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Cottage Style

A colorful, comfortable look characterized by painted and/or decorated furniture with graceful lines, textural elements like baskets, beadboard walls and natural fiber rugs, weathered finishes and colors taken straight from a lush flower garden.

Color - This palette is purely botanical. Light apricot, dusty pink and shades of green are set off with brighter spots of color like fuschia and sunflower yellow.

Furnishings - Make iron and wicker furnishings comfortable and stylish with cushions covered in floral fabrics. Give secondhand wood furniture a fresh look with white paint and new knobs.

Fabrics - Floral fabrics are paired with stripes and solids and trim and fringe for layer upon layer of visual interest.

Finishes - Surfaces show wear and tear of age without looking overly rustic. A combination of surfaces and sheens coexist casually, like this piece of glazed pottery paired with a weathered tin planter.

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