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Rooms to Love: Style and Color Collide

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Rooms to Love: Color and Style Collide #cottagestyle #cottagecolor #cottagedecor #cottagefurniture thedistinctivecottage.comImage: BHG

When you love pattern and color it can be hard to decide where to play it up and when to tone it down in your cottage home.  Today’s Rooms to Love is a great example of how color and style can live together in a balanced and harmonious way.  

This fabulous living room is home to style blogger Micheal Wurm, Jr. who wanted this space to be colorful, yet not too intense, so as not to distract from the beautiful architecture.  He chose a neutral gray for the walls, which is light enough to blend into the background, and a crisp white to highlight the amazing architectural details in the space, like the built-in bookcases, crown molding, and decorative mantel.  He also chose a light charcoal gray for the sofa and chair, again to build a neutral foundation in the space.  

Now that the stage had been set, he chose textiles and accessories in a myriad of patterns and colors to bring the space to life.  The largest source of color, and the main focal point, is the modern flag print area rug.  Everything else in the space, like the puff ottomans, throw pillows, wire baskets, and small accessories, pick up the hues found in the rug including royal blue, electric yellow, and fire engine red.

What is your favorite color found in this unique and creative space?

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Rooms to Love: Luxurious Lodge Bedroom

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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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Rooms to Love: Lodge Style Dining Room

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Rooms to Love: Lodge Style Dining Room #lodgedecor #lakehousedecor #lodgedecor #lodgestyle #lakehousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
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We love this lodge style dining room and all of the rustic elements that make it so unique.  Who uses birch tree wallpaper?  A designer who really knows how to make a statement!  Huge exposed natural timbers lining the walls and gambrel roof, and a massive twig chandelier hanging in the center of the room, create large scale focal points.  The ambiance must be truly amazing in the evening with the lights low.  It probably feels like you are dining in the middle of the great outdoors!

How much would you love dining in this one of a kind space?

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Rooms to Love: Understated Cottage Style

Room to Love: Understated Cottage Style #whitecottagedecor #cottagepalette #cottagegreatroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Room to Love: Understated Cottage Style #whitecottagedecor #cottagepalette #cottagegreatroom thedistinctivecottage.com
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Relaxed, refined and simple are just some of the ways to describe this understated cottage style great room. The space flows easily from casual dining area to the relaxed living room, all while maintaining an inviting and open ambiance. The use of similar textures, colors, and furniture styles, makes this a seamless and cohesively designed space. Among the simple and understated color palette of creams and grays are a few special pieces that jump out including the large, antler chandelier and the botanical prints that adorn the wide board walls.

Do you gravitate towards a neutral palette or a colorful kaleidoscope in your home?

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Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom

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Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
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This breezy bedroom is absolutely stunning! It’s simple design scheme creates a peaceful ambiance filled with soothing neutral colors and soft textiles. To create the desired aged and weathered look, the homeowners used a mixture of finishes, including painted, stained and wrought iron pieces. By combining these old and worn pieces with a few modern accents, like the abalone pendant, the bedroom has a unique style and unbeatable charm.

Click here to see more of this amazing beach house renovation!

Would you add an accent rug to the space if this was your bedroom?

Rooms to Love: Lake House Cottage

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Rooms to Love: Lake House Cottage #lakehousedecor #lakehousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagelivingroom thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Country Living

We love this lake house cottage for it’s cozy, family-friendly ambiance! The L-shaped sectional is big enough for the whole family to enjoy movies, game night, or to warm up by the fire on a chilly night. It’s also made of indoor/outdoor materials, so it’s tough enough to stand up against wet bathing suits and spills, which is inevitable in this NH lake side cottage.

The built-in cubbies are essential for this small, 500 square foot cottage, and is a great way to tuck away items like blankets and baskets, but still keep them easily accessible for daily use. The homeowners did such a fantastic job creating decorative vignettes that gives this cottage a very unique style. Click here to see the before and after pictures of this trans-formative renovation.

Do you prefer open shelving, like the cubbies, for storage, or more closet space to hide things away?

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Get the Look: Lake House Porch

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Get the Look: Lake House Porch #lakehouse #lakehousedecor #lakehousefurniture #countryporch #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: The Cottage Market

 |  1. Reflection Sconce17″H x 19″D x 14″W, $650  |  2. Cottage Wicker Oval Drink Table20″W x 14″D x 23″H, As Shown: Pecan, $225  |  3. Bentwood Rocker23″W x 41″H. Seat: 17″H, 19″D, As Shown: Walnut Stain, $505  |  4. Blue Mountain Coffee Table18″H x 19″W x 44″L, As Shown: Custom Color, $665

This lake house porch is a beautiful blend of rustic, country and farmhouse decor, all bundled up to create a cozy home away from home. The vibrant emerald green makes this porch pop, and is the perfect shade of green to balance the natural look of the rustic twig furniture. Click on any description to learn more about these furniture pieces that make this porch such a charming little retreat.

Would you add any other accessories to this space?

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Living Room

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Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Living Room #coastaldecor #cottagedecor #coastalcolors #cottagecolors #beachhousedecor thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Provident Home Design

The color palette was the first aspect of this coastal style living room to really grab our attention! The space is home to a beautiful collection of soft coastal colors including tan, white, gray and a light minty blue. To offset the quiet color palette, the room has rich mahogany hardwood floors. Choosing a dark tone for the flooring helps to keep the space from feeling too light or bright and brings a nice cozy feeling to the room.

What is your favorite coastal style accessory in this space?

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