Mixing up rustic and painted cottage style is the best way to declare a statement, this is obvious in the photo I have included from House Beautiful. Creating a nook with hand sewn timber is brilliant but adding the geometric chic pattern on the cushions and the simple white painted cottage table is genius. This is simple to do even in your own home. Myself, I would have added on the table a decorative painted nest or bird or maybe a simple vine trailing down the leg. It adds a bit of whimsy and surprise. That is always fun.