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Porches

Cottage Porch Decorating 

Cottage porch decorating ideas for your outdoor living.  Creating a comfortable cottage style screened porch, sunroom or deck has all the design challenges of any room but with frequently an additional constraint on space.  Cottage decorating ideas for porches includes Rooms to Love, Inspiration Boards, Color Boards, Get the Look and Design Tips focused on posts to help you create a great cottage style outside living area.  Cottage decorating posts include tags to allow sorting by color or decorating style.  Please feel free to contact our designers if you would like to discuss your decorating ideas and challenges.

Articles, Cottage Style, Porches

Deck Design Dilemma

This month’s Design Dilemma comes from a young family near NYC who own a beautiful three-story brownstone. They have a lower patio area in the back with a built-in grill & bar, and would like to create a spot for play dates, lounging, and casual entertaining. They also have a second floor deck, right off the kitchen, that is smaller (17′ L x 7’W) that they want to use as a quieter seating area for morning coffee and quick bites.

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Bedrooms, Coastal, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office, Porches

Celebrating Earth Day!

Every April, Earth Day reminds us to appreciate the beauty of the world around us, and how much we need to protect and preserve it. Our earth provides us with tangible necessities to live, like air, water, and food, but it also provides us with a constant intangible resource, it’s beauty. For centuries, that beauty has provided artists and designers alike with inspiration from luscious landscapes, magnificent mountains, and roaring seas.

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Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Country, Living, Porches

Inspiration Board: Cottage Charm

Whether it is a cottage by the ocean or a lakeside in the woods, cottage charm can take on many forms. A true cottage is outfitted with a wide variety of furniture and accessories to make it an eclectic and unique home. This cottage style inspiration board is a blend of materials and a concise color palette, with traditional elements like the cotton braided rug and natural rattan wicker. The soft greens, blues, and ivories combine to create a romantic, charming feeling in this setting.

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Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Country, Porches

Inspiration Board: Whimsical Sun Porch Dining

The best part of a sun porch is that you can outfit it as an extension of your home!  This aqua and coral color palette is made more diverse with the addition of reds, greens, mustard yellows, and darker stains.  It is a whimsical and cheery palette that creates the perfect surroundings for a fun outdoor family space.  #farmhousetables #cottageporches #cottagewickerfurniture #inspirationboards http://thedistinctivecottage.com

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Living Lodge
Articles, Dining, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Porches

Living Lodge

Just the mere word ‘lodge’ conjures images of a crackling fire…the aroma of a stew cooking in the kitchen…a rustic retreat designed for comfort and warmth. Your lodge could be a cozy log cabin on the prairie or a grandiose spread on a mountaintop out West. In fact, lodge style can be interpreted to fit just about every locale – east, west, north, south and in the middle. A lodge may be a vacation retreat or a year-round abode. Most of all, it’s a home for all seasons.

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