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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study #cottagedecor #cottagestyleoffice #cottagestudy http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Santa Cruz Leather Chair32″W x 40″D x 41″H, As Shown: Madison Melon Grade 9 Leather, Standard Cushions, Java Finish Leg, $3,240  |  2. Santa Cruz Ottoman28″W x 21″D x 17.5″H, As Shown: Cowboy Saddle Grade 7 Leather, Same Welt, Small Pewter Nailhead, Java Finish Leg, $1, 135  |  3. Tea Caddy Table Lamp, 32″H, $420  |  4. White Elegance Canvas, 36″ x 36″, $290  |  5. Southhampton Entertainment Console66″W x 21″D x 30″H, As Shown: Stony Brook Knobs, Black, Extra Rub/Distressing, $2,225  |  6. Boucle Woven Wool Rug, 85% Wool/8% Polyester/5% Nylon/2% Other, As Shown: 5 x 8, $728

Today’s cottage study Inspiration Board was put together with comfort and style in mind. The pieces we chose are ideal for creating a relaxed place to work that still provides a refined style. Who needs a desk when you can kick up your feet and work from your laptop in this amazingly comfortable leather chair and ottoman?!

Whether you need storage for office components, like a printer or fax, or books, the open and closed storage options found in the entertainment console are there for you. We selected a painted black finish on the console for a high contrast to the intense cinnamon color leather on the chair. To bring the colors and style of the space together, we chose a plaid designed woven rug, which is super cozy on the toes, and provides that sophisticated look we wanted.

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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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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Kitchen #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrykitchen #cottagekitchen #farmhousedecor #farmhouse style thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brushed Nickel Pendant, 12-108″H (Adjustable) x 12″W, $580 each  |  2. Cottage Style Wall Decor, Redding Clock, Please call for details  |  3. Orleans Side Chair, 21″W x 19″D x 38″H. Seat: 16″D, As Shown: Maple Wood, Rush Seat, Painted Blackberry, Light Rub/Distressed Finish  |  4. Sebago Lake Hutch, 47″W x 22.25″D x 85″H, As Shown: Standard Dimensions, Flat Panel Back, Screen Mesh Doors, Standard Metal Hinges, Metal Pulls, Wood Knobs, Painted Four Leaf, Medium Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  5. Moosehead Lake Trestle Table, Customizable, As Shown: 60″L x 36″W x 30″H, Standard 1″ Top, Painted Linen, Light Rub/Glaze/Distressed Finish  |  6. Black Iola Vinyl Floor Cloth, Available in Several Sizes, As Shown: 70″ x 110″, $655

Have you seen our vinyl floor cloths yet? They come in so many colors & patterns and are the perfect accessory for your cottage style decor. For today’s Inspiration Board, we chose the classic white and ivory checker pattern to set the tone for this farmhouse kitchen. The trestle table is the perfect design for a banquette seating area, because the slender base makes it easy to get in and around the feet. For additional seating we recommend the Orleans chair with rush seats, and painted black for contrast against the ivory table. To add storage space, and a splash of color in the black and white motif, we chose the Seabago Lake Hutch, painted in a rustic finish for that farmhouse style charm.

What is your favorite farmhouse piece in today’s Inspiration Board?

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic

This cozy country home has so much style in such a small space. Primitive country accents, including the needlepoint pillow, checkered drapes, and roughly painted end tables, are carefully arranged throughout the open concept family room for a homey, lived in feel.  The architecture in this home is a beautiful blend of old and new. Rustic elements, like the stone hearth, old pine flooring, and reclaimed wood loft blend seamlessly with polished elements, like the crisp kitchen cabinetry, and beadboard walls. A perfect concoction of new and old in this tiny country cabin.

What is your favorite primitive country accent?

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Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron

Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Layout Jade Fabric, $65 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Capparis Fabric, $85 per yard  |  3. Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Yellow, light distressing, light rub  4.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Teal, light rub, light distressing  |  5.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Black, light rub, light distressing  |  6. Lake House Furniture Collection: Rain Jacket, medium rub, medium distressing  |  7. Lake House Furniture Collection: Lake Breeze, medium rub, medium distressing  |  8. Lake House Furniture Collection: Cast Iron, medium rub, medium distressing

This week’s cottage decorating color board boasts cheerful colors and whimsical prints that would be ideal in a cottage or coastal style home.  Mixing yellow, aqua, and cast iron create a dominating palette full of life, personality and spunk.  Depending on how rustic you want the space to feel, we have suggested the same three colors in two different paint finishes.  The top row features our Country Classics collection paints that have a very lightly rubbed finish for a cleaner look.  The bottom row features our Lake House collection paints which boast heavily distressed paint finishes that are worn away to the wood for an aged look.  Or you can mix and match finishes for an eclectic style!

Which set of finishes do you prefer for a cottage or coastal style home?

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Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousetable #farmhousediningroom #farmhousekitchen #barnwoodtable #farmhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Country Style Farmhouse | Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousetable #farmhousediningroom #farmhousekitchen #barnwoodtable #farmhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: This Old House

1. Marseilles Chandelier 32″Rd x 18″H $890  |  2. Wedgewood Cotton Braided Rug 9′ x 12′ oval $2,020  |  3. American Ladderback Side Chair 19″W x 21.5″D x 40.25″H customizations: maple, rush seat, no finials, painted, blackberry, no rub, no distressing $390  |  4. Barn Wood Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top, breadboard, stained top/painted base, cinnamon, blackberry, medium rub, medium distressing $1,845

This 19th century New York country style farmhouse is a blend of old and new.  The wide plank pine floorboards are beautifully finished in tung oil for a natural look that provides so much warmth to the space.  The dining set is in lieu of a traditional island and really brings out the true farmhouse style of the space.  Ladderback dining chairs are a quintessential element and painting them black creates such a stunning look.  Look here for more photos of this artfully restored home!

Do you prefer an island in the kitchen, or bringing in a dining set?

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Get The Look: Country Dining Room

Get The Look: Country Dining Room

Get The Look: Country Farmhouse Dining Room #countrystyle #rusticdiningroom #farmhousetables #barnwoodtables #countryfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Country Living

1. Carolina Huntboard Buffet customizations: 52, “W x 20″D x 42″H, english beaded drawers, wood knobs, one color painted, blackberry  |  2. Black Aline Vinyl Floor Cloth 20″ x 30″ $45  |  3. Reflection Pendant 35.875″H x 13″W $640  |  4. Lancaster Buffet & Hutch customizations: 50.5″W x 20.5″D x 78″H, catalina wood knobs, two tone finish, country blue with dark walnut interior, standard distressing $2,685  |  5.  Barn Wood Tapered Leg Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top, rounded corners, no breadboard, all stained, hazelnut, standard distressing $1,495  |  6. Estate Windsor Side Chair 19.5″W x 24″D x 41.5″H, blackberry, light rub/distressing

The simple furniture styles give this country farmhouse dining room a classic feel.  The traditional windsor chairs surround the reclaimed wood table for a relaxed dining experience.  They have a slightly reclined back and a wide seat that makes them a top choice for comfortable dining.  Making a grand impact on the far wall, the buffet, hutch and sideboard combination, allows for plenty of storage and serving space while maintaining the clean and simple style.

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Inspiration Board: Traditional Cottage Bedroom

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Inspiration Board: Traditional Cottage Bedroom #traditionaldecor #paintedfurniture #orientalrugs #inspirationboard #cottagebedroom http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/

1. Kolene Spicher Ink Blot Botanical 22 5/8″ x 31 5/8″ $409 each  |  2. Flanders Tall Bookcase 50″W x 16″D x 78″ customizations: Painted Black with Standard Rub $1,805  |  3.  Wire Mesh Table Lamp 24″ H $500  |  4.  Stony Brook Nightstand 22″W x 18″D x 29″H customizations: Painted Black with Standard Rub, Brass Pull $980  |  5. Flanders Bed customizations: Queen Size 64″W x 87″D x 63″H, Standard Footboard, Painted Black with Stained Cane $2,530  |  6. Teal/Red Soumak Rug 6 x 9 $1,665

This traditional cottage bedroom offers classic elegance that will stand the test of time.  The furniture pieces are all painted black for a striking and simple style, and the paint is rubbed away to create a slightly worn finish.  The bed features stained cane panels that bring in a traditional farmhouse element to the overall style.  The soumak rug interlaces muted tones of teal, ruby, sage, gold, and plum to create this amazing focal point in which the entire bedroom is built around.  This rich palette feels so warm and cozy, perfect for a restful nights sleep.

The shelf is begging for accents! How would you decorate this piece if it was in your home?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Bedroom #beachhousebedroom #coastalbedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Cottages and Bungalows

What a stunning and luxurious coastal style bedroom that instantly makes you want to unwind!  This California cottage was completely renovated from a chaotic maze of hallways and doors to this open concept home flooded with sunlight.  The color palette seen throughout the home was chosen to make each room feel light and airy in an effort to abolish the previously stuffy feeling.

In the master bedroom, they strategically painted the wide board ceiling panels and exposed beams white to add light and loft to the space.  The collection of white, chrome, gold, and coral decorative accents gives the room an elegant and sophisticated flair, while the mint wall color is whimsical and playful.  The upholstered headboard, overstuffed throw pillows, and adorable pleated skirt also contribute to the boutique ambiance.

Would you have painted the ceiling mint as well? Or do you prefer the white contrast?

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Staff Pick: Linda’s Private Oasis

Staff Pick: Linda's Private Oasis #cottagestylekitchen #coastalstyle #coastaldecor #coastalbararea

Cottage Kitchen Nook | Staff Pink: Linda's Private Oasis #cottagestylekitchen #coastalstyle #coastaldecor #coastalbararea

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French Traditional Stool rush seat, bar height $460  |  Mosi Indigo Indoor/Outdoor Rug 5′ x 8′ $589  |  Medium Glass Buoy Float Pendant 8″Rd x 10″H $380  | Learn To Fly Canvas Giclee 54″ x 27″ $405  |  Oleshia Wall Clock 16.75″D $105  |  Carolina Rolling Bar customizations: 52″W x 24″D x 40″H, standard top, wood knob, sealed english stained top, blackberry painted base $2,440  |  Coastal Cottage Woven Two Bottle Carrier 9.5″L x 6″W x 7″H $55

Every home should have a special spot to unwind after a hard day’s work.  Some people want a cottage kitchen nook, or a comfy chair, while Linda prefers a glass of wine in her own private oasis!  The coastal accents immediately help her mind drift away to the beach while sipping her favorite vino.  The bar set features french traditional stools that have distinct carvings for a refined and classic style, which pair beautifully with the painted blackberry bar, and the subtle diamond print rug.

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