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Get the Look: Barn Board Bedroom

Get The Look: Barn Board Bedroom #wickerbeds #aquas #cottagebedroom thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Barn Board Bedroom #wickerbeds #aquas #cottagebedroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
photo: Casual Home Furnishings

1. Shoreline Throw Pillow, customizable, from $55  |  2. Tea Time Distressed White Table Lamp, 29.5″H, $300  |  3. Pemaquid 1 Drawer Nightstand, 30″H, shown in Shrimp, $775  |  4. Cottage Wicker Headboard, 54″H, shown in Pecan, from $715  |  5. Country Farm Harvest Bench, customizable, shown in Duck Egg, from $225

Breezy aqua barn board walls makes this cottage bedroom feel like a special hideaway right in your own home. A barn board backdrop can suit a fully rustic decor, or the slightly more refined habitat above created with framed botanical prints, fun striped pillows and candlestick lamps with fluted shades. We’re sharing some of our favorite Cottage Home pieces that can help you recreate this look and give you ideas to go in other directions.

The main attraction of this room is the Cottage Wicker Headboard, which mixes and matches with many other materials, and comes in twin, queen, full and king sizes. Available in over 400 fabric choices, our Shoreline Throw Pillow comes in both square and rectangular, and is perfect for porch, living room and bedroom accessorizing. Our go-anywhere Country Farm Harvest Bench is fully customizable, and is a handy piece to have in a guest bedroom. A part of our Country Farm Furniture Collection, it is available in 40 standard colors and 6 stains. Whether you’re attracted to beadboard or scalloped edges, these cottage-friendly options come together in the fully customizable Pemaquid 1 Drawer Nightstand. And the nightstand is a perfect place for the Tea Time Distressed White Table Lamp to perch.

Do you mix wicker and wood?

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Inspiration Board: Making Spirits Bright

Inspiration Board: Making Spritis Bright #cottagediningroom #metal dining chairs #reds #pinks #oranges thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Board: Making Spirits Bright #cottagediningroom #metaldiningchairs #reds #pinks #oranges http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Metal Bistro Chair in Red, 33″H, $110 | 2. Metal Bistro Chair in Copper, 33″H, $135 | 3. Metal Bistro Chair in Navy, 33″H, $110 | 4. Paint Chip Micro Hooked Wool Rugvarious sizes, from $104 | 5. Metal Bistro Chair in Pink, 33″H, $110 | 6. Eastport Side Table, 23″ H, $725 | 7. Metal Bistro Chair in Orange, 33″H, $110

Around the holidays it’s easy to be overwhelmed by traditional red, green and white: wherever you look there is a red velvet throw pillow, a shiny green tree skirt or a candy cane striped tablecloth. For mental health as well as variety, it can be good to inject the mid-winter scene with alternative colors. We love our Metal Bistro chairs for this purpose – they are lightweight, versatile and can be brought out at a moment’s notice. Paired with twinkling white lights and gold tulle ribbons, these multicolor mavens can make an appearance for one party, or they can be more of a permanent fixture in your cottage decor if you are craving bright color year-round.

The Paint Chip Micro Hooked Wool Rug is a natural choice for tying several colors together. From coppery brown and tangerine to scarlet and carnation pink, this rug takes on almost every color all in an edgy, modern pattern. This rug looks equally at home against a white wooden cottage floor or in a rustic wood and fieldstone lodge living room. All of our pictured Metal Bistro chairs tie in with this rug, but we do offer additional colors, as well as wood seat versions and stools. In powder-coated galvanized steel, the chairs are suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use and are stackable to boot. The Eastport Side Table serves as a companion piece to our chairs, drawing upon both a traditional and industrial look. The simply styles table is available with a stained top as well as in over 25 paint colors.

What alternative colors do you miss most during the holidays?

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Color Board: Multi Madness

Color Board: Multi Madness #stripes #multicolor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Multi Madness #stripes #multicolor #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Kitchen Sink Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 5’x’8′ (other sizes available), $264,  Seaside Cottage Rugs  |  2. Basket Mushroom Fabric  (D), $65/yd,  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture  |   3. Beach Paint Color,  Carolina Painted Furniture Collection  |  4. Spectrum Indigo Indoor/Outdoor Fabric  (C), $55/yd,  Shoreline Slipcovered Furniture |    5. Rope Sprout Indoor/Outdoor Rug, 6‘x’9’ (other colors / sizes available), $836,  Seaside Cottage Rugs  |   6. Shrimp Paint Color,  Beach House Painted Furniture Collection 

Part of the fun of decorating is discovering that colors you never knew went together actually do! The lovely mix of deep and bright tones in the striped Kitchen Sink Indoor/Outdoor Rug is an eye-opener. From indigo to pale aqua, bright leaf green to rich brown and carnation pink to plummy berry, these far-flung colors have outdone themselves in surprising harmony. Mixing and matching is easy when there are so many colors involved: highlight your favorite color or pick out one that you would never have thought of to mix things up.

Beach and Shrimp, colors hand-picked from two of our painted furniture collections, bring out the brighter tones in the Kitchen Sink Indoor/Outdoor Rug. Choose from coordinating and customizable chairs, benches, nightstands and more from our Beach House Painted Furniture Collection as well as the Carolina Painted Furniture Collection. Both fabrics pictured on our Color Board are machine washable: the Spectrum Indigo is for indoor/outdoor use and the Basket Mushroom is 100% cotton. The great thing about them is they are equally pairable with our featured multi-color rug or with neutral choices. And the two rugs pictured above are both appropriate for indoor/outdoor use and are incredibly easy to care for. We want your summer to be well coordinated as well as hassle-free!

Are you a multi-tasker?

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Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Vibrant Cottage Colors #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #cottagecolors #cottagefabrics #cottagerugs thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Cottage Furniture Collection: Sunshine Paint Color  |  2. Carolina Furniture Collection: Beach Rose Paint Color  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics:Ladbroke Punch, Grade E, $75 per yard  |  4. Cottage Furniture Collection: Mandarin Paint Color  |  5. Carolina Furniture Collection: Gullah Blue Paint Color  |  6.  Coco Red Indoor/Outdoor100% polypropylene, 4 x 6, $171

Today’s cottage style color board is a kaleidoscope of colors that come together to make a bold statement. Mandarin, sunshine yellow, beach rose pink and gullah blue are all vibrant cottage colors in this amazing indoor/outdoor rag rug, Coco Red, that we used as our foundation piece in this color scheme. The rug is a perfect casual style rug for a living room that sees a lot of traffic, because of it’s durability and beautiful color palette.  The ornate paisley print would be a phenomenal fabric choice for drapery to continue the bold color palette throughout the space.  Want to add more color? Choose any of the four paint colors for finishing occasional tables or a large accent furniture piece.

What is your favorite color found in our kaleidoscope color board?

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Rooms to Love: Whimsical Girl Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Whimsical Wonderland #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagebedroom #tropicaldecor #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Rooms to Love: Whimsical Girl Bedroom #colorfulcottagedecor #cottagebedroom #tropicaldecor #decoratingwithcolor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Image: Traditional Home

This whimsical girl bedroom is an absolute wonderland of creativity for the lucky little girl who gets to sleep and play here.  Tropical colors of aqua, coral, lime, and teal fill the room with undeniable invigoration and personality.  Amidst all of the excitement are small whimsical accents that really cater to a child’s heart, like the sweet little stuffed piggy and elephant side table.  Sleepovers will be so magical for years to come.

 What is your favorite print in this print paradise?

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Get The Look: Charming Cottage Bedroom

Get The Look: Charming Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #ironbeds #cottagefurniture #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Get The Look: Charming Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #ironbeds #cottagefurniture #cottagestyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Photo: Country Living

1. Carolina Three Drawer Chest customizations: 36″W x 20″D x 34″H, bracket feet, english beaded drawers, wood knobs, painted, bermuda $1,750  |  2. Evelyn Iron Bed queen, silvertone $1,400  |  3. Providence Side Chair 17.5″W x 16.5″D x 38″H, wood seat, duck egg $275  |  4. Country Farm Harvest Bench customizations: 42″L x 15″W x 18″H, pine, planked, painted, duck egg, light rub/distressing $325

This charming cottage bedroom embraces an eclectic style with both vintage and new furniture and accessories.  The silver iron bed is a wonderful contrast to the antiqued bench and pastel touches, keeping the look sophisticated and soft.  A simple stool serves as a bedside table when there is no room for something larger.

What do you think of this space?

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Color Board: Living Loud

Color Board Living Loud, #colorfullliving #cottagedecor #cottagecolor #colorfuldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

Bright Color Palette | Color Board: Living Loud, #colorfullliving #cottagedecor #cottagecolor #colorfuldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
1. Shoreline Collection Fabric Basket Parrot $65 per yard  |  2. Shoreline Collection Fabric Ladbroke Punch $75 per yard  |  3. Shoreline Collection Fabric Sparkle Pool $55 per yard  |  4. Shoreline Collection Fabric Sierra Botanical $65 per yard  |  5. Color Bloom Canvas Giclee Series Set of 4 – 20″ x 20″ $540

Not afraid of a little color?  Than this week’s cottage style color board is perfect for you!  These zesty tones of aqua, spring green, coral, and gold create such a playful and lighthearted effect, it is hard not to be happy just looking at them.  This would be an ideal palette for a kids play area or a busy family room, anywhere that benefits from a dose of invigoration. 

Where do you picture this palette in your home?

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Inspiration Board: Polished Pastels

Inspiration Board: Polished Pastels #pasteldecor #cottagepastels #cottagedecor #pastelbedroomdecor

Pastel Bedroom | Inspiration Board #pasteldecor #cottagepastels #cottagedecor #pastelbedroomdecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Terracotta Ivory Table Lamp 30″H $510  |  2. Oceanside Nightstand 22″W x 18″D x 29″H customizations: Turquoise, Standard Rub/Distressing, Glass Knobs $870  |  3. Twin Stony Brook Bed 44″W x 82″L x 58″H customizations: Bubblegum, Standard Rub/Distressing, Standard Footboard $2,115  |  4. Irish Daisy Canvas Giclee 24″ x 24″ $180  |  5. Oceanside Highboy Dresser 40″W x 22″D x 54″H customizations: Robin’s Egg Blue, Standard Rub/Distressing, Glass Knobs $2,280  |  6. Rockaway Upholstered Accent Chair 30″W x 41″D x 43″H $1,240  |  7. Gold Portland Braided Rug 8’6″ x 11′ $1,203.75

This week’s inspiration board pulls together a variety of pastel hues for a charming and polished cottage style pastel bedroom.  It’s a cohesive blend of bubblegum pink, robins egg blue, turquoise, and lemon yellow for a soft and sweet pastel palette.  Pastels are typically associated with decor for children, but really they suit any space where you want to create a sense of rest, warmth, security, and harmony. 

Where do you like using pastel colors in your home?

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Rooms To Love: Country Cottage Kitchen

Rooms To Love: Country Cottage Dining #cottagediningrooms #farmhousetables #cottagekitchens #colorfulchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms To Love: Country Cottage Kitchen #cottagediningrooms #farmhousetables #cottagekitchens #colorfulchairs http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Denoxa

This country cottage kitchen is a bright and airy space, filled with whimsical accents and cheery color.  It is also the perfect place for family meals or evening homework!  Having a full size table in the kitchen allows for a less formal dining area and provides a multi-functional surface space for the whole family.  The different colored chairs are such a fun and bright addition to this kitchen.

What do you think of the different colored chairs?

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Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living #coastallivingrooms #cottagestyle #aquas #pinks #colorfullivingrooms http://thedistincitvecottage.com

Get The Look: Coastal Cottage Living #coastallivingrooms #cottagestyle #aquas #pinks #colorfullivingrooms http://thedistincitvecottage.com
1. Umbria Tuscan Brown Twist Buffet Lamp 36.5″H $390  |  2. Santa Ana Spool Upholstered Accent Chair 29″W x 25″D x 38″H $1,510  |  3. Old English Pine Square Leg Coffee Table customizations: 42″L x 42″W x 19″H, 4″ leg, thick top, breadboard, inside stretcher base, medium brown wax, light rough hewn $1,270  |  4. Annabelle Wheat Indoor/Outdoor Rug 10′ x 14′ $1,637  |  5. Eastpoint Upholstered Sofa 87″W X 36″D X 36″H, $2,250

Mixing and matching furniture styles, colors, and finishes really makes this a unique and lively living room.  This coastal cottage living space encompasses many furniture styles including contemporary, country, and cottage styles that all blend seamlessly together for eclectic flair.  The colors are so fresh and invigorating!  The white frame on the spool chairs makes a vivid splash against the neutral rug and aqua sofa.  We love the small accent of doing a contrast fabric for the sofa piping, especially using crisp white.

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