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Get The Look: Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room

Get The Look: Rustic Farmhouse Dining

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1. Country Farm Jelly Cabinet customizations: 34″W x 15″D x 60″H, poplar, closed base, raised panel doors, toggle locks, standard flush drawer, fixed shelves, flat panel back, two color rub through, custom color, medium rub/distressing $1,385  |  2. Medium Blue Portland Braided Rug 7’6″ Round $695.25  |  3. Estate Windsor Side Chair 19.5″W x 24″D x 41.5″H, french vanilla $335  |  Country Farm Tapered Leg Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 34″W x 30″H, tapered leg, standard pine top, rectangular, planked, breadboard, straight apron, stained top/painted base, golden, aquamarine, medium rub/distressing $1,130′

Unexpected pops of color make this rustic farmhouse dining room a unique blend of cottage and country.  Shades of aqua, poppy, sunshine, and teal green are seen throughout the room, starting with the round rug that anchors the space with it’s cottage charm, while the rustic farm table and old fashioned jelly cabinet bring the more country elements.  Mismatched windsor chairs add an eclectic touch to the mix.  A wonderfully homey country dining area is the result!

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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Kitchen

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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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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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Rooms To Love: Country Christmas Dining

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Rooms To Love: Country Christmas Dining #countrystyle #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas #countrydiningroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: The Painted Drawer

Layers of white makes this country christmas dining room a winter wonderland!  The small spruce wreaths are an adorable accent that give a personalized touch to each seat, and probably makes the room smell like a fresh cut Christmas tree.  Vintage country accents, like the porcelain dishes and seltzer bottles, are spread throughout the space for a charming decor style.

Do you have any other ideas for decorating dining room chairs?

Happy holidays everyone! We are taking a break the 24th & 25th – we’ll be back on Friday!

 

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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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Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room

Get The Look: Farmhouse Dining Room #farmhousetable #farmhousediningroom #farmhousekitchen #barnwoodtable #farmhousestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Photo: This Old House

1. Marseilles Chandelier 32″Rd x 18″H $890  |  2. Wedgewood Cotton Braided Rug 9′ x 12′ oval $2,020  |  3. American Ladderback Side Chair 19″W x 21.5″D x 40.25″H customizations: maple, rush seat, no finials, painted, blackberry, no rub, no distressing $390  |  4. Barn Wood Dining Table customizations: 72″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, one inch rectangular top, breadboard, stained top/painted base, cinnamon, blackberry, medium rub, medium distressing $1,845

This 19th century New York country style farmhouse is a blend of old and new.  The wide plank pine floorboards are beautifully finished in tung oil for a natural look that provides so much warmth to the space.  The dining set is in lieu of a traditional island and really brings out the true farmhouse style of the space.  Ladderback dining chairs are a quintessential element and painting them black creates such a stunning look.  Look here for more photos of this artfully restored home!

Do you prefer an island in the kitchen, or bringing in a dining set?

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Rooms To Love: Thanksgiving Dining Room

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Rooms To Love: Thanksgiving Dining Room #cottagediningroom #countrydiningroom #thanksgiving #falldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Martha Stewart

This Thanksgiving spread is simple, elegant and one of our all time favorite cottage inspired dining rooms Pale yellow, mint green, and shades of cream create a soothing atmosphere for what can be a very hectic day!  The arrangement of pumpkins, gourds, and dried flowers add a touch of fall, but in a beautifully elegant way that keeps the look simple and sweet.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We are going to be enjoying some time with our families and will be back with brand new posts on Monday.

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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: Country Cottage Kitchen

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Rooms To Love: Country Cottage Kitchen #cottagediningrooms #farmhousetables #cottagekitchens #colorfulchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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This country cottage kitchen is a bright and airy space, filled with whimsical accents and cheery color.  It is also the perfect place for family meals or evening homework!  Having a full size table in the kitchen allows for a less formal dining area and provides a multi-functional surface space for the whole family.  The different colored chairs are such a fun and bright addition to this kitchen.

What do you think of the different colored chairs?

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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Dining

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Inspiration Board: Country Cottage Dining #trestletables #countrydiningrooms #cottagediningrooms #cottagefurniture #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Country Farm 2 over 2 Buffet & Hutch customizations: 42″W x 20″D x 80″H, open base, flush drawers, raised panel doors in base, toggle locks, glass doors in hutch, toggle locks, beadboard back, all stained, chestnut, light distressing $2,050  |  2. In The Fields Canvas Giclee 60″ x 18″ $290  |  3. Avignon Chandelier 27″Rd x 33″H $1,240  |  4. Wheatback Side Chair 19″W x 17″D x 42″H, rush seat, two color rub, butter over tomato, medium rub, light distressing $550  |  5. Wheatback Arm Chair 24″W x 17″D x 42″H, rush seat, two color rub, tomato over butter, medium rub, light distressing $575  |  6. Dijon Devonshire Hand Tufted Rug 8′ x 11′ $2,415  |  7. Barn Wood Trestle Table customizations: 84″L x 36/39″W x 30″H, sheffield trestle, 1″rectangular top, 1″breadboard, rounded edges, stained top/two color painted base, honey, tomato over butter base, medium rug, standard medium distressing $3,645

The beauty of custom made furniture is that you can introduce color any way you want!  Here is a great example of taking traditional forms, like these fanback chairs and trestle table, and painting them in a fun and exciting color that reflects your home.  We opted to rub the paint pieces for a more antiqued look that blends nicely with the wood buffet and hutch.  The paisley print rug was the true inspiration for this colorful country cottage dining room, and provides a lot of visual impact in the space.

We love using red when designing dining rooms and eat in kitchens! What other places in your home do you love using red?

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