The Distinctive Cottage

Category: Farmhouse & Country

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TV in the Bedroom?

We recently polled our facebook fans and asked the question, “TV in the bedroom? Yay or Nay?” We had a staggering amount of responses, and

Coastal & Beach House

Color Board: Artful Argyle

A playful spin on a traditional print, the harlequin cotton hooked rug offers a kaleidoscope of colors for cottage home decor. The look and feel of this daring rug is an ideal choice for a living room, study, or office, as there are endless options for choosing coordinating fabrics. You can pull out the light tones for a fresh palette, or the darker tones to create a cozier feel.

Bedrooms

Design Tip: Natural Fall Decor

Using natural decorative accents is always a graceful and organic way to decorate for the season. Thinking of fall – apples, cinnamon, pumpkins, leaves, and cozy blankets come to mind – just to name a few! These inspiration photos encompass the latest in creative, natural fall decorating ideas.

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Collaging Upholstery Pieces

The collage application for upholstery has been around for years, but has gained the reputation of being a predominately country look.  In this post, we

Inspiration Board: Green and Brown
Cottage Style

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!

Inspiration Board: Yellow
Bedrooms

Inspiration Board: Shades of Yellow

Depending on the amount of red or blue it contains, yellow can have many different color personalities, making decorating with yellow easy in any room. A yellow that has a red undertone creates a warm and welcoming feeling, and are best used on larger pieces of furniture, such as the bed pictured, and walls. A yellow that contains an undertone of blue has a cooler effect and should be used on small pieces of furniture, such as the end table pictured. Buttery yellows, such as the upholstery pieces pictured, can really be used anywhere because they provide a neutral feeling in a room. Experiment with different shades of yellow to see what works for you and your home!

Coastal & Beach House

Rooms To Love: Renewed Antiquity

Mixing old and new pieces is part of the subtle charm in this classic dining room, and reflects the age and character of the homes’ older bones. The tall ceilings, decorative molding around the fireplace, and the wide pine boards are classic architectural details from older Colonial Revival homes. Combining the antique demilune console table with turned legs, and the reclaimed barn board dining table, enhance the timeworn appeal of the home.

Coastal & Beach House

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.

Bedrooms

Rooms To Love: Luxurious Lemon

Luxury and whimsy share a beautiful home in this lovely cottage style bedroom. Even though the color palette is strong, these luscious colors combine to breathe life, energy, and joy into every corner, while creating an inviting and cozy area to retreat within. The walls are decorated in a large bohemian print that is a surprising, yet inspiring, choice for a bedroom. The strong gold color from the wallpaper is carried over into the zesty lemon drapes. In order to create balance within the space, the dominating prints of the wallpaper and the drapes are paired with minimalist furniture designs. Clean lines and simple shapes help to relieve the eye of overload, and is exactly why the white linens are a perfect finishing touch to the room.