The Distinctive Cottage

Month: July 2012

Color Boards

Color Board: Blue + White

If crisp, classic, and fresh is what you have in mind, you can’t go wrong with blue and white. Remember – all blues go together – feel free to mix and match! #cottagedecorating #blueandwhite #colorboards

Studies & Offices
Coastal & Beach House

Studies & Offices

Is your home office for personal or business use, or a little bit of both? What sort of atmosphere should it have? How much storage do you need? Any unused corner of your home can be turned into a functional communication center. The nature of the space and the requirements of the activities you pursue in it will guide the way you set it up, but remember, its still part of your home and should reflect the cottage decorating look you are trying to achieve. Be realistic – it doesn’t matter how cute your desk & chair are if they’re not comfortable to sit and work at!

Aqua & White Kitchen
Coastal & Beach House

Rooms To Love: Aqua & White Kitchen

We love the freshness of the aqua against the pristine white in this room! Great mix of stripes, solids, and checks. Look closely for the aqua stripes on the white tabletop – how unique! The cute chandelier with aqua accents is the crowning glory of this bright & cheery breakfast nook.

Cottage Style

Design Tip: Choose Your Focus

Every sitting spot needs a focal point. If your living room has a natural architectural focus, such as a fireplace, built-in bookcases, or a great view, group seating around it.