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Inspiration Board: Earth and Sea

Inspiration Board: Earth and Sea #wickerfurniture #aquablue #juterugs http://cottagehomefurniture.com/

Inspiration Board: Earth and Sea  #wickerfurniture #aquablue #juterugs http://cottagehomefurniture.com/
1. Mystic Seaport Canvas Giclee, 30″ x 30″ (other sizes available), $245,  |  2. Green Crackle Porcelain Table Lamp$310, 31″H  |  3. Cottage Wicker Rattan Writing Desk36″L x 20″W x 33.5″H, shown in Pecan (25 color options), $925  |  4. Cottage Wicker Rattan Club Chair, 25″W x 26″D x 32.5″H, shown in Pecan (25 color options), $535  |  5. Zagora Jute Hand Knotted Rug5′ x 8′ (other sizes available), $936  |  6. Myrtle Leather Ottoman, 20″W x 20″D x 14″H (larger size available), shown in Echo Turquoise (several color options), $835

Wicker furniture and natural fiber rugs are the key to a summery feel, whether placed in your office, den or porch. The honeyed tones of rattan and bleached sand of jute can instantly create an uplifting tropical environment within your home. And besides simply being pretty, added accessories in green and blue sea hues balance the basic earthy palette with an aquatic coolness.

Available in many sizes, the Zagora Jute Hand Knotted Rug has a tribal vibe in chocolate brown and contrasting lighter jute. We built this fun room around this natural rug, introducing rattan pieces such as the oversized Cottage Wicker Rattan Club Chair and the compact Cottage Wicker Rattan Writing Desk. This versatile wicker furniture can be used in many different rooms, and for several uses (we thought the desk looked equally well as a table for the Green Crackle Porcelain Table Lamp). Splashes of aqua found in the Mystic Seaport Canvas Giclee and the deep turquoise of the fetching Myrtle Leather Ottoman complete the earth and sea look.

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Study #cottagedecor #cottagestyleoffice #cottagestudy thedistinctivecottage.com

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.

Click on any of the descriptions above to learn more about each cottage style product!

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Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Small Fluting Table Lamp 28″H $537  |  2. Carolina Double Pedestal Desk customizations: 64″W x 25″D x 30″H, english beaded drawers, plantation shutter doors, keyboard pull-out tray, wood knobs, one color, china blue $2,270  |  3. Double X-Back Side Chair 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, wood seat, one color, pear $325  |  4. Hot House Spring Micro-Hooked Wool Rug 5′ x 8′ $530  |  5. Carolina 3 over 6 Bookcase customizations: 78″W x 14/22″D x 84″H, straight base, straight top, flat panel doors, raised panel drawers, ivory over palm with palm interior back $4,760

This colorful cottage office inspiration board puts a spring in our step!  Zesty lime, pear, china blue, grey and ivory mix and match beautifully between the painted furniture pieces, bold cottage rug, and silver mercury table lamp.  Who says work has to be boring?  Your productivity is sure to rise surrounded by all of these energetic colors.  Keep clutter out of site behind the closed doors of the bookcase, while the double pedestal desk hides your computer, keyboard, and cords.  As for the shelves, consider displaying a mix of your favorite reads and treasures.

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Get the Look: Stylish Study

Get the Look: Stylish Study #bolddecor #officedecor #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #leatherfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Inspiration Board: Stylish Study #bolddecor #officedecor #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #leatherfurniture  http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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1. Destin Leather Chair Summer House Leather Collection 27.5″W x 35″D x 34″H customizations: Grade 7 Leather Albiline Chestnut, Pepper Leg, Standard Small Antique Brass Nailheads, $2,745  |  2. Large Aqua Mercury Glass Table Lamp 34″H $620  |  3. Old English pine Tapered Leg End Table customizations: 22″L x 18″W x 26″H, Medium Brown Wax, 1″ Thick Top, Added Drawer, Added Shelf, $950  |  4. Hartcove Buffet and Hutch 82″W x 18″D x 85″H customizations: Painted Turquoise with Painted White Interior, $4,555  |  5. Natural Jute Woven Rug 5 x 8, $379  |  6. Pursuit Aqua Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection 100% Acrylic, $65 per yard  | 7. Cadogan Oasis Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection Flax/Viscose, $75 per yard

This stylish study area proves that leather furniture doesn’t only belong in formal seating areas. Leather furniture options have come a long way and are now offered in a variety of colors and forms to complement any design style. Here we see two leather chairs with clean, modern lines paired with a traditional tufted ottoman for a mixed style. We love the wall to wall bookcases that line the room and create a spectacular focal point. Choosing the bold turquoise for the largest piece in the space makes quite the statement in this stylish study!

Do you like the neutral rug in this space or would you prefer something with pattern?

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Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office

Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office #coastalcottage #Coastalstyle #cottagestyle #officedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Inspiration Board: Coastal Cottage Office #coastalcottage #Coastalstyle #cottagestyle #officedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Boat Glow Canvas Giclee 32″ x 24″ $270  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp 34″H $490  |  3. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H $1,970  |  4. Avalon Indigo Hooked Rug 6 x 9 $1,130  |  5. Southhampton Writing Desk and Hutch 54″W x 25″D x 75″H $2,895

The navy blue, white, and gold colors bring this coastal cottage office space to life!  The office is a place in the home where you want to maximize efficiency, productivity or creativity, and it is important to use color to help you achieve those goals.  We decided on deep navy for the main color in this space to promote order and organization.  Navy blue is a “focus” color that encourages clear thinking and is perfect for the clarity needed when working in the home office. We incorporated the boat print for an element of serenity among all that productivity!

For more information about using color in the home, check out this issue of House Beautiful!

What is your favorite color for the office?

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Painted Ceilings For Every Room

Yellow Ceiling Entryway

Poor ceilings.  It seems they have been neglected for so long – banished to the boring corridors of plain white.  Well, no longer!  Painting a ceiling is a great way to add color and visual interest to any room.  Here are a few of our favorites to inspire you: 

A Yellow Entryway

Painted Ceilings Ideas: Yellow Ceiling Entryway #paintedceilings #entryways #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #yellow http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Liz Marie Blog

Aqua in the Kitchen

Painted Ceilings Ideas: Aqua Ceiling Kitchen #paintedceilings #kitchens #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #aqua http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Adore Your Place

Soaring Green in the Living Room

Painted Ceilings Ideas: Green Ceiling Living Room #paintedceilings #livingrooms #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #green http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Restyling Home By Kelly

Dining in Deep Blue

Painted Ceilings for Every Room: Dark Blue Ceiling Dining Room #paintedceilings #diningrooms #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #blue http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: House of Turquoise

A Study in Neutrals

Painted Ceilings for Every Room: Tan Ceiling Office #paintedceilings #offices #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #neutrals http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Decor Pad

A Bright Coral Bedroom

Painted Ceilings for Every Room: Coral Ceiling Bedroom #paintedceilings #bedrooms #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #coral http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: 6th Street Design School

 What are your painted ceilings ideas?

 

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Office

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Office #cottageoffice #cottagestyle #cottagefurniture #ladiesoffice http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Crimson Poppies Canvas Giclee Series 24″ x 24″ $360  |  2. Garden Bricks Table Lamp 28.5″H $360  |  3. Cottage Double Pedestal Desk customizations: 65″W x 24″D x 28.75″H, left pedestal one drawer/one door, turned bun foot, wide board, stained, espresso $2,210  |  4. Abigail Upholstered Parson’s Chair 23″W x 27″D x 38″H $965  |  5. French Country Storing Baskets $160 |  6. Siena Stripe Woven Cotton Rug 6′ x 9′ $223

This cottage style office is fun and functional!  The double pedestal desk offers plenty of file storage and shelving to promote organization, and to keep your space clean.  Use the baskets on top of the desk for even more organization.  The Abigail Parson’s Chair is super comfortable, and is upholstered in a whimsical floral pattern that works beautifully with the striped rug.  Adding a pop of cherry red, the coordinating flower prints are an ideal accent to keep the color bright.

Really want to pump up the volume on color in this office?  Paint the desk!  What color would you choose?

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Rooms To Love: Red & Turquoise Office

Rooms To Love: Red & Turquoise Office

The mix of bold turquoise and red paired with more natural elements make a statement in this office nook.  We love the windowseat – perfect when you need a break from work!  What’s the secret for a great windowseat?  A straight or curved window recess; it’s that easy.  Not-too-large is better if intimate is the goal.

Rooms To Love: Red and Turquoise Office

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Studies & Offices

Studies & Offices

Is your home office for personal or business use, or a little bit of both?  What sort of atmosphere should it have?  How much storage do you need?  Any unused corner of your home can be turned into a functional communication center.  The nature of the space and the requirements of the activities you pursue in it will guide the way you set it up, but remember, its still part of your home and should reflect the cottage decorating look you are trying to achieve.  Be realistic – it doesn’t matter how cute your desk & chair are if they’re not comfortable to sit and work at!

Cottage Office Decorating Ideas

Maritime Navigator's Desk


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