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Color Board: Persimmon & Avocado

Color Board: Persimmon & Avocado #colorboard #cottagestyle #cottagerugs #red #green #yellow http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating with Green | Color Board: Persimmon & Avocado #colorboard #cottagestyle #cottagerugs #red #green #yellow http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Foliage Hooked Rug 6′ x 9′ $1,130  |  2. Basket Parrot Fabric (D) $65/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture |  3. Luna Carousel Fabric (D) $65/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture |  4. Basket Straw Fabric (D) $65/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture  |  5. Rumor Aquatic Fabric (E) $75/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture  |  6. Ivory Paint rubbed & glazed, reclaimed barn wood furniture  |  7. Avocado over Barn Paint rubbed & glazed, reclaimed barn wood furniture  |  8. Cowboy Whiskey Leather (6) summer house leather furniture

The Foliage Hooked Rug is one of our favorites because it sets the stage for so many color combinations, and complements almost any cottage decor style.  Persimmon, gold, avocado green, and sky blue are just some of the hues found in this naturalistic style rug.  This particular palette would be great in a family room or dining room, because we have highlighted the energetic tones found in the rug.  Looking for a softer palette when decorating with green? Play up the ivory, gold and sage for a more earth toned design.

What is your favorite color found in this amazingly verstaile rug?

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Get The Look: Beach House Living

Get The Look: Beach House Living #coastalliving #beachhouselivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhousedecor #beachhousefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach Home Inspiration #beachhouselivingroom #coastalstylelivingroom #coastaldecor #beachhousefurniture #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: House of Turquoise

1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair 25″W x 25″D x 41″H, pecan, muslin cushion $807  |  2. Trestle Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 24″W x 18.75″H, all painted, mushroom, standard distressing $990  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa 84″W x 37″D x 38″H $1,585  |  4. Barn Wood Cricket Table customizations: 30″R x 30″H, round 1″top, all stained, honey, standard medium distressing $780  |  5. Yacht Stripe Ocean Woven Cotton Rug 9’x 12′ $443

Light wood floors and shades of white make this beach home inspiration breezy and beautiful.  One of our favorite elements in this living room is the hand woven wool rug!  The wide stripe design makes a big impact, and we love the softer aqua color, because it draws together the entire coastal color scheme.  These rugs come in an amazing array of colors and are also reversible, which allows you to flip and rotate for even wear.

Do you prefer wool or cotton rugs?

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Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office

Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office #coastalcottage #Coastalstyle #cottagestyle #officedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office #coastalcottage #Coastalstyle #cottagestyle #officedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Boat Glow Canvas Giclee 32″ x 24″ $270  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp 34″H $490  |  3. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H $1,970  |  4. Avalon Indigo Hooked Rug 6 x 9 $1,130  |  5. Southhampton Writing Desk and Hutch 54″W x 25″D x 75″H $2,895

The navy blue, white, and gold colors bring this coastal cottage office space to life!  The office is a place in the home where you want to maximize efficiency, productivity or creativity, and it is important to use color to help you achieve those goals.  We decided on deep navy for the main color in this space to promote order and organization.  Navy blue is a “focus” color that encourages clear thinking and is perfect for the clarity needed when working in the home office. We incorporated the boat print for an element of serenity among all that productivity!

For more information about using color in the home, check out this issue of House Beautiful!

What is your favorite color for the office?

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Rooms To Love: Country Christmas Dining

Rooms To Love: Country Christmas Dining #countrystyle #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas #countrydiningroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Country Christmas Dining #countrystyle #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas #countrydiningroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: The Painted Drawer

Layers of white makes this country christmas dining room a winter wonderland!  The small spruce wreaths are an adorable accent that give a personalized touch to each seat, and probably makes the room smell like a fresh cut Christmas tree.  Vintage country accents, like the porcelain dishes and seltzer bottles, are spread throughout the space for a charming decor style.

Do you have any other ideas for decorating dining room chairs?

Happy holidays everyone! We are taking a break the 24th & 25th – we’ll be back on Friday!

 

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Get The Look: Elegant Cottage Dining

Get The Look: Elegant Cottage Dining #cottagediningroom #farmhousetables #aquadiningroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Elegant Cottage Dining #cottagediningroom #farmhousetables #aquadiningroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Centsational Girl

1. Milano Large Chandelier 27″Rd x 31″H $2,440  |  2. Carolina 3 Drawer Buffet customizations: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, barrel feet, two raised panel doors, one bermuda shutter door, wood knobs, one color painted, beach $2,270  |  3. French Cottage Side Chair 21″W x 22″D x 41″H, rush seat, ivory $390  |  4. Old English Pine Farmhouse Table customizations: 84″L x 42″W x 30″H, standard farm leg, rectangular 1″top, no breadboard, light rough hewn, light brown wax $1,575

You only need four major pieces to put together this elegant cottage style look for your dining room!  The reclaimed wood table is finished in a very natural and low luster wax, while the accompanying chairs are painted in a creamy ivory tone, for a classic pairing.  To add sparkle and grace to the design scheme, the inspirational room designer introduced a wrought iron chandelier that is dripping with dazzling glass crystals.  To add an accent color to the space, they chose an ocean blue painted buffet for style and function.

How would you describe this space, casual or formal? 

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Inspiration Board: Nautical Style

Inspiration Board: Nautical Living Room #coastallivingroom #nauticalstyle #beachhousefurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Nautical Style #coastallivingroom #nauticalstyle #beachhousefurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Blueprint I Canvas Giclee & Blueprint II Canvas Giclee 30″ x 30″ $200/ea.  |  2. Camden Loveseat Corner Sectional 91″W x 91″W x 37″D x 38″H $3,320  |  3. Shoreline Slipcovered Round Ottoman shown upholstered $650  |  4. Lakehouse Navy/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  5. Santa Ana Spool Upholstered Accent Chair 29″W x 35″D x 38″H $1,510  |  6. Windham Entertainment Center customizations: 70.75″W x 21″D x 82.75″H, catalina wood knobs, all stained, american colonial, standard distressing $3,350  |  7. Santa Ana Upholstered Ottoman 24″W x 20″D x 20″H $845

This living room space is a great example of embracing the nautical style, but in a tasteful and restrained way!  The color palette is simple, straight forward and makes a stunning statement.  The bold navy sofa is trimmed in a stark white fabric for high contrast, and gives the sectional a very tailored look.  Pairing the sofa with an ottoman outfitted in a classic anchor motif provides a fun and exciting accent.  Having the large navy and white wide striped rug offers another simple, yet visually stunning, element in this classic nautical decor.

Would you add any other pops of color, or keep it the calm and collected color way it is?

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Color Board: Ripple Effects

Color Board: Ripple Effects #cottagedecorating #cottagestyle #colorboard #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating With Color | Color Board: Ripple Effects #cottagedecorating #cottagestyle #colorboard #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carlyle Wine Fabric (12) summer house upholstered furniture   |  2. Ripple Cinnamon Wool Tufted Rug 5′ x 8′ $766  |  3. Zen Caramel Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  4. Zen Persimmon Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  5. Redford Indigo Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture |  6. Bumble Rain Fabic (14) summer house upholstered furniture  |  7. Range Steel Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture

Earth tones like charcoal, terracotta, amber, maroon, and navy effortlessly create a calm, modest, and natural ambiance for a color scheme.  Add a touch of aqua and ivory to keep the look fresh!  The ripple cinnamon rug was the starting point for this decorating with color board, which offers a myriad of tones allowing a lot of flexibility when choosing accent colors.

This look would be perfect for a large living room or family area, as dark colors are ideal for high traffic areas because they will hide dirt and wear better.

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Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Family Room

Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Family Room #farmhousestyle #farmhouse decor #farmhouselivingrooms #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Family Room #farmhousestyle #farmhouse decor #farmhouselivingrooms #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: The Inspired Room

The rich mahogany stained floors and the vaulted ceilings create a dramatic impact in this farmhouse living room.  The navy striped rug lays the foundation for the simple design scheme, and it anchors the living room furniture in the large space.  The flowing curtain panels are mounted higher than the windows to help to accentuate the lofted ceilings. 

Do you prefer light or dark wood floors?

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Rooms to Love: Bold Master Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Bold Master Bedroom #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagebedrooms #coastaldecor #cottagestyle

Rooms to Love: Bold Master Bedroom #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagebedrooms #coastaldecor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Image: Coastal Living 

We love the bold color combination that makes this coastal style bedroom so unique.  A rich tangerine, deep inky blue, and charcoal grey all pop against the white background of the bed linens and curtain panels.  The stark contrast really brings the color palette to life, whiule the walls are painted a creamy ivory color to tone down the overall intensity just a touch.  The natural driftwood tone bed and the scalloped mirror are both reminiscent of the ocean for a little coastal flair.

How would you classify the style of this bold master bedroom?

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Get The Look: Small Cottage Living Room

Get The Look: Small Cottage Living Room #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #smallspaces #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Small Cottage Living Room #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #smallspaces #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: My Home Ideas

1. Bombay Table Lamp 29.5″H $365  |  2. Flanders Short Bookshelf 44″W x 16″D x 35″H customizations: one tone stained, espresso, standard distressing $1,340  |  3. Beaufort Upholstered Accent Chair 33″W x 33″D x 40″H $1,420  |  4. Country Farm Turned Leg Sofa Table customizations: 60″L x 28″W x 30″H, turned leg, thick rectangular pine top, seamless planks, straight apron, breadboard, two raised panel drawers, stained golden top, blackberry base, medium rub/distressing $1,345  |  5. Dover Side Chair 19.5″W x 21″D x 39″H customizations: maple, wood seat, stained, golden, light distressing  |  6. Destin Upholstered Sofa 75″W x 35″D x 34″H $2,185  |  7. Sisal Bordered Rug 7′ x 9′, solid brown border, $787.50

Yellows, blues, and greys make this small cottage living room feel lofty and airy despite the smaller square footage.  The largest piece in the room is the upholstered white sofa that creates a clean and bright focal point.  The dusty blue accent chairs look beautiful against the light taupe walls, and we love the small accents of lemon yellow and fern green. This room is a great example of an eclectic grouping of furniture styles that work really well together, and gives the space a blended look.  The small farmhouse table, placed against the back of the sofa, provides an out of the way eating nook.

Would you add curtain panels to the windows or keep the blinds alone?

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