These families updated their beloved cottages by injecting luxuries of modern living while still honoring its past.
When adding new elements to an older home's exterior, designer Jane Coslick advises choosing pieces that adhere to its period look. The new operable shutters, blue window boxes, and a picket fence are in line with the house's original cottage character.
The dining area's shell covered chandelier is from Shades of Light.
Countertops made from stain-free Corian ensure this kitchen is practical and stylish.
An oyster shell painting over the sofa by local artist Bellamy Murphy ties the living area's range of hues together.
The bedroom's oyster shell chandelier is by local artist Anna Speir. The blanket is from Anthropologie.
Boat cleat cabinet pulls and ship-shape pendants underscore the bath's nautical flair.
The table is actually an antique desk from East End Gallery. The chandelier belonged to the owner's mother.
The bed is from The Lion's Paw. The pillows on the window seat are from Sunbrella.