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Rooms to Love: Style and Color Collide

Rooms to Love: Color and Style Collide #cottagestyle #cottagecolor #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Color and Style Collide #cottagestyle #cottagecolor #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.comImage: BHG

When you love pattern and color it can be hard to decide where to play it up and when to tone it down in your cottage home.  Today’s Rooms to Love is a great example of how color and style can live together in a balanced and harmonious way.  

This fabulous living room is home to style blogger Micheal Wurm, Jr. who wanted this space to be colorful, yet not too intense, so as not to distract from the beautiful architecture.  He chose a neutral gray for the walls, which is light enough to blend into the background, and a crisp white to highlight the amazing architectural details in the space, like the built-in bookcases, crown molding, and decorative mantel.  He also chose a light charcoal gray for the sofa and chair, again to build a neutral foundation in the space.  

Now that the stage had been set, he chose textiles and accessories in a myriad of patterns and colors to bring the space to life.  The largest source of color, and the main focal point, is the modern flag print area rug.  Everything else in the space, like the puff ottomans, throw pillows, wire baskets, and small accessories, pick up the hues found in the rug including royal blue, electric yellow, and fire engine red.

What is your favorite color found in this unique and creative space?

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Rooms to Love: Lodge Lookout

Rooms to Love: Lodge Lookout #lodgelivingroom #brickhearth #openconcept http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Lodge Lookout #lodgelivingroom #brickhearth #openconcept http://thedistinctivecottage.com/image: m{Pression

We love this room because it pulls off a grandness of scale while remaining comfortably cozy. Thanks to its earthy tones and horizontal lines, this true open concept living room harbors no cold pockets of space. The floor to ceiling windows provide a majestic view while the low, sleek lines of the furniture and the simple wooden mantel create a communal feeling. The narrow ledge from the level above also creates a subtle boundary without overshadowing the seating area. The soothing neutrals of the muted brick hearth wall seem to melt down into the perfectly matched hues of the chairs, sofas and area rug. A few well-chosen accessories in warm colors add dimension and a thoughtful symmetrical arrangement cements the look. The tailored silhouettes and mix of wood and fabric create a Scandinavian vibe so perfect for lodge living.

Do you prefer soaring ceilings or cozy closeness?

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