Design Secrets for Coastal Cottages

These families updated their beloved cottages by injecting luxuries of modern living while still honoring its past.

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Photo: Tria Giovan

Turn Tiny Rooms Into Functional Nooks

The daughters often share a bedroom in the vacation home, so Joe redesigned the space to work for them as they get older. Side-by-side built-in double beds with a thick privacy wall in between allow each girl to lounge comfortably without disturbing the other. Drawers beneath the beds and carved-out shelving provide plenty of storage space.

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