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The Distinctive Cottage | Staff Pink: Lynne's Laundry Room
Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Entryways

Staff Pick: Lynne’s Laundry Room

The Lake Pontchartrain Cabinet is an organizer’s dream, offering endless storage in a stylish way. The large bins are perfect for off season table and bed linens, while the drawers are small enough to house sewing needles, thread, and button jars. And everyone needs a place to fold laundry! The sky blue console table is the perfect size to properly spread out and fold piles of laundry. This piece also has shelves that are big enough to nicely fit baskets for additional storage.

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Color Board: Seaglass
Bedrooms, Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Dining, Entryways, Living, Office, Porches

Color Board: Sea Glass

Any home can become a coastal retreat by incorporating these vivid blues and greens. By mixing and matching sea glass tones, it’s easy to create a lively and energetic scheme with a unique layered look. The awesome round rug is a fantastic jumping off point to help build a fun and cheerful space. Reminiscent of the sparkling sea, these hues are sure to be as alluring in your home as they are on the coastal shores.

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The Distinctive Cottage - Inspiration Board: Lake House Bedroom
Bedrooms, Cottage Style, Lodge & Lake House

Inspiration Board: Lake House Bedroom

What better way to rest after a long day hiking, swimming, or fishing than in a cozy cabin bedroom? The stately bed sets the tone for the fantastic rustic theme seen throughout the lake house bedroom, while the accent colors of warm brown, red, and blue reflect the woodsy atmosphere found outdoors. A kaleidoscope of earth tones are found in the braided rug, which enhance the warm and inviting feel of this restful room. And don’t forget the adorable moose accent pillow that adds a dose of country charm!

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Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance #countrylivingroom #cottageupholstery #cottagestyle #countrystyle #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Country, Living, Rooms To Love

Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance

Designer Jim Howard created this design scheme in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for a couple who wanted their new home to express the feeling of a cozy beach home and a rustic Tuscan villa. As you can see, he executed those concepts beautifully. Together, the powder blue and cream color scheme evokes the feeling of sand and sea, while the wrought iron candelabras and dramatic scalloped valances provide a rustic Italian tone.

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Bedrooms, Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office, Porches

Color Board: Bittersweet

This bittersweet palette boasts a perfect balance of cool and warm colors, sure to inspire coastal decorating ideas for your coastal cottage home. The splashy notes of coral and zesty lime are cooled off with a dose of soft seafoam. What’s wonderful about this palette is the versatility of the colors! You can emphasize the coral and the lime for a punchier look, or really play up the seafoam. Either way, the colors will create a harmonious atmosphere in any space.

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Coastal, Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Porches

Inspiration Board: Porch Breakfast Nook

What better way to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee than on a three season porch? Here is an inspiration board to help you put together a quaint and cozy breakfast nook look. The hues of blue, cream, and white make for an easy-on-the-eyes palette that will blend right into the summer sky. Wicker pieces can help create a seamless transition from the inside to the great outdoors. Rattan is a natural material that is eco-friendly and durable. We suggest this look for a covered or three season porch only, because natural rattan is not meant to be in the direct elements.

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Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!
Cottage Style, Design, Living

Design Tip: Spring is in the Air!

By switching out the accents in the room, the overall mood of the space changes dramatically. Changing minor things, like adding new throw pillows, incorporating bright accents, and using a colorful rug, brings the whole room to life. This living room now has the personality to match the energy and vibrancy of the coming summer months.

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Inspiration Boards: Blue and Green Room
Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Living

Inspiration Board: Lime & Aqua

Mixing together bright blues and zesty greens while maintaining a neutral color, such as white, creates a clean and inviting palette to invigorate just about anyone. In addition, blues and greens together to help to make a small room feel larger than it is. Add some eye catching details, such as prints and wall decor, to complete this fresh and fun room!

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