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Rooms to Love: Vintage Inspired Bedroom

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Rooms to Love: Vintage Inspired Bedroom #vintagebedroom #ironbeds #cottagedecor #cottagestylebedrooms #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Country Living

We love this bedroom for the vintage inspired style and soothing color scheme.  The wrought iron beds, small end table, and simple stool all share the same rustic, chipped painted finishes that create a time worn and antique feel.  Adding the heirloom style quilts and worn-in rag rug gives the space the homey feel you want in a cozy bedroom.  This space is such a beautiful blend of both coastal cottage and farmhouse style decor.  We can see it right at home in either a charming farmhouse in the country or in a quaint cottage by the sea. 

What is your favorite accent in this quaint vintage inspired bedroom?

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Rooms to Love: Book Nook

Rooms to Love: Book Nook #farmhousedecor #cozycorners #cottagedecor #roomstolove http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Book Nook #farmhousedecor #cozycorners #cottagedecor #roomstolove http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: Buzzfeed

All book lovers would jump at the opportunity to carve out a cottage style book nook like this that is dedicated solely to curling up with a good read.  The large built-in window seat provides a creative and unique space that is large enough for the whole family to curl up with their favorite books.  The natural sunlight through the window is perfect for afternoon reading, while the sconces provide the task lighting needed when your book is just too good to put down, even after the sun has set.  We love the way the thick drapes frame the book nook, and can be drawn when you want a little more serenity.  Pile on the plush pillows and soft quilts for added warmth, comfort, and style.

What colors would you use in your reading nook?

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Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Family Room

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Rooms to Love: Farmhouse Family Room #farmhousestyle #farmhouse decor #farmhouselivingrooms #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/Image: The Inspired Room

The rich mahogany stained floors and the vaulted ceilings create a dramatic impact in this farmhouse living room.  The navy striped rug lays the foundation for the simple design scheme, and it anchors the living room furniture in the large space.  The flowing curtain panels are mounted higher than the windows to help to accentuate the lofted ceilings. 

Do you prefer light or dark wood floors?

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Our 17 Favorite Uses for Nautical Rope

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Rope is a must have accent when creating a nautical decorating scheme. It provides a true maritime feel and can be used in so many ways. We have gathered our 17 favorite rope accents to help generate coastal decorating ideas for your home, and don’t forget to brush up on your nautical knots before attempting any DIY projects!

Nautical Accents

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Maritime Window Treatments

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Seafaring Stairs

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Furniture Fit For A Sailor

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 What is your favorite use for nautical rope?

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Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy’s Room

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Nautical Themed Bedroom | Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy's Room #nauticalstyle #coastaldecor #beachhouse #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Port Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W X 8″H $85  |  2. Starboard Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W x 8″H $85  |  3.  Cape Hatteras Boat Bed customizations: twin, one color painted, regatta $1,765  |  4. Half Mile Ray Searchlight 23.5″W x 64.5″H $495  |  5.  Cottage One Drawer Nightstand customizations: 19.75″W x 16.5″D x 31.75″H, turned bun foot, add door, beadboard door & side panels, large wood knobs, right side hinged, one color painted, tomato $630  |  6. Black Sperm Whale Stand 16″L X 6.5″-8″H $140  |  7.  Catamaran Stripe Navy/Ivory Rug 8.5″ x 11″ $550  |  8.  Compass Rose Hooked Pillow 18″Sq. $90  |  9. French Country Hearth Baskets $295  |  10. Cottage Three Drawer Wide Chest customizations: 39.75″W x 20″D x 36.75″H, turned bun foot, beadboard side panels, large wood knobs, one color painted, snow $870

This adorable nautical themed bedroom would make any ocean enthusiast excited for bedtime!  The furniture pieces are all painted in solid reds, whites, and blues, for a strong punch of color.  Adding in the weathered old beadboard signs and carved whale accents gives the space a blended style.  The reproduction U.S. Navy searchlight is sure to spark your child’s imagination at play time.  At night, let your child sail away to sleep in the adorable sailboat carved bed!

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Rooms To Love: Coastal Treasures

Rooms To Love: Coastal Treasures #coastallivingroom #coastaldecor #beachhousedecorating #beachhousefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Image: Coastal Living

The beautiful blend of blues makes this small coastal living room a cool and calming space. It may seem counter intuitive to put a sectional in a small space, but as you can see from this room, it can actually make it feel very inviting!  Sectionals are a great way to maximize seating while efficiently utilizing space. Not to mention how cozy they are to pile onto for a movie night!  This living room also has an eye catching custom built bookcase wall, a central place for all of the decorative accents to create a big statement.

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Rooms to Love: Easy Elegance

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A beautiful blend of old, worn, and weathered pieces, along with crisp and clean architectural details, this elegant farmhouse dining room is truly unique.  The rug has a faded quality to it that makes this room feel so loved and lived in.  The rustic floors are a rich mahogany stain that is a great contrast to the stark white fireplace and chair railed walls, and the combination has a sharp effect on the room.  One of the most impressive elements in this space, even though it may be subtle, is the two tone dining table.  The top has a chipped paint finish in a fantastic slate color, and the base is a handsome timber style trestle.  It is such a unique piece, yet it blends right into the space.

The combination of slipcovered head chairs, wood side chairs, and a singular bench all sit at this one table.  How do you feel about eclectic chairs at your table?

Check out more of this amazing Newport Beach home.

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Cottage Decor

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Cottage Decor #islandliving #coastaldecor #cottagedecor http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/
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This coastal cottage retreat was designed by one of our favorites, Sarah Richardson.  Situated on the edge of an island, the cottage has wrap-around windows so you can enjoy the breathtaking view from any angle.  Richardson is well known for her country flair, which is evident in many of her redesign projects, and can be seen here in the cabriole leg dining table and slat back dining chairs.  The country accents are beautifully balanced with the more traditional coastal cottage decor, like the blue and ivory upholstery pieces.

What is your favorite part of this space?

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Get The Look: Beach Bedroom Blues

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Blue Beach House Bedroom | Get the Look: Beach Bedroom Blues #getthelook #bluebedroom #beachhousedecor #coastaldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Lamp Brentwood Dresser Southampton Round Mirror Beach House Scarborough Bed Cottage Wicker Long Bench

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1. Aqua Raindrop Ceramic Table Lamp $300  |  2. Brentwood Dresser burnt caramel $2,610  |  3. Southampton Round Mirror 33″R, beachwood $745  |  4. Beach House Scarborough Bed queen, custom color $2,600  |  5. Lighthouse Denim/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  6. Cottage Wicker Long Bench pecan $710

This blue beach house bedroom is a great example of layering blues for a bold and unique look!  The combination of teal and navy accessories adds a vibrant splash of color, while the light aqua wall color keeps a more serene feeling throughout.  But the real drama comes from the tall four post bed!  The height of the intricately carved posts is definitely the most eye catching feature in this room.  Want a simplified version of this bed?  Check out the tapered post bed for a cleaner look with a more modest style.

Which bed do you prefer? The turned post bed, or the classic tapered style?

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Get the Look: French Country Cottage

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Camden Slipcovered Sofa Blue Flowers II Sanibel Upholstered Accent Chair Figi Blue Fabric Nags Head Beige Flat Weave Rug Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair Blue Flowers I Bayside Table Lamp Reclaimed Barn Wood Cricket Table

1. Camden Slipcovered Sofa, Grade A Fabric, $1585  |  2. Blue Flowers II Needlepoint Pillows $255  |  3. Sanibel Upholstered Accent Chair, Grade 5 Fabric, $1250  |  4. Figi Blue Summer House Upholstered Fabric $86 per yard  |  5. Nags Head Beige Flat Weave Rug $70  |  6. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair $715  7.  Blue Flowers I Needlepoint Pillow $255  |  8. Bayside Table Lamp $375  |  9. Reclaimed Barn Wood Cricket Table $640

We always love seeing a space where different styles come together for a reinvented look, and that’s why we adore this eclectic French Country cottage.  The architecture, with the wrap around floor to ceiling windows, creates a dramatic backdrop and is off set beautifully by the natural pine paneled ceilings.  Continuing the warm wood tone motif, the traditional style occasional tables are made of reclaimed wood for a splash of rustic charm.

You customarily see layers of blue and yellow in French Country decor, and this is no exception. The golden yellow wall color is a perfect hue to emphasize the cheery ambiance of the room, while the white and blue upholstery pieces are a mix of formal and casual forms for an eclectic touch.  Would you add drapery to this living room, or leave just the shades as the only window treatment?

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