Bayside Bungalow Renovation

Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, a designer returns to Mississippi to breathe new life into a historic home.

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Bay St. Louis Porch Swing
Photographer: Laura Moss, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

5. Find Your Bliss

According to many members of the family, the porch swing is the best seat in the house. “You can't have a cottage without a porch swing,” Abercrombie says. “Ours overlooks the garden and a banana tree and gets the best ocean breezes. We have coffee out there every morning.”

Get the look: The custom porch swing is by McDonald & Sons; 228/467-5442. The rattan chairs are from World Market.

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