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Inspiration Board: Regatta Have It

Inspiration Board: Regatta Have It #blues #reds #nautical #stripedrug www.thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Regatta Have It #blues #reds #nautical #stripedrug http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Studio Round Wood Top Metal Pipe Pedestal Table, 30H, from $1,530  |  2. Studio Metal Adjustable Backless Stool, 19-31″H, $435 each |  3. Regatta Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 5‘ x 8’, (other size & color options), $280, Seaside Cottage Rugs  |  4. Pensacola Leather Sofa, shown in Bassano Cherry (several color options), customizable, 86″W, $5,085, Summer House Leather Collection  |  5. Race Point Leather Ottoman, 49″W, shown in custom combination (several color options), $1,215,  Summer House Leather Collection

The Regatta Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Rug captures the best of summer in its bold navy, cornflower, red and white stripes.  Bringing to mind the open seas, crisp white sails and nautical pennants whipping in the wind, it looks dashing both with a leather sofa and ottoman bench and in an edgy kitchen with steel and wood pieces. This lightweight and low-maintenance rug has engaging color, classic nautical style and serious decor versatility.

The dining pieces from our new Industrial Studio Collection are only a small representation of our new, totally urban chic line. The Studio Round Wood Top Metal Pipe Pedestal Table has twelve color choices for its customizable oak top, and the Studio Metal Adjustable Backless Stool is only one of many coordinating seating options. Also pictured here in a custom combination of Deer Run Bisque and Deer Run Navy leathers, the Race Point Leather Ottoman is available in a larger square version and can also be upholstered in any of the Shoreline Cottage Home Fabrics. The Pensacola Leather Sofa also comes in an upholstered version, and has companion pieces such as a loveseat, chairs and an ottoman. 

What are some of your favorite nautical accents?

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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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Rooms to Love: Wharf Speed

Rooms to Love: Wharf Speed #beachcottage #rusticcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Wharf Speed #beachcottage #rusticcottage http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Coco & Kelley

Amazingly airy and welcoming, this restored oceanfront cottage was once used by Cape Cod fisherman as a storehouse for bait and fishing equipment. Perched upon a wharf with direct views of the Atlantic, this cabin disarmingly blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. Weathered floor boards and salty, exposed timbers, along with several points of access to the outside, all give a sense of freedom and connection with the sunshine as well as shelter if bad weather happens to blow in.

A large part of the charm of this space is, of course, its ocean view – not an option for all of us! But other elements that add to the carefree comfort are possible to replicate in your own home. Combine pieces with weighty permanence such as well-worn leather club armchairs with breezy antique rattan and wicker chairs. Natural wood and woven textiles are key, but also add doses of seaside hues like teal, ink and royal. White semi-sheer drapes let in light and create a sense of transcending boundaries. In fact, any little touch that will help you capture the feeling of a permanent vacation is worth incorporating.

Do you have a room that is a lot like the outdoors?

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Color Board: Beach House Pastels

Color Board: Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carolina Collection, Color: Wisteria  |  2. Carolina Collection, Color: Bayside  |  3. Carolina Collection, Color: Periwinkle  |  4. Cottage Collection, Color: Deep Sky  |  5. Carolina Collection, Color: Ocean Air  |  6. Carolina Collection, Color: Aquamarine  |  7. Carolina Collection, Color: Seafoam  |  8. Sealife Canvas Giclee Series, set of six for $1,200 or individual prints for $200 each  |  9. Medium Blue Iridescence Braided Chenille Rug, 36″ Round $45

Who doesn’t love a pastel palette?  By combining shades of purple, blue, and green, we created today’s beach house pastels color board that would be perfect for a peaceful coastal retreat.  Saturated color combos of coral and aqua are a popular coastal decorating choice for an invigorating beach house look, but this palette brings out the softer side for a more relaxing ambiance.

What do you prefer, saturated colors or a softer pastel hue?

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Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living

Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living #beachhouselivingroom #coastallivingroom #cottagestyle #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach Cottage Living #beachhouselivingroom #coastallivingroom #cottagestyle #slipcoveredfurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Beneath My Heart

1. Carolina 2 over 4 Bookcase customizations: 54″W x 14/22″D x 84″H, straight base, flat panel doors, beaded flush drawers, straight top, wood knobs, two tone painted, snow with duck egg interior back $3,415  |  2. Natural Braid Table Lamp 30″H $380  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa 84″W x 37″D x 38″H $1,585  |  4. Flanders Cane Side Table 28″W x 21″D x 28″H, stained cane, black painted, standard distressing $815  |  5. Saratoga Bench customizations: 6″L x 15″D x 18″H, custom stain, standard distressing $700  |  6. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H, black, standard rub/distressing $1,970  |  7. Natural Jute Woven Rug 8′ x 10′ $754

This beach cottage living room has a great mix of old and new, polished and rustic elements.  A distressed wood bench serves double duty as a coffee table next to a tailored, slipcovered sofa and streamlined arm chair.  The natural jute rug and braided lamp contribute to the relaxed vibe.  And if you aren’t lucky enough to have built-in bookcases like the ones pictured here, a stand-alone can do the trick just as easily!

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Get The Look: Seaside Living Room

Get The Look: Seaside Living Room #coastallivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhouseliving #beachhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Seaside Living Room #coastallivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhouseliving #beachhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Terracotta Ivory Table Lamp 30″H $510  |  2. Clearwater Upholstered Sofa 83″W x 39″D x 40″H $2,410  |  3. Denim Rag Woven Cotton Rug 8′ x 10′ $389  |  4.  Cottage Wicker Hexagonal End Table 29.5″L x 25.5″W x 29.5″H $530  |  5. Old English Pine Winston Pedestal Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 30″W x 19″H, quad pedestal base, rectangular thick top, no breadboard, light brown wax, light rough hewn $1,670  |  6. Shoreline Slipcovered Round Ottoman 31″R x 18″H $650  |  7. Chesapeake Upholstered Accent Chair 32.5″W x 34.5″D x 45″H $1,495

This beautiful seaside living room wonderfully reflects it’s surroundings in serene blues, tans, and whites.  The tailored upholstered pieces mix well with the natural wood coffee and end tables, creating a soft and sophisticated living area that is both casual and refined.  And what a view!  The classic french doors perfectly frame the sparkling ocean beyond.

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Get The Look: Beach House Living

Get The Look: Beach House Living #coastalliving #beachhouselivingroom #coastalstyle #beachhousedecor #beachhousefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach Home Inspiration #beachhouselivingroom #coastalstylelivingroom #coastaldecor #beachhousefurniture #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: House of Turquoise

1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair 25″W x 25″D x 41″H, pecan, muslin cushion $807  |  2. Trestle Coffee Table customizations: 48″L x 24″W x 18.75″H, all painted, mushroom, standard distressing $990  |  3. Camden Slipcovered Sofa 84″W x 37″D x 38″H $1,585  |  4. Barn Wood Cricket Table customizations: 30″R x 30″H, round 1″top, all stained, honey, standard medium distressing $780  |  5. Yacht Stripe Ocean Woven Cotton Rug 9’x 12′ $443

Light wood floors and shades of white make this beach home inspiration breezy and beautiful.  One of our favorite elements in this living room is the hand woven wool rug!  The wide stripe design makes a big impact, and we love the softer aqua color, because it draws together the entire coastal color scheme.  These rugs come in an amazing array of colors and are also reversible, which allows you to flip and rotate for even wear.

Do you prefer wool or cotton rugs?

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Inspiration Board: Nautical Style

Inspiration Board: Nautical Living Room #coastallivingroom #nauticalstyle #beachhousefurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Nautical Style #coastallivingroom #nauticalstyle #beachhousefurniture #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Blueprint I Canvas Giclee & Blueprint II Canvas Giclee 30″ x 30″ $200/ea.  |  2. Camden Loveseat Corner Sectional 91″W x 91″W x 37″D x 38″H $3,320  |  3. Shoreline Slipcovered Round Ottoman shown upholstered $650  |  4. Lakehouse Navy/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  5. Santa Ana Spool Upholstered Accent Chair 29″W x 35″D x 38″H $1,510  |  6. Windham Entertainment Center customizations: 70.75″W x 21″D x 82.75″H, catalina wood knobs, all stained, american colonial, standard distressing $3,350  |  7. Santa Ana Upholstered Ottoman 24″W x 20″D x 20″H $845

This living room space is a great example of embracing the nautical style, but in a tasteful and restrained way!  The color palette is simple, straight forward and makes a stunning statement.  The bold navy sofa is trimmed in a stark white fabric for high contrast, and gives the sectional a very tailored look.  Pairing the sofa with an ottoman outfitted in a classic anchor motif provides a fun and exciting accent.  Having the large navy and white wide striped rug offers another simple, yet visually stunning, element in this classic nautical decor.

Would you add any other pops of color, or keep it the calm and collected color way it is?

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Inspiration Board: Coastal Style Nook

Inspiration Board: Coastal Nook #coastaldecor #coastalcottage #cottagedecor #coastalstyle #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Inspiration Board: Coastal Style Nook #coastaldecor #coastalcottage #cottagedecor #coastalstyle #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

 1. Coastal Life Sconce 19″H x 6″D x 17″W $520 each  |  2. Carolina Wide Cupboard Painted Color Palm, 42″W x 20″D x 70″H $4,495  |  3. Sarasota Upholstered Accent Chair Rinca Coral Fabric, Grade 24, 31″W x 37″D x 39″H, $2,255  |  4. Woodmere Coffee Table 40″Round x 19″H $1,265  |  5. Diamond Khaki/White Indoor Outdoor Rug 6 x 9 $319

Creating a simple and elegant coastal style nook is easy if you have the right pieces!  A nook is any small space in your home that is tucked away, where you can escape to read, write, or watch a movie.  The perfect nook has a little storage, a lot of comfortable seating, and sufficient lighting.

The media center has plantation shutter doors that enhance the coastal look, while also allowing for hidden storage, and is flanked by one of our all time favorite chairs.  The Sarasota chair is big enough to lounge in and oh so stylish.  The abstract coral fabric is such a great source of color in this tame and serene color scheme, while the neutral rug has an eye catching contrast design. 

Where is your favorite nook in your home?

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Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living #coastallivingrooms #cottagestyle #aquas #pinks #colorfullivingrooms http://thedistincitvecottage.com

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living #coastallivingrooms #cottagestyle #aquas #pinks #colorfullivingrooms http://thedistincitvecottage.com
1. Umbria Tuscan Brown Twist Buffet Lamp 36.5″H $390  |  2. Santa Ana Spool Upholstered Accent Chair 29″W x 25″D x 38″H $1,510  |  3. Old English Pine Square Leg Coffee Table customizations: 42″L x 42″W x 19″H, 4″ leg, thick top, breadboard, inside stretcher base, medium brown wax, light rough hewn $1,270  |  4. Annabelle Wheat Indoor/Outdoor Rug 10′ x 14′ $1,637  |  5. Eastpoint Upholstered Sofa 87″W X 36″D X 36″H, $2,250

Mixing and matching furniture styles, colors, and finishes really makes this a unique and lively living room.  This coastal cottage living space encompasses many furniture styles including contemporary, country, and cottage styles that all blend seamlessly together for eclectic flair.  The colors are so fresh and invigorating!  The white frame on the spool chairs makes a vivid splash against the neutral rug and aqua sofa.  We love the small accent of doing a contrast fabric for the sofa piping, especially using crisp white.

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