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Rooms to Love: Minty Fresh

Rooms to Love: Minty Fresh #greens #paintedfurniture #reclaimedtable

Rooms to Love: Minty Fresh #greens #paintedfurniture #reclaimedtable
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Spring’s signature color comes in all guises, from kelly green to moss to seafoam. As we celebrate the slow advent of Spring, we are showcasing a perfect cottage style porch graced by a rustic mint green planked farmhouse table. A comfy wicker sofa and antiqued white painted Windsor chairs serve as casual accompaniments. A cast of antique shop finds such as a weathered drop leaf side table, vintage gilt-edged tumblers and a painted milk pail serving as a vase for a profusion of pink tulips complete the cottage look.

Follow the link to view a wide selection of our custom bench-built farmhouse tables.  We work with several workshops to offer you many styles, options and color choices for your handcrafted dining table. We also carry seating options, from wood dining chairs to wicker seating to slipcovered chairs. Emerge from winter with a fresh new addition to your cottage decor.

What’s your favorite shade of green?

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Inspiration Board: Down Time Drift

Inspiration Board: Down Time Drift #blues #browns #wicker #indooroutddorrugs

Inspiration Board: Down Time Drift #blues #browns #wicker #indooroutddorrugs
1. Azure Sky Canvas Giclee, various sizes, from $405  |  2. St. Augustine Wicker Veranda Chair, 30″W, $1,015  |  3. Montserrat Side Table, 30″H, shown in Blueberry, $480  |  4. Westside Stained Rocker, shown in Mahogany, starting at $280 |  5. Habitat Fountain Blue Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug, various sizes, starting at $46.12 | 6. St. Augustine Wicker Veranda Ottoman, 22″W x 23″D, $480

Down time is vital for maintaining a positive attitude and good health, and soothing surroundings can make all the difference in your ability to unwind. Generous and comfortable seating, attractive painted furniture with storage to put clutter out of sight, and appealing color and texture choices can all make your home an easier place in which to relax. Mixing an earthy color such as golden ochre with beachy sea-inspired colors gives an added element of depth to nudge you into a contemplative mood. Woven wicker patterns and chunky rugs may put you in mind of a cozy cottage in which you once spent a pleasant sabbatical.

Above is a sampling of cottage style furniture – wicker, painted and stained – along with a durable braided rug with an updated palette. Two veranda style pieces from our Cottage Wicker Furniture collection are appropriate for either your covered porch or living room, depending upon where you prefer to unwind. They have a definite personality but are still easy to mix with other wicker and wood furniture. The Westside Stained Rocker is a sure way to add relaxation to your routine, and it comes in several stained, painted and antiqued options. The slender turnings of the rocker are echoed in the Montserrat Side Table, a stylishly compact piece from our new Islands Collection. And finally, one of our many wall art offerings – the Azure Sky Canvas Giclee – blends faultlessly with our Habitat Fountain Blue Braided Indoor/Outdoor Rug.

Which room do you favor for your down time?

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Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch

Get the Look: Outdoor Dining #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor

Get the Look: Stylish Front Porch #gardenfurniture #wickerdining #cottagedecor #patiodecor
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1. Nantucket Wicker Conservatory Chair, 25″W x 25″D x 41″H. Seat: 16.5″H. Arm: 26.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, Standard Muslin Cushion, $807  |  2. Cottage Style Throw Pillow, Please call for pricing and availability  |  3. Cottage Wicker Garden Table, 48″Round x 30.5″H, Shown As: Pecan Finish, $1,175  |  4. Samode Sprout/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Shown As: 4 x 6, $171

Today’s Get the Look is a modest yet stylish front porch that has everything you need to carve out a small outdoor eating area.  Starting with comfort, you want a place to sit and relax, where you can have coffee in the morning or a dinner and drink in the evening.  To replicate the look we chose our favorite wicker garden set, which offers a high back chair for comfort and a table that can accommodate up to six people, if you have the space to entertain.  To really capture the beauty of outdoor ambiance, we suggest adding potted plants, hanging flowers, and lanterns.  These small but essential items will make all the difference in creating a beautiful outdoor dining area.

Do you have any tips or tricks to keep the bugs away while you dine outdoors?

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Rooms to Love: Casual Country Style

Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor

Country Cottage Porch | Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Pinterest

We are thinking about outdoor spaces today, as the weather here slowly begins to get warmer!  This charming country cottage porch nook caught our eye, because even though it is small, it is packed with so much style.  The weathered finished furniture, flowing greenery, and neutral tones blend together for a simple country cottage feel.  You could hang paper white lanterns or string lights to add ambiance for those long summer nights.

Do you like the simple color palette featured or do you prefer a punch of color?

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Inspiration Board: Rustic Twig Porch

Inspiration Board: Rustic Twig Porch #rusticfurniture #countrydecor #countrystyle #countryfurniture #lodgestyle #lodgedecor #lodgefurniture

Inspiration Board: Rustic Lodge Style Porch #rusticfurniture #countrydecor #countrystyle #countryfurniture #lodgestyle #lodgedecor #lodgefurniture

1. Twig Dining Chair, 17″W x 16″D x 37″H, Shown As: Bishop Blue, $435  |  2. Large Forest Chandelier, 26″Round x 25″H, $1,190  |  3. Table for Two, 24″Round or 32″Round, Shown As: 24″Round, Walnut Stained Base with Moss Painted Top, $640  |  4. Forest Floor Hooked Pillow, 18″Square, $90  |  5. North Woods Cone Hooked Pillow, 18″ Square, $90  |  6. Swedish Rag Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, 4 x 6, $148

This week’s inspiration board features one of our favorite types of furniture, the Rustic Twig Collection.  We love this lodge and lake house style collection for it’s au naturel beauty and the unique way it brings the outdoors in.  Furniture pieces are handmade from steam-bent hickory & oak, and each piece is a true part of American folk art.  This look would be perfect for a little cabin in the woods.  We highlighted an earthy palette of brown, blue, moss and black, with hints of red and orange for a real woodsy feel.  The twig chairs and table for two would be a perfect place to sit with your morning coffee and watch the beautiful summer sunrise!

What is your favorite earthy color from this palette?

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