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Rooms to Love: Urban Cottage Dining Room

Rooms to Love: Urban Cottage Dining Room #cottagediningroom #pastels #whites #built-ins thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Urban Cottage Dining Room #cottagediningroom #pastels #whites #built-ins http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Life in an apartment or an urban space can still hold the charm of the country when cottage style elements are given free rein. White painted barnboard walls and unfinished wood floors provide a clean backdrop for this light and bright urban cottage style dining room. Recessed nooks in whitewashed brick outfitted with rustic wooden shelves create an informal area for storing dishes, herbs and pottery. Displaying everyday staples such as crusty bread, terra cotta vessels and bottles of wine as part of the overall decor taps into a comfortingly familiar utilitarian beauty.

Familiar anchors of classic cottage style such as a reclaimed barnwood table and a painted sideboard pair with cafe chairs in untraditional springtime hues to individualize this cheery dining room. Dropped down on a lengthy chain, a pendant light hovers just above the wood dining table to create an cozy space despite the soaring ceiling. A half wall with pass-through shelves creates a continuity with the neighboring room while still preserving an intimate cottage floor plan.

What have you done to cottage-ize your non-cottage living space?

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Inspiration Board: Making Spirits Bright

Inspiration Board: Making Spritis Bright #cottagediningroom #metal dining chairs #reds #pinks #oranges thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Making Spirits Bright #cottagediningroom #metaldiningchairs #reds #pinks #oranges http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Metal Bistro Chair in Red, 33″H, $110 | 2. Metal Bistro Chair in Copper, 33″H, $135 | 3. Metal Bistro Chair in Navy, 33″H, $110 | 4. Paint Chip Micro Hooked Wool Rugvarious sizes, from $104 | 5. Metal Bistro Chair in Pink, 33″H, $110 | 6. Eastport Side Table, 23″ H, $725 | 7. Metal Bistro Chair in Orange, 33″H, $110

Around the holidays it’s easy to be overwhelmed by traditional red, green and white: wherever you look there is a red velvet throw pillow, a shiny green tree skirt or a candy cane striped tablecloth. For mental health as well as variety, it can be good to inject the mid-winter scene with alternative colors. We love our Metal Bistro chairs for this purpose – they are lightweight, versatile and can be brought out at a moment’s notice. Paired with twinkling white lights and gold tulle ribbons, these multicolor mavens can make an appearance for one party, or they can be more of a permanent fixture in your cottage decor if you are craving bright color year-round.

The Paint Chip Micro Hooked Wool Rug is a natural choice for tying several colors together. From coppery brown and tangerine to scarlet and carnation pink, this rug takes on almost every color all in an edgy, modern pattern. This rug looks equally at home against a white wooden cottage floor or in a rustic wood and fieldstone lodge living room. All of our pictured Metal Bistro chairs tie in with this rug, but we do offer additional colors, as well as wood seat versions and stools. In powder-coated galvanized steel, the chairs are suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use and are stackable to boot. The Eastport Side Table serves as a companion piece to our chairs, drawing upon both a traditional and industrial look. The simply styles table is available with a stained top as well as in over 25 paint colors.

What alternative colors do you miss most during the holidays?

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Rooms to Love: Understated Cottage Style

Room to Love: Understated Cottage Style #whitecottagedecor #cottagepalette #cottagegreatroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Room to Love: Understated Cottage Style #whitecottagedecor #cottagepalette #cottagegreatroom thedistinctivecottage.com
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Relaxed, refined and simple are just some of the ways to describe this understated cottage style great room. The space flows easily from casual dining area to the relaxed living room, all while maintaining an inviting and open ambiance. The use of similar textures, colors, and furniture styles, makes this a seamless and cohesively designed space. Among the simple and understated color palette of creams and grays are a few special pieces that jump out including the large, antler chandelier and the botanical prints that adorn the wide board walls.

Do you gravitate towards a neutral palette or a colorful kaleidoscope in your home?

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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
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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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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

Inspiration Image: BHG

 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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Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining

Get the Look: Farmhouse Dining #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farmhousediningroom #farmhousetables #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Casual Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farmhousediningroom #farmhousetables #cottagedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: BHG

1. Coastal Life Orb Chandelier, 26″Round x 29″H, $2,240  |  2. Carolina Farm Table, customizable, As Shown: 72″L x 36″W x 30″H, Turned Farm Leg, Poplar Wood, All Painted, color Snow, $1,895  |  3. Slipcovered Parsons Chair #70, 20″W x 24″D x 42″H, customizable fabric and leg options, As Shown: Grade Level C Liverpool Bleach Fabric, $485  |  4. Susan Upholstered Settee, 55″W x 33″D x 48″H, fabric customizable, As Shown: Grade Level 5 Cozy Dove Fabric, Pepper Finish Legs, $1,620  |  5. Cottage Wicker Chair, please call for pricing  |  6. Summer House Throw Pillows, 18″ Square in Martin Spruce fabric, and 16″Square in Boho Swirl Jade fabric, please call for pricing  |  7. Trimaran Stripe Platinum and Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, customizable size, As Shown: 8.5 x 11, $550 

We love this welcoming farmhouse style dining room for its laid back atmosphere, and fresh clean look.  A key element to a cozy dining room is to provide your family and guests with comfortable seating.  Here they chose three different styles of seating for an eclectic and gathered look, but all have one thing in common, they all have cushioned seats. Using parsons or wicker chairs instead of wooden chairs can make for a more pleasant dining experience.  They tend to have a wider seat, higher back, and cushioned seat allowing more room to really get comfortable!  You may feel skeptical of using white fabric on the chairs, but having the pieces slipcovered makes cleaning a breeze.

What is your favorite style dining room chair?

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Get The Look: Natural Neutrals

Get The Look: Natural Neutrals #farmhousetables #cottagediningroom #cottagestyle #neutraldiningroom #slipcoveredchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Natural Neutrals #farmhousetables #cottagediningroom #cottagestyle #neutraldiningroom #slipcoveredchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Rectangular Mirror with Thick Wood Frame 27.5″W x 35.5″H $305  |  2. Reims Chandelier 25″Rd x 22″H $620  |  3. Beckham Stripe Platinum Rug 8.5′ x 11′ $550  |  4. Shoreline Slipcovered Parson’s Chair #70 20″W x 24″D x 42″H $395  |  5. Barn Wood Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36″W x 30″H, square leg, pine, one inch rectangular top, stained, cinnamon, standard medium distressing $1,495  |  6. Stony Brook Arm Chair 22.5″W x 21″D x 40″H $675

This pretty cottage style dining room is a study in natural neutrals, with a blend of tans, creams, whites, and browns.  The square leg farmhouse table brings a rustic element to the space, while the full skirted slipcovered parson’s chairs lend an air of sophistication to the room.  A simple wrought iron chandelier, striped cottage rug, and cane seat chair round out the neutrals look.

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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Kitchen

Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #countrycottage #cottagediningroom #cottagefurniture #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Country Cottage Dining Room | Inspiration Board #cottagekitchen #countrycottage #cottagediningroom #cottagefurniture #farmhousetables http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Manor House Small Chandelier 25″Rd x 25″H $870  |  2. Higgins Cupboard customizations: 39″W x 18.25″D x 66.75″H, screen mesh door, metal pull, two tone finish, turquoise with linen interior, medium rub and distressing $1,430  |  3. Country Farm Round Classic Pedestal Table customizations: 54″R x 30″H, large pedestal, cypress top, seamless, thumbnail edge, apron, stained top/painted base, natural, snow, light rub & distressing $2,695  |  4. Lake Adele Hooked Rug 7′ round $750  |  5. Ryeback Side Chair 19″W x 18″D x 38″H, rush seat, painted, avocado $440

Create a charming country cottage dining room with this inspiration board, a true blend of styles.  The round rug with aqua, navy, green, and white brings a touch of sophistication with it’s whimsical design, which is echoed in the wrought iron chandelier.  Add rustic elements with the cabinet and dining table, both featuring rubbed and distressed finishing.  Finish the look with the fanback style chair with a rush seat.

What’s your favorite element of this design?

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Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room

Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room #colorfuldining #cottagedining #coastaldecor #coastalfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Vibrant Dining Room #colorfuldining #cottagedining #coastaldecor #coastalfurniture www.thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Amaroo Pekoe Shoreline Slipcovered Fabric $65 per yard  |  2. Finnegan Teal Shoreline Slipcovered Fabric $45 per yard  |  3. Old English Pine Barrel Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 42″W x 30″H, 4″ breadboard, shown in medium brown waxed finish $2,725  |  4. Ava Chandelier 24″ Round x 42″H $1,240  |  5. Lake Pontchartrain 4 Door Hutch customizations: 77″W x 20.75″D x 93.25″H, shown in Lake Breeze with medium rub/glaze/distressing $3,295  |  6.  Westhampton Side Chair 20.5″W x 20.5″D x 41.5″H shown in turquoise

The blend of old world pieces and bold colors make this vibrant dining room an eclectic masterpiece.  The large 7 ft. long trestle table accommodates family and friends comfortably, and with the extra long bench, it adds additional flexibility for seating large parties.  Part of the eclectic charm in this space is the variety of dining room chairs.  There is a mix of formal upholstered seats, wicker frames and the pillow piled bench, which are all very comfortable and colorful choices.  It is nice to have a variety of seating styles when you have a large table, because it helps to break up the monotony of all those chairs!

Do you find bench seating as comfortable as a traditional dining room chair?

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Rooms To Love: French Country Cottage

Rooms To Love: French Country Cottage #countrydiningroom #frenchcountrydining #cottagediningroom #countrycottage http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: French Country Cottage #countrydiningroom #frenchcountrydining #cottagediningroom #countrycottage http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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This bright and open dining room offers the European elegance of French Country style with the charisma of a quaint cottage home!  The furniture is a beautiful collection of ornate details, like the column turnings on the cabinet, the scrolling chair backs, and the clawfoot table pedestal.  The finishes chosen for these pieces, like the light honey wax on the cabinet and the dusty blue rubbed paint finish on the chairs, are essential in creating a classic french country feel.  And this room just wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have that eye catching diamond paint pattern on the floor!  A distinctive element in this spaces’ overall appeal. 

Would you add or subtract any furniture pieces from this space?

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