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Get the Look – Cottage Style

Get the Look is one of our regular cottage decorating post features which breaks down popular cottage style room photos into each of the component products. Dimensions, specifications, colors, fabric and costs are included for each product in a cottage room photo. We thought this was a great way to stimulate cottage decorating ideas and to see how to bring a great photo to real life. Each Get the Look feature includes tags which can be sorted by color, cottage room and cottage decorating style. Please feel free to contact our designers if you need additional help.

Get the Look: Iron Kissed

Get The Look: Iron Kissed #vintageironbeds #whitebedrooms #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Iron Kissed #vintageironbeds #whitebeds #cottagebedroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Slaapkamer Inrichting

1. Milano Large Chandelier, smaller size available, $2,440 | 2. Tea Time Canvas Gicleevarious sizes, from $245 | 3. Mead Cabinet36″W x 13″D x 36″H, customizable, $895 | 4. Claudia Iron Bedvarious sizes, from $1,485 (twin) | 5. Smith’s Point Upholstered Ottoman, two sizes available, from $735

Recreate the quaint luxury of an old country inn with a mix of white cottage furniture and billowy floral accents, as well as elegant silhouettes along with distressed touches. The star of this cottage bedroom is the Claudia Iron Bed, adding a one-of-a-kind charm with its antique styling and custom castings and finials. Available in over 25 styles, our vintage iron beds come in 35 paint color choices and have options for distressing.

A solid companion to the iron bed, the Mead Cabinet comes in over 40 colors and varied levels of distressing. The Smith’s Point Upholstered Ottoman comes in over 400 fabric choices and several leg finishes and provides a handy bench at the foot of the bed on which to sit or stow clothing. Topping off the stylish ensemble is a wrought iron Milano Large Chandelier with crystal pendants. The Tea Time Canvas Giclee graces the wall behind the chandelier with a colorful bouquet, and is just one of many other florals in our canvas giclee wall art collection.

Where is your favorite country inn?

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Get the Look: Spanish Moss

Get the Look: Spanish Moss #greens #naturals #cottagelivingroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Spanish Moss #greens #naturals #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Chatham Grande Long Slipcovered Sofa, 101″ W, $1,885 | 2. Twin Lakes Coffee Table, from $750, customizable | 3. Sandy Point Leather Accent Chair, $2,860, available upholstered | 4. Cottage Wicker Round Inset Ottoman, $330  | 5. Ivory on Green Pompeii Vinyl Floor Cloth, 5′ x 5′, $390, various sizes | 6. Nevis Moss Jute Woven Rug,   5′ x 8′, $389, various sizes

Like the verdant orange groves of the Spanish countryside, the mossy green tiles in this country cottage living room call to mind bountiful harvests and time-honored traditions. French doors with Moorish arches open to a sunny courtyard, while a hooded fireplace with moulding guarantees comfort for grey days. A natural fiber rug and low, movable seats blend with wood and leather for a rustic yet refined comfort. We love how the classic cottageness of this living room is embellished with Mediterranean touches such as scrolling sconces and exotic tiled floors.

Conjure up the effect of ancient and luxurious tiles with our Ivory on Green Pompeii Vinyl Floor Cloth. Durable, non-skid and easy to clean, our vinyl floor cloths offer an alternative to tiled floors. From our Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture, the Chatham Grande Long Slipcovered Sofa in a neutral color adds length and light to any room, and is available in 400 fabrics.  A classic cottage piece, the Twin Lakes Coffee Table offers a beadboard shelf and is customizable in size and color. A fast favorite, the Sandy Point Leather Accent Chair has clean, curving lines with nailhead embellishment (available in 50 colors). Adding a dash of texture is the Cottage Wicker Round Inset Ottoman, which can also be used as a small seat or table, and the jute / cotton blend of the Nevis Moss Jute Woven Rug (available in other colors).

Does your home have any Spanish touches?

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Get the Look: Rustic Beach Living Room

Get The Look: Rustic Beach Living Room #slipcovered #juterug #blues #greens thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Rustic Beach Living Room #slipcovered #juterug #blues #greens http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: Coastal Living

1. Blue Glass Cylinder Lamp, 30″H,  $235  |  2. Azure Sky Canvas Giclee, 27″ x 54″, $405  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa, 76-84″ width, starting at $1,575, available in 400+ fabrics  |  4. Natural Jute Woven Rug, 5′ x 8′, $389, other sizes available  |  5. Country Farm Estate Leg Coffee Table, customizable, starting at $550, 6 standard stains and 40 paints  |  6. Cottage Wicker Rattan Club Chair, 32.5″H, $535   

We love this relaxed and beachy living room, with its bright blue and green seaglass accents, and have picked out some Cottage Home pieces that will help you recreate this rustic seashore look. Our Country Farm Estate Leg Coffee Table is extremely versatile and can be fully finished in 6 different stains, completely painted in 40 standard colors or finished half and half as shown. It pairs easily with the Camden Slipcovered Sofa, which is available in 400+ fabrics, and in both townhouse and sofa sizes.  We have several cottage wicker and rattan seating choices, and the Cottage Wicker Rattan Club Chair has a slender cane silhouette to add interest to your cottage decor.

As far as accessories, the Blue Glass Cylinder Lamp is a narrower cousin to the lamp pictured, but has the same seaglass feel – we also have other glass lamps in various silhouettes. From our Giclee Canvas Artwork collection comes the Azure Sky Canvas Giclee, one of many abstract seascapes and landscapes. And anchoring everything is a Natural Jute Woven Rug. Check out our other natural fiber rugs for a variety of sizes and shades, from blonde to chestnut to bark.

Do you collect sea glass on your beach walks?

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Get the Look: Vintage Rustic Bedroom

Get The Look: Vintage Rustic Bedroom #ironsbeds #rusticcottage #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Vintage Rustic Bedroom #ironsbeds #rusticcottage #cottagebedroom https://cottagehomefurniture.com/

Inspiration Image: Better Homes & Gardens

1. Fiona Small Chandelier, 27″D x 33″H,  $1,400  |  2. Eva Iron Bed, Vintage Iron Bed Collection, shown in Vintage Beige, starting at $1,845, 35 standard finishes, available in all standard sizes  |  3. Barn Wood Plank Top Bench, 18-19″H, custom widths and lengths, starting at $495, available in 6 stain finishes and 42 standard paint colors

Home is where the heart is… or at least where the comfy bed is. The relaxed elegance of this rustic cottage bedroom, created by mingling the elegant with the familiar, could fuel a hearty homesickness in any traveler. Who wouldn’t want to hurry back to this tranquil chateau-inspired bedroom with its sturdy yet lacy iron bed and profusion of pillows and soft flounces?

Basing our Get the Look on a Better Homes and Gardens page for English country style, we have highlighted here a few Cottage Home pieces that will nicely match the overall feel. Aged to perfection, the Eva Iron Bed is only one of a large collection of our Vintage Iron Beds. The bed is available in 35 various standard finishes, some distressed, with classic castings. The slender chandelier with some crystal bling is the Fiona Small Chandelier. This piece is in wrought iron and makes a demure yet dazzling impression. The rustic Barn Wood Plank Top Bench in reclaimed barn wood is a perfect touch for this cottage bedroom and can be customized in length as well as varying widths. Stained or painted, this bench will become an heirloom.

Do you miss your bed the most when away from home?

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Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom

Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom #cottagestyle #cottagebedroom #orangeandcharcoal #classiccottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom #cottagestyle #cottagebedroom #orangeandcharcoal #classiccottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Image: This Old House
1. Cottage Wicker Square End Table, 26″W x 26″D x 29″H, As Shown: Custom Paint Color Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot 2169-20, Base price $670 plus $150 for custom paint color  |  2. Oceanfront Upholstered Headboard, Summer House Upholstered Collection, As Shown: Queen Size, Medium Nailhead Antique Bronze, Grade 11 fabric Princeton Autumn, $1,765  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay Fabric, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Summer House Upholstered Collection: Princeton Autumn, Grade 11, Please call for availability and pricing

This week’s Get the Look was inspired by a classy cottage style bedroom we found on one of our favorite websites, This Old House!  Sophisticated details like the wrought iron lamp, upholstered headboard, and simple black framed prints, give the room a classic, traditional feel.  Yet other design elements, like the punch of pumpkin orange and the horizontal beadboard wall treatment, really play up the cottage style ambiance. Fusing the two styles of traditional and cottage makes this room a very unique retreat.

Do you use orange as an accent color in your home?

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Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm

Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Farmhouse Charm #farmhousedining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comInspiration Image: Beneath My Heart

1. Hart Cove Buffet and Hutch, 82″W x 18″D x 85″H, As Shown: Painted, Beachwood, $4,555  |  2. Natural Jute Woven Rug, As Shown: 5 x 8, $379  |  3.  Cottage Style Fabrics: Sonnet Moonstone, Grade G, $95 per yard  |  4. Square Leg Farm Table, Customizable, As Shown: Large Square Leg, 60″L x 38″W x 30-32″H, Thick Pine Planked Top, 2″Breadboard, All Stained Espresso, $1,235  |  5. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chairs #5026″W x 27″D x 40″H, As Shown: Grade A, Starts at $465

Shades of white and tall ceilings give this farmhouse style dining room a light and airy ambiance. The space holds an eclectic blend of old farmhouse charm, like the open cupboard and rustic table, and elegant features, like the delicate paisley slipcovers and blown glass chandelier. Everything comes together beautifully, and you could have this look with just a few unique pieces.

What special pieces would you display in the open cupboard?

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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
Inspiration Image: Pinterest

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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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
Photo: Hooked on Houses

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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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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Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining Rooms #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Image: BHG

 1. Diana Chandelier, 24″ Round x 25″H, $1,240  |  2. Double X Back Side Chair, 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, customizable colors, Shown As: Wood Seat, Painted Solid, Color: Deep Sky, $325  |  3. Country Classics Farmhouse Pedestal Table, customizable, Shown As: 36″Round x 30″H, Painted, Color: Cottage White, Light Distressing, $1,000  |  4. Barkley Console Table, customizable, Shown As: 48″L x 18″D x 40″H, custom color, $1, 620  |  5. Cocchi Jute Woven Rug, 5 x 8, $554

Dining room with a view! This beautiful coastal style home boasts plenty of large windows that allow the sun and ocean air to breeze right in. The soft color palette used throughout the space enhances the light and bright cottage ambiance, and is offset by using crisp white accents. The round dining table is perfect for this space, because each guest can sit comfortably and enjoy the surrounding view. But you don’t need a seaside cottage to get this look! By using a few cottage style pieces in the right colors, you can re-create this coastal style anywhere.

If this was your cottage home, would you prefer to have window treatments?

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