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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brooklyn Mirror, 31.”D, $320  |  2. Red Lake Console Table, customizable, as shown: 60″L x 20″D x 40″H, painted Lake Breeze, medium rub/glaze and distressing  |  3. French Country European Market Basket26.5″L x 20″W x 14″H, $145 and the French Country Loft Basket, 25″L x 15″W x 8″H +3″ handle, $110  |  4. Heritage Entry Cabinet Bench, customizable, as shown: 60″W x 68.25″H x 18.5″D, cup pull knobs, painted Antique White, standard distressing  |  5. Max Indoor Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, available in different sizes, 2’5″ x 8′ Runner, $236

The entryway is the first impression of your home and a great place to establish style.  This cottage style entryway exudes soft colors, organization, and simplicity for a casual lifestyle.  Providing places to hang coats, store shoes, and tuck away hats and mittens will reduce the chance of accumulating clutter and keep this heavily trafficked area neat.  We suggest the cabinet for hanging coats, the console table for your keys/wallets/phones, and the baskets stored underneath for hats and mittens!  We specifically chose a 100% polypropylene rug in darker colors to hide dirt and wear.  The two main furniture pieces are completely customizable so you can choose your own color palette to reflect your home’s personal style.

What are some of your tricks to keep the entryway neat?

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Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea

Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea #cottagestyle #aqua #coral #colorboard #fabrics #cottageupholstery #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Sunset, Sand & Sea #cottagestyle #aqua #coral #colorboard #fabrics #cottageupholstery #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Redford Melon Fabric (10) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  2. Epic Fountain Fabric (8) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  3. Vista Maple Fabric (5) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  4. Sig Melon Fabric (8) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  5. Accents WF/B/CF Hand Loomed Rug 5′ x 7′ $1,015  |  6. Joel Flax Fabric (15) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  7. Loki Rain Fabric (12) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  8. Pick Up Sticks Sunset (11) Summer House Upholstered Furniture

Coral, aqua, and tan are highlighted in this week’s cottage style color board, starting with the redford melon fabric that inspired the look.  Mix and match prints and solids to create your own room design, all anchored by the aqua and tan hand loomed wool rug.  What’s your favorite fabric on this board?

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Rooms to Love: Buttermilk and Wheat

Rooms to Love: Buttermilk and Wheat #naturaldecor #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #earthtones #farmhousestyledecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Buttermilk and Wheat #naturaldecor #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #earthtones #farmhousestyledecor #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Iron and Twine

This eclectic dining room is brimming with so many adorable, charming and oh-so-inspiring things.  The soft color scheme boasts warm hues of buttermilk and wheat for such a lovely and homey feel.  Small accents of copper, fern green, and dusty blue create splashes of contrast.  Using a bureau in the dining room is a great idea for storing things like extra linens, out of season decorative accents, and even dinnerware! 

How would you categorize this adorable dining room’s design style?

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Rooms to Love: Crazy About Cobalt

Rooms to Love: Crazy About Cobalt #cottagedining #cottagestyledecor #cottagestylefurniture #farmhousetables #cobaltdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Crazy About Cobalt #cottagedining #cottagestyledecor #cottagestylefurniture #farmhousetables #cobaltdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Style At Home

We are crazy for this strong cobalt, wood and white color scheme!  This dining room has elements of both coastal and farmhouse style decor mixed together in a spectacular way.  The over-sized windows and lofted ceilings make a grand impression, and also allow the space to fill with light that just pours in from all sides.  The simple black framing along the window casings, exposed wood beams, and trestle table give the space farmhouse charm and character.  Elements like the beadboard walls and ceilings, cobalt blue dining chairs, and metallic chandelier feel more like traditional coastal style choices.  The blend of the two styles is seamless and gives the space a distinct personality.

Do you prefer a different style of chair for the two head chairs or do you like the look of a uniform set of dining chairs?

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Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living

Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living #beachhouselivingroom #coastallivingroom #cottagestyle #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living #beachhouselivingroom #coastallivingroom #cottagestyle #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Beneath My Heart

1. Carolina 2 over 4 Bookcase customizations: 54″W x 14/22″D x 84″H, straight base, flat panel doors, beaded flush drawers, straight top, wood knobs, two tone painted, snow with duck egg interior back $3,415  |  2. Natural Braid Table Lamp 30″H $380  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa 84″W x 37″D x 38″H $1,585  |  4. Flanders Cane Side Table 28″W x 21″D x 28″H, stained cane, black painted, standard distressing $815  |  5. Saratoga Bench customizations: 6″L x 15″D x 18″H, custom stain, standard distressing $700  |  6. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H, black, standard rub/distressing $1,970  |  7. Natural Jute Woven Rug 8′ x 10′ $754

This beach cottage living room has a great mix of old and new, polished and rustic elements.  A distressed wood bench serves double duty as a coffee table next to a tailored, slipcovered sofa and streamlined arm chair.  The natural jute rug and braided lamp contribute to the relaxed vibe.  And if you aren’t lucky enough to have built-in bookcases like the ones pictured here, a stand-alone can do the trick just as easily!

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Inspiration Board: Elegant Cottage Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Elegant Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #aqua #white #inspiration http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Decorating Ideas | Inspiration Board: Elegant Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #aqua #white #inspiration http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Southampton Round Mirror customizations: small, 33″R, premium finish, beachwood, standard distressing $745  |  2. Paisley Love Canvas Giclee Series 24″ x 24″ ea. $360/set  |  3. Oceanside Dresser 44″W x 22″D x 37″H, customizations:  one tone painted, robin’s egg blue, standard distressing, ribbon pull brass unpainted $2,250  |  4. Mother of Pearl Round Lamp 28″H $250  |  5. Cottage Wicker Oval Drink Table 20″W x 14″D x 23″H, pecan  |  6. Southampton Bed queen, one tone painted, premium finish, beachwood, painted cane, standard footboard, standard distressing $3,090  |  7. Tan Hues Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug 7′ x 9′ concentric rectangle $792

When looking for cottage decorating ideas, we love to mix styles and this inspiration board is no exception.  The sophisticated furniture pairs well with the natural wicker table and braided rug, while the table lamp and artwork add a touch of elegance to this cottage style bedroom.  The weathered finishes on the bed, dresser, and mirror keep the look from being too refined, and contribute to the overall feeling of calm and casual grace.

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Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Lakeside Cabin Decor #colorboard #lakehouse #lakehousestyle #lakehousedecor #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Crossed Paddles Hooked Rug, 2 x 4, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125  |  2. Blue Lone Star hooked Pillow, 18 x 18, $90  |  3. Pursuit Blueridge Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  4. Bungalow Royalty Blue Shoreline Collection Fabric, Dyed Acrylic, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  5. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Nautical  |  6. Cottage Collection Paints, Color: Flame  |  7. Rowboat Hooked Rug, 2 x 3 or 30″ x 8′ Runner, 100% Hand Hooked Wool, $125 – $290

Vivid red and deep blue are a striking combination that come together so well in this week’s lake house style color board.  The canoe and paddle motif hooked wool rugs are adorable designs that bring a bit of whimsy and personality to any space in the home.  Whether you need a pop of color by the front door, a bare hallway or by the bed, these rugs are comfortable and durable.  To really ensure your lake house furniture stands up against all of the wear and tear of summer fun, we suggest two striped fabrics that are made of 100% dyed acrylic.  These fabrics are mildew and stain resistant, and can be used for slipcovered sofas, loveseats, chairs, and even throw pillows for maximum durability.

What has been your experience with indoor/outdoor fabrics?

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Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Porch

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Porch #colorfulliving #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastalstyledecor #coastaldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Porch #colorfulliving #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastalstyledecor #coastaldecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Style at Home

We are knee deep in snow and more is on the way here in Maine, so for today’s rooms to love we chose a cottage style porch to help us banish our winter blues!  This beautiful porch is just a snippet from a stunning home located on Muskoka’s Lake Rosseau in Ontario, Canada. Click here to see the full house tour.

What we love about this cottage style porch, besides the view through the panoramic windows, is the mixture of whites used to create an uninterrupted feeling throughout the space.  The stark white floors, ceilings, and trim all create a crisp and clean backdrop, while the furniture is more weathered and distressed for a lived-in feel.  Classic navy blue brings a nautical feel to the space, which is the perfect color for cushions to help hide the dirt and spills that are inevitable in a sitting area. 

What is your favorite accent piece in this coastal cottage porch?

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Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign #countrystylebathroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Let’s daydream for just a minute and glance into the best of the best in bathroom design.  From modern to traditional, small to spacious, rustic to pristine, each bathroom has it’s own distinct style that will make you wish it was YOUR own personal spa.

Metallic Accents

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Elements of Style

Harmonious Hues 

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Carla Aston Designs

Rustic Stone and Timbers

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Hooked on Houses

Charming Cottage Retreat

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: BHG

Modern Farmhouse

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Carla Aston Designs

Simple Luxury

 Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Lonny

Oceanside Ambiance

Rooms to Love Special Edition: Bathrooms!! #coastalstylebathroom #cottagestylebathroom #farmhousestylebathroom #bathroomdecor #bathroomdesign  #countrystylebathroom
Image: Decor Pad

 What is your favorite spa retreat?

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Get The Look: Seaside Living Room

Get The Look: Seaside Living Room #coastallivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhouseliving #beachhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Seaside Living Room #coastallivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhouseliving #beachhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Terracotta Ivory Table Lamp 30″H $510  |  2. Clearwater Upholstered Sofa 83″W x 39″D x 40″H $2,410  |  3. Denim Rag Woven Cotton Rug 8′ x 10′ $389  |  4.  Cottage Wicker Hexagonal End Table 29.5″L x 25.5″W x 29.5″H $530  |  5. Old English Pine Winston Pedestal Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 30″W x 19″H, quad pedestal base, rectangular thick top, no breadboard, light brown wax, light rough hewn $1,670  |  6. Shoreline Slipcovered Round Ottoman 31″R x 18″H $650  |  7. Chesapeake Upholstered Accent Chair 32.5″W x 34.5″D x 45″H $1,495

This beautiful seaside living room wonderfully reflects it’s surroundings in serene blues, tans, and whites.  The tailored upholstered pieces mix well with the natural wood coffee and end tables, creating a soft and sophisticated living area that is both casual and refined.  And what a view!  The classic french doors perfectly frame the sparkling ocean beyond.

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