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Lodge Decorating 

Lodge decorating ideas to help you create a cozy summer vacation or winter holiday feel in your lake side cabin year round. Our lake house and lodge decorating posts include Get the Look, Inspiration Boards, Rooms to Love, Color Boards and Design Tips to help stimulate your ideas. All of the posts include numerous sorting tags to help you focus on specific colors or rooms. For additional discussion and help please feel free to contact our designers.

Inspiration Board: Green and Brown
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Inspiration Board: Green & Brown

We love decorating with green and brown, two of our favorite colors here at Cottage Home! The neutral and earthy shade of chocolate allows for the green accent pieces to take the center stage and show their beauty. Pairing the rich chocolate with green and white allows for sense of balance and tranquility to be created. A simple horizontally striped rug and recycled glass wave table lamp give a living room or bedroom just the right amount of visual texture.

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We Turned ONE!

We wanted to share with you, all of our faithful readers, that September marks our One Year Milestone! We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this momentous occasion. And what better way to celebrate than to look back on all of our favorite articles, projects, posts, and cumulative creativity that this blog has shared over the past twelve months. The Distinctive Cottage is proud to be able to continually expand on our original mission: to create, inspire, share, and highlight ideas & trends about living beautifully in today’s home. Here are a few of our favorites to recap a spectacular year in the world of home decorating!

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Design Tip: Colorful Dining Room Chairs

Using an assortment of painted chairs is increasingly becoming a popular choice for people who want an eclectic look versus the traditional stained “set” look. Kitchen and dining rooms are typically full of activity, and it’s fun to be able to capture that energy through color. We often encounter clients who want painted chairs in a variety of colors, but are wary of the look being too contrived. Or people who want to introduce just a splash of color versus the whole rainbow.

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Color Board: Icy Silversage

Looking for cottage style bedroom ideas? These muted grey, slate, and seafoam hues create a quiet confidence that would be perfect for a cottage style bedroom or sitting area. This color palette offers layers of soft and understated fabrics for upholstery and pillows or for bed linens galore. Any combination of the selected paint colors would be perfect for the wall paint or for select painted pieces to accent the color scheme. White would also be a great paint color or drapery choice to create a crisp contrast among the sea of silversage.

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Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal, Cottage Style, Country, Dining, Entryways, Living, Lodge & Lake House, Office

Creating Your Own Gallery Collage

The most important rule of thumb when creating your own gallery collage is to have fun! This is a design project that allows you to dictate what you want to see featured on your walls. Choose items that share memories, inspire you, motivate you, and ultimately make you happy. It’s an opportunity to express the people, places, and things you love.

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Inspiration Board: Sunny Kitchen Nook

This rustic buffet in this sunny kitchen nook is made of reclaimed old pine making it a unique center island for the kitchen. Reclaimed wood has lots of personality with an array of markings from it’s years of wear. The age of this type of wood also makes for a harder surface and is not as penetrable as new pine. There are two types of wood treatments for a kitchen surface: stained and sealed, if not being used as a cutting surface, or oiled, if the surface will be used as a direct prep station. Incorporating a center island in the kitchen adds another work surface and offers a chance to punch up your look with color or detailing. If space permits, add stools for seating and an overhead pendant light – a great spot for morning coffee, after school homework, or late night snacking!

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