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Inspiration Board: Pebble Beach

Inspiration Board: Pebble Beach #nauticaldecor #aquas #caramels thedistinctivecottage.com

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Full Sail II Canvas Giclee, from $245, various sizes | Sunset Canvas Giclee, from $245, various sizes | Wheelhouse Mirror, $130 | Jasper Woven Jute/Wool Rug, 5′ x 8′, $642 (other sizes available) | Large Orleans Arm Chair, 39″ H, $625 | Shorehaven Round Dining Table, 30″ H, from $2,105

Mixing the colors of the earth and sea can instantly lend a comforting richness to any room. For this coastal dining room, we picked honeyed wood furniture, nautical wall art in bright azure, gold and rust, and an area rug in ochre, rusty orange and bluish gray. Pairing clear blues with burnt earth tones creates a perfect backdrop for the seasonal segue from summer to autumn.

Bringing it all together is the Jasper Woven Jute/Wool Rug, in a melange of fall colors and yarns of various thicknesses. The distinctively European Large Orleans Arm Chair comes in 80 standard paint colors and 12 stains, with options for the customizing the wood, seat and finish. We think these look nice with the silhouette of the Shorehaven Round Dining Table, with its curved legs and arched crossbar. Shown in burnt caramel, this customizable table is available in 7 standard stains and 19 paint colors.

Apt accompaniments to this earthy trio are the Wheelhouse Mirror, a metal piece in an aged copper finish with beveled mirror, as well as the wall art. Both giclees come in 5 different sizes and are done in a knife-gel finish for an authentic, textured look.

What is your favorite season?

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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. 

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Which is your favorite room in this divine beach retreat?

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Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Coastal Cottage Dining Rooms #cottagedecor #cottagedining #cottagelighting #coastaldecor #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

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 1. Diana Chandelier, 24″ Round x 25″H, $1,240  |  2. Double X Back Side Chair, 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, customizable colors, Shown As: Wood Seat, Painted Solid, Color: Deep Sky, $325  |  3. Country Classics Farmhouse Pedestal Table, customizable, Shown As: 36″Round x 30″H, Painted, Color: Cottage White, Light Distressing, $1,000  |  4. Barkley Console Table, customizable, Shown As: 48″L x 18″D x 40″H, custom color, $1, 620  |  5. Cocchi Jute Woven Rug, 5 x 8, $554

Dining room with a view! This beautiful coastal style home boasts plenty of large windows that allow the sun and ocean air to breeze right in. The soft color palette used throughout the space enhances the light and bright cottage ambiance, and is offset by using crisp white accents. The round dining table is perfect for this space, because each guest can sit comfortably and enjoy the surrounding view. But you don’t need a seaside cottage to get this look! By using a few cottage style pieces in the right colors, you can re-create this coastal style anywhere.

If this was your cottage home, would you prefer to have window treatments?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Dining

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Dining #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #coastalstylefurniture #cottagestylefurniture #beachhousedecor #beachhouse #beachhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

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Casual, fresh, bright and airy are just some of the ways to describe this amazing coastal style dining room.  The hardwood floors and trestle dining table boast finishes that are reminiscent of driftwood for that washed and rustic coastal style look we love!  Driftwood finishes come in a variety of styles, but most have varying hues of natural wood, gray, and white for a true seashore look and feel.  Another distinct accent in this dining room are the parson’s chairs, which are slipcovered in a beautiful cream and white striped linen fabric that drapes the chairs so beautifully.  The casual style of the chairs help to create a relaxed and lived-in look that warmly welcomes family and friends for long summer meals.

Are you as curious about the view from the patio as we are?

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Design Tip: Sizing and Hanging Chandeliers

Design Tip: Sizing & Hanging Chandeliers #chandeliers #cottagechandeliers #cottagelighting #coastalchandeliers #designtip http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Chandeliers are an important design element in the home that bring both fashion and function to a space.  Lighting defines and accentuates the ambiance you want to create in your home by creating either a soft and relaxing space, or a bright and productive space.  Just like colors, the lighting you choose for a space can drastically affect the way you feel, see, and perform tasks in a room. 

Once you decide where you would like to hang a chandelier, you will need to determine the size you need, how to hang it, and what style will fit your decor. Here are a few hints to help you choose the perfect chandelier:

Size

  • If you are hanging a chandelier in the center of a room, like the entryway or foyer, the best way to determine size is to add the length of the room and the width together, change that number into inches, and that gives you the maximum diameter for your chandelier.
  • For example, if your space is 10′ long by 16′ wide, add those together for 26′, and change that to inches – that gives you a maximum diameter chandelier of 26″.

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  • To determine the best size chandelier to place above your dining table, take the width of your table and subtract 12″ – that gives you the maximum width for your chandelier.
  • For example, if your table is 72″ long x 40″ wide, subtracting 12″ from 40″ gives you a maximum width of 28″ for your chandelier.

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Hanging

  • If the chandelier is suspended in the center of a room, like the foyer or living room, than you want the base of your chandelier to be no less than 7 feet from the floor.  This allows ample height for walking without interfering with head room.

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  • If the chandelier is suspended over a dining table or kitchen island, than you want to allow 30″ – 36″ from the surface of the table to the base of the chandelier.  This allows ample room to see across the table without your line of vision being interrupted by the lighting fixture.

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 Styles

Here is a break down of our favorite show stopping chandeliers!

Coastal

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Nautical Rope Chandelier 29″H x 33″ Round $1,740
White Coral Chandelier 27″H x 29″W $1,150
Portofino Orb Chandelier 33″H x 28″W $2,620

Cottage

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Catalina Medium Chandelier 48″Rnd x 44″H $3,240
Bruges Chandelier 30″Rnd x 36″H $3,240
Antoinette Large Pendant Chandelier 20″ Rnd x 30″H $1,810

Farmhouse and Country

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Celestial Chandelier 32″Rnd x 26″H $1,120
Farmhouse Chandelier 30″Rnd x 40″H $2,120
Diana Chandelier 24″Rnd x 25″H $1,240

Lodge and Lake House

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Silver Antler Chandelier 28″Rnd x 27″H $1,810
Ava Chandelier 25″Rnd x 41″H $1,240
Large Forest Chandelier 26″Rnd x 25″H $1,190

 What chandelier would look amazing in your home?

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Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room

Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room #coastalstyle #coastaldiningroom #beachhousediningroom #farmhousetable #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Seaside Dining Room #coastalstyle #coastaldiningroom #beachhousediningroom #farmhousetable #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Coral Shell Chandelier 16″Rd x 14-52″H $1,640  |  2. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chair #50 26″W x 27″D x 40″H $465  |  3. Barn Wood Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top with radius ends, nottingham trestle, stained top, painted base, hazelnut top, aquamarine base, light rub, standard medium distressing $4,070  |  4. Sunny Jagges Stripe Flat Weave Rug 8′ x 11′ $1,347.75  |  5. Westhampton Side Chair 20.5″W x 20.5″D x 41.5″H, robin’s egg blue, standard distressing $695  |  6. Coral Shell Sconce 8″H x 6″D x 9″W $610  |  7. Bridgehampton Buffet & Hutch 98″W x 20″D x 88″H customizations: two tone finished, white with robin’s egg blue, standard distressing, standard painted hardware $6,165

This rich aqua and coral color scheme is such a winning pair, and we love them even more in this seaside dining room. The rich hues make it a lively and energetic space for gathering and entertaining.  The coral and shell light fixtures bring a tasteful coastal element to the room, while the large buffet & hutch provide both hidden storage and open shelves to display your china.

How would you decorate the buffet and hutch?

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Get The Look: Beach House Dining

Get The Look: Beach House Dining #beachhousediningroom #coastaldiningroom #trestletables #blue #yellow #coastallighting #coastalwalldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Beach House Dining #beachhousediningroom #coastaldiningroom #trestletables #blue #yellow #coastallighting #coastalwalldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Boat I Canvas Giclee 36″ x 30″ $290  |  2. White Coral Chandelier 27″H x 29″W $1,150  |  3. Elizabeth Upholstered Parson’s Chair 22″W x 26″D x 40.5″H $700  |  4. Old English Pine Winston Trestle Table customizations: 72″L x 38″W x 31″H, thick rectangular top, no breadboard, all painted, butter, light rough hewn $3,575  |  5. Beige Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 8′ x 11′ $888.75

Inspired by the sun and sea, this beach house dining room is a beauty in blues and yellows.  We love the painted trestle table!  The soft yellow table and patterned parson’s chairs are a fun choice, adding just the right amount of casualness to this formal space.  The elegant white coral chandelier completes the look.

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Style Board: Farmhouse Tables

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Explore All Cottage Home Farmhouse Tables

Our farmhouse tables are fully customizable and one-of-a-kind dining tables bench-built by skilled craftsmen in the USA.  This enables us to offer our farm tables in any size, shape, style or color.  Farmhouse dining tables are available in either new wood or old reclaimed wood.  Thick tops, smooth tops, planked tops, breadboard ends, end extensions, rubbed painted bases, trestle or pedestal bases, and turned farmhouse legs are a few of the many options available.  The possibilities are endless!

What is your favorite style of farmhouse table?

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Rooms To Love: Natural Beach House

Rooms To Love: Beach House Naturals #coastaldiningroom #pedestaltables #beachhousefurniture #neutrals http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Natural Beach House #coastaldiningroom #pedestaltables #beachhousefurniture #neutrals http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Natural, rustic, and chic are just a few words that describe this upscale beach home.  This open concept home is a seamless fusion of farmhouse and coastal cottage style that together creates a remarkably unique feel.  Architectural details, like the exposed wood beams and arched built-in cabinetry, accentuate the space’s lofty and grandiose feel. 

Another amazing feature of this gorgeous natural beach house is the attention to color and finishes.  The natural and neutral theme is carried throughout the space, which creates visual ease from the living room to the dining area.  But one large focal point stands out in that beautiful aqua hue on the buffet and hutch. By adding something different, something distinctive, it adds a whole new design element to the space.

Which area in this home would you spend the most time in? The dining, kitchen or living room?

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Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Dining

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Dining #coastaldiningroom #cottagediningroom #bluesandyellows #paintedfurniture #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Dining Room #coastaldiningroom #cottagediningroom #bluesandyellows #paintedfurniture #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: BHG

1. Coastal Beadboard Depot Sign 60″W, black letters, personalization: Beach House $150  |  2. Country Farm 3 over 2 Buffet & Hutch customizations: 52″W x 20″D x 80″H, open base, flush drawers, raised panel doors, toggle locks, open hutch, fixed shelves, beadboard back, all painted, butter, medium distressing $2,195  |  3. Country Farm Harvest Bench customizations: 60″L x 15″D x 18″H, standard pine/poplar, planked, no breadboard, all painted, deep sky, light distressing $450  |  4. Carolina Farm Table customizations: 72″L x 36″W x 30″H, turned farm leg, poplar, all painted, snow $1,895  |  5. Fine Rag Yellow Woven Cotton Rug 8′ x 10′ $1,049  |  6. Portsmouth Arm Chair customizations: 20.5″W x 20.5″D x 38.5″Hwood seat, deep sky, no rub/distressing $360

The ambiance in this coastal cottage dining room bursts with happiness, joy, and light.  An undeniably cheery palette is made even more exciting with the sunlight that pours into this space.  The buffet and hutch are given a weathered feel by rubbing the paint away to expose an accent blue color underneath – a charming touch to this pastel paradise.

This homeowner has a beautiful collection of antique dishes that are displayed in the buffet and hutch. What would you want to feature if this was your dining room?

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