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Pretty fabrics used in inventive ways give this cottage its signature look. Here are some affordable ideas for re-creating the look at your house.
Lenox Ticking Citrus window panel, $64, Pine Cone Hill (pineconehillcom)
Dakota Swing Arm Rod, $50, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)
End Cap Tiebacks, $30, Restoration Hardware (restorationhardware.com)
This fabric has the same type and size motif as the red floral fabric that backs the curtains, but at $22 a yard, it's more affordable. Have a couple of yards made into throw pillows to bring its bold pattern and raspberry red color to the room.
Campbell in Magenta, $22/yard, Calico Corners (calicocorners.com)
To keep neutral colors from getting boring, choose a subtle pattern. This greeny beige comes close to the rug that's in the room and adds a little bit more color. Another option is to shop a carpet store for a large remnant of wall-to-wall carpeting and have it trimmed and bound as an area rug. (The carpet store will probably charge you a small fee for the binding.)
Soho Dhurrie Rug in green, $328 for a 5X8, Shades of Light (shadesoflight.com)
The rounded shape of the metal shade and articulating arm of this affordable floor lamp make it a good fit for the room and handy for reading.
Brookfield Deluxe Floor Lamp, $150, Target (target.com)
A pair of chairs covered in a bold pattern can be beautiful, but if flexibility for future decorating schemes is on your mind, you might be better off buying neutral furniture.
This red flower print suggests the diamond pattern on the chairs but comes with no commitment.
Blossom Decorative Pillow, $75 for cover, John Robshaw (johnrobshaw.com)
A secretary is a smart addition to a room because you can house a whole home office in it. Close it up and it's a handsome piece of furniture.
Casabelle Mail Center, $350, Pier One (pierone.com)