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Rooms to Love: Reinventing History

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Farmhouse Style Living Room | Rooms to Love: Reinventing History
Image: Country Living

This farmhouse style living room comes from a recent article in Country Living about a nearly 100 year old dance hall that has been converted into a stylish home. Keeping the open concept floor plan and entertainment friendly atmosphere was an important design concept that the Johnston family executed flawlessly.

The living room is a great example of a relaxed, inviting, and family-friendly space with a nod to traditional living. The expansive Persian rug is a beautiful focal point and creates a vibrant mood to this otherwise neutral palette. The walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster, which is an ideal tone of white to display the original artworks that adorn the walls.  Choosing deep sofa and chair frames not only makes for comfortable lounging, but also fills this large scale space to make a more welcoming environment.

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Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!

Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!

Spring is here, and with the blooming of buds on the trees and flowers in our gardens, here at Cottage Home we are inspired to bring that color inside! It’s time to shed the wool blankets, kick off the slippers, and get decorating for spring.

A very easy and effective way to transition your living room from Winter neutrals to Summer color is to swap out the accessories. It’s as easy as replacing, or adding, colorful throw pillows to your sofa or swapping out your lamps for a pop of color. Also, think about choosing a less expensive throw rug to swap out periodically versus investing in a more expensive area rug. Or even layer your rugs to create a dynamic look. Here is an example of a winter to summer look in no time:

Decorating For Spring | Design TipInspiration Image: I On Decoration

Mysitc I Canvas Giclee Chartreuse Glass Wave Table Lamp Chartreuse Glass Wave Table Lamp Throw Pillow Throw Pillow Zanzibar Woven Cotton Rug

The brown and slate color combination in the before picture creates a soothing and cozy retreat.  A perfect place to curl up with a good book through the long winter months.  It is a refined decorating style with mercury and black accents that contrast against the neutral taupe tones.

By switching out the accents in the room, the overall mood of the space changes dramatically. Changing minor things, like adding new throw pillows, incorporating bright accents, and using a colorful rug, brings the whole room to life. This living room now has the personality to match the energy and vibrancy of the coming summer months.

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Inspiration Board: Lime & Aqua

Inspiration Boards: Blue and Green Room

Lime Green Aqua Decor | Inspiration Boards: Lime & Aqua

Horizon’s End Canvas Giclee 54″ x 27″ $405  |  Nantucket Upholstered Chair 32″W x 38″D x 36″H $1,385  |  French Country Villa Basket 15″D x 14″H $115  |  Cottage Sofa Table customizations: 44″W x 17.25″D x 30″H, standard leg, beadboard side panels, shaker wood knob, one color, duck egg $550  |  Glass Orb Floor Lamp 18″W x 58″H $320  |  Outer Banks Wicker Settee 59″W x 29″D x 39″H, avocado $1,185

Mixing together bright blues and zesty greens while maintaining a neutral color, such as white, creates a clean and inviting palette to invigorate just about anyone. In addition, blues and greens together to help to make a small room feel larger than it is. Add some eye catching details, such as prints and wall decor, to complete this fresh and fun room!

What other cottage decorating ideas do you have for this room?

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Get The Look: Comfy Cottage Bedroom

The Distinctive Cottage - Get The Look: Comfy Cottage Bedroom

Cottage Decorating | Get The Look: Comfy Cottage Bedroom

This comfy cottage bedroom is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.  One of the best things about this cottage bedroom is all the different textures that work together – wicker, wood, fabric – they are all here.  The fabric prints are warm and inviting, while the lamps add a little bit of contemporary cottage style.  Don’t forget about the artwork on the wall – it’s just the right bit of cottage decorating detail that helps to tie the room together! 

Inspiration image from: BHG

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Color Board: Mum’s Stripe

The Distinctive Cottage | Color Board: Mum's Stripe

Bold Color Scheme | Color Board: Mum's Stripe

The Distinctive Cottage Blog Mum's Stripe Rug Ladbroke Punch Summer House Leather Collection Summer House Upholstered Furniture Summer House Upholstered Furniture
Rug:
Mum’s Stripe
Paints (Top to Bottom):
SW6684:  Brittlebrush
SW6860:  Eros Pink
SW6422:  Shagreen
SW72:      Deep Maroon
SW6523:  Denim
Fabrics (Left to Right):
Echo Marigold Leather
Ladbroke Punch
Cape Nautical
Starands Tangerine

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Looking for a bold color scheme?  Fresh and fun, the Mum’s Stripe Woven Cotton Rug expertly mixes yellow, dark pink, soft orange, and even purple in it’s stripes. Choosing this colorful rug as a focal point in your living and family room is not meant for the faint at heart. We paired it with a yellow leather, a patterned fabric pulling in all colors, a nautical blue, and a little extra pattern in tangerine. These colors highlight the liveliness of the rug and will captivate your family and friends.

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Color Board: Soft Neutrals

Gray and Yellow Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen Colors | Color Board: Soft Neutrals
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Inspiration Image: HGTV

SW#0078 Sunbeam Yellow SW#7006 Extra White SW#6119 Antique White SW#7023 Requisite Gray

The soft neutrals of this cottage kitchen colors combination never gets old because there are so many hues to explore.  This combination is soft and quiet, bringing light and happiness into this stunning kitchen.  Though the wall color and upper cabinets are both white, they are in different hues to create contrast:  the walls are a warmer creamy white, whereas the cabinets have more of a gray undertone.  This is a renovation done by designer Sarah Richardson, who brought a modern appeal to an old country farmhouse.

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SW#0078 Sunbeam Yellow SW#7006 Extra White SW#6119 Antique White SW#7023 Requisite Gray Dilly Pearl