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Color Board: Aqua Vie

Color Board: Aqua Vie #aquas #cottagerugs #blues #citrusgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Color Board: Aqua Vie #aquas #cottagerugs #blues #citrusgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

1. Ferngully Indigo Fabric (E) $75/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |   2. Basket Parrot Fabric (D) $65/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture     3. Junoon Cumin Fabric (G) $95/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   |   4. Constant Aquatic Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture   5. Prism Hand Knotted Jute Rug  5′ x 8′ $846  |  6. Allure Ink Fabric (C) $55/yd Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |  7. Avocado over Barn Paint Rubbed & Glazed, Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture  |  8. Aquinnah Woven Cotton Rug 6′ x 9′ $223

The lull between the holidays and the first signs of spring can set the mind wandering to warmer climes and bright colors. In lieu of an island getaway, create an atmosphere of deep ocean waters and beachside margaritas with aqua, indigo and citrus green touches. Adding an occasional table in Avocado over Barn Paint or an area rug like the bold Prism Hand Knotted Jute Rug will instantly change your wintry frame of mind.

Ramp up the color with tropically bright fabrics, paint and rugs, or choose to combine brights with neutrals, as in our versatile 100% cotton Aquinnah Woven Cotton Rug.  Our featured Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture fabric, Ferngully Indigo Fabric, offers a beautiful natural pattern in a carefree and breezy linen/cotton blend.

Which island do you dream of visiting?

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Color Board: Green and Teal

Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

Colorful Cottage Decorating | Color Board: Green and Teal #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #coastaldecor #coastalstyle #cottagecolors #coastalcolors thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Jive Peacock, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Wonder’s Island, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Spectrum Peacock, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Rope Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 6 x 9, $824  |  5. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Christiane Ocean, Grade E, $75 per yard

Looking for a little spring in your home decor step?  Look no further than today’s Green and Teal Color Board for colorful cottage decorating.  It boasts a vibrant palette of aqua, ocean blue, apple green, and all of the hues in between.  

With the warm spring weather comes the mud, and what better way to outfit a high traffic area, like your entryway, than with our Rope Sprout indoor/outdoor rug?  It is made of 100% polypropylene, which makes it both durable and easy to clean.  You can even hose it down and air dry after those really muddy days.  Choose any of the featured coordinating fabrics for throw pillows, curtains, or chair cushions to go with the apple green area rug.

Which of these spring style fabrics is your favorite?

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Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Modern Farmhouse Bedroom #navydecor #navyaccents #cottagedecor #coastaldecor #cottagebedrooms thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Modern Farmhouse BedroomImage: Etsy

This adorable modern farmhouse bedroom is a great example of using a simple pattern in a BIG way.  The repetitive navy chevron pattern brings whimsy, character and fun to this small space.  Also, what an unexpected twist to use the traditional caned bed with the more modern style wallpaper, but it all comes together with the layers of navy and white bedding.  And who doesn’t love a funny little print of a rhino?

Check out Etsy for this awesome self-adhesive removable wallpaper! It comes in a variety of colors and styles, all of which are perfect for any style home or apartment.

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Inspiration Board: Rustic Twig Porch

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

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

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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Color Board: Ripple Effects

Color Board: Ripple Effects #cottagedecorating #cottagestyle #colorboard #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating With Color | Color Board: Ripple Effects #cottagedecorating #cottagestyle #colorboard #cottagedecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carlyle Wine Fabric (12) summer house upholstered furniture   |  2. Ripple Cinnamon Wool Tufted Rug 5′ x 8′ $766  |  3. Zen Caramel Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  4. Zen Persimmon Fabric (11) summer house upholstered furniture  |  5. Redford Indigo Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture |  6. Bumble Rain Fabic (14) summer house upholstered furniture  |  7. Range Steel Fabric (B) $45/yd shoreline slipcovered furniture

Earth tones like charcoal, terracotta, amber, maroon, and navy effortlessly create a calm, modest, and natural ambiance for a color scheme.  Add a touch of aqua and ivory to keep the look fresh!  The ripple cinnamon rug was the starting point for this decorating with color board, which offers a myriad of tones allowing a lot of flexibility when choosing accent colors.

This look would be perfect for a large living room or family area, as dark colors are ideal for high traffic areas because they will hide dirt and wear better.

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Color Board: Navy & Gold

Color Board: Navy & Gold #cottagestyle #navy #gold #cottagedecorating #navyandyellow #cottagefurniture #colorboard http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Color Ideas | Color Board: Navy & Gold #cottagestyle #navy #gold #cottagedecorating #navyandyellow #cottagefurniture #colorboard http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Leda Midnight Fabric (F) $85/yd  |  2. Gold Chloe Hand Tufted Rug 5′ x 8′ $1,195  |  3. Sunflowers Cotton Braided Rug 5′ x 8′ Rectangle $520  |  4. Finnegan Bluestone Fabric (B) $45/yd  |  5. Longitude Buttercup Fabric (C) $55/yd  |  6. Stockholm Woven Cotton Rug 6′ x 9′ $223  |  7. Barn Wood Furniture Collection: Hazelnut  |  8. Barn Wood Furniture Collection: Ivory, Rubbed & Glazed

There are three different rugs featured in this color board, each offering a different look, with the leda midnight fabric as the inspiration behind this cottage color ideas board. The gold chloe rug is a more elegant look, while the sunflowers braided rug and stockholm rug provide a more country or cottage look, respectively. Which look do you like best?

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Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom

Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom #cottagedecor #navy #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Sophisticated Cottage Bedroom #cottagedecor #navy #cottagebedroom #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Little Green Notebook

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee 24″ x 24″ $180  |  2. Seacoast Upholstered Headboard queen $1,420  |  3. Cream Oval Glass Table Lamp 27″H $230  |  4. Southampton Nightstand customizations: 30.5″W x 20″D x 30″H, one tone stained, burnt caramel, standard brass hardware $1,070  |  5. Martha’s Vineyard Hand Loomed Rug 4′ x 6′ $680

Sleep must be easy in this rich and luxurious sophisticated cottage bedroom!  The eclectic furnishings are a casual take on victorian style decorating with the curved upholstered headboard, floral artwork, and polished bedside chest.  We love the curves and shapes of these furniture pieces, which are wonderfully highlighted by the intensity of this color scheme.  The saturated navy wall color creates a dramatic back drop, while also giving the illusion of a smaller and more intimate space. 

Is there anything you would decorate differently in this room?

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Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy’s Room

Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy's Room #nauticalstyle #coastaldecor #beachhouse #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Nautical Themed Bedroom | Inspiration Board: Nautical Boy's Room #nauticalstyle #coastaldecor #beachhouse #cottagefurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Port Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W X 8″H $85  |  2. Starboard Coastal Beadboard Arrow Sign 24″W x 8″H $85  |  3.  Cape Hatteras Boat Bed customizations: twin, one color painted, regatta $1,765  |  4. Half Mile Ray Searchlight 23.5″W x 64.5″H $495  |  5.  Cottage One Drawer Nightstand customizations: 19.75″W x 16.5″D x 31.75″H, turned bun foot, add door, beadboard door & side panels, large wood knobs, right side hinged, one color painted, tomato $630  |  6. Black Sperm Whale Stand 16″L X 6.5″-8″H $140  |  7.  Catamaran Stripe Navy/Ivory Rug 8.5″ x 11″ $550  |  8.  Compass Rose Hooked Pillow 18″Sq. $90  |  9. French Country Hearth Baskets $295  |  10. Cottage Three Drawer Wide Chest customizations: 39.75″W x 20″D x 36.75″H, turned bun foot, beadboard side panels, large wood knobs, one color painted, snow $870

This adorable nautical themed bedroom would make any ocean enthusiast excited for bedtime!  The furniture pieces are all painted in solid reds, whites, and blues, for a strong punch of color.  Adding in the weathered old beadboard signs and carved whale accents gives the space a blended style.  The reproduction U.S. Navy searchlight is sure to spark your child’s imagination at play time.  At night, let your child sail away to sleep in the adorable sailboat carved bed!

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Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime

Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime #cottagestyle #colorboards #orange #aqua #navy #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating with Orange | Color Board: Blues, Orange & Lime #cottagestyle #colorboards #orange #aqua #navy #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Lypso Tango Fabric $75/yd  |  2. Brubeck Turquoise Fabric $55/yd  |  3.  Spectrum Indigo Fabric $55/yd  |  4. Spectrum Grenadine Fabric $55/yd  |  5. Horizontal Newby Coral Fabric $55/yd  |  6. Rodeo Chartreuse Leather  |  7. Treads Leaf Fabric $95/yd  |  8. Rosemary Ink Woven Cotton Rug 4′ x 6′ $124  |  9. Hazelnut Stain, Reclaimed Barn Wood Furniture

What a glorious collection of cottage friendly fabrics and colors!  Use this cottage style decorating color board to create a living room infused with color and balance.  Any one of the solid colors would be a perfect fabric selection for the sofa, because they are dark enough to hide wear and tear, but bright enough to create a punchy impact.  Save the prints for accents like window treatments and throw pillows, so they spread small doses of color throughout the room.  As much as we love color, we like to see a mix and balance of materials.  That’s why we suggest using stained reclaimed wood pieces throughout the space for a warm and rustic feel.  The beauty of a color board is that you can mix and match where you would prefer the colors and fabrics!

What fabric would you choose for the main focal point in your living room?

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Color Board: Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones Board

Bold Painted Furniture | Color Board: Jewel Tones

Creating a rich and luxurious look is effortless when working with jewel tones because of their natural ability to transform the mundane.  The bold and vibrant tones in the rose rug, shown above, sets the stage for a dramatic look. Choosing this colorful rug as your focal point is not meant for the faint of heart.  We paired it with a snappy teal, artichoke green, deep marine blue, and a sunny marigold.  These colors highlight the liveliness of the rose rug without drowning it with too many accent colors.

This color palette would be a beautiful choice for bold painted furniture in a family room.  The tones are rich and energetic while also creating an undeniable warmth.  Since the sofa is typically the largest piece in a living room, the marigold would be a perfect fabric color.  Choosing the color with the smallest quantity in the rug for the largest piece of furniture highlights the color palette without overwhelming the senses.  For example, if you chose the purple or red hues for the sofa fabric, that color would now dominate the palette and drown out all of the other beautiful colors.  Jewel tones are bold and daring, so use them wisely!

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