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Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room

Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room #whiteroom #boldaccessories #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Living Room #whiteroom #boldaccessories #cottagelivingroom http://thedistinctivecottage.com
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We love this cottage style living room with its minimal use of color balanced with confidently placed bold touches. The crisp, clean feel comes from the expansive use of white for the wall and ceiling colors, the trim, the lighting fixture, the big, comfy, cloud-like couch and even the picture frames. What cozies it up are the old dark wood floorboards and the punchy pillows and flowers. The eye-catching circular drum lamp is echoed in the great low painted round coffee table to establish the room’s inviting symmetry.

Would you dare to do a room all in white?

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Rooms to Love: Lodge Style Dining Room

Rooms to Love: Lodge Style Dining Room #lodgedecor #lakehousedecor #lodgedecor #lodgestyle #lakehousestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

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: Coastal Style Retreat

Rooms to Love: Coastal Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Cottage Style Retreat #cottagebedroom #coastalbedroom #airybedroom #coastalstylefurniture thedistinctivecottage.com
Inspiration Image: My Domaine

This beautiful seaside bedroom is just one room in a stunning Newport Beach residence, click here to see the full house tour. The home features grey-washed floors, crisp white painted walls, and barn wood beams for a touch of rustic elegance. The bedroom combines ocean inspired colors like seagreen, dusty blue, and sand, that embody the feeling of a soft sea breeze. Billowing sheer curtains wrap around the canopy bed for an elegant and dramatic focal point. And think this room is a coastal style retreat?  You need to see the amazing bathroom featuring a clawfoot tub and huge glassed-in shower!

What is your favorite ocean inspired element in this beautiful bedroom?

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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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Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom

Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom #cottagestyle #cottagebedroom #orangeandcharcoal #classiccottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Get the Look: Classy Cottage Bedroom #cottagestyle #cottagebedroom #orangeandcharcoal #classiccottage thedistinctivecottage.com

Inspiration Image: This Old House
1. Cottage Wicker Square End Table, 26″W x 26″D x 29″H, As Shown: Custom Paint Color Benjamin Moore Orange Parrot 2169-20, Base price $670 plus $150 for custom paint color  |  2. Oceanfront Upholstered Headboard, Summer House Upholstered Collection, As Shown: Queen Size, Medium Nailhead Antique Bronze, Grade 11 fabric Princeton Autumn, $1,765  |  3. Shoreline Cottage Style Fabrics: Denman Clay Fabric, Grade C, $55 per yard  |  4. Summer House Upholstered Collection: Princeton Autumn, Grade 11, Please call for availability and pricing

This week’s Get the Look was inspired by a classy cottage style bedroom we found on one of our favorite websites, This Old House!  Sophisticated details like the wrought iron lamp, upholstered headboard, and simple black framed prints, give the room a classic, traditional feel.  Yet other design elements, like the punch of pumpkin orange and the horizontal beadboard wall treatment, really play up the cottage style ambiance. Fusing the two styles of traditional and cottage makes this room a very unique retreat.

Do you use orange as an accent color in your home?

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Rooms to Love: Vintage Cottage Kitchen

Rooms to Love: Vintage Inspired Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #mintgreen #cottagedecor #farmhousekitchen thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Vintage Cottage Kitchen #cottagekitchen #mintgreen #cottagedecor #farmhousekitchen thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Indulgy

We LOVE this adorable vintage cottage kitchen! The layering of white, white and more white, combined with architectural details, like the tall ceilings and over-sized windows, makes this an unbelievably bright and sunshiny space. Using hints of green accents and vintage garden chairs adds an outdoorsy feeling to this quaint eat-in kitchen. 

What is your favorite design detail in this space?

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Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Rooms to Love: Breezy Bedroom #beachhousedecor #beachhousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagestyle thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: BHG

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: Beach House Decor

Rooms to Love: Beach House Glamour #beachhousedecor #beachhouse #coastaldecor #coastalstyle thedistinctivecottage.com

Beach House Decor | Rooms To Love #coastalstyle #beachhouse #beachhousedecor #coastalfurniture http://thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: Lonny

We fell in love with this glamorous beach house, not only for the unbelievable ocean views, but for the fun and creative design spread throughout the home. Located on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the home has a distinct beach house style filled with bold color, statement lighting and a vast amount of texture and pattern. You NEED to see the entire house tour here

The designer, Jenny Wolf, focused on bringing in beach house decor wherever possible, and combined those details with modern elements for a fresh look.

After looking at the full house tour, what room is your favorite?

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Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com

These coastal kitchens are amazing!  They each have their own distinct style, but all share the same aqua and white color palette, phenomenal tiled back-splashes, and beautiful pendant lighting.  It’s a coastal style kitchen recipe that we cannot get enough of.

Our Favorite Coastal Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
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Centsational Girl

Coastal Style Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
Image: House of Turquoise

Coastal Cottage Kitchens #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
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Aqua Teal Backsplash #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.com
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Beach House Kitchen #coastalkitchens #coastalstyle #cottagestyle #coastalcottage thedistinctivecottage.comImage: Centsational Girl

Which dreamy coastal kitchen is your favorite?

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Rooms to Love: Lake House Cottage

Rooms to Love: Lake House Living Room #lakehousedecor #lakehousestyle #cottagedecor #cottagelivingroom thedistinctivecottage.com

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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