Cape Cod Cottage Revival

A family thoughtfully adds on to their Orleans, Massachusetts, jewel box home while preserving its original cottage charm.

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Adventure of a Lifetime
Photo: Annie Schlechter; Styling: Jennifer Kain Defoe

Sweet Memories

"We're incredibly fortunate," Pattinson adds. "Everything I hoped for when I wrote that letter is true: This is the house my kids will remember when they think back on their childhoods, and it will help foster in them a real sense of place. It's going to be tied to all of their fondest memories."

Kathy Pattison and Dave Strickler with their children, Grayson and Hailey. 

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.