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Colorful Breakfast Nook | Rooms To Love: Making A Splash Image: BHG

Color, color, and more color! This adorable, colorful breakfast nook is a perfect way to start your day, and if the coffee doesn't wake you up, than the color certainly will. Bright orange, hints of blue, and zesty lime greens create a fun and vibrant space that exudes happiness and cheer.  

The contours of the chair design, the circular print on the cushions, the scalloping of the curtains, and the varying sized stripes in the rug make a bold and creative statement.  Choosing a table with a simple silhouette allows all of these other elements to really shine.  This room is a well balanced space, because it achieves both a playful and fun environment, while also showing a sense of restraint.

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Staff Picks: Jennifer’s Living Room

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Jennifer's Living Room

This was the first of many Staff Picks! We often encounter customers who want a coastal look without being "over the top nautical".  Jennifer's Favorites is a perfect example of how to create and capture an ocean-inspired theme without cluttering every nook and cranny with seashells.  The colors in this space are the perfect interpretation of the sea, sandy beaches, and natural driftwood.

Project: Deck Design Dilemma

Deck Dilemma Product Specs Deck Dilemma Open Umbrella
This was a really fun project, and a great example of one of our long distance design projects.  Our store is located in Cape Neddick, Maine and we work with clients all across the country.  It's amazing what you can accomplish through emails, photos, videos and phone calls.  This project was for a couple that live near New York City, and needed a little help making their patio and backyard into a functional extension of their home.  Click here to find out more about the creative and space-saving suggestions we gave them!

Get The Look: Balanced Bedroom

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Get The Look Inspiration Image: Houzz

To help our readers recreate a room from an inspiration photo, we introduced "Get The Look".  By clicking on any image you will find where to find the piece, and any custom options that may be available, including changing the color!  These fun and inspiring posts take the guesswork out of putting together a beautiful room.

Rooms To LOVE: Rustic Dining Charm

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Rooms To Love Image: Southern Living

A key part of re-decorating is to first find inspiration photos to get your creative energy flowing.  That is why we created "Rooms to Love," to help you find photos that will inspire a fresh perspective.  It can be very difficult to express your own decor style; by collecting inspiration photos you love, it can help you identify what elements you want to re-create in your own home.  With each of these posts, we include an overview of the space, why it works, and identify the key design elements that make it unique.

Inspiration Board: Whimsical Sun Porch Dining

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Inspiration Board

We love putting together these inspiration boards, to do just that, inspire our readers!  Textiles, lighting, finishes and accessories are all highlighted around a central theme or color(s).  We typically start with a rug, or a pillow that we LOVE and work around the inspiration piece to create a complete look.  All we need now are a couple of beverages and a delicious meal to enjoy this backyard dining experience!

Design Tip: Colorful Dining Room Chairs

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Design Tip Image: Home Owner Buff

Article: Pros and Cons of Stylish Trends