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Rooms To Love: Thanksgiving Dining Room

Rooms To Love: Thanksgiving Dining Room #cottagediningroom #countrydiningroom #thanksgiving #falldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Thanksgiving Dining Room #cottagediningroom #countrydiningroom #thanksgiving #falldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Martha Stewart

This Thanksgiving spread is simple, elegant and one of our all time favorite cottage inspired dining rooms Pale yellow, mint green, and shades of cream create a soothing atmosphere for what can be a very hectic day!  The arrangement of pumpkins, gourds, and dried flowers add a touch of fall, but in a beautifully elegant way that keeps the look simple and sweet.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We are going to be enjoying some time with our families and will be back with brand new posts on Monday.

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Rooms To Love: Cottage Thanksgiving Mantel

Rooms To Love: Cottage Thanksgiving Mantel #cottagestyle #cottagedecorating #thanksgiving #falldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Cottage Thanksgiving Mantel #cottagestyle #cottagedecorating #thanksgiving #falldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: The Lily Pad Cottage

This cottage thanksgiving mantel design personifies cottage chic!  Using a crisp white paint for the old windows and pumpkins make the larger accents blend into the white color scheme beautifully, while the smaller accents like the jars and gourds pop.  The burlap banner is an adorable country inspired accent that simply states what the holidays are all about.

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

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Get The Look: Cottage Living Room

Get The Look: Cottage Living Room #cottagestyle #cottagelivingroom #cottagefurniture #slipcoveredfurniture #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room #cottagestyle #cottagelivingroom #cottagefurniture #slipcoveredfurniture #paintedfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: BHG

1. Aqua Blue Seas Canvas Giclee 36″ x 36″ $380  |  2. Recycled Glass Lamp 31″H $345  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa 84″W x 37″D x 38″H $1,585  |  4. Montgomery End Table customizations: 20″L x 20″W x 24″H, black, standard distressing $620  |  5. Sweater Weave Fireplace Basket 24.5″D x 20″H $320  |  6. Country Farm Tapered Leg Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 30″W x 18″H, pine, planked top, breadboard ends, straight apron with arched ends, flush drawer, add shelf, all painted, custom color, medium rub, light distressing $975  |  7. Beach Sisal Rug 8′ x 10′, serged edge $1,080

This cottage style living room is beautifully balanced!  The abundance of neutral tones are perfectly offset with strong colored accents, and all come together to create this versatile family room.  Funky artwork, eclectic throw pillows, and the rustic coffee table are all fun accents that really bring the space to life.  Not to mention the abundance of natural light that makes the space so warm and bright.

What is your favorite accent color found in this space?

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Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room

Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room #coastalstyle #coastaldiningroom #beachhousediningroom #farmhousetable #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room #coastalstyle #coastaldiningroom #beachhousediningroom #farmhousetable #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Coral Shell Chandelier 16″Rd x 14-52″H $1,640  |  2. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chair #50 26″W x 27″D x 40″H $465  |  3. Barn Wood Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top with radius ends, nottingham trestle, stained top, painted base, hazelnut top, aquamarine base, light rub, standard medium distressing $4,070  |  4. Sunny Jagges Stripe Flat Weave Rug 8′ x 11′ $1,347.75  |  5. Westhampton Side Chair 20.5″W x 20.5″D x 41.5″H, robin’s egg blue, standard distressing $695  |  6. Coral Shell Sconce 8″H x 6″D x 9″W $610  |  7. Bridgehampton Buffet & Hutch 98″W x 20″D x 88″H customizations: two tone finished, white with robin’s egg blue, standard distressing, standard painted hardware $6,165

This rich aqua and coral color scheme is such a winning pair, and we love them even more in this seaside dining room. The rich hues make it a lively and energetic space for gathering and entertaining.  The coral and shell light fixtures bring a tasteful coastal element to the room, while the large buffet & hutch provide both hidden storage and open shelves to display your china.

How would you decorate the buffet and hutch?

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Color Board: Chocolate, Citrus & Jade

Color Board: Chocolate, Citrus & Jade #cottagestyle #colorboard #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Decorating Colors | Color Board: Chocolate, Citrus & Jade #cottagestyle #colorboard #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Brubeck Jade Fabric (C) $55/yd  |  2. Whimsy Stratosphere Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  3. Cayman Aqua Fabric (E) $75/yd  |  4. Brubeck Pewter Fabric (C) $55/yd  |  5. View Seaspray Fabric (E) $75/yd  |  6. Polo Fern Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  Sea Foam Paint Color, Clay Paint Color, Citrus Paint Color

The Whimsy Stratosphere fabric was the inspiration for the chocolate, citrus, and jade color board.  The overall look for a room using this palette can be influenced by which stripe you choose – want a more bold look?  Go with the Cayman Aqua stripe.  Looking for a more subdued scheme?  Then the View Seaspray stripe is for you.  Have a larger area to coordinate?  Include both!  The sea foam, clay, and citrus paint colors can be used on furniture or walls to complete the room(s).

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Rooms To Love: Classic Coastal Kitchen

Rooms To Love: Classic Coastal Kitchen #coastalstyle #beachhousestyle #coastalkitchen #coastaldiningroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Classic Coastal Kitchen #coastalstyle #beachhousestyle #coastalkitchen #coastaldiningroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: BHG

Gorgeous!!!  This classic coastal kitchen is breathtaking.  The contrast between all of the finishes, the pale blue and ivory cabinetry, the reclaimed wood table, and the vintage inspired pendants, brings several different design styles together to make one great look.

The reclaimed wood table is a must have feature in this space, because it adds texture, character, and a natural tone that really makes the room feel welcoming.  All of the other elements are so crisp, fresh, and clean; the table adds a nice juxtaposition and rustic touch to break up the uniformity.

What is your favorite element of this beautiful kitchen?

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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #countrybedroom #inspirationboard #countrystyle #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #countrybedroom #inspirationboard #countrystyle #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Yucatan Table Lamp 31″H $435  |  2. Cottage Cannonball Bed customizations: queen, beadboard bed panels, standard storage footboard, 12″H rails, queen bunkie board, two 43″W standard drawers, shaker knobs, one color painted, avocado $1,975  |  3. Fruits Needlepoint Pillow I & II $240/ea.  |  4. Cottage Tall End Table customizations: 17″W x 17″D x 30″H, beadboard side panels, shelf, shaker knobs, one color painted, butter $425  |  5.  Gold Portland Braided Rug 7’6″ Round $695.25  |  6. Mystic Slipcovered Accent Chair 25″W x 34″D x 37″H $925  |  7. Barn Wood Cricket Table customizations: 30″ round x 30″H, one inch pine, shelf, all stained, hazelnut, standard medium distressing $780

This charming country bedroom offers a soft palette of green, coral, cream, and honey tones for a quiet and restful feel.  The quintessential country cottage bedroom must have a braided rug, and this one brings the whole palette together!  Braided rugs are a great investment, because they are typically made of natural fibers like wool or cotton which are easy to clean, are reversible for maximum life, and the tight weave is strong and resilient in high traffic areas.

The beadboard bed is a great design for spaces that need a little extra storage!  The underbed rolling cubbies allow for a place to hide away linens and clothes in a stylish and space saving way. 

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Get The Look: Beach House Dining

Get The Look: Beach House Dining #beachhousediningroom #coastaldiningroom #trestletables #blue #yellow #coastallighting #coastalwalldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach House Dining #beachhousediningroom #coastaldiningroom #trestletables #blue #yellow #coastallighting #coastalwalldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Boat I Canvas Giclee 36″ x 30″ $290  |  2. White Coral Chandelier 27″H x 29″W $1,150  |  3. Elizabeth Upholstered Parson’s Chair 22″W x 26″D x 40.5″H $700  |  4. Old English Pine Winston Trestle Table customizations: 72″L x 38″W x 31″H, thick rectangular top, no breadboard, all painted, butter, light rough hewn $3,575  |  5. Beige Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 8′ x 11′ $888.75

Inspired by the sun and sea, this beach house dining room is a beauty in blues and yellows.  We love the painted trestle table!  The soft yellow table and patterned parson’s chairs are a fun choice, adding just the right amount of casualness to this formal space.  The elegant white coral chandelier completes the look.

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Inspiration Board: Lofty Lodge Dining

Inspiration Board: Lofty Lodge Dining #lodgediningroom #rusticstyle #rusticdiningroom #barnwoodtables #reclaimedwoodtables #farmhousetables #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rustic Lodge Dining Room | Inspiration Board #lodgediningroom #rusticstyle #rusticdiningroom #barnwoodtables #reclaimedwoodtables #farmhousetables #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Aspen Chandelier 74″W x 47″D x 78″H $2,620  |  2. Northport Buffet & Hutch 96″W x 19″D x 85″H customizations: one tone finish, old red, standard rub/distressing, northport knobs & pulls $4,555  |  3. Barn Wood Dining Table customizations: 108″L x 42″W x 31″H, tapered leg, pine, two inch rectangular top, no breadboard, all stained, mahogany, standard medium distressing $2,895  |  4. Canyon Kilim Woven Wool Rug 10′ x 14′ $2,060  |  5. Plymouth Side Chair 19″W x 23″D x 41.5″H customizations: one color painted, tomato rubbed and glazed, light distressing $565  |  6. Plymouth Arm Chair 25″W x 24″D x 41.5″H customizations: one color painted, blackberry, light distressing $625

The striking aspen chandelier is the focal point in this rustic lodge dining room.  It soars above the large farmhouse table, finished in mahogany, which is paired with the plymouth arm chair in black and the plymouth side chair in tomato.  The canyon kilim rug, with it’s rich reds, oranges, and blues, ties this space together, complemented by the northport buffet & hutch, beautifully finished in a deep red.

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Color Board: Navy & Gold

Color Board: Navy & Gold #cottagestyle #navy #gold #cottagedecorating #navyandyellow #cottagefurniture #colorboard http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Color Ideas | Color Board: Navy & Gold #cottagestyle #navy #gold #cottagedecorating #navyandyellow #cottagefurniture #colorboard http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Leda Midnight Fabric (F) $85/yd  |  2. Gold Chloe Hand Tufted Rug 5′ x 8′ $1,195  |  3. Sunflowers Cotton Braided Rug 5′ x 8′ Rectangle $520  |  4. Finnegan Bluestone Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  5. Longitude Buttercup Fabric (C) $55/yd  |  6. Stockholm Woven Cotton Rug 6′ x 9′ $223  |  7. Barn Wood Furniture Collection: Hazelnut  |  8. Barn Wood Furniture Collection: Ivory, Rubbed & Glazed

There are three different rugs featured in this color board, each offering a different look, with the leda midnight fabric as the inspiration behind this cottage color ideas board. The gold chloe rug is a more elegant look, while the sunflowers braided rug and stockholm rug provide a more country or cottage look, respectively. Which look do you like best?

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