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Color Board: Teal & Tangerine

Color Board: Teal & Tangerine #orange #green #coralprint http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Teal & Tangerine #orange #bluegreen #coralprint http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Stems Coral Fabric (F), $85/yd  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |    2. Teal Alhambra Vinyl Floor Cloth,  5’x5′, $390 (other sizes available)  |   3. Pepperrell Cove Upholstered Sofa, 84″W, $2,085  (other fabric options available)  |   4. Cranwell Sky Fabric (B), $45/yd,  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |    5. Circa Tropic Fabric (F), $85/yd,  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |    6. Emory Tangerine Fabric (D), $65/yd,  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture         

Freshen up your soon-to-be-summer decor with a spritz of tangerine and a splash of teal – or any combination of your favorite spicy orange and refreshing blue-green. Picture a secluded and sun-baked citrus grove by the shimmering Mediterranean… To start up your thought process, we’ve pictured a few hues of orange above, from clementine to coral. Also – we admit that sometimes it’s hard to pick just one orange. All the fabric swatches above are from our Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics collection, so browse for even more options.

The elegant backless sofa at center stage  – the Pepperrell Cove Upholstered Sofa – will instantly energize your beach house or cottage living room. With a salon-worthy silhouette and a name honoring a beautiful coastal Maine landmark, this piece has its own repertoire of fabric options available from our Summer House Upholstered Furniture collection.

Are you an orange-aholic?

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Rooms to Love: Something Blue

Rooms to Love: Something Blue #blues #aqua #rustichic #salvaged http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Something Blue #blues #aqua #rustichic #salvaged http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Photo: Mix and Chic

As another season of weddings steals upon us, it’s comforting to have a place to curl up and browse bridal magazines – or to simply escape from the stress. Either way, this cottage living room has all the necessary elements for success, as in the traditional bridal saying: “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. Just like a carefully selected bridal trousseau, this sitting area is made up of weathered pieces and hand-me-down heirlooms standing alongside modern textiles.

Achieving a relaxed charm is as easy as mixing slightly different favorites, like a slipcovered sofa with a slightly more formal exposed leg chair. The pairing of a round and square table is nicely echoed in the large round clock and the rectangular shutter wall art. Crisp whites and neutral naturals play with bright accent colors like citrus green and turquoise hues. The antique open front hutch – a real rustic show-stopper – gets a new lease on life with an aqua painted interior. Blending old and new, whether salvaged or newly-found, creates a unique, stay-awhile feel.

Are you a collector of old and new?

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Color Board: Purple Reign

Color Board: Purple Reign #purples #violet #lavender http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Purple Reign #purples #violet #lavender http://thedistinctivecottage.com/ 1. Purple Soumak Wool Rug  4’x6′, $770 (other sizes available)    |    2. Quartz Stripe Woven Cotton Rug  4’x6′, $112 (other sizes available)    3. Purple Alhambra Vinyl Floor Cloth  5’x5′, $390 (other sizes available)   |   4. Ghent Thistle Fabric  (H), $110/yd  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |    5. Phoebe Hand Tufted Rug  5′x8′, $1,195 (other sizes available)    |     6. Lavender Paint, Hamptons Furniture Collection           7. Clarence Indoor/Outdoor Rug  5’x8′, $493 (other sizes available)

Undeniably the color of royalty, purple makes an intense and lasting impression. Whether using or a little or a lot, you can add a measure of exoticism to your cottage or beach home decor. Add a purple painted piece of cottage furniture to your repertoire or choose from rich textiles drawing on lilac, plum and violet. Purple can be paired with flashy brights or whispery neutrals depending upon your taste.

Two rugs above are hand-woven in 100% wool: the Purple Soumak Wool Rug and the Phoebe Hand Tufted Rug. The soumak rug is perfect for formal areas while the Phoebe is a bit less reserved and plays purples against some bright tropical tones. The two striped rug selections are highly versatile: the Quartz Stripe Woven Cotton Rug is in a durable flat weave and the Clarence Indoor/Outdoor Rug is welcome in dining rooms and dens as well as mud rooms and patios. Another floor covering option in proud purple is the Purple Alhambra Vinyl Floor Cloth, available in custom sizes.

Do you have a passion for purple?

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