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Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage

Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Living Room Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24″ x 24″,$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34″H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7’6″ Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30″W x 35″D x 34″H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today’s cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

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Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cozy Country Home #countrydecor #cottagedecor #countrystyle #cottagestyle #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic

This cozy country home has so much style in such a small space. Primitive country accents, including the needlepoint pillow, checkered drapes, and roughly painted end tables, are carefully arranged throughout the open concept family room for a homey, lived in feel.  The architecture in this home is a beautiful blend of old and new. Rustic elements, like the stone hearth, old pine flooring, and reclaimed wood loft blend seamlessly with polished elements, like the crisp kitchen cabinetry, and beadboard walls. A perfect concoction of new and old in this tiny country cabin.

What is your favorite primitive country accent?

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Get the Look: Country Chic

Get the Look: Country Chic #countrydecor #countrystylefurniture #countrystyle #reclaimedwoodtables #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Country Chic Living Room #countrydecor #countrystylefurniture #countrystyle #reclaimedwoodtables #farmhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Photo: BHG

1. White Scallop Mirror, other sizes available, 10″ x 36″, $135 and the White Braid Mirror, other sizes available, 10″ x 36″, $180  |  2. Fiona Small Chandelier, 27″ Round x 33″H, $1400  |  3. Round Side Table, 20″Round x 27″H, As Shown: Almond Finish, Standard Rub/Distressing, $395  |  4. Shoreline Slipcovered Parsons Chair #90, 19″W x 20″D x 38″H, As Shown: Tangiers Bleach, Grade C Fabric, Corded Welt, $445  |  5. Old English Pine Victorian Coffee Table, customizable, As Shown: 42″L x 20″D x 18″H, Two Drawers, Light Brown Wax Finish, Light Rough Hewn Distressing, $1,145

The inspiration photo for this weeks Get the Look is an adorable living room, and with just a few simple pieces you can create this quintessential country chic look too! We love blending rustic elements, like the reclaimed wood coffee table, with refined pieces, like the crystal and wrought iron chandelier, for a distinctive style. The color palette consists of gold, white and creamy colors with sweet accents of pink and green that make the space feel light and graceful.

What is your favorite country style accent in this delightful living room?

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Rooms To Love: Christmas Country Living

Rooms To Love: Christmas Country Living #christmasdecorating #christmaslivingroom #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Christmas Country Living #christmasdecorating #christmaslivingroom #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: House & Home

The holidays have arrived at this beautiful country style home.  The vaulted ceilings provide plenty of space for the huge Christmas tree that is adorned with white lights, colorful ornaments, and a metal star as the finishing touch.  The tree stands center stage in the home and can be enjoyed by family and guests from almost any room.  There is nothing prettier than the warm glow the tree bestows for the perfect holiday ambiance in this Christmas country living room!

Do you have a favorite holiday decoration that you set up each year?

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Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room

Get The Look: White & Tan Cottage Living Room #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Cottage Style Living Room #cottagelivingroom #neutrals #whitecottagestyle #slipcoveredchairs #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.comImage: bobbytobin

1. Coastal Cottage Woven Suitcase 28″L x 16″W x 9.5″H $210  |  2. Carolina Large Arch Media Cabinet customizations: 60″W x 27″D x 84″H, raised panel doors, straight base, wood knobs, snow $6,995  |   3. Cordage Cylinder Table Lamp 31″H $415  |  4. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair 30″W x 35″D x 34″H $925  |  5. Beige Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 5′ x 8′ $402.75  |  6. Sweater Weave Hassock 36″R x 18″H $615  |  7. Westhampton Rush Arm Chair 34″W x 30″D x 41″H, black $1,970

Natural, elegant, and calm are just a few words to describe this gorgeous cottage style living room.  The layers of natural materials like jute, sisal, rattan, wool, and cotton create a warm and luxurious environment.  But it’s not just the materials that make this space luxurious, it’s the color palette too.  By sticking with white, oatmeal, and beige for the major pieces, and contrasting with black accents, this room has a refined yet comfortable demeanor.

What would you consider to be the main focal point in this eclectic space?

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Rooms To Love: Pretty in Pink

Rooms To Love: Pretty In Pink #decoratingwithpink #slipcoveredsofas #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Pink Living Room | Rooms To Love: Pretty In Pink #decoratingwithpink #slipcoveredsofas #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: athomeinlove

This cottage style living room has us thinking pink!  Layers of soft pink, grey, and lavender spread across this living room for a serene and tranquil mood.  The eclectic collection of furniture, plants, and accessories gives this space a lot of personality, while still maintaining a focused design style.  The most eye catching part of this room is the awesome partially painted pink wall!  The height of the pink portion naturally draws your eyes up to bring attention to the tall ceiling height.

Does this make you think differently about pink?

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Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance

Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance #countrylivingroom #cottageupholstery #cottagestyle #countrystyle #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Romantic Living Room | Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance
Image: Veranda

Designer Jim Howard created this romantic living room in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for a couple who wanted their new home to express the feeling of a cozy beach home and a rustic Tuscan villa.  As you can see, he executed those concepts beautifully.  Together, the powder blue and cream color scheme evokes the feeling of sand and sea, while the wrought iron candelabras and dramatic scalloped valances provide a rustic Italian tone.

The fabrics on the upholstery are luxurious linens that create an inviting ambiance, while still maintaining a casual feel.  The overstuffed rolled arm chairs, with their adorable kick pleats, provide just the right touch of comfort and elegance.

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Rooms To Love: Cozy Daybed

Classic Country Style | Rooms to Love: Cozy Daybed
Image: Love French Bulldogs 

What a lovely spot for a quiet afternoon!  The dusty blues and roses are beautifully blended with pale creams and yellows to create a distinctive cottage look.  The iron bed frame in this living room is a classic country style, and is tailored nicely with the quilted box cover.  Adding the chipped painted mantle piece above the daybed is a great way to display old frames and pictures for a vintage flair.  

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Rooms to Love: Casual Living

Rooms to Love: Casual Living RoomImage: Elements of Style

The furnishings in this open concept casual living room all play off of the dramatic contrast between the dark wood floors and the white beadboard walls.  Everything in this space harmonizes beautifully by maintaining the dark/light contrast throughout.  The stark white slipcovered sofa balances the heavy rattan framed chairs and all three pieces are anchored by the beige striped rug.  The trunk coffee table is a great solution for hide away storage and adds a small splash of rustic character.  Naturally the large stone fireplace is the main focal point in the room, flanked by two large windows draped in a soft cream fabric.

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Rooms To Love: Rustic Coastal Cottage

Rooms to Love: Rustic Coastal Cottage
photo: BHG

This rustic coastal cottage packs a lot of personality for such a small space.  The painted white high-paneled wainscoting and walls provide a clean palette to showcase the red, white, and blue motif.  The reclaimed wood accent pieces, like the coffee table, the cricket end table, and the storage chest of drawers, bring in a little bit of country to this seaside cottage.  Tasteful coral, seashell, and sea glass accessories sprinkle the walls and surfaces to quietly reference the home’s natural surroundings.

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