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Rooms to Love: Style and Color Collide

Rooms to Love: Color and Style Collide #cottagestyle #cottagecolor #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Color and Style Collide #cottagestyle #cottagecolor #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.comImage: BHG

When you love pattern and color it can be hard to decide where to play it up and when to tone it down in your cottage home.  Today’s Rooms to Love is a great example of how color and style can live together in a balanced and harmonious way.  

This fabulous living room is home to style blogger Micheal Wurm, Jr. who wanted this space to be colorful, yet not too intense, so as not to distract from the beautiful architecture.  He chose a neutral gray for the walls, which is light enough to blend into the background, and a crisp white to highlight the amazing architectural details in the space, like the built-in bookcases, crown molding, and decorative mantel.  He also chose a light charcoal gray for the sofa and chair, again to build a neutral foundation in the space.  

Now that the stage had been set, he chose textiles and accessories in a myriad of patterns and colors to bring the space to life.  The largest source of color, and the main focal point, is the modern flag print area rug.  Everything else in the space, like the puff ottomans, throw pillows, wire baskets, and small accessories, pick up the hues found in the rug including royal blue, electric yellow, and fire engine red.

What is your favorite color found in this unique and creative space?

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Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining

Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining #cottagedecor #rusticfurniture #inkbluedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Rustic Chic Dining #cottagedecor #rusticfurniture #inkbluedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Riya Red Fabric, $85 per yard  |  2. Summer House Cottage Style Fabrics: Epic Navy, Grade 8, Suggested for the Parsons Side Chair  |  3. Large Ava Chandelier, 35″ Rnd x 55″ H, $1,940  |  4. Benjamin Moore Paint Color Shy Cherry #2007-20  |  5. Elizabeth Upholstered Parson’s Chair22″W x 26″D x 40.5″H, Seat: 17.5″D x 20″H, As Shown: Standard Cushion, Fruitwood Leg Finish, Fabric Grade 8, Upholstered in Epic Navy Fabric, $725  |  6. Twilight Rug, 100% Wool, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 8 x 10, $2,445  |  7. Old Pine Malt Leg Table, Customizable, As Shown: 72″L x 38″W x 30″H, Rectangular, 1″ Thick Reclaimed Wood Top, No Breadboard, Medium Brown Wax Finish, $1,550

Trying to pull together a rustic chic look for your dining room?  Look no further than today’s Inspiration Board!  We pulled together our favorite rustic reclaimed wood furniture pieces, like the old wood table and tear drop chandelier, to set the tone for an all natural style.  To introduce color into the space, we chose a warm cherry red for the wall color and suggest using the amazing tapestry style fabric called Riya Red for curtains.  This fabric is a soft linen blend and would be a perfect complement to the ink blue modern rug!  To tie the space together, and ensure top comfort while dining, we suggest the Elizabeth Parson’s chair upholstered in the dark ink blue fabric called Epic Navy.  

The pieces we chose are not only stylish, but family friendly and practical too.  The table has a waxed finish for easy care, and the Epic Navy fabric we suggest for the chairs is stain resistant.  Bring on the big family dinners in this low maintenance dining room!

Do you like mixing rustic and modern pieces in your home?

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Color Board: Cottage Colors

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Cottage Colors #cottagecolors #cottagedecor #farmhousecolors #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Hayden Hand Tufted Rug, 5 x 8, $995, other sizes available  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Basket Straw, $65 per yard  |  4. Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug, 6 x 9, $930, other sizes available  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Tricotte Scuba, $65 per yard

As the hot summer months cool down for a crisp September here in Maine, we start to crave the warmer tones of fall foliage.  In today’s cottage style color board, we chose warmer autumn colors, like pumpkin and marigold, but since we aren’t quite ready to let summer go, we used a couple of amazing ocean blues too.

You can find all of these spectacular colors in the Hayden Hand Tufted rug, which is made of 100% wool, and perfect for large gathering areas, like the living room or family room.  The design of the rug is a mix of traditional and transitional, and will fit many different cottage style homes.  We chose fabrics to complement the focal point rug, and they can be used in any combination for a sofa, loveseat, accent chair(s) and throw pillows.  Do you love the colors, but want to choose a more subtle rug?  Check out the Lake Spectrum Hooked Rug that brings a burst of color to the space in a simple print.

Which rug would you prefer for your family room?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Retreat

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: My Domaine

This beautiful seaside bedroom is just one room in a stunning Newport Beach residence, click here to see the full house tour. The home features grey-washed floors, crisp white painted walls, and barn wood beams for a touch of rustic elegance. The bedroom combines ocean inspired colors like seagreen, dusty blue, and sand, that embody the feeling of a soft sea breeze. Billowing sheer curtains wrap around the canopy bed for an elegant and dramatic focal point. And think this room is a coastal style retreat?  You need to see the amazing bathroom featuring a clawfoot tub and huge glassed-in shower!

What is your favorite ocean inspired element in this beautiful bedroom?

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid’s Room

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid's Room #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagedecor #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Kid's Room #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagedecor #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Charleston Bed, customizable, As Shown: Twin, Standard Footboard, All Painted, Color: Sunshine, $1,865  |  2. Shipshape Table Lamp, 34″H, $560  |  3. Brentwood Dresser, customizable, As Shown: 42″W x 22″D x 42″H, All Painted, Color: Blueberry, $2,390  |  4.  Brindle Stripe Carnival Hand Knotted Rug,
5 x 8, $572

Designed with kids in mind, today’s Inspiration Board is filled with vibrant color and style. The focal point, and main source of incredible color, is a hand tufted wool rug, perfectly plush for long afternoons of play time. Building off of the bold palette, we chose sunshine yellow for the bed and blueberry blue for the dresser. Both colors are happy and playful to provide the right amount of creative stimulation that every kid needs. 

To learn more about any of the stylish pieces featured in today’s post, click on the links above.

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Color Board: Green and Teal

Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Jive Peacock, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Wonder’s Island, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Peacock, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Rope Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 6 x 9, $824  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Christiane Ocean, Grade E, $75 per yard

Looking for a little spring in your home decor step?  Look no further than today’s Green and Teal Color Board for colorful cottage decorating.  It boasts a vibrant palette of aqua, ocean blue, apple green, and all of the hues in between.  

With the warm spring weather comes the mud, and what better way to outfit a high traffic area, like your entryway, than with our Rope Sprout indoor/outdoor rug?  It is made of 100% polypropylene, which makes it both durable and easy to clean.  You can even hose it down and air dry after those really muddy days.  Choose any of the featured coordinating fabrics for throw pillows, curtains, or chair cushions to go with the apple green area rug.

Which of these spring style fabrics is your favorite?

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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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Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room

Rooms to Love: Blueberry Bliss #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Dining Room #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #reclaimedwoodfurniture #bluedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Pinterest

Today’s Rooms to Love is an awe-inspiring, sunny and contemporary cottage dining room. Your attention is immediately drawn to the incredible cobalt blue wallpaper that gives the space an expansive and vibrant feel. The same amazing rich blue is used throughout the space on the upholstered chairs, dishes and vase, continuing the playful and energetic ambiance. To create some “resting” points the table is all stained in a soft honey finish and the neutral sisal rug offers wall to wall texture.

Do you prefer upholstered or slipcovered dining chairs?

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Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Style Bedroom #farmhousebedroom #farmhousestyle #farmhousefurniture #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Beaufort Upholstered Accent Chair, 33″W x 33″D x 40″H, As Shown: Standard Cushion, Fruitwood Leg Finish, Discontinued Fabric, Starts at $1,420  |  2. Crimson Poppies Canvas Giclee Prints, Set of 2, Available in other sizes, As Shown: 24 x 24, $360  |  3.  Country Farm Lingerie Chest, Available in custom sizes, As Shown: 27″W x 19″D x 62″H. 6 Drawers, Poplar Wood, Scroll Base, Painted Two Color Rub, Medium Rub and Distressing, Aquamarine over Tomato, $1,480  |  4. Carolina Beach Slat Bed, As Shown: Twin, Painted Classic Red, $1,810  |  5. Saranac Woven Cotton Rug, 100% Cotton, As Shown: 6 x 9, $223

Today’s Inspiration Board is a blend of red and teal pieces we put together to create this farmhouse style bedroom. People often ask us how much rubbing and distressing they should do on their custom painted furniture? The level of paint that is worn away really depends on what kind of look you want. If you want to achieve a country farmhouse look, than go with a medium rub finish, like we have shown on the lingerie chest. We wore away a fair amount of the aqua paint to expose the beautiful red underneath. On the other hand, if you want a clean look, go with a solid painted finish, like we have shown on the adorable slat bed. By using a combination of both weathered pieces and crisply painted pieces, we have achieved a blended farmhouse style with personality and grace.

Do you like using red and teal together in your home decor?

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Rooms to Love: Beach Home

Rooms to Love: Coastal Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Beach Home #coastaldecor #coastalhome #beachhouse #beachdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Image: Queensland Homes

We are floored by the flawless beauty of this Hamptons inspired beach home. Graceful lines, neutral colors, and stunning accents make this a truly unique beach house retreat. From the front door to the back deck, the home breathes relaxation and rejuvenation, due to the soft color palette and airy architecture. The open concept floor plan on the main level flows from kitchen to dining room to family room, which enhances the homes airy quality and makes entertaining a breeze. 

Click here to see the full house tour!

Which is your favorite room in this divine beach retreat?

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