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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Kitchen

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #countrycottage #cottagediningroom #cottagefurniture #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Country Cottage Dining Room | Inspiration Board #cottagekitchen #countrycottage #cottagediningroom #cottagefurniture #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Manor House Small Chandelier 25″Rd x 25″H $870  |  2. Higgins Cupboard customizations: 39″W x 18.25″D x 66.75″H, screen mesh door, metal pull, two tone finish, turquoise with linen interior, medium rub and distressing $1,430  |  3. Country Farm Round Classic Pedestal Table customizations: 54″R x 30″H, large pedestal, cypress top, seamless, thumbnail edge, apron, stained top/painted base, natural, snow, light rub & distressing $2,695  |  4. Lake Adele Hooked Rug 7′ round $750  |  5. Ryeback Side Chair 19″W x 18″D x 38″H, rush seat, painted, avocado $440

Create a charming country cottage dining room with this inspiration board, a true blend of styles.  The round rug with aqua, navy, green, and white brings a touch of sophistication with it’s whimsical design, which is echoed in the wrought iron chandelier.  Add rustic elements with the cabinet and dining table, both featuring rubbed and distressed finishing.  Finish the look with the fanback style chair with a rush seat.

What’s your favorite element of this design?

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Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon and Sky

Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon, and Sky #colorboard #cottagecolors #cottgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Decorating with Gray | Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon, and Sky #colorboard #cottagecolors #cottgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/1. King’s Turban Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75.00 per yard  |  2. Jamboree Marigold Summer House Upholstered Collection $92 per yard  |  3. Sailcloth Salt Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75 per yard  |  4. Pelham Robin’s Egg Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $55 per yard  |  5. Sailcloth Seagull Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75 per yard  |  6. Coal Interlaced Hand Tufted Rug 5 x 8 $448

If you like charcoal gray, than you will love this week’s cottage style decorating color board!  The palette offers subdued hues of ashy gray and blue, and we added a nice kick of lemon to keep it lively.  The transitional style of the rug pairs nicely with the contemporary fabric prints, and the entire look would suit a formal living area perfectly. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you adore gray?

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Rooms to Love: Light and Bright

Rooms to Love: Light and Bright #simpledecor #ironbeds #smallspaces #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

White Cottage Bedroom | Rooms to Love: Light and Bright #simpledecor #ironbeds #smallspaces #cottagedecor  http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: Midwest Living

We love this small attic space for its cozy cottage style!  Keeping the walls, ceilings, bed linens and bedside tables all white opens the space up and creates a light and bright ambiance.  The iron bed is a perfect choice to keep the room feeling uncluttered with its simple, yet fashionable, style.  The color palette is so flexible because all you have to do is swap out the bed pillows or change the wall decor to drastically change up the look in this white cottage bedroom.

Do you prefer to have your bed close to a window or far away?

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Rooms To Love: Lake House Bedroom

Rooms To Love: Lake House Bedroom #lakebedroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #lakehousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Lake House Bedroom #lakebedroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #lakehousedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Coolshire

Talk about a room with a view!  This beautiful lake house bedroom opens onto a stunning sun porch nestled among the trees, with the blue waters of the lake in the background.  Coupled with the stone fireplace, this bedroom is a wonderful retreat all year long – cozy in the winter, bright and sunny in the summer.  The furnishings are a mixed blend of patterns and colors with a dose of country cottage charm.

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Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room

Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room #colorfuldining #cottagedining #coastaldecor #coastalfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room #colorfuldining #cottagedining #coastaldecor #coastalfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Amaroo Pekoe Shoreline Slipcovered Fabric $65 per yard  |  2. Finnegan Teal Shoreline Slipcovered Fabric $45 per yard  |  3. Old English Pine Barrel Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 42″W x 30″H, 4″ breadboard, shown in medium brown waxed finish $2,725  |  4. Ava Chandelier 24″ Round x 42″H $1,240  |  5. Lake Pontchartrain 4 Door Hutch customizations: 77″W x 20.75″D x 93.25″H, shown in Lake Breeze with medium rub/glaze/distressing $3,295  |  6.  Westhampton Side Chair 20.5″W x 20.5″D x 41.5″H shown in turquoise

The blend of old world pieces and bold colors make this vibrant dining room an eclectic masterpiece.  The large 7 ft. long trestle table accommodates family and friends comfortably, and with the extra long bench, it adds additional flexibility for seating large parties.  Part of the eclectic charm in this space is the variety of dining room chairs.  There is a mix of formal upholstered seats, wicker frames and the pillow piled bench, which are all very comfortable and colorful choices.  It is nice to have a variety of seating styles when you have a large table, because it helps to break up the monotony of all those chairs!

Do you find bench seating as comfortable as a traditional dining room chair?

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Inspiration Board: Winter Blues

Inspiration Board: Winter Blues #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #bluedecor #reclaimedwoodfurniture #slipcoveredfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

Blue Living Room | Inspiration Board: Winter Blues #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #bluedecor #reclaimedwoodfurniture #slipcoveredfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Wall Decor customized framed prints, 20 x 20, please call for pricing  |  2. Gray Oval Glass Table Lamp 27″H, priced as a set, $460  |  3. Old English Pine Manor Turned End Table customizations: 22″L x 26″H x 18″H, light brown waxed finish $750  |  4. Annapolis Slipcovered Sofa Summer House Collection 84″W x 35″D x 38″H, Base Price $2,705  |  5. Old English Pine Panel Linen Press customizations: 50″W x 25″D x 34″H, light brown waxed finish $1,700  |  6. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H customizations: almond frame $1,970  |  7. Herringbone Swedish Blue Woven Cotton Rug customizations: 8 x 10 $412

Here at Cottage Home we are embracing the cool blue tones of winter in this cottage style blue living room.  The soft blue rug is such a pretty color that creates a calm and soothing ambiance for the whole space.  Lifting the blue tone in the rug and using similar shades for the accessories creates a monochromatic and unified design.  To add warmth to the “cool” space, we chose old pine furniture pieces that are waxed in a low luster light brown tone.  The natural looking finish blends in beautifully with the casual setting and still provides plenty of character and texture of the old wood.  Add lots of big, soft blankets to the sofa and chair for an inviting space to brave the cold of this chilly winter!

Do you like the simple aesthetics of a monochromatic space?

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Color Board: Coral, Lime & Turquoise

Color Board: Coral, Lime & Turquoise Color Board: Coral, Lime & Turquoise #colorboard #coral #lime #turquoise #cottagestyle

Color Board: Coral Lime Turquoise #colorboard #coral #lime #turquoise #cottagestyle
1. Ladbroke Punch Fabric (E) $75/yd  |  2. Optima Lime Fabric (A) $35/yd  |  3. Ibiza Peacock Fabric (D) $65/yd  |  4. Robin Paprika Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  5. Coral Sea Glass Hand Tufted Rug 4’6″ x 6’6″ $765  | 6. Colby Aqua Fabric (B) $45/yd

Ladbroke punch fabric was once again the inspiration for a color board!  Considering how many colors this fabric has, it is no wonder it has already served as inspiration in a previous color board: living loud.  This time coral, lime, and turquoise take center stage with a wonderful mosaic-like rug to anchor the room.  Which color board do you prefer?

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Rooms to Love: Set Sail

Rooms to Love: Set Sail #nauticaldecor #kidsdecor #beachhouse #bluedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Nautical Bunk Room | Rooms to Love: Set Sail #nauticaldecor #kidsdecor #beachhouse #bluedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Image: Sally Lee by the Sea

This amazing nautical bunk room is a kid’s dream bedroom!  The imaginative design creates a world for kids to play, sleep, and dream all about sailing the open seas.  The color palette is a calm collection of periwinkle, aqua, navy, white, and ivory with the most beautiful pale oak wood flooring.  The denim colored wide board planks on the wall sets a dramatic backdrop for the space, and has just the right amount weathered finish to set the stage for the captains bow.

What is your favorite nautical accent in the space?

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Rooms To Love: Cottage Style Living

Rooms To Love: Cottage Style Living #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #slipcoveredsofas http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Cottage Style Living #cottagelivingroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #slipcoveredsofas http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: BHG

Bright white provides the perfect background for the bold orange and blue geometric patterns in this cottage style living room.  This room is a great example of choosing neutral fabrics for main upholstery pieces that can easily be jazzed up by accessories.  The result?  Anything but boring beige!  Incorporating some natural elements helps keep this room from being too modern, while the relaxed slipcovers keep it from being too stuffy.

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Get The Look: Aqua Beach Bedroom

Get The Look: Aqua Beach Bedroom #coastalbedroom #beachhousebedroom #aquabedroom #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Aqua Beach Bedroom #coastalbedroom #beachhousebedroom #aquabedroom #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Coastal Living

1. Aqua Majestic Table Lamp 31″H $690  |  2. Carolina Wide Three Drawer Nightstand customizations: 26″W x 18″D x 36″H, french legs with straight apron, english beaded drawers, wood knobs, two color rub, snow over classic brown $1,405  |  3. Port Side Canvas Giclee 36″ x 30″ $360  |  4. Flanders Poster Bed queen, white, painted cane split panel headboard, standard rub/distressing $2,655

This coastal bedroom is fresh and bright with white, aqua, and a hint of orange.  The four poster bed commands attention without being overpowering and provides a great backdrop to the aqua accents.  Roomy nightstands next to the bed help keep clutter hidden to maintain the serenity of this beautiful aqua beach bedroom.

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