Color Board: Blue & Tan #cottagestyle #colorboard #blue #tan #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Color Boards, Cottage Style, Living, Office

Color Board: Blue and Tan

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, 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 look. #cottagestyle #colorboard #blue #tan #slipcoveredfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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

Rooms To Love: Romantic Elegance

Designer Jim Howard created this design scheme 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.

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Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Country, Dining

Color Board: Soft Neutrals

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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Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Living

Inspiration Board: Black, Charcoal & Olive

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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Bedrooms, Country, Rooms To Love

Rooms to Love: Rustic Chic

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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Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Living, Lodge & Lake House

Color Board: Rust, Gold & Bay Leaf

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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Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Country, Living, Porches

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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