The Distinctive Cottage

Month: January 2013

Cottage Style

Inspiration Board: Farmhouse Reading Nook

A farmhouse style inspiration board featuring soft greens, blues and tans for a reading nook. #farmhousestyle #countryfurniture #cottagedecor #inspirationboards

Staff Pick's: Jess's Bedroom

Staff Pick’s: Jess’s Bedroom

A mix of bright colors and bold graphics are Jess’s picks for her bedroom inspiration board, including aqua, lime green, and coral. #cottagebedroom #decoratingwithcolor #inspirationboards #aquas #cottagefurniture


Design Tip: Layering Your Linens

A few layering bed linen ideas and inspiration photos are featured in this design tip for an inviting, warm, and easy to care for seasonal bed!

Rooms To Love: Delightful Cottage Kitchen

This darling cottage kitchen is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. It offers the essentials without any unneeded extras cluttering the small space. The backdrop of all white allows the pastel color palette to pop and draws your eye immediately to the arrangement of polka dots, florals, fabric collages, and painted furniture. The use of lateral and longitudinal boards on the walls, floors, and ceilings emphasize the structure to visually create a larger space. The drop leaf table is a perfect solution for a tight kitchen and saves on space until in use.


Rooms to Love: Cottage Chic

This cozy cottage bedroom design is instantly inviting with its soothing color palette and quaint cottage charm. Muted sea foam adorns the paneled walls and a second shade of sea foam layers the bed. The beautiful chestnut stained English Country bed is a striking focal point against the misty tones. Flanking the bed stands two urn lamps, with darling pleated shades, which adds a touch of romance to the space. Adding the distressed painted dresser to the mix brings a touch of eclecticism to this chic and comfortable cottage bedroom.

Design Tips: Making a Splash with Wallpaper
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Design Tip: Make A Splash with Wallpaper

Sometimes a room is in need of more than just a coat of paint to bring it’s personality to life. Wallpaper provides a decorative back splash that sets the tone for a space using color, design, and texture. Introducing the right wallpaper to your room isn’t always an easy feat, so here are a few helpful tips to guide you in the right direction!

Top Cottage Home Trends of 2012

Top Cottage Home Trends of 2012

Looking back on the year 2012, a few key Cottage decorating trends come to mind. Let’s take a trip down memory lane of all the exciting products and color schemes that made a memorable year in Cottage decor.