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Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom #lodgestyle #lodgebedroom #lakehousestyle #lakehousebedroom #lodgedecr thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom #lodgestyle #lodgebedroom #lakehousestyle #lakehousebedroom #lodgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Decoholic Interior Design

Today’s Rooms to Love is a beautiful example of how warm and cozy lodge style homes can be with the right decor.  Large exposed beams and stone fireplaces are quintessential features in lodge style homes, and as beautiful as these natural elements are, they can pose a design challenge in the bedroom.  

In order to soften this robust space, textiles were used wherever possible.  Thick cushions, plush pillows, and luxurious blankets drape the bed and corner bench, providing irresistible places to lounge.  But the most important textile for this space is the almost-wall-to-wall rug, not only because of the beautiful neutral colors, but the large size.  We don’t normally root for hiding wood floors, but in this case it is the right design decision.  The space has so much exposed wood that hiding the dark floors with the rug balances the overall feel of the space. 

If this was your home, would you change the wall color or keep it mossy green?

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Cottage Style Entryway #cottagestyle #entrywaydecor #casualdecor #coastalstyledecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Brooklyn Mirror, 31.”D, $320  |  2. Red Lake Console Table, customizable, as shown: 60″L x 20″D x 40″H, painted Lake Breeze, medium rub/glaze and distressing  |  3. French Country European Market Basket26.5″L x 20″W x 14″H, $145 and the French Country Loft Basket, 25″L x 15″W x 8″H +3″ handle, $110  |  4. Heritage Entry Cabinet Bench, customizable, as shown: 60″W x 68.25″H x 18.5″D, cup pull knobs, painted Antique White, standard distressing  |  5. Max Indoor Outdoor Rug, 100% Polypropylene, available in different sizes, 2’5″ x 8′ Runner, $236

The entryway is the first impression of your home and a great place to establish style.  This cottage style entryway exudes soft colors, organization, and simplicity for a casual lifestyle.  Providing places to hang coats, store shoes, and tuck away hats and mittens will reduce the chance of accumulating clutter and keep this heavily trafficked area neat.  We suggest the cabinet for hanging coats, the console table for your keys/wallets/phones, and the baskets stored underneath for hats and mittens!  We specifically chose a 100% polypropylene rug in darker colors to hide dirt and wear.  The two main furniture pieces are completely customizable so you can choose your own color palette to reflect your home’s personal style.

What are some of your tricks to keep the entryway neat?

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Color Board: Blue and Tan

Color Board: Blue & Tan #cottagestyle #colorboard #blue #tan #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Blue and Tan #cottagestyle #colorboard #blue #tan #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Latika Delta Fabric (G) $95/yd  |  2. Glynn Chambray Fabric (E) $75/yd  |  3. Window Taupe Fabric (E) $75/yd  |  4. Tan/White Nags Head Flat Weave Rug 5′ x 8′ $402.75  |  5. Primrose Gulf Blue Fabric (D) $65/yd  | 6. Ivory over Nautical Paint Finish, Reclaimed Barn Wood Collection  |  7. Honey Stain, Reclaimed Barn Wood Collection

Blue and tan are a classic combination in any room scheme.  In this color board, a tan and white striped rug anchors the look, complemented by the whimsical latika delta fabric, solid chambray blue fabric, a tan and cream window pane fabric, and blue and cream striped fabric.  Wood furniture pieces finished in honey stain and a two color rub of ivory over nautical complete the room.

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Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor

Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor #farmhousedecor #colorboard #countrydecor #fallcolors http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Rustic Farmhouse Decor #farmhousedecor #colorboard #countrydecor #fallcolors http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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Country Dream Giclee Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Country Classics Cottage Pumpkin Robin Metal Cottage Collection Citrus Nags Head Beige Rug Reclaimed Barn Wood Honey Stain Country Classics Black Paint Country Dream Giclee Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Paint Country Classics Cottage Spice Paint Robin Metal Fabric Cottage Collection Citrus Paint Nagsd Head Beige Rug Reclaimed Barnwood Honey Stain Country Classics Black Paint

1. Country Dream Giclee Print 24″ x 24″ other sizes available $180  |  2. Country Classics Cottage Cream Paint  |  3. Country Classics Cottage Spice Paint  |  4. Shoreline Slipcovered Fabrics, Robin Metal$45 per yard  |  5. Cottage Collection Citrus Paint  |  6. Nags Head Beige Rug 5′ x 8′ $402.75  |  7. Reclaimed Barn Wood Collection Honey Stain  8. Country Classics Black Paint

The concept for this rustic style color board began with the “Country Dream” canvas.  The imagery is so peaceful, quiet, and calm – that is what we wanted to evoke in the color scheme.  Sage, steel gray, and beige lay the foundation for the space, being the quieter colors, and to add contrasting elements, we suggest bold black and burnt orange. In keeping with the country feel, we also recommend using reclaimed barn wood pieces for a rustic element to bring character and texture to the space.  

Where would you like to see this palette in your home?  Is it more of a dining room, living room, or bedroom look?

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Country Dream Canvas Country Classics Cottage Cream Country Classic Cottage Pumpkin Montford Linen Carolina Collection Pale Green Nags Head Beige Reclaimed Barnwood Honey Stain Country Classics Black

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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Color Board: Soft Neutrals

Gray and Yellow Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen Colors | Color Board: Soft Neutrals
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SW#0078 Sunbeam Yellow SW#7006 Extra White SW#6119 Antique White SW#7023 Requisite Gray

The soft neutrals of this cottage kitchen colors combination never gets old because there are so many hues to explore.  This combination is soft and quiet, bringing light and happiness into this stunning kitchen.  Though the wall color and upper cabinets are both white, they are in different hues to create contrast:  the walls are a warmer creamy white, whereas the cabinets have more of a gray undertone.  This is a renovation done by designer Sarah Richardson, who brought a modern appeal to an old country farmhouse.

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SW#0078 Sunbeam Yellow SW#7006 Extra White SW#6119 Antique White SW#7023 Requisite Gray Dilly Pearl

Inspiration Board: Black, Charcoal & Olive

Black, Charcoal & Olive

Decorating with Olive Green | Inspiration Board

This black, charcoal, and olive color scheme has a modern and urban appeal that would be perfect for a living room fit for entertaining.  The track arm sofa has slender arms and simple lines, while the soft olive colored fabric makes for luxurious and inviting seating.  Pairing two different styled sofas in complementary fabrics creates a diverse and interesting space.  The surrounding accents are key in pulling the two sofas together, and the wide striped rug is an eye catching anchor for the room. The mercury lamp adds just the right amount of glitz – a great way to introduce a new material, and the glass reflects a beautiful glow from the light.

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Hampden 1864 Clock Cape Lookout Pensacola Sofa Oxendale Table Lamp Hartcove Round Side Table Gulfport Loveseat

Rooms to Love: Rustic Chic

Rooms to Love Rustic Chic

Farmhouse Bedroom | Rooms to Love: Rustic Chic
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This elegant farmhouse bedroom features a beautiful collaboration of warm wood tones and soft linens that create an enchanting space.  The combination of table lamps and overhead chandelier lighting plays an integral role in suffusing this room with a warm and romantic glow.  The scrolling wrought iron bed with flowing white and beige linens is a the natural focal point, exuding a relaxing and luxurious retreat feeling to the room. The delicate features of the chandeliers and the dainty floral print in the rug give the appearance of a predominately feminine space, however, the rugged barnboard flooring and heavy scaled dresser provide the right amount of masculinity to balance the space. 

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Color Board: Rust, Gold & Bay Leaf

Rust, Gold & Bay Leaf

Cottage Style Decorating Ideas | Color Board: Rust, Gold & Bay Leaf

Cat's Paw Cranwell Desert Ensemble Robins Egg Marilyn Persimmon

This Cat’s Paw rug is the primary focal point in this playful, yet refined, color palette.  The bold print of the rug adds a touch of whimsy to the otherwise reserved linens and embossed fabrics.  The array of colors in the rug provides endless cottage style decorating ideas for coordinates, but these fabric choices are designed for a more formal space that wants to avoid a stuffy appearance.  The gold and red fabrics provide warmth, and, accompanied by the rug, create a friendly and inviting environment.

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Inspiration Board: Cottage Charm

Cottage Charm

Inspiration Board: Cottage Charm

Whether it is a cottage by the ocean or a lakeside in the woods, cottage charm can take on many forms.  A true cottage is outfitted with a wide variety of furniture and accessories to make it an eclectic and unique home.  This cottage style inspiration board is a blend of materials and a concise color palette, with traditional elements like the cotton braided rug and natural rattan wicker. The soft greens, blues, and ivories combine to create a romantic, charming feeling in this setting.

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