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Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage

Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Cottage Living Room Inspiration Board: Quaint Cottage #cottagestyle #cottagedecor #cottagecolors #countrydecor #countrystyle thedistinctivecottage.com

1. Spring Mix Canvas Giclee, Available in several sizes, As Shown: 24″ x 24″,$180  |  2. Dockside Table Lamp, 34″H, $490  |  3. Carolina 3 Door Buffet, Customizable, Shown As: 60″W x 18″D x 34″H, Barrel Feet, two raised panel doors and one Bermuda shutter door, Painted Sand over Classic Brown, $2,602.50  |  4. French Country Market Basket, 17″L x 14.5″W x 35″H + 10″ handle, $240  |  5. Medium Blue Kill Devil Hill Braided Rug, As Shown: 7’6″ Round, $596   |  6. Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, 30″W x 35″D x 34″H, Shown As: T-Cushion, Grade A Fabric Pebble White with Weave Truffle Bias Cut Contrast Welt, $965.00, Swivel Glider Optional for +$60

The beauty of cottage style decorating is that anything goes!  Putting together a cottage look is really about choosing pieces that are comfortable, casual and colorful.  For today’s cottage living room Inspiration Board, we choose a braided rug as the main source of color, as it is filled with oranges, blues, reds, purples, and greens for a lively focal point.  To create a comfortable seating area we chose our most popular accent chair, the Seaport Petite Slipcovered Accent Chair, which is shown in a crisp white, washable fabric for a casual feel.  For a TV console, we chose a 3 door unit, and designed it with one Bermuda shutter door, so that you can use remote controls for components even when the doors are closed. The variation in door styles and the two color rubbed finish on the console gives the piece a unique cottage style look.

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Color Board: Beach House Pastels

Color Board: Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor thedistinctivecottage.com

Color Board: Beach House Pastels #beachhouse #cottagedecor #beachdecor #colorboard #pasteldecor http://thedistinctivecottage.com
1. Carolina Collection, Color: Wisteria  |  2. Carolina Collection, Color: Bayside  |  3. Carolina Collection, Color: Periwinkle  |  4. Cottage Collection, Color: Deep Sky  |  5. Carolina Collection, Color: Ocean Air  |  6. Carolina Collection, Color: Aquamarine  |  7. Carolina Collection, Color: Seafoam  |  8. Sealife Canvas Giclee Series, set of six for $1,200 or individual prints for $200 each  |  9. Medium Blue Iridescence Braided Chenille Rug, 36″ Round $45

Who doesn’t love a pastel palette?  By combining shades of purple, blue, and green, we created today’s beach house pastels color board that would be perfect for a peaceful coastal retreat.  Saturated color combos of coral and aqua are a popular coastal decorating choice for an invigorating beach house look, but this palette brings out the softer side for a more relaxing ambiance.

What do you prefer, saturated colors or a softer pastel hue?

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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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Get The Look: Calming Cottage Bedroom

Get The Look: Calming Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagestyle #getthelook #cottagefurniture http://thedisintinctivecottage.com

Muted Color Palette | Get The Look: Calming Cottage Bedroom #cottagebedroom #cottagestyle #getthelook #cottagefurniture http://thedisintinctivecottage.com
Photo: House of Turquoise
1. Icelandia White Hand Knotted Rug 8′ x 10′ $2,285 |  2. Sanibel Upholstered Bench 47″W x 22″D x 18″H $710  |  3. Country Farm Horizontal Plank Bed customizations: queen, low profile footboard, pine, all painted, snow, medium rub, medium distressing $1,500  |  4. Windham Bedside Stand customizations: 21.5″W x 15″D x 37.5″H, catalina wood knobs, all painted, verona gray, standard distressing $885  |  5. Ebbtide Table Lamp 34″H $300

This soft and serene cottage bedroom expertly mixes textures and graphics within it’s muted color palette of blue, lavender, cream, and grey.  Taking center stage is the wood paneled bed in weathered white with flanking blue grey nightstands and cream ceramic lamps, all anchored with by the ivory rug in varying shades of white, cream, and ecru.  The bedding, upholstered bench, and throw pillows are all a mix of colors and graphics that bring an eclectic style to this calming room.

What do you think of this cottage bedroom decorating color scheme?

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Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold

Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold #decoratingwithpurple #boldcolors #decoratingwithgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Decorating With Purple | Color Board: Amethyst & Green Go Bold #decoratingwithpurple #boldcolors #decoratingwithgreen http://thedistinctivecottage.com Click on any image to learn more!

Cottage Leaf Paint Pear Paint Butter Paint Taupe Paint Willow Brushstroke Loomed Rug Meandor Orchid Fabric Nixon Lemongrass Fabric Martin Sprout Fabric Amethyst Spectrum Hooked Rug

 

 1. Country Classics Cottage Leaf Paint  |  2. Cottage Pear Paint  | 3. Cottage Butter Paint  |  4. Cottage Taupe Paint  |  5. Willow Brushstroke Rug 8′ x 10′ $1,745  |  6. Meandor Orchid Fabric $106/yd |  7. Nixon Lemongrass Fabric $79/yd  |  8. Martin Sprout Fabric $92/yd  |  9. Amethyst Spectrum Hooked Rug 3′ x 5′ $215

Cottage Leaf Cottage Pear Cottage Butter Cottage Taupe Willow Brushstroke Meandor Orchid Nixon Lime Martin Sprout Amethyst Spectrum

The Willow Brushstroke rug was the inspiration piece for this amethyst and green color board, and a great starting point for putting together a striking look when decorating with purple.  The rug provides such a unique color scheme, and is ideal for areas of the home where you want vibrancy and color to shine!  If it is a living or family room you are looking to redecorate, consider the dark shade of green for the major upholstery piece(s).  It is a very soft and durable fabric that will hide more than a lighter fabric, while providing an eye catching focal point that balances the intensity of the brushstroke rug.

Committing to a sprout green sofa or decorating with purple is a bold choice, but why not?  Neutral sofas may be safe and will “go” with everything, but it is invigorating to surround yourself with colors that you love!  What do you think of this color scheme?

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Color Board: Mum’s Stripe

The Distinctive Cottage | Color Board: Mum's Stripe

Bold Color Scheme | Color Board: Mum's Stripe

The Distinctive Cottage Blog Mum's Stripe Rug Ladbroke Punch Summer House Leather Collection Summer House Upholstered Furniture Summer House Upholstered Furniture
Rug:
Mum’s Stripe
Paints (Top to Bottom):
SW6684:  Brittlebrush
SW6860:  Eros Pink
SW6422:  Shagreen
SW72:      Deep Maroon
SW6523:  Denim
Fabrics (Left to Right):
Echo Marigold Leather
Ladbroke Punch
Cape Nautical
Starands Tangerine

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Looking for a bold color scheme?  Fresh and fun, the Mum’s Stripe Woven Cotton Rug expertly mixes yellow, dark pink, soft orange, and even purple in it’s stripes. Choosing this colorful rug as a focal point in your living and family room is not meant for the faint at heart. We paired it with a yellow leather, a patterned fabric pulling in all colors, a nautical blue, and a little extra pattern in tangerine. These colors highlight the liveliness of the rug and will captivate your family and friends.

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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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