The Look: Balanced Bedroom

What a sweet and gentle color palette in this balanced cottage bedroom that embraces femininity and luxurious comfort! The sprawling floral print envelops the bed and makes a large statement against the quiet neutral tones of the painted bed and nightstands. The deep haze fabric on the upholstered bench is a nice contrast paired with the cream, grey, and white painted pieces and raw wood floors. A warm glow seems to emanate from this bedroom creating a joyful and rejuvenating environment.

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Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Living, Office

Inspiration Board: Tangerine Dream

Decorating with blue and tangerine creates an exciting and whimsical theme for a kid’s play area or reading spot in a bedroom. The over-sized chair is big enough for two to curl up on, while the soft poof ottomans provide additional seating. Creating an environment for children is about visual and tactile stimulation, which is why you can be a little bolder with shapes, textures, and colors. Let their imaginations do the rest!

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Articles, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House

A Home Fit For Our Furry Friends

Pets are a huge part of our families; they bring joy and happiness to our lives and to our homes. With our pets in mind, we want to create a home that is suitable for their active lifestyles, yet doesn’t sacrifice comfort or style in the process. It is all about choosing materials, especially fabrics, that will accommodate the inevitable wear and tear from our furry friends. Here are a few tips to help you create pet-friendly environments for the two rooms most frequently visited by paws – the entryway and the family room.

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Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Living, Office, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Rustic Coastal Cottage

This rustic coastal cottage packs a lot of personality for such a small space. The painted white high-paneled wainscoting and walls provide a clean palette to showcase the red, white, and blue motif. The reclaimed wood accent pieces, like the coffee table, the cricket end table, and the storage chest of drawers, bring in a little bit of country to this seaside cottage. Tasteful coral, seashell, and sea glass accessories sprinkle the walls and surfaces to quietly reference the home’s natural surroundings.

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