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Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold

Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold #decoratingwithpurple #boldcolors #decoratingwithgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating With Purple | Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold #decoratingwithpurple #boldcolors #decoratingwithgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com Click on any image to learn more!

Cottage Leaf Paint Pear Paint Butter Paint Taupe Paint Willow Brushstroke Loomed Rug Meandor Orchid Fabric Nixon Lemongrass Fabric Martin Sprout Fabric Amethyst Spectrum Hooked Rug

 

 1. Country Classics Cottage Leaf Paint  |  2. Cottage Pear Paint  | 3. Cottage Butter Paint  |  4. Cottage Taupe Paint  |  5. Willow Brushstroke Rug 8′ x 10′ $1,745  |  6. Meandor Orchid Fabric $106/yd |  7. Nixon Lemongrass Fabric $79/yd  |  8. Martin Sprout Fabric $92/yd  |  9. Amethyst Spectrum Hooked Rug 3′ x 5′ $215

Cottage Leaf Cottage Pear Cottage Butter Cottage Taupe Willow Brushstroke Meandor Orchid Nixon Lime Martin Sprout Amethyst Spectrum

The Willow Brushstroke rug was the inspiration piece for this amethyst and green color board, and a great starting point for putting together a striking look when decorating with purple.  The rug provides such a unique color scheme, and is ideal for areas of the home where you want vibrancy and color to shine!  If it is a living or family room you are looking to redecorate, consider the dark shade of green for the major upholstery piece(s).  It is a very soft and durable fabric that will hide more than a lighter fabric, while providing an eye catching focal point that balances the intensity of the brushstroke rug.

Committing to a sprout green sofa or decorating with purple is a bold choice, but why not?  Neutral sofas may be safe and will “go” with everything, but it is invigorating to surround yourself with colors that you love!  What do you think of this color scheme?

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Rooms to Love: Colorful Cottage Decor

Rooms to Love: Colorful Cottage Decor #boldcolorscheme #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorfulwicker #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Colorful Cottage Decor #boldcolorscheme #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #decoratingwithcolor #colorfulwicker #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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The colorful cottage decor makes this seating area an energetic and exciting space to entertain!  Furnishing a small space can be tough, but choosing the right scaled pieces can make all the difference.  Wicker is a great solution for seating in small spaces, because the frames tend to be more petite in size.  To ensure people are comfortable, add a thick cushion for the seat, and a lumbar throw pillow for the back.  The cushions not only provide comfort, but are a great opportunity to tie the color scheme together.  The long bench seat is another way to add comfortable seating without interrupting the fantastic view from the windows.  And who says you can’t have loads of color in small spaces?  This blend of kiwi, lemon, and strawberry pink creates a cheerful ambiance in a big way! Are you a fan of this look?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Cottages and Bungalows

What a stunning and luxurious coastal style bedroom that instantly makes you want to unwind!  This California cottage was completely renovated from a chaotic maze of hallways and doors to this open concept home flooded with sunlight.  The color palette seen throughout the home was chosen to make each room feel light and airy in an effort to abolish the previously stuffy feeling.

In the master bedroom, they strategically painted the wide board ceiling panels and exposed beams white to add light and loft to the space.  The collection of white, chrome, gold, and coral decorative accents gives the room an elegant and sophisticated flair, while the mint wall color is whimsical and playful.  The upholstered headboard, overstuffed throw pillows, and adorable pleated skirt also contribute to the boutique ambiance.

Would you have painted the ceiling mint as well? Or do you prefer the white contrast?

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Design Tip: Orange Decor

Design Tip: Shades of Orange #orangedecor #decoratingwithorange #orangelivingroom #orangeaccents #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Sig Melon Fabric Sunny Insignia Flat Weave Rug Sunny Jagges Stripe Flat Weave Rug Cinnamon Elsinore Diamond Flat Weave Rug SUnny Serpentine Flat Weave Rug

1. Sig Melon Fabric Summer House Upholstered Collection $48 per yard  |  2. Sunny Insignia Flat Weave Rug $223  |  3. Sunny Jagges Stripe Flat Weave Rug $223  | 4. Cinnamon Elsinore Diamond Flat Weave Rug $223  |  5. Sunny Serpentine Flat Weave Rug $223

Most of us associate orange decor with the vintage look of the 1970’s, but in today’s modern and colorful home, it is making a comeback in a big way!  Shades of orange create a warm, inviting, and friendly ambiance that expresses a more whimsical and adventurous cottage decorating style.

Orange can be bright, fun, and energetic.
Design Tip: Orange Decor #cottagelivingroom #cottagestylelivingroom #orangedecor #decoratingwithorange http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Or it can be elegant, refined, and dramatic.
Design Tip: Orange Decor #cottagebedrooms #coastalbedrooms #decoratingwithorange #orangeaccents #cottagestylebedrooms http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Only want a splash? Try it on an accent piece!
Design Tip: Orange Decor #orangestools #orangekitchens #cottagekitchens #cottagestylekitchens #countrykitchens http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Orange is an inspiring color, so feel free to use it however you want.  The possibilities are endless when working with such an invigorating palette.  Where do you envision a burst of orange in your home?

Benton Rouge Fabric Sunny Insignia Flat Weave Rug Sunny Jagges Stripe Rug Cinnamon Elsinore Diamond Rug Sunny Serpentine Rug

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Get the Look: French Country Cottage

Get the Look: French Country Cottage #frenchcountrystyle #countrycottage #wickerandwhite http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Camden Slipcovered Sofa Blue Flowers II Sanibel Upholstered Accent Chair Figi Blue Fabric Nags Head Beige Flat Weave Rug Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair Blue Flowers I Bayside Table Lamp Reclaimed Barn Wood Cricket Table

1. Camden Slipcovered Sofa, Grade A Fabric, $1585  |  2. Blue Flowers II Needlepoint Pillows $255  |  3. Sanibel Upholstered Accent Chair, Grade 5 Fabric, $1250  |  4. Figi Blue Summer House Upholstered Fabric $86 per yard  |  5. Nags Head Beige Flat Weave Rug $70  |  6. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair $715  7.  Blue Flowers I Needlepoint Pillow $255  |  8. Bayside Table Lamp $375  |  9. Reclaimed Barn Wood Cricket Table $640

We always love seeing a space where different styles come together for a reinvented look, and that’s why we adore this eclectic French Country cottage.  The architecture, with the wrap around floor to ceiling windows, creates a dramatic backdrop and is off set beautifully by the natural pine paneled ceilings.  Continuing the warm wood tone motif, the traditional style occasional tables are made of reclaimed wood for a splash of rustic charm.

You customarily see layers of blue and yellow in French Country decor, and this is no exception. The golden yellow wall color is a perfect hue to emphasize the cheery ambiance of the room, while the white and blue upholstery pieces are a mix of formal and casual forms for an eclectic touch.  Would you add drapery to this living room, or leave just the shades as the only window treatment?

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Get The Look: Lake House Living

Get The Look: Lake House Living #lakehousedecor #barnwoodtable #lakehouseliving #windsordiningchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Lake House Living Room #lakehousedecor #barnwoodtable #lakehouseliving http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Countryside Pendant Country Farm Estate Dining Table Maine Windsor Arm Chair Breton Upholstered Sofa Green/Brown Soumak Wool Rug Old English Pine Victorian Coffee Table

1. Countryside Pendant $710 ea.  |  2. Country Farm Estate Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36″W, golden top, blackberry base, medium rub/distressing $1,355  |  3. Maine Windsor Arm Chair $450  |  4. Breton Upholstered Sofa $2,385  |  5. Green/Brown Soumak Wool Rug 8′ x 10′ $2,465  | 6. Old English Pine Victorian Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 48″W, light brown wax, two drawers $1,545

Rustic elements and classic silhouettes take center stage in this charming lake house living room and dining area.  Since this is an open concept floor plan, it is essential for the two spaces to flow and coordinate with one another.  Using consistent colors, tones, and styles helps to bring the whole look together.

The dining area is a simple and modest space that feels uncluttered and airy, while the living room feels a bit more cozy and relaxing. The living room also features a beautiful Persian rug, which brings in new colors and helps to define the living area. The style of this home is a graceful mix of rustic farmhouse accents and classic country design that some lucky person gets to call home!  Do you envision more art work on the walls if this was your home?  Or would you leave the exposed horizontal boards to shine on their own?

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