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Color Board: Touch of Tartan

Color Board: Touch of Tartan #plaids #reds #golds #greys thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Touch of Tartan #plaids #reds #golds #greys http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Grey Aberdeen Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available |  2. Highland Charcoal fabric, available in Summer House Upholstered Furniture Collection  |  3.  Gold Aberdeen Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available | Middle Row: Scarlet Nouveau Vinyl Floor Cloth, Beige Nouveau Vinyl Floor Cloth, Black Nouveau Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available 4. Gold Montrose Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available  |  5. Grey Tattersall Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available  |  6. Charcoal Montrose Vinyl Floor Cloth, 4’4″ x 6’4″, $390, other sizes available

Plaids intrigue with their ability to bring so many colors together in an orderly and reassuring manner. Hooked on these vinyl floor cloths that appear to be grand old wool rugs, we have seized on an opportunity to mix patterns with plaids in a tight knit color scheme: gold, grey, red and ivory. These combinations conjure up the warm and solid sentiment of a rich relation’s old library, where bold traditional rugs emanate elegance alongside casual throws and priceless hangings bearing family tartans.

These vinyl floor coverings are magnificently versatile, easy to clean and grip whatever surface you choose to grace with them. Available in custom sizes and in other colors. All swatches in our Color Board are of floor cloths save the Highland Charcoal, which is a handsome cotton flannel fabric available on any item from sophisticated sofas to quirky ottomans in our Summer House upholstered furniture collection.

Are you mad for plaid?

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Color Board: Toasty Tones

Color Board: Toasty Tones #greys # natural #tans http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Toasty Tones #greys #natural #tans http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Range Steel Fabric, Grade B, $45 per yard  |  2. Pebble Paint Color, available in various collections  |  3.  Aran Isle Natural Runner, $595, 2’6″ x 8′, other sizes available | 4. Lotus Rug, from $545, various sizes  |  5. Aran Isle Driftwood Runner$595, 2’6″ x 8′, other sizes available  |  6. Tucson Silver Fabric, Grade B, $45 per yard  |  7. Jumper Pearl Fabric, Grade E, $75 per yard 

As winter approaches, welcomed hints of muted color at the break of day signal the beginning of precious daylight. All the soft tints of a winter’s dawn – toasted almond, silver and champagne – that streak across the sky and snowscape are brought together in the Lotus Rug (pictured above, at center). This lushly hand-tufted rug is made in India of 100% bamboo viscose. With neutrals ranging from frosty grey to sandy browns, the Lotus Rug subtly exudes a welcoming warmth.

Flanking the Lotus Rug are runners with cable knit detailing in 100% New Zealand wool – the Aran Isle Natural Runner and the Aran Isle Driftwood Runner. Also available in standard sizes, the Aran Isle runners add traditional style and toasty texture to any lodge or cottage living room, kitchen or hallway. Coordinating fabrics from our Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture collection include the Tucson Silver Fabric in 100% cotton, Range Steel Fabric in a cotton/linen blend and the herringbone pattern Jumper Pearl Fabric in a synthetic blend. Our Pebble Paint Color, a versatile new addition to our palette, is available in four of our collections: Beach House FurnitureCottage FurnitureCountry Farm Furniture  and Lake House Furniture.

What is your favorite neutral combination?

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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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Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Colorful Cottage Office #cottagefurniture #cottageoffice #lime #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Small Fluting Table Lamp 28″H $537  |  2. Carolina Double Pedestal Desk customizations: 64″W x 25″D x 30″H, english beaded drawers, plantation shutter doors, keyboard pull-out tray, wood knobs, one color, china blue $2,270  |  3. Double X-Back Side Chair 19.5″W x 21.75″D x 41″H, wood seat, one color, pear $325  |  4. Hot House Spring Micro-Hooked Wool Rug 5′ x 8′ $530  |  5. Carolina 3 over 6 Bookcase customizations: 78″W x 14/22″D x 84″H, straight base, straight top, flat panel doors, raised panel drawers, ivory over palm with palm interior back $4,760

This colorful cottage office inspiration board puts a spring in our step!  Zesty lime, pear, china blue, grey and ivory mix and match beautifully between the painted furniture pieces, bold cottage rug, and silver mercury table lamp.  Who says work has to be boring?  Your productivity is sure to rise surrounded by all of these energetic colors.  Keep clutter out of site behind the closed doors of the bookcase, while the double pedestal desk hides your computer, keyboard, and cords.  As for the shelves, consider displaying a mix of your favorite reads and treasures.

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Get the Look: Porch Envy

Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Porch | Get the Look: Porch Envy #cottagedecor #porchdecor #cottagestledecor #outdoordecor #colorfulporch #colorfuldecor thedistinctivecottage.com
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1. Cottage Collection Wicker, Color: Slate Grey  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Pelham Robin’s Egg, Grade E, $55 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Bungalow Coral, Grade F, $85 per yard  |  4. Outer Banks Wicker Sofa82″W x 29″D x 40″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $1,815  |  5. Deer Isle End Table, 25″Round x 32″H, Shown As: painted custom color, $750  |  6. Outer Banks Wicker Heirloom Rocker, 33″W x 31″D x 39″H, customizable color and cushion fabric, Shown As: Black Frame with standard muslin covered cushions, $718  |  7. Old English Pine Tavern Stretcher Coffee Table, customizable, Shown As: 42″L x 20″W x 19″H, 2″ Thick Top, Waxed, Light Brown Wax, Rough Hewn Wood, $1,095  |  8. Lucy Juniper Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 100% polypropylene, Shown As: 5 x 8, $608

Looking for a little porch inspiration for spring? Look no further than today’s casual, cottage style front porch! The combination of neutral and vivid colors with wicker and old wood furniture creates a unique retreat perfect for so many activities.  This spot is a place for an afternoon read, family games on the coffee table, or entertaining a small group of friends.  It is outfitted with comfortable wicker furniture, which isn’t always easy to find, that has deep seats and plush cushions.  Choosing more muted tones for the furniture allows the homeowners to switch out the throw pillows, rug and/or curtains easily to re-create the overall look.

What is your favorite accent colors in this palette?

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Rooms to Love: Casual Country Style

Rooms to Love: Casual Country #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #countrystyle #countrydecor thedistinctivecottage.com

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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Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron

Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Aqua, Yellow, Cast Iron #colorboards #boldcolors #cottagedecor #cottagestyledecor #coastaldecor #coastalstyledecor thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Layout Jade Fabric, $65 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Slipcovered Collection: Capparis Fabric, $85 per yard  |  3. Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Yellow, light distressing, light rub  4.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Teal, light rub, light distressing  |  5.  Country Classics Furniture Collection: Cottage Black, light rub, light distressing  |  6. Lake House Furniture Collection: Rain Jacket, medium rub, medium distressing  |  7. Lake House Furniture Collection: Lake Breeze, medium rub, medium distressing  |  8. Lake House Furniture Collection: Cast Iron, medium rub, medium distressing

This week’s cottage decorating color board boasts cheerful colors and whimsical prints that would be ideal in a cottage or coastal style home.  Mixing yellow, aqua, and cast iron create a dominating palette full of life, personality and spunk.  Depending on how rustic you want the space to feel, we have suggested the same three colors in two different paint finishes.  The top row features our Country Classics collection paints that have a very lightly rubbed finish for a cleaner look.  The bottom row features our Lake House collection paints which boast heavily distressed paint finishes that are worn away to the wood for an aged look.  Or you can mix and match finishes for an eclectic style!

Which set of finishes do you prefer for a cottage or coastal style home?

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Inspiration Board: Stunning Silver

Inspiration Board: Stunning Silver #platinumpalette #winterhues #cottagedecor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Silver Painted Furniture | Inspiration Board: Stunning Silver #platinumpalette #winterhues #cottagedecor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Cambridge Triple Bookcase, 84″W x 18.5″D x 88″H customizations: Tear Drop Pulls, Dover Gray Exterior with Antique White Interior $3,950  |  2. Chatham Wall Clock, 24.5″ Round $160  |  3. Wire Glass Pendant, 12″H x 12″W $810 each  |  4. Camden Grande Slipcovered Sofa, 84″W x 41″D x 38″H customizations: Two Seat Sofa, Slipcovered, Box Back Cushions, Grade A: Montford Linen Fabric, 2 Document Linen Throw Pillows $1,730  |  5. Steel Grey Serpentine Flat Weave Rug, 100% Wool, 7 x 9 $1,010  |  6. Woodmere Round Coffee Table, 40″Round x 19″H, Tarnished Silver $1,445

Blending steel gray, distressed white, and silvery blues gives this cottage style sitting room a cool attitude.  The largest piece in the room, the Cambridge Triple Bookcase, offers a rustic and distressed finish, which is a welcomed contrast to the other more pristine finishes.  When working in a uniform color palette, it becomes very important to vary finishes and mix materials to maintain visual interest.  The geometric printed rug and textured mosaic pendant also help to give the room a stylish flair.

What is your favorite silvery piece in this space?

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Color Board: Grey, Coral & Flax

Color Board: Grey, Coral & Flax #cottagestyle #colorboard #grey #coral #yellow #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Yellow Grey Coral #cottagestyle #colorboard #grey #coral #yellow #cottagedecorating http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Global Paisley Blush Fabric (D) $65/yd  |  2. Robin Metal Fabric (B) $45/yd  | 3. Suiting Rose Fabric (F) $85/yd  |  4. Finnegan Pebble Fabric (B) $45/yd  | 5. Steel Grey Serpentine Flat Weave Rug 5′ x 8′ $627.75   6. Cairo Sand Fabric (C) $55/yd

Grey is once again at the heart of our color board, accented with coral and flax.  Mix and match neutral solids for the sofas or chairs and add interest with paisley and stripe pillows or curtains.  A geometric grey rug brings the look all together.  The result is a soft and sophisticated living room that soothes the soul.

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Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon and Sky

Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon, and Sky #colorboard #cottagecolors #cottgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Decorating with Gray | Color Board: Charcoal, Lemon, and Sky #colorboard #cottagecolors #cottgedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/1. King’s Turban Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75.00 per yard  |  2. Jamboree Marigold Summer House Upholstered Collection $92 per yard  |  3. Sailcloth Salt Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75 per yard  |  4. Pelham Robin’s Egg Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $55 per yard  |  5. Sailcloth Seagull Fabric Shoreline Slipcovered Collection $75 per yard  |  6. Coal Interlaced Hand Tufted Rug 5 x 8 $448

If you like charcoal gray, than you will love this week’s cottage style decorating color board!  The palette offers subdued hues of ashy gray and blue, and we added a nice kick of lemon to keep it lively.  The transitional style of the rug pairs nicely with the contemporary fabric prints, and the entire look would suit a formal living area perfectly. 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you adore gray?

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