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Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea

Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea #earthtones #striped rug #reds http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Spices, Silks & Sea #earthtones #striped rug #reds http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Chalet Stripe Wool Woven Rug, 5×8, $573, other sizes available | 2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Americana Red $75 per yard | 3. Diamond Bark Sisal Woven Rug5×8, $372, other sizes available | 4. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Hickory Slate, $45 per yard | 5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Constantine Ruby $35 per yard | 6. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Artemus Capri, $65 per yard | 7. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Queensland Spa  $95 per yard 

Yearning to wander the stalls of an open-air market of an ancient seaside town? Let us conjure up images of rich silks and heady spices swirling about some refreshing aqua hues in case you can’t steal away. Vessels of rich brown nutmeg and deep red paprika brimming full alongside yards of peacock blue silks and rich gold floral damasks against bright scarlet fields…

It can be exciting to find that colors you may not have pictured together blend so seamlessly. The Chalet Stripe Wool Woven Rug embodies a mix of warm, earthy colors with some multiple cool blue tones. Fashioned from a sturdy wool and cotton blend, this rug will tie together many elements of your decor with seasonless style. It would be equally at home in a rustic study, a lodge entryway or a cottage living room. Also pictured are a variety of patterned and solid fabrics with which to accessorize, as well as a brown sisal rug that pairs well with the Chalet Stripe.

Which seaside city do you look to for decor inspiration?

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Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining

Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining #cottagedecor #rusticfurniture #inkbluedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining #cottagedecor #rusticfurniture #inkbluedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Riya Red Fabric, $85 per yard  |  2. Summer House Cottage Style Fabrics: Epic Navy, Grade 8, Suggested for the Parsons Side Chair  |  3. Large Ava Chandelier, 35″ Rnd x 55″ H, $1,940  |  4. Benjamin Moore Paint Color Shy Cherry #2007-20  |  5. Elizabeth Upholstered Parson’s Chair22″W x 26″D x 40.5″H, Seat: 17.5″D x 20″H, As Shown: Standard Cushion, Fruitwood Leg Finish, Fabric Grade 8, Upholstered in Epic Navy Fabric, $725  |  6. Twilight Rug, 100% Wool, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 8 x 10, $2,445  |  7. Old Pine Malt Leg Table, Customizable, As Shown: 72″L x 38″W x 30″H, Rectangular, 1″ Thick Reclaimed Wood Top, No Breadboard, Medium Brown Wax Finish, $1,550

Trying to pull together a rustic chic look for your dining room?  Look no further than today’s Inspiration Board!  We pulled together our favorite rustic reclaimed wood furniture pieces, like the old wood table and tear drop chandelier, to set the tone for an all natural style.  To introduce color into the space, we chose a warm cherry red for the wall color and suggest using the amazing tapestry style fabric called Riya Red for curtains.  This fabric is a soft linen blend and would be a perfect complement to the ink blue modern rug!  To tie the space together, and ensure top comfort while dining, we suggest the Elizabeth Parson’s chair upholstered in the dark ink blue fabric called Epic Navy.  

The pieces we chose are not only stylish, but family friendly and practical too.  The table has a waxed finish for easy care, and the Epic Navy fabric we suggest for the chairs is stain resistant.  Bring on the big family dinners in this low maintenance dining room!

Do you like mixing rustic and modern pieces in your home?

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Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Living Room

Farmhouse Living Room #fireplace #whitelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms To Love: Farmhouse Living Room #whitelivingroom #farmhouse #rustic #decoratingwithwhite http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Southern Living

We love this farmhouse living room with its cozy fireplace seating area, use of natural elements and unassuming charm.  With couch and armchairs placed to appreciate the fireplace rather than in a more traditional configuration, an intimate grouping takes root.  Although turned out mainly in crisp whites, this room is grounded by the warm, honeyed tones of the wood flooring and woven fiber rug.  A console table behind the couch unifies the room’s warm tones and whites in its semi-distressed state.  Rustic pine cones and a horseshoe crab shell work alongside the bright blossoms and leafy green plants to add pinpoints of interest.  All these treasured objects, including the juxtaposition of art upon the mantel, are placed in a non-structured yet welcoming way.

Do you enjoy fireside chats?

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Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom #lodgestyle #lodgebedroom #lakehousestyle #lakehousebedroom #lodgedecr thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom #lodgestyle #lodgebedroom #lakehousestyle #lakehousebedroom #lodgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic Interior Design

Today’s Rooms to Love is a beautiful example of how warm and cozy lodge style homes can be with the right decor.  Large exposed beams and stone fireplaces are quintessential features in lodge style homes, and as beautiful as these natural elements are, they can pose a design challenge in the bedroom.  

In order to soften this robust space, textiles were used wherever possible.  Thick cushions, plush pillows, and luxurious blankets drape the bed and corner bench, providing irresistible places to lounge.  But the most important textile for this space is the almost-wall-to-wall rug, not only because of the beautiful neutral colors, but the large size.  We don’t normally root for hiding wood floors, but in this case it is the right design decision.  The space has so much exposed wood that hiding the dark floors with the rug balances the overall feel of the space. 

If this was your home, would you change the wall color or keep it mossy green?

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study #cottagedecor #cottagestyleoffice #cottagestudy thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study #cottagedecor #cottagestyleoffice #cottagestudy http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Santa Cruz Leather Chair32″W x 40″D x 41″H, As Shown: Madison Melon Grade 9 Leather, Standard Cushions, Java Finish Leg, $3,240  |  2. Santa Cruz Ottoman28″W x 21″D x 17.5″H, As Shown: Cowboy Saddle Grade 7 Leather, Same Welt, Small Pewter Nailhead, Java Finish Leg, $1, 135  |  3. Tea Caddy Table Lamp, 32″H, $420  |  4. White Elegance Canvas, 36″ x 36″, $290  |  5. Southhampton Entertainment Console66″W x 21″D x 30″H, As Shown: Stony Brook Knobs, Black, Extra Rub/Distressing, $2,225  |  6. Boucle Woven Wool Rug, 85% Wool/8% Polyester/5% Nylon/2% Other, As Shown: 5 x 8, $728

Today’s cottage study Inspiration Board was put together with comfort and style in mind. The pieces we chose are ideal for creating a relaxed place to work that still provides a refined style. Who needs a desk when you can kick up your feet and work from your laptop in this amazingly comfortable leather chair and ottoman?!

Whether you need storage for office components, like a printer or fax, or books, the open and closed storage options found in the entertainment console are there for you. We selected a painted black finish on the console for a high contrast to the intense cinnamon color leather on the chair. To bring the colors and style of the space together, we chose a plaid designed woven rug, which is super cozy on the toes, and provides that sophisticated look we wanted.

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Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room

Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room #whiteroom #boldaccessories #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room #whiteroom #boldaccessories #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: hooked on houses

We love this cottage style living room with its minimal use of color balanced with confidently placed bold touches. The crisp, clean feel comes from the expansive use of white for the wall and ceiling colors, the trim, the lighting fixture, the big, comfy, cloud-like couch and even the picture frames. What cozies it up are the old dark wood floorboards and the punchy pillows and flowers. The eye-catching circular drum lamp is echoed in the great low painted round coffee table to establish the room’s inviting symmetry.

Would you dare to do a room all in white?

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