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Inspiration Board: In the Mix

Inspiration Board: In The Mix #aquas #greens #greys #cottagelivingroom www.thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: In The Mix #aquas #greens #greys #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Footbridge Upholstered Ottoman, 48.5″W, $835 | 2. Brushed Nickel Three Pendant Chandelier, 43″W, $1,390 | 3. Medina Green Jacquard Woven Wool Rug, six sizes, from $88 | 4. Grenada Console Table, 50″W, $690  |  5. Rooster Rock Leather Sofa, 84″W, from $4,960 | 6. Myrtle Leather Ottoman, two sizes, from $835

Injecting a beach cottage feel in your home can be as easy as pairing a neutral duo, such as silvery grey and sandy natural, with seaborne hues like blues and greens. A mix of weathered grey and sand with aqua and deep sea blue brings to mind bleached driftwood set against a shimmering blue sky and ocean expanse. Offering a modern twist on a tribal pattern, the Medina Green Jacquard Woven Wool Rug effortlessly ties together this beach-driven palette. Mixing leather and upholstery, wood and metal, we have selected some pieces to play off all the great colors in this rug: dove grey, soft tan, turquoise, citrus green and deep teal.

If leather is to your liking, our Summerhouse Leather Furniture Collection offers many cottage style sofas, chairs, ottomans and more in an array of bold colors, and many of the pieces are also available upholstered. The Rooster Rock Leather Sofa, also available in an armchair, looks smart with the Myrtle Leather Ottoman. The Footbridge Upholstered Ottoman is a longer option, and can also be used as an impromptu bench or coffee table. Painted furniture always looks at home in a beach cottage living room, and the Grenada Console Table picks up the summery shade of green in this rug. Shown here for added inspiration, the Brushed Nickel Three Pendant Chandelier can add some character to really any room in your beach cottage.

What’s your favorite beachy palette?

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Rooms to Love: Victory Kitchen

Rooms to Love: Victory Kitchen #cottagekitchens #farmhousekitchen #barnboard #subwaytile thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Victory Kitchen #cottagekitchen #barnboard #reclaimedwood http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Today’s renewed interest in self-reliance through gardening means that your kitchen probably serves as a daily way station for fresh essential herbs, fruits, and veggies, en route from your modern victory garden to your dining table. Creating meals is more than enjoyable when your kitchen is light, bright, and trimly stocked with everything you need within handy reach. An inspirational kitchen like the one pictured here, which is big on function but small on space, is all the more impressive as it is actually part of a tiny 200 square foot home.

Through just a few simple style decisions – heavy reliance on white surfaces, use of extra windows and placement of open, accessible shelving rather than cabinetry – a seeming abundance of elbow room welcomes the eye. The mixed media walls, done in gleaming white subway tiles as well as both rustic, unfinished and painted white barn board, deftly create a hybrid farmhouse cottage kitchen. And the contrasting vibrant color of the produce and plants in almost every nook make the roomscape anything but a whitewash.

What’s your favorite food to grow at home?

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Inspiration Board: Red Letter Days

Inspiration Board: Red Letter Days #reds #blues #cottageoffice #cottagestyledesks thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Red Letter Days #reds #blues #cottageoffice #cottagestyledesks http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1., 3. DeMille Red Pendant, 13″H, $410 | 2. Halley Cage Pendant, 20″H, $740 | 4. Argine Royal & Ruby Vinyl Floor Cloth, various sizes, from $60  |  5. St. Ann’s Bay Writing Desk, 54″W, from $1,085 | 6. Saddle Seat Stool with Handles, two heights, from $250

Inspiration comes in many forms – a sunset, a symphony, a speech. But if you’re stuck inside with a deadline, you must look for a muse elsewhere. Vibrant colors, clean lines that allow maximum efficiency and out of the ordinary forms that provoke thought can help your workflow along when you have your nose to the grindstone. Turn your cottage style home office into an enjoyable place to create with a few key items.

Enlist the Argine Royal & Ruby Vinyl Floor Cloth, with its richly colored and detailed pattern resembling an antique playing card, to set the mood for your revamped creation station. With a compact silhouette, the St. Ann’s Bay Writing Desk offers more than meets the eye: the center of the desk top flips up to reveal laptop storage and two additional drawers. Shown here in Blueberry, this desk is available in eight other colors. Available in two heights, the cheery and perkily portable Saddle Seat Stool with Handles comes in dozens of paint colors as well as several stains. Bolster to your industrial aesthetic with the domed Halley Cage Pendant, a sleek cross between an antique caged light and a vintage diver’s helmet. Or if a punch of color is what you’re after, hang one or more of the painted terracotta DeMille Red Pendants, also available in Ivory.

What are your favorite ideas for creating a welcoming home office?

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