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Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room

Rooms to Love: Blueberry Bliss #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
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Today’s Rooms to Love is an awe-inspiring, sunny and contemporary cottage dining room. Your attention is immediately drawn to the incredible cobalt blue wallpaper that gives the space an expansive and vibrant feel. The same amazing rich blue is used throughout the space on the upholstered chairs, dishes and vase, continuing the playful and energetic ambiance. To create some “resting” points the table is all stained in a soft honey finish and the neutral sisal rug offers wall to wall texture.

Do you prefer upholstered or slipcovered dining chairs?

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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Beaufort Upholstered Accent Chair, 33″W x 33″D x 40″H, As Shown: Standard Cushion, Fruitwood Leg Finish, Discontinued Fabric, Starts at $1,420  |  2. Crimson Poppies Canvas Giclee Prints, Set of 2, Available in other sizes, As Shown: 24 x 24, $360  |  3.  Country Farm Lingerie Chest, Available in custom sizes, As Shown: 27″W x 19″D x 62″H. 6 Drawers, Poplar Wood, Scroll Base, Painted Two Color Rub, Medium Rub and Distressing, Aquamarine over Tomato, $1,480  |  4. Carolina Beach Slat Bed, As Shown: Twin, Painted Classic Red, $1,810  |  5. Saranac Woven Cotton Rug, 100% Cotton, As Shown: 6 x 9, $223

Today’s Inspiration Board is a blend of red and teal pieces we put together to create this farmhouse style bedroom. People often ask us how much rubbing and distressing they should do on their custom painted furniture? The level of paint that is worn away really depends on what kind of look you want. If you want to achieve a country farmhouse look, than go with a medium rub finish, like we have shown on the lingerie chest. We wore away a fair amount of the aqua paint to expose the beautiful red underneath. On the other hand, if you want a clean look, go with a solid painted finish, like we have shown on the adorable slat bed. By using a combination of both weathered pieces and crisply painted pieces, we have achieved a blended farmhouse style with personality and grace.

Do you like using red and teal together in your home decor?

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Rooms to Love: Beach Home

Rooms to Love: Coastal Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Image: Queensland Homes

We are floored by the flawless beauty of this Hamptons inspired beach home. Graceful lines, neutral colors, and stunning accents make this a truly unique beach house retreat. From the front door to the back deck, the home breathes relaxation and rejuvenation, due to the soft color palette and airy architecture. The open concept floor plan on the main level flows from kitchen to dining room to family room, which enhances the homes airy quality and makes entertaining a breeze. 

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Which is your favorite room in this divine beach retreat?

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Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch

Get the Look: Outdoor Dining #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair, 25″W x 25″D x 41″H. Seat: 16.5″H. Arm: 26.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, Standard Muslin Cushion, $807  |  2. Cottage Style Throw Pillow, Please call for pricing and availability  |  3. Cottage Wicker Garden Table, 48″Round x 30.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, $1,175  |  4. Samode Sprout/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Shown As: 4 x 6, $171

Today’s Get the Look is a modest yet stylish front porch that has everything you need to carve out a small outdoor eating area.  Starting with comfort, you want a place to sit and relax, where you can have coffee in the morning or a dinner and drink in the evening.  To replicate the look we chose our favorite wicker garden set, which offers a high back chair for comfort and a table that can accommodate up to six people, if you have the space to entertain.  To really capture the beauty of outdoor ambiance, we suggest adding potted plants, hanging flowers, and lanterns.  These small but essential items will make all the difference in creating a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep the bugs away while you dine outdoors?

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Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage

Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Living Room Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24″ x 24″,$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34″H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7’6″ Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30″W x 35″D x 34″H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today’s cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

Click here to see more Slipcovered furniture options, and here to see how easy slipcovers are to clean!

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic

This cozy country home has so much style in such a small space. Primitive country accents, including the needlepoint pillow, checkered drapes, and roughly painted end tables, are carefully arranged throughout the open concept family room for a homey, lived in feel.  The architecture in this home is a beautiful blend of old and new. Rustic elements, like the stone hearth, old pine flooring, and reclaimed wood loft blend seamlessly with polished elements, like the crisp kitchen cabinetry, and beadboard walls. A perfect concoction of new and old in this tiny country cabin.

What is your favorite primitive country accent?

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Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm

Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm #countryfurniture #ironbeds #countrydecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Country Bedroom Charm #countryfurniture #ironbeds #countrydecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Avignon End Table customizations: 24″W x 28″D x 25″H, brass ring diamond pull, all painted, antique white, standard distressing $1,065  |  2. Beckham Stripe Platinum Rug 6′ x 9′ $319  |  3. Newbury Blanket Chest customizations: 48.5″W x 20.5″D x 27.25″H, newbury pulls, all painted, antique white, standard distressing $1,320  |  4. Helena Iron Bed queen, white matte $1,595

This charming country bedroom is a study in neutrals that results in a soft and sophisticated look.  The gentle curves of the black iron bed combine well with the white and tan bedding, while the darker tan blanket chest provides contrast while still maintaining the neutral color palette.  A simple antique white end table keeps the look light, while the striped rug brings all the tones together.

Do you prefer a neutral color palette in the bedroom?

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Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom #navydecor #navyaccents #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #cottagebedrooms thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Modern Farmhouse BedroomImage: Etsy

This adorable modern farmhouse bedroom is a great example of using a simple pattern in a BIG way.  The repetitive navy chevron pattern brings whimsy, character and fun to this small space.  Also, what an unexpected twist to use the traditional caned bed with the more modern style wallpaper, but it all comes together with the layers of navy and white bedding.  And who doesn’t love a funny little print of a rhino?

Check out Etsy for this awesome self-adhesive removable wallpaper! It comes in a variety of colors and styles, all of which are perfect for any style home or apartment.

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Color Board: Burnt Sienna

Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Style Farmhouse | Color Board: Burnt Sienna #earthtones #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #orange thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bayou Seaglass, Grade A, $35 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Sailcloth Sahara, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Grenadine, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Kai Apricot, Grade D, $65 per yard  |  6. Tapestry Spice Hooked Rug, 100% Wool, 2 x 3 starts at $105

Today’s color board is a rich combination of burnt sienna, pumpkin and a splash of blue to create a vibrant cottage style color palette. These colors and fabrics are perfect for a cottage style farmhouse or cabin, because they offer a beautiful assortment of lush, earthy tones. The rug we choose is a plush, wool tufted rug, that is ideal for a family room or living room where you want comfort and durability. Not to mention, the pattern is a fabulous focal point that you can easily branch off of when choosing upholstery fabrics. 

Which fabric would you choose for the sofa if this was the rug in your family room?

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Get The Look: Beach House Entryway

Beach House Entryway | Get The Look #beachhouse #coastalentryway #coastalfoyers #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Beach House Entryway | Get The Look #beachhouse #coastalentryway #coastalfoyers #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: BHG

1. Driftwood Mirror 40″W x 3″D x 51″H $840  |  2. Clear Blue Coils Glass Lamp 31″H $320  |  3. Stony Brook Arm Chair 22.5″W x 21″D x 40″H, painted cane seat, raw cotton, standard rub/distressing $740  |  4. Heritage Sofa Table customizations: 48″L x 16″W x 30.75″H, cup pulls, painted, antique white, standard rub/distressing $1,200

Fresh and bright, this beach house entryway lets you know at once that the ocean is near!  Aqua and orange accents pop against the weathered white sofa table and natural driftwood mirror, setting the stage for a casual, yet sophisticated, coastal home.  The side chair with pillow is the perfect place to slip off your regular shoes and exchange them for flip flops.  Or better yet, go barefoot!  Beach house decorating is all about creating a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere, and this coastal foyer certainly does just that. 

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