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Cottage Office Decorating

Cottage office decorating ideas to help you create a great work space for both both your personal and business study requirements. Cottage office decorating articles include Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Color Boards, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips to stimulate new ideas for creating the perfect cottage style communication and computer center. All of the decorating articles include tags to sort by color or design style. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact our designers. [parent] => 0 [count] => 52 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0 [term_icon] => [cat_ID] => 7291 [category_count] => 52 [category_description] =>

Cottage Office Decorating

Cottage office decorating ideas to help you create a great work space for both both your personal and business study requirements. Cottage office decorating articles include Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Color Boards, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips to stimulate new ideas for creating the perfect cottage style communication and computer center. All of the decorating articles include tags to sort by color or design style. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact our designers. [cat_name] => Offices & Studies [category_nicename] => cottage-style-studies-offices [category_parent] => 0 ) [queried_object_id] => 7291 [request] => SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.ID FROM wp_posts LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) WHERE 1=1 AND ( wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (7448) ) AND wp_posts.post_type = 'post' AND (wp_posts.post_status = 'publish' OR wp_posts.post_status = 'acf-disabled') GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 26, 13 [posts] => Array ( [0] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5789 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-08-12 16:05:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-12 20:05:08 [post_content] =>

Decorating With Lime Green | Color Board: Energetic Colors!

Are you looking for a fun and lively colorful cottage decorating palette to get a room redesign started?  Look no further!  This color board offers a beautiful balance between zesty orange and lime green, with a splash of powder blue.  The burnt sienna printed rug (in the top left hand corner) would lay the foundation for a bold look in a living room, with the powder blue fabric for the sofa.  Then, have fun with the other patterns and prints for pillows, accent chairs, and curtains!  Any combination you decide on will make your space a haven for color and creativity.

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[post_title] => Color Board: Energetic Colors! [post_excerpt] => Are you looking for a fun and lively colorful cottage decorating palette to get a room redesign started? Look no further! This color board offers a beautiful balance between zesty orange and lime green, with a splash of powder blue. The burnt sienna printed rug (in the top left hand corner) would lay the foundation for a bold look in a living room, with the powder blue fabric for the sofa. Then, have fun with the other patterns and prints for pillows, accent chairs, and curtains! Any combination you decide on will make your space a haven for color and creativity. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => color-board-energetic-colors [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5789 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5752 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-07-03 10:06:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-07-03 14:06:58 [post_content] =>

Feminine Sitting Room | Rooms To Love: Cool Pastels Image: We Heart It

This feminine sitting room is a sweet medley of silvery gray, blush, icy blue, and metallic gold with an emphasis on soft textures and subtle lines.  The floral accents are threaded throughout and really accentuate the delicate nature of the space, while the plush pillows and feather stuffed bench cushion provide a cushy seating spot just for two.

The style is reminiscent of the quintessential "shabby chic", with the floral prints and vintage flair, but it has a more tailored and modern twist to it.  The settee is upholstered versus slipcovered, which creates a more formal feel, and the wallpaper boasts a metallic finish for a pop of contemporary glamor.  A truly unique and beautifully decorated space.

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Sea Glass Decor | Color Board: Sea Glass #coastalstyle #colorboards #cottagedecorating http://cottagehomefurniture.com

Any home can become a coastal retreat by incorporating these vivid blues and greens.  By mixing and matching sea glass tones, it's easy to create a lively and energetic scheme with a unique layered look.  The awesome round rug is a fantastic jumping off point to help build a fun and cheerful space.  Reminiscent of the sparkling sea, these hues are sure to be as alluring in your home as they are on the coastal shores.

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Aqua & Orange Decorating | Color Board: Bittersweet

Autumn Stripe Wpven cotton Rug Lake House Furniture Collection - Bamboo Medium Rub Glaze and Distressing Cottage Collection - Tidewater Shoreline Slipcovered Fabrics - Giada Spa Grade G Shoreline Slipcovered Fabrics - Giada Pumpkin Grade G Summer House Upholstery Fabrics Belle Flower Grade 26

This bittersweet palette boasts a perfect balance of cool and warm colors, sure to inspire cottage decorating ideas for your coastal cottage home.  The splashy notes of coral and zesty lime are cooled off with a dose of soft seafoam.  What's wonderful about this palette is the versatility of the colors!  You can emphasize the orange and the aqua for a punchier look, or really play up the seafoam.  Either way, the colors will create a harmonious atmosphere in any space.

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Bold Color Scheme | Color Board: Mum's Stripe

The Distinctive Cottage Blog Mum's Stripe Rug Ladbroke Punch Summer House Leather Collection Summer House Upholstered Furniture Summer House Upholstered Furniture
Rug: Mum's Stripe Paints (Top to Bottom): SW6684:  Brittlebrush SW6860:  Eros Pink SW6422:  Shagreen SW72:      Deep Maroon SW6523:  Denim Fabrics (Left to Right): Echo Marigold Leather Ladbroke Punch Cape Nautical Starands Tangerine

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Looking for a bold color scheme?  Fresh and fun, the Mum's Stripe Woven Cotton Rug expertly mixes yellow, dark pink, soft orange, and even purple in it’s stripes. Choosing this colorful rug as a focal point in your living and family room is not meant for the faint at heart. We paired it with a yellow leather, a patterned fabric pulling in all colors, a nautical blue, and a little extra pattern in tangerine. These colors highlight the liveliness of the rug and will captivate your family and friends.

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[post_title] => Color Board: Mum's Stripe [post_excerpt] => Fresh and fun, the Mum's Stripe Woven Cotton Rug expertly mixes yellow, dark pink, soft orange, and even purple in it’s stripes. Choosing this colorful rug as a focal point in your living and family room is not meant for the faint at heart. We paired it with a yellow leather, a patterned fabric pulling in all colors, a nautical blue, and a little extra pattern in tangerine. These colors highlight the liveliness of the rug and will captivate your family and friends. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => color-board-mums-stripe [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:43 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:43 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5468 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3856 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-03-26 11:03:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-03-26 15:03:55 [post_content] =>

Decorating with Blue and Brown | Inspiration Board: Blue and Brown

Flanders Tall Bookshelf 50"W x 16"D x 78"H, one tone painted, black, standard rub/distressing  |  Seagull Prints discontinued  |  Puget Sound Wicker Wing Chair 27"W x 24"D x 42"H, espresso $845  |  Blue & White Rug discontinued  |  Oyster Table Lamp 30"H $560  |  Destin Long Upholstered Sofa 98"W x 35"D x 34"H $2,430

Decorating with blue and brown is easy since they are a great complementing color combination. Bring in rustic undertones to your lodge or lake house with this inspiration board, while keeping your design in the modern era. With this wicker chair, one can either bring it indoors for a nontraditional look or keep outside on the porch overlooking the serene lake. Either way, this beautiful piece of wicker furniture would provide the extra seating needed for your Memorial Day gathering with the family. Don't forget the details! The lamp, rug, and pictures add a small hint of color. 

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[post_title] => Inspiration Board: Blue and Brown [post_excerpt] => Decorating with blue and brown is easy since they are a great complementing color combination. Bring in rustic undertones to your lodge or lake house with this inspiration board, while keeping your design in the modern era. With this wicker chair, one can either bring it indoors for a nontraditional look or keep outside on the porch overlooking the serene lake. Either way, this beautiful piece of wicker furniture would provide the extra seating needed for your Memorial Day gathering with the family. Don't forget the details! The lamp, rug, and pictures add a small hint of color. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-blue-and-brow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=3856 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5084 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-03-03 12:19:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-03-03 17:19:05 [post_content] =>

Classic Country Style | Rooms to Love: Cozy Daybed Image: Love French Bulldogs 

What a lovely spot for a quiet afternoon!  The dusty blues and roses are beautifully blended with pale creams and yellows to create a distinctive cottage look.  The iron bed frame in this living room is a classic country style, and is tailored nicely with the quilted box cover.  Adding the chipped painted mantle piece above the daybed is a great way to display old frames and pictures for a vintage flair.  

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[post_title] => Rooms To Love: Cozy Daybed [post_excerpt] => What a lovely spot for a quiet afternoon! The dusty blues and roses are beautifully blended with pale creams and yellows to create a distinctive cottage look. The iron bed frame is a classic country style, and is tailored nicely with the quilted box cover. Adding the chipped painted mantle piece above the daybed is a great way to display old frames and pictures for a vintage flair. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => rooms-to-love-cozy-daybed [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5084 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3845 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-01-15 10:05:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-15 15:05:30 [post_content] =>

Bright Painted Furniture | Inspiration Board: Painted Brights

Cottage Blanket Chest customizations: 44"W x 20"D x 22"H, standard leg, beadboard panels, one color, custom color $650  |  Carolina Two Door Bookcase customizations: 55"W x 14"D x 84"H, arched top, straight base, fluted stiles, two tone painted, snow with jambalaya back $3,095  |  Bold Striped Rug discontinued  |  Carolina Beach Coffee Table customizations: 40"L x 40"W x 18"H, one color painted, lime zinger $1,050  |  Annapolis Upholstered Chair 34"W x 34"D x 35"H $1,240  |  Annapolis Upholstered Ottoman 26"W x 19"D x 16"H $550  |  Orange Recycled Glass Fluted Urn Lamp 25"H $230

Who wouldn't have fun with these colors? Eccentric, bright, and lively, you wouldn't need to look for inspiration, motivation, or energy with these colors in your home. These colors, though vibrant, could easily be used in a living room. Simply pair the bright painted furniture with some neutrals to bring down the tone, while still allowing all colors to live and jive together in one area. The rug, a playful piece of decor, grounds all the pieces and becomes the focal point of the room. 

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[post_title] => Inspiration Board: Painted Brights [post_excerpt] => Who wouldn't have fun with these colors? Eccentric, bright, and lively, you wouldn't need to look for inspiration, motivation, or energy with these colors in your home. These colors, though vibrant, could easily be used in a bedroom. Simply pair the bright painted furniture with some neutrals to bring down the tone, while still allowing all colors to live and jive together in one area. The rug, a playful piece of decor, grounds all the pieces and becomes the focal point of the room. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => inspiration-board-painted-brights [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=3845 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [8] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5322 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2014-01-08 10:49:52 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-01-08 15:49:52 [post_content] => Do you love the look of natural fiber rugs, but are unsure of which kind would work for your home?  If so, here are a few tips to help you find the right natural fiber (or alternative) rug to achieve the look you want:

Natural Fibers - Sisal

Natural Fiber Rugs | The Distinctive Cottage Image: Milk and Honey

Real 100% sisal rugs are beautiful, but they do have some maintenance requirements you should know before purchasing.
  • All spills will stain the rug, but there are ways to minimize the visibility of the stain.  Because water can even stain sisal, use the least amount of liquid when spot cleaning.  You want to use ammonia, vinegar, or detergent, depending on the stain, in a spray bottle diluted with warm water.  Then you can lightly mist the solvent on the stain, blot and repeat until stain has lessened.
  • Sisal has a course fiber consistency, so it's not the most comfortable selection for living rooms or bedrooms where you will be shoe-less.  But if you are okay with the coarse texture, than these are the most durable option for high traffic areas.

Natural Fibers - Wool

Wool rugs are available in a multitude of neutral shades and fiber consistencies.  Wool pile, or wool looped rugs, are a great solution for creating a natural look.

Natural Fiber Rugs | The Distinctive Cottage Image: Remodelista

  • Wool pile will shed during the life of the rug, so regular vacuuming is necessary. 
  • They are typically plush and very comfortable for the living room, bedroom, or family area.
  • You want to blot spills immediately, but if the stain does set, than you can use a mild detergent for cleaning.

Natural Fibers - Jute

Jute looks a lot like sisal, but jute rugs are different in texture, yarn color variations, and cost.  

Natural Fiber Rugs | The Distinctive Cottage Image: Pinterest

  • Jute tends to be softer on the feet in comparison to sisal, because the fibers have a slight waxy coating to them. 
  • You want to follow the same cleaning instructions as sisal.
  • Jute does tend to shed so regular shaking or vacuuming is recommended.
  • There are color variations naturally in jute fibers, so every jute rug is unique. They tend to be a less expensive alternative to sisal rugs.

Natural Fiber Look-a-Likes: Polypropylene

Natural Fiber Rugs | The Distinctive Cottage Image: New England Home

Synthetic fiber neutral rugs have a similar look to sisal and jute, but a very different feel.  They tend to be thinner in pile, but the durability and practicality are priceless.
  • These often come available with a fabric border to jazz up the look.
  • Made of 100% polypropylene material, you can literally hose them off outside and let them dry in the sun when there are spills.
  • The low pile makes it easy for cleaning and vacuuming.
Whatever material you choose, make sure you check with the manufacturer for specific cleaning instructions that you can follow to stay within a rug's warranty.   Brought to you by Cottage Home - specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables   [post_title] => Design Tip: Natural Fiber Rugs [post_excerpt] => Do you love the look of natural fiber rugs, but are unsure of which kind would work for your home? If so, here are a few tips to help you find the right natural fiber (or alternative) rug to achieve the look you want. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => design-tip-natural-fiber-rugs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:50:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:50:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5322 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 5276 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2013-11-06 14:13:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-11-06 19:13:44 [post_content] =>

Cottage Home Decor | Color Board: Artful ArgyleClick on any image to learn more! 

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.  

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Harlequin Cotton Hooked Rug Robin Wheat Bridge Spa Pebble Rose Calypso Flax Pebble Limestone Slubby Rain Bridge Coral

Harlequin Cotton Hooked Rug Robin Wheat Bridge Spa Pebble Rose Calypso Flax Pebble Limestone Slubby Rain Bridge Coral

[post_title] => Color Board: Artful Argyle [post_excerpt] => 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. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => color-board-artful-argyle [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:52:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:52:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5276 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [10] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 134042 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2013-10-25 11:35:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-25 15:35:08 [post_content] => 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.

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: Natural Fall Table Decor Image: Williams-Sonoma A special dinner party doesn't need to include a fancy set of china.  The natural sprigs of berries, combined with the sage and cream colored gourds, make a simple and down-home tablescape.

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: Natural Fall Accents Image: Nice and Nicer It is getting colder outside, making it the perfect time of year for cozy blankets to be strewn about.  Add a few simple fall silhouettes, like this leaf stitched pillow,  to really make your home feel snug.

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: Natural Fall Centerpiece Image: Miss Mustard Seed This big wooden bowl houses a festive autumn centerpiece.  Pinecones, squash, gourds, and even kale, create a soothing and earthy color palette.  

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: Natural Fall Mantle Decor Image: BHG Birch trees are so beautiful, so why not bring that beauty indoors?  Clustering the small pieces together creates a rustic and well-balanced decorative touch.  

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: White Pumpkins Image: Town and Country Living White pumpkins are a chic fall decorative accent, and grouping them together makes a big statement.

Natural Fall Decorating Ideas | Design Tip: Decorating with Leaves Image: Nice and Nicer What a simple and charming idea for fall decorating!  Just a few strings of leaves makes a unique addition to your dining table ambiance.

Now is a great time to incorporate small decorative accents to your home for a festive touch.  Autumn is that time of year when people tend to spend additional time at home, and you want your home to make a welcoming statement.  

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[post_title] => Design Tip: Natural Fall Decor [post_excerpt] => 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. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => design-tip-natural-fall-decor [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-08-22 14:52:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-08-22 18:52:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://distinctblog.wpengine.com/?p=5243 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw [post_icon] => ) [11] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4804 [post_author] => 3304 [post_date] => 2013-10-16 10:40:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2013-10-16 14:40:54 [post_content] => 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 want to share some cottage decorating ideas on various ways to use multiple fabrics on a single piece to achieve a unique and individualized look, but in a modern way.  Whether it's a two-tone collage or a 15 fabric patchwork collage, the possibilities are endless. Here is a quick reference photo that labels the sections of a sofa to help visualize where fabrics can be positioned.  The same terms can be used to describe accent chairs as well.  

How To Make Collage Furniture | Collaging A Cottage Sofa

Determining the size of the piece you want to collage, and how many fabrics to use, are the two hardest questions to answer.  Keep in mind that the bigger the piece and the more fabrics you use, the more intense the overall look.  If you want a sofa with an eclectic look, but want to control the intensity, choose a limited number of fabrics that are softer on the eyes.  

How To Make Collage Furniture | Collaging A Cottage Sofa Images: Anthropologie

If you want an eclectic look with a lot of personality, go big and go bold!  Use a variety of fabrics in bold tones to design a look that shows off your creative nature.  The warm tones of the reds, greens, oranges and blues in the sofa below create an electrifying result.  It's not for the faint of heart, as it truly makes a brave statement.

How To Make Collage Furniture | Collaging A Cottage Sofa Images: Anthropologie

Using the collage application on an accent chair tends to be a more popular choice, because the scale allows for just a hint of eclecticism without dominating the space like a full size sofa would.  The personality of the piece is dictated by the shape of the chair and the fabric selections you use.  Since there is not as much surface space on a chair versus a sofa, the number of fabrics used is typically smaller, or the size of the fabric cuts are smaller.  Either way, you still end up with a unique and interesting addition to your home.  Here are a few decorating ideas of accent chairs that have a small number of complementing fabrics with a lot of pizzazz.

Collage 3 Image: Wild Chairy                                                            Image: Divine Interiors    

Collage 7 Image: Be Spoke Life Upholstery                                                Image: Anthropologie

Looking for a more unconventional accent chair to really make a statement?  Take a look at these chairs with wild patterns and colorful prints that are sure to make a splash!

Collage 5 Image: Pinterest                                                           Image: Urban Outfitters 

Collage 6 Image: Practically Modern                                          Image: Home and Lifestyle Design

The beauty of incorporating a collaged piece in your home is the opportunity to think outside of the box.  You can use more of the fabrics that you love; you don't have to choose between that adorable blue ticking fabric, or the bountiful floral fabric you just can't resist.  Use them all to create a piece of furniture that will showcase your style and personality!

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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

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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

Distinctive Cottage Decorating | Article Image: Matters of Style

Each month we post a design tip and a featured article to explore specific topics in the world of interior decorating.  In order to create reliable, informative, and relateable articles we combine research and personal experience!  So much of decorating can be trial and error, and we want to share our experiences and knowledge with you to help save time and money!

Color Board: Jewel Tones

Jewel Tones Board

Want to see unique and creative color concepts?  Come check out our color boards!  They are a great way to help brainstorm colors you might like and combinations that will be stunning!  Anytime we use Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams colors we will label them, so you can head right to the store.

Thank you to all of our dedicated readers who continue to support our blog, and we hope you are enjoying it as much as we are!

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Decorating With Lime Green | Color Board: Energetic Colors!

Are you looking for a fun and lively colorful cottage decorating palette to get a room redesign started?  Look no further!  This color board offers a beautiful balance between zesty orange and lime green, with a splash of powder blue.  The burnt sienna printed rug (in the top left hand corner) would lay the foundation for a bold look in a living room, with the powder blue fabric for the sofa.  Then, have fun with the other patterns and prints for pillows, accent chairs, and curtains!  Any combination you decide on will make your space a haven for color and creativity.

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Cottage Office Decorating

Cottage office decorating ideas to help you create a great work space for both both your personal and business study requirements. Cottage office decorating articles include Rooms to Love, Get the Look, Color Boards, Inspiration Boards and Design Tips to stimulate new ideas for creating the perfect cottage style communication and computer center. All of the decorating articles include tags to sort by color or design style. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact our designers.

Color Board: Seaglass

Color Board: Sea Glass

Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Living Rooms, Offices & Studies, Porches

Any home can become a coastal retreat by incorporating these vivid blues and greens. By mixing and matching sea glass tones, it’s easy to create a lively and energetic scheme with a unique layered look. The awesome round rug is a fantastic jumping off point to help build a fun and cheerful space. Reminiscent of […]

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Color Board: Bittersweet

Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies, Porches

This bittersweet palette boasts a perfect balance of cool and warm colors, sure to inspire coastal decorating ideas for your coastal cottage home. The splashy notes of coral and zesty lime are cooled off with a dose of soft seafoam. What’s wonderful about this palette is the versatility of the colors! You can emphasize the […]

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Inspiration Board: Blue and Brown

Inspiration Board: Blue and Brown

Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Farmhouse & Country, Inspiration Boards, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies

Decorating with blue and brown is easy since they are a great complementing color combination. Bring in rustic undertones to your lodge or lake house with this inspiration board, while keeping your design in the modern era. With this wicker chair, one can either bring it indoors for a nontraditional look or keep outside on […]

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Inspiration Board: Painted Brights

Inspiration Board: Painted Brights

Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Inspiration Boards, Living Rooms, Offices & Studies

Who wouldn’t have fun with these colors? Eccentric, bright, and lively, you wouldn’t need to look for inspiration, motivation, or energy with these colors in your home. These colors, though vibrant, could easily be used in a bedroom. Simply pair the bright painted furniture with some neutrals to bring down the tone, while still allowing […]

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Color Board: Artful Argyle

Coastal & Beach House, Color Boards, Cottage Style, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies

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 […]

Read more

Design Tip: Natural Fall Decor

Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Design Tips, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies, Porches

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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We Turned ONE!

Articles, Bedrooms, Coastal & Beach House, Cottage Style, Dining Rooms & Kitchens, Entryways, Farmhouse & Country, Living Rooms, Lodge & Lake House, Offices & Studies, Porches

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 […]

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