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Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining Rooms #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Image: BHG

 1. Diana Chandelier, 24″ Round x 25″H, $1,240  |  2. Double X Back Side Chair, 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, customizable colors, Shown As: Wood Seat, Painted Solid, Color: Deep Sky, $325  |  3. Country Classics Farmhouse Pedestal Table, customizable, Shown As: 36″Round x 30″H, Painted, Color: Cottage White, Light Distressing, $1,000  |  4. Barkley Console Table, customizable, Shown As: 48″L x 18″D x 40″H, custom color, $1, 620  |  5. Cocchi Jute Woven Rug, 5 x 8, $554

Dining room with a view! This beautiful coastal style home boasts plenty of large windows that allow the sun and ocean air to breeze right in. The soft color palette used throughout the space enhances the light and bright cottage ambiance, and is offset by using crisp white accents. The round dining table is perfect for this space, because each guest can sit comfortably and enjoy the surrounding view. But you don’t need a seaside cottage to get this look! By using a few cottage style pieces in the right colors, you can re-create this coastal style anywhere.

If this was your cottage home, would you prefer to have window treatments?

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Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Small Fluting Table Lamp 28″H $537  |  2. Carolina Double Pedestal Desk customizations: 64″W x 25″D x 30″H, english beaded drawers, plantation shutter doors, keyboard pull-out tray, wood knobs, one color, china blue $2,270  |  3. Double X-Back Side Chair 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, wood seat, one color, pear $325  |  4. Hot House Spring Micro-Hooked Wool Rug 5′ x 8′ $530  |  5. Carolina 3 over 6 Bookcase customizations: 78″W x 14/22″D x 84″H, straight base, straight top, flat panel doors, raised panel drawers, ivory over palm with palm interior back $4,760

This colorful cottage office inspiration board puts a spring in our step!  Zesty lime, pear, china blue, grey and ivory mix and match beautifully between the painted furniture pieces, bold cottage rug, and silver mercury table lamp.  Who says work has to be boring?  Your productivity is sure to rise surrounded by all of these energetic colors.  Keep clutter out of site behind the closed doors of the bookcase, while the double pedestal desk hides your computer, keyboard, and cords.  As for the shelves, consider displaying a mix of your favorite reads and treasures.

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Rooms to Love: Cottage Hearth

Rooms to Love: Cottage Hearth #cottageaccessories #cottagedecor #mantledecor #roomstolove thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Sitting Room #cottageaccessories #cottagedecor #mantledecor #roomstolove thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Beneath My Heart

There is nothing more special than a home with a hearth.  It is a place that provides warmth in the winter and an irreplaceable architectural and design element to any space.  Today’s Rooms to Love is a simple cottage style sitting room that boasts an amazing fireplace.  We always love seeing the before and after of a DIY project, but this fireplace is unrecognizable!  Taken from an outdated eye sore to a simple and elegant focal point, this hearth has been given new life.  Using the clap board over the original brick creates a built in feel that provides a more stately look and feel to the whole fireplace.  The slate gray paint is a fantastic choice to finish the makeover, as it looks more refined now, and the color will help to hide the inevitable soot that happens after using it.

 What is your favorite part of this amazing cottage decorating before and after?

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Get the Look: Porch Envy

Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Porch | Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Photo: HGTV

1. Cottage Collection Wicker, Color: Slate Grey  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Pelham Robin’s Egg, Grade E, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bungalow Coral, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  4. Outer Banks Wicker Sofa82″W x 29″D x 40″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $1,815  |  5. Deer Isle End Table, 25″Round x 32″H, Shown As: painted custom color, $750  |  6. Outer Banks Wicker Heirloom Rocker, 33″W x 31″D x 39″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $718  |  7. Old English Pine Tavern Stretcher Coffee Table, customizable, Shown As: 42″L x 20″W x 19″H, 2″ Thick Top, Waxed, Light Brown Wax, Rough Hewn Wood, $1,095  |  8. Lucy Juniper Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% polypropylene, Shown As: 5 x 8, $608

Looking for a little porch inspiration for spring? Look no further than today’s casual, cottage style front porch! The combination of neutral and vivid colors with wicker and old wood furniture creates a unique retreat perfect for so many activities.  This spot is a place for an afternoon read, family games on the coffee table, or entertaining a small group of friends.  It is outfitted with comfortable wicker furniture, which isn’t always easy to find, that has deep seats and plush cushions.  Choosing more muted tones for the furniture allows the homeowners to switch out the throw pillows, rug and/or curtains easily to re-create the overall look.

What is your favorite accent colors in this palette?

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Color Board: Beach House Pastels

Color Board: Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carolina Collection, Color: Wisteria  |  2. Carolina Collection, Color: Bayside  |  3. Carolina Collection, Color: Periwinkle  |  4. Cottage Collection, Color: Deep Sky  |  5. Carolina Collection, Color: Ocean Air  |  6. Carolina Collection, Color: Aquamarine  |  7. Carolina Collection, Color: Seafoam  |  8. Sealife Canvas Giclee Series, set of six for $1,200 or individual prints for $200 each  |  9. Medium Blue Iridescence Braided Chenille Rug, 36″ Round $45

Who doesn’t love a pastel palette?  By combining shades of purple, blue, and green, we created today’s beach house pastels color board that would be perfect for a peaceful coastal retreat.  Saturated color combos of coral and aqua are a popular coastal decorating choice for an invigorating beach house look, but this palette brings out the softer side for a more relaxing ambiance.

What do you prefer, saturated colors or a softer pastel hue?

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Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Kitchen

Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrykitchen #countrydecor #kitchendecor #countrystyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Charming Farmhouse Kitchen #countrykitchen #countrydecor #kitchendecor #countrystyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Charming Farmhouse Kitchen #countrykitchen #countrydecor #kitchendecor #countrystyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Our Vintage Home

Today’s Rooms to Love is from the blog Our Vintage Home and showcases her charming farmhouse style kitchen.  We love Diana’s home and all of the creative ideas she has to infuse vintage style into everyday living.  There are so many simple details to this kitchen that come together for a definitive look.  Choosing the french linen paint for the lower cabinets warms up the entire look and makes the glossy counter tops pop!  A really creative idea to give the space a unique feel was to use this long table with turned legs and a rustic distressed finish as the central island.  Finishing details like the floating shelves, vintage porcelain dishes and cast iron pans hanging from the pot rack really give the kitchen that farmhouse charm.

What is your favorite vintage detail?

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Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining

Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farmhousediningroom #farmhousetables #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Casual Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farmhousediningroom #farmhousetables #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: BHG

1. Coastal Life Orb Chandelier, 26″Round x 29″H, $2,240  |  2. Carolina Farm Table, customizable, As Shown: 72″L x 36″W x 30″H, Turned Farm Leg, Poplar Wood, All Painted, color Snow, $1,895  |  3. Slipcovered Parsons Chair #70, 20″W x 24″D x 42″H, customizable fabric and leg options, As Shown: Grade Level C Liverpool Bleach Fabric, $485  |  4. Susan Upholstered Settee, 55″W x 33″D x 48″H, fabric customizable, As Shown: Grade Level 5 Cozy Dove Fabric, Pepper Finish Legs, $1,620  |  5. Cottage Wicker Chair, please call for pricing  |  6. Summer House Throw Pillows, 18″ Square in Martin Spruce fabric, and 16″Square in Boho Swirl Jade fabric, please call for pricing  |  7. Trimaran Stripe Platinum and Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, customizable size, As Shown: 8.5 x 11, $550 

We love this welcoming farmhouse style dining room for its laid back atmosphere, and fresh clean look.  A key element to a cozy dining room is to provide your family and guests with comfortable seating.  Here they chose three different styles of seating for an eclectic and gathered look, but all have one thing in common, they all have cushioned seats. Using parsons or wicker chairs instead of wooden chairs can make for a more pleasant dining experience.  They tend to have a wider seat, higher back, and cushioned seat allowing more room to really get comfortable!  You may feel skeptical of using white fabric on the chairs, but having the pieces slipcovered makes cleaning a breeze.

What is your favorite style dining room chair?

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Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable

Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable #cottagedecorating #cottagelivingrooms #colorboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Style Fabrics | Color Board: Dusty Blue, Marigold & Sable #cottagedecorating #cottagelivingrooms #colorboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Dyerbrook Breeze Fabric (J) $135/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  2. Mitt Aqua Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  3. Monica Marigold Fabric (9) Summer House Upholstered Furniture  |  4.  Grid Fog Fabric (F) $85/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  5. Abaco Hand Loomed Rug 4′ x 6′ $680  |  6. Spectrum Dove Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture

This week’s color board features cottage style fabrics in an array of dusty blue, rich marigold, and soft sable brown, with a coordinating hand loomed rug.  A sophisticated color scheme, this palette would be a great choice for a cottage living room.  Slipcovered furniture keeps the look from being too stuffy, while the geometric print adds a bold graphic to the design.

What kind of wood furniture would work best with this color board?

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Rooms to Love: Casual Country Style

Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Country Cottage Porch | Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Pinterest

We are thinking about outdoor spaces today, as the weather here slowly begins to get warmer!  This charming country cottage porch nook caught our eye, because even though it is small, it is packed with so much style.  The weathered finished furniture, flowing greenery, and neutral tones blend together for a simple country cottage feel.  You could hang paper white lanterns or string lights to add ambiance for those long summer nights.

Do you like the simple color palette featured or do you prefer a punch of color?

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Get The Look: Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room

Get The Look: Rustic Farmhouse Dining

Get The Look: Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room #countrydining #farmhousetables #rusticstyle #farmhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Modern Home Decor

1. Country Farm Jelly Cabinet customizations: 34″W x 15″D x 60″H, poplar, closed base, raised panel doors, toggle locks, standard flush drawer, fixed shelves, flat panel back, two color rub through, custom color, medium rub/distressing $1,385  |  2. Medium Blue Portland Braided Rug 7’6″ Round $695.25  |  3. Estate Windsor Side Chair 19.5″W x 24″D x 41.5″H, french vanilla $335  |  Country Farm Tapered Leg Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 34″W x 30″H, tapered leg, standard pine top, rectangular, planked, breadboard, straight apron, stained top/painted base, golden, aquamarine, medium rub/distressing $1,130′

Unexpected pops of color make this rustic farmhouse dining room a unique blend of cottage and country.  Shades of aqua, poppy, sunshine, and teal green are seen throughout the room, starting with the round rug that anchors the space with it’s cottage charm, while the rustic farm table and old fashioned jelly cabinet bring the more country elements.  Mismatched windsor chairs add an eclectic touch to the mix.  A wonderfully homey country dining area is the result!

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