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Design Tip: Laundry Room Styles

Design Tip: Laundry Room Styles #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #laundryroom http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Browsing online we always see these absolutely beautiful laundry rooms that inspire the desire to redecorate this nook of the home immediately!  The approach to decorating your laundry room shouldn’t be much different than any other room in your home.  You want this space to reflect the overall style of your home, with an emphasis an organization and storage.  Here are some stylish photos to help you decide what kind of laundry room look you want to create.

Vintage Vignettes

Wire baskets and vintage corbels are adorable accents for this charming cottage laundry room.  The short, sheer drapes allow plenty of light to shine in and bring this space to life.

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Image: Thistle Wood Farms

Coastal Breeze

This laundry room seamlessly blends white, beige, and sand tones for a simple and refreshing design.  The old washboards and enamel basins are perfect for adding rustic elements to the overall clean look. The over-sized baskets fit beautifully in the cabinet for additional storage.

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Image: Cottage In the Oaks

Rustic Lodge

This laundry room clearly belongs to a rustic lake house or lodge!  The exposed timber walls and thick ceiling beams give the space all the character it needs, leaving the decorative touches simple and refined.  And, what a dream come true to have a sink on hand for easy soaking!

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Image: Cute Decor

A Little Country

A decorative backslash isn’t only for kitchens and bathrooms!  The slightly imperfect geometric tiling is definitely the focal point and provides a beautiful source of color in this laundry room.  The shaker style custom cabinetry provides plenty of closed door storage to tuck away all of those not-so-nice-looking laundry room items.  The cabinetry is also the perfect shade of tinted grey to pick up the muted tones in the tile.

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Image: BHG

Which laundry room do you feel fits your personal home decor style?

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Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room

Get The Look: White & Tan Cottage Living Room #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.comImage: bobbytobin

1. Coastal Cottage Woven Suitcase 28″L x 16″W x 9.5″H $210  |  2. Carolina Large Arch Media Cabinet customizations: 60″W x 27″D x 84″H, raised panel doors, straight base, wood knobs, snow $6,995  |   3. Cordage Cylinder Table Lamp 31″H $415  |  4. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair 30″W x 35″D x 34″H $925  |  5. Beige Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 5′ x 8′ $402.75  |  6. Sweater Weave Hassock 36″R x 18″H $615  |  7. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H, black $1,970

Natural, elegant, and calm are just a few words to describe this gorgeous cottage style living room.  The layers of natural materials like jute, sisal, rattan, wool, and cotton create a warm and luxurious environment.  But it’s not just the materials that make this space luxurious, it’s the color palette too.  By sticking with white, oatmeal, and beige for the major pieces, and contrasting with black accents, this room has a refined yet comfortable demeanor.

What would you consider to be the main focal point in this eclectic space?

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Inspiration Board: Lakeside Cabin Entryway

Inspiration Board: Lake House Entryway #farmhouselook #lakehousedecor #lakehouse #lodgedecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Inspiration Board: Lakeside Cabin Entryway #farmhouselook #lakehousedecor #lakehouse #lodgedecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Heritage Entryway Cabinet North Woods Cones Hooked Pillow Forest Floor Hooked Pillow Wexford Coffee Table/Bench Oneida End Table Deer Pine Sconce Voltaire Mirror Brown Hues Manchester Braided Rug

1. Heritage Entryway Cabinet and Bench Antique White $2,010  |  2. Forest Floor Hooked Pillow 18″ x 18″ $90  |  3. North Woods Cones Hooked Pillow 18″ x 18″ $90  |  4. Wexford Coffee Table/Bench Townhouse Red $700  |  5. Oneida End Table Palm Leaf Medium Rub $475  |  6. Deer Pine Sconce $835  |  7. Voltaire Mirror $295  |  8. Brown Hues Manchester Braided Rug 5’6″ Round $367

Looking for ideas to decorate your entryway?  This lakeside cabin inspiration board pulls together different pieces, like benches, an accent table, rugs, and throw pillows for a cozy and practical lake house entryway.  Braided rugs are an ideal choice for high traffic areas, especially the ones that are made for indoor/outdoor areas.  They are durable because of the tight weave, and the multi-colored design helps to hide dirt and debris!  One of the most important objectives in outfitting an entryway is to choose pieces that will make organizing easy.  Have a place for the coats, shoes, and backpacks, but also have a smaller table for keys, purses, and maybe even a charging station!  Make it easy to keep clutter and chaos to a minimum.

What color do you see for the walls in this lakeside cabin inspired hallway?

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Heritage Entryway Cabinet and Bench NOrthwoods Cones Hooked Pillow Forest Floor Hooked Pillow Wexford Table/Bench Deer Pine Sconce Oneida End Table Voltaire Mirror Brown Hues Manchester Braided Rug

Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor

Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor #farmhousedecor #colorboard #countrydecor #fallcolors http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor #farmhousedecor #colorboard #countrydecor #fallcolors http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Country Dream Giclee Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Country Classics Cottage Pumpkin Robin Metal Cottage Collection Citrus Nags Head Beige Rug Reclaimed Barn Wood Honey Stain Country Classics Black Paint Country Dream Giclee Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Paint Country Classics Cottage Spice Paint Robin Metal Fabric Cottage Collection Citrus Paint Nagsd Head Beige Rug Reclaimed Barnwood Honey Stain Country Classics Black Paint

1. Country Dream Giclee Print 24″ x 24″ other sizes available $180  |  2. Country Classics Cottage Cream Paint  |  3. Country Classics Cottage Spice Paint  |  4. Shoreline Slipcovered Fabrics, Robin Metal$45 per yard  |  5. Cottage Collection Citrus Paint  |  6. Nags Head Beige Rug 5′ x 8′ $402.75  |  7. Reclaimed Barn Wood Collection Honey Stain  8. Country Classics Black Paint

The concept for this rustic style color board began with the “Country Dream” canvas.  The imagery is so peaceful, quiet, and calm – that is what we wanted to evoke in the color scheme.  Sage, steel gray, and beige lay the foundation for the space, being the quieter colors, and to add contrasting elements, we suggest bold black and burnt orange. In keeping with the country feel, we also recommend using reclaimed barn wood pieces for a rustic element to bring character and texture to the space.  

Where would you like to see this palette in your home?  Is it more of a dining room, living room, or bedroom look?

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Country Dream Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Country Classic Cottage Pumpkin Montford Linen Carolina Collection Pale Green Nags Head Beige Reclaimed Barnwood Honey Stain Country Classics Black

Rooms to Love: Coastal Cottage Decor

Rooms to Love: Coastal Cottage Decor #islandliving #coastaldecor #cottagedecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Rooms to Love: Coastal Cottage Decor #islandliving #coastaldecor #cottagedecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/
Image: Apartment Therapy

This coastal cottage retreat was designed by one of our favorites, Sarah Richardson.  Situated on the edge of an island, the cottage has wrap-around windows so you can enjoy the breathtaking view from any angle.  Richardson is well known for her country flair, which is evident in many of her redesign projects, and can be seen here in the cabriole leg dining table and slat back dining chairs.  The country accents are beautifully balanced with the more traditional coastal cottage decor, like the blue and ivory upholstery pieces.

What is your favorite part of this space?

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Rooms To Love: Pretty in Pink

Rooms To Love: Pretty In Pink #decoratingwithpink #slipcoveredsofas #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Pink Living Room | Rooms To Love: Pretty In Pink #decoratingwithpink #slipcoveredsofas #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: athomeinlove

This cottage style living room has us thinking pink!  Layers of soft pink, grey, and lavender spread across this living room for a serene and tranquil mood.  The eclectic collection of furniture, plants, and accessories gives this space a lot of personality, while still maintaining a focused design style.  The most eye catching part of this room is the awesome partially painted pink wall!  The height of the pink portion naturally draws your eyes up to bring attention to the tall ceiling height.

Does this make you think differently about pink?

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Design Tip: Weathered Painted Finishes

Inspiration Board: Driftwood Washed Cottage #driftwoodcottage #inspirationboard #coastalliving #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Both driftwood and white washed furniture finishes are gaining popularity and demand in today’s decorating trends.  Whether it is a modern living room, or a rustic dining room, these finishes fit in everywhere.  The “washed” look is made by using a watered down and thinned paint, so that when it is applied, the natural wood grain will show through.  It is a perfect solution for those who want to see the texture and character of a hardwood piece, but aesthetically want to incorporate painted pieces, versus stained, into their decor.  Here is a close up example of what these treatments may look like:

Design Tip: Weathered Painted Finishes, WhitewashDesign Tip: Weathered Painted Finishes, Driftwood Wash

The beauty of both of these finishes is that they act as a neutral tone that you can build an entire room around.  Here are two examples of how to put together a fashionable look using these foundation finishes!

In the whitewash dining room, the soft blue tones of the rug and throw pillows accent the crisp, clean white finishes beautifully.  Everything has an ethereal quality that makes it stylish and fresh.  The coral artwork adds a hint of ocean life for a unique coastal element.

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Seafan Hand Painted Canvases s/4 Reims Chandelier Parsons Chair #70 Cleo Blue Rug

1. Seafan Hand Painted Canvases 24″ x 24″ $720 s/4  |  2. Reims Chandelier 25″ Round x 22″H $620  |  3. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson Chair Grade A Fabric $395  |  4. Shoreline Hammock Spa Throw Pillow Grade E Fabric, 18″ x 18″ $100  |  5. Trimaran Stripe Throw Pillow 18″ x 18″ $58  |  6. Woodmere Dining Table 48″ Round x 30″H, Raw Cotton Finish $1,860  |  7. Cleo Blue In/Out Rug 5′ x 8′ $570

Collection on the Beach Paron's #70 Woodmere Dining Table Cleo Blue Rug Parson's #70

The driftwood wash has a slightly warmer effect and is accented here with taupe and cream for a cohesive look.  The pearl white rug is a great way to keep the overall look light and airy, and is one of the softest rugs out there.  A true pleasure for bare feet.

White Washed Furniture | Inspiration Board: Driftwood Washed Cottage #driftwoodwashcottage #driftwoodwash #coastaldecor #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Mother of Pearl Table Lamp South Hampton Console Table Santa Ana Spool Chair Clearwater Upholstered Sofa Kerr Coffee Table Cut Stripe Ivory

1. Mother of Pearl Table Lamp 28″H $250  |  2. Southhampton Console Table Shell Grey $1,530  |  3. Santa Ana Spool Chair Grade 5 Fabric, Driftwood Wash Frame $1,510  |  4. Summer House Clearwater Upholstered Sofa Grade 5 Fabric, Latte Finish Legs $1,900  |  5. Cut Stripe Ivory Hand Knotted Rug 8′ x 10′ $1,518  |  6. Kerr Coffee Table 36″ x 24″ x 18″H, Clay Medium Rub $750

This look is sweeping across decorating magazines, pinterest and furniture stores, and is one that is more than just a trend.  It is a classic style that is here to stay.  Do you have any “washed” pieces in your home?  If so, please share!

Mother of Pearl Lamp South Hampton Console Table Santa Ana Spool Chair Clearwater Sofa Kerr Coffee Table Cut Stripe Ivory

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Get The Look: Beach Bedroom Blues

Get the Look: Beach Bedroom Blues #getthelook #bluebedroom #beachhousedecor #coastaldecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

Blue Beach House Bedroom | Get the Look: Beach Bedroom Blues #getthelook #bluebedroom #beachhousedecor #coastaldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Lamp Brentwood Dresser Southampton Round Mirror Beach House Scarborough Bed Cottage Wicker Long Bench

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1. Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Table Lamp $300  |  2. Brentwood Dresser burnt caramel $2,610  |  3. Southampton Round Mirror 33″R, beachwood $745  |  4. Beach House Scarborough Bed queen, custom color $2,600  |  5. Lighthouse Denim/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  6. Cottage Wicker Long Bench pecan $710

This blue beach house bedroom is a great example of layering blues for a bold and unique look!  The combination of teal and navy accessories adds a vibrant splash of color, while the light aqua wall color keeps a more serene feeling throughout.  But the real drama comes from the tall four post bed!  The height of the intricately carved posts is definitely the most eye catching feature in this room.  Want a simplified version of this bed?  Check out the tapered post bed for a cleaner look with a more modest style.

Which bed do you prefer? The turned post bed, or the classic tapered style?

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Get The Look: Beachy Elegance

Get The Look: Beachy Elegance #coastaldiningroom #farmhousetables #coastalstyle #beachhousediningroom #beachhousefurniture

Beach House Style Living Room | Get The Look: Beachy Elegance #coastaldiningroom #farmhousetables #coastalstyle #beachhousediningroom #beachhousefurniture

Ava Chandelier Monty Hooked Wool Rug

Photo: BHG

1. Ava Chandelier 25″ Round x 41″H $1,240  |  2. Monty Hooked Wool Rug 8′ x 10′ $914  |  3. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chair #80 Grade A Fabric $420  |  4. Old English Pine Square Leg Table customizations: 72″L x 38″W, 2″top, waxed, light rough hewn $1,475

Create an awesome beach house style dining room with these simple, yet powerful, pieces! The large scaled reclaimed wood dining table has simple lines without sacrificing personality. The wood is worn and weathered and will add a ton of character for a unique focal point. The rug is a mellow collection of brown, tan, cream, navy, and dark teal, that picks up the warm tone of the wood dining table beautifully. The slender room is made to feel larger with the wide horizontal stripes on with window panels. This is a well balanced and inviting dining room with a whole lot of charm.

Would you prefer a fabric on the chairs with more color, or to keep the simple neutral tone?

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Inspiration Board: Kid’s Cottage Corner

#brightkidsrooms #colorfulkidsrooms #decoratingwithcolor #cottagestylekidsrooms http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Kid's Room | Inspiration Board: Kid's Cottage Corner #brightkidsrooms #colorfulkidsrooms #decoratingwithcolor #cottagestylekidsrooms http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Tortola Ticking Woven Rug Flashy Choices II Giclee Canvas Flashy Choices I Giclee Canvas Flashy Choices III Giclee Canvas Cooper River Bunkbeds Carolina Two Door Nightstand Cottage Wicker Storage Bench Carolina Two Piece Bookcase

1. Tortola Ticking Woven Cotton Rug 8′ x 10′ $390  |  2. Flashy Choices Giclee Canvas I, II, III 24″ x 30″ $180 ea.  |  3. Cooper River Bunkbeds customizations: twin over twin, gullah blue $3,295  |  4. Carolina Two Door Nightstand customizations: fish cut-out doors, straight base, wood knobs, classic yellow $995  |  5. Carolina Two Piece Bookcase customizations: plantation shutter doors, straight top & base, two tone painted, snow with shrimp interior back $2,350  |  6. Cottage Wicker Storage Bench espresso $715

Putting together a cottage style kid’s room is a great opportunity to create a fun and exciting place for them, but you also want to create a space that they can grow with, from play mats and crayons, to movies and sleepovers.  No matter what age your child is, you want to have a variety of storage options. This book shelf is an ideal configuration with open shelving on top, and closed door storage below.  This allows you to put items that you want out of reach up top, and store the items that are frequently played with down below where the children can help themselves.

The wicker storage bench doubles as a place to sit as well as a place to store toys.  At 20″ tall, it is the perfect height to allow children easy access.  Outfit the chest with pillows for added comfort.

The bunk bed set up is a fantastic choice for years to come, because it accommodates sleepovers so easily, with two twin mattresses as well as trundle bed.  In addition, the beds can be separated into two individual beds when your little one no longer wants a bunk set-up!

What else does a kid’s room need?

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Flashy Choices Carolina 2 Door Nightstand Carolina 2 Piece Bookcase Cottage Wicker Storage Bench Cooper River Bunkbeds Tortola Ticking