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Color Board: Teal & Tangerine #orange #green #coralprint http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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Color Board: Teal & Tangerine

Freshen up your soon-to-be-summer decor with a spritz of tangerine and a splash of teal – or any combination of your favorite spicy orange and refreshing blue-green. Picture a secluded and sun-baked citrus grove by the shimmering Mediterranean… To start up your thought process, we’ve pictured a few hues of orange above, from clementine to coral. Also – we admit that sometimes it’s hard to pick just one orange. #orange #bluegreen #coralprint http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Rooms to Love: Something Blue #blues #aqua #rustichic #salvaged http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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Rooms to Love: Something Blue

As another season of weddings steals upon us, it’s comforting to have a place to curl up and browse bridal magazines – or to simply escape from the stress. Either way, this cottage living room has all the necessary elements for success, as in the traditional bridal saying: “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. #blues #aqua #rustichic #salvaged http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Color Board: Purple Reign #purples #violet #lavender http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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Color Board: Purple Reign

Undeniably the color of royalty, purple makes an intense and lasting impression. Whether using or a little or a lot, you can add a measure of exoticism to your cottage or beach home decor. Add a purple painted piece of cottage furniture to your repertoire or choose from rich textiles drawing on lilac, plum and violet. #purples #violet #lavender http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Color Board: Brick and Mortar #reds # natural #redflorals http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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Color Board: Brick and Mortar

Brick and mortar need each other to make something useful and beautiful. One has earthy color ranging from red to burnt orange to coral, while the other is always in an unassuming neutral. Decorating your cottage or beach house in a warm brick hue along with neutrals creates a pleasing tension and plenty of avenues for expression. #reds #natural #redflorals http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Inspiration Board: Earth and Sea #wickerfurniture #aquablue #juterugs http://cottagehomefurniture.com/
Cottage Style, Cottage Style, Living

Inspiration Board: Earth and Sea

The honeyed tones of rattan and bleached sand of jute can instantly create an uplifting tropical environment within your home. And besides simply being pretty, added accessories in green and blue sea hues balance the basic earthy palette with an aquatic coolness. #wickerfurniture #aquablue #juterugs http://cottagehomefurniture.com/

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Rooms to Love: Lean And Green #convertedporch #beachhousebedroom #coastalstyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Bedrooms, Coastal, Rooms To Love

Rooms to Love: Lean and Green

Reinvent your decor for the upcoming spring with splashes of cheery color, like leaf green, against white walls, white floors and a even white bedspread. Remember to experiment: a fresh bedroom cottage look can be created with white plus any color, from aqua to tangerine to goldenrod. #convertedporch #beachhousebedroom #coastalstyle http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Rooms to Love: Sky (Blue) High #aquakitchen #scandinavian #farmhousetable http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
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Rooms to Love: Sky (Blue) High

Crisp and clean, this eat-in kitchen gives off an orderly confidence without looking contrived, a magical element of the Scandinavian style. Surprising elements of the old and new, like a gorgeous white antique enameled corner fireplace and an incredibly mod pinecone lighting fixture, mesh without giving pause. The effect is energizing. #skybluekitchen #scandinavian #farmhousetable http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Inspiration Board: Wicker License #wickerfurniture #armchair #earthtones http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Articles, Cottage Style, Living

Inspiration Board: Wonderful Wicker

Wicker furniture and accessories bridge the gap between rustic and polished, winter and summer, earthy and formal. It is a year-round favorite that you can mix and match with many other styles, including woodsy lodge decor, cottage painted furniture and pieces with natural fiber details. Wicker is not just for the porch anymore. #wickerfurniture #armchair #earthtones http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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Rooms to Love: Library Blues #blues #builtinbookcases #cozylibrary http://thedistinctivecottage.com/
Cottage Style, Living, Office, Rooms To Love

Rooms to Love: Library Blues

Renowned for its calming properties, blue perfectly suits bedrooms, porches and just about anywhere you want to relax. This library’s cadet blue lends a sense of reassuring solidity, not stuffiness. This small area plays with cool tones and warm: plush apricot pillows and a rusty red occasional table lend a dusting of warmth to the palette. #blues #builtinbookcases #cozylibrary http://thedistinctivecottage.com/

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