The Distinctive Cottage

Month: July 2012

Farmhouse Tables - Family Memories Made to Order
Articles

Farmhouse Tables: Family Memories Made-to-Order

The American Farmhouse table evolved to meet the basic needs of the early settlers. They were usually made from slabs of Eastern White Pine, the most plentiful lumber available in Colonial times. Structural timbers were converted to table legs or trestles.

Entryway
Design Tips

Halls & Entryways

Often overlooked, the entry hall is usually where you welcome guests to your home.  Take a look at the foyer you have, taking into account the

Color Board: Grey & Yellow
Color Boards

Color Board: Grey & Yellow

Cottage color combinations can be bold and graphic or soft and neutral – that’s for you to decide! Not sure if you can live with bold? Try a striking yellow on a lamp or throw; accessories can be more easily replaced than furniture.

Design Tip: Mix & Match
Bedrooms

Design Tip: Mix & Match

A mix of country cottage bedroom furniture is far more interesting than all matching pieces. The styles should all work together; mix paints, stains, textures and materials for a more relaxed atmosphere.

Katie's Dining Room
Dining Rooms & Kitchens

Staff Picks: Katie’s Dining Room

A refined cottage style dining room inspiration board featuring a reclaimed wood table and upholstered dining chairs. #reclaimedwoodtables #cottagediningroom #inspirationboards https://www.cottagehomefurniture.com

Living & Family Rooms
Living Rooms

Living & Family Rooms

When decorating a living room consider first, how often do you use your living room? Is it reserved for company or does it get everyday use? If you do a lot of formal entertaining, you’ll approach the design of your living room differently than if it is the center of your family life.

Cottage Style

Inspiration Board: Shades of Green

Green is often used like a neutral color to balance a room since certain shades of green, such as soft sage, can go with almost any other color. How can you overlook Mother Nature’s use of color as a source of inspiration? Green has also said to have meditative qualities. #cottagefurniture #decoratingwithgreen #inspirationboards #cottagestyle https://www.cottagehomefurniture.com

Rooms To Love: Red & Turquoise Office
Cottage Style

Rooms To Love: Red & Turquoise Office

The mix of bold turquoise and red paired with more natural elements make a statement in this office nook. We love the windowseat – perfect when you need a break from work! What’s the secret for a great windowseat? A straight or curved window recess; it’s that easy. Not-too-large is better if intimate is the goal.

Dining Rooms & Kitchens
Design Tips

Dining Rooms & Kitchens

When decorating dining rooms, remember that dining rooms tend to be for more formal meals, while the kitchen table is not only where you and your family break your daily fast, it usually functions as a project center, homework supporter, and is generally the most utilized surface in your home. Whatever the style you want to achieve in your kitchen, the kitchen table needs to be able to stand up to wear and tear!

Inspiration Board: American Country Kitchen
Dining Rooms & Kitchens

Inspiration Board: Americana Country Kitchen

The basic tenants of the Americana kitchen style revolve around the color choices you make. What colors say “Americana”? Red, white, and blue, of course! #countrystyle #americanfarmhouse #countryfurniture #inspirationboards https://www.cottagehomefurniture.com