Design Secrets for Coastal Cottages

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

Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Freshen Up with Color

Although Jane is a believer in preserving and reusing historic architectural elements, her approach to color is anything but old-fashioned. On the porch, a red-and-white palette takes a modern turn with graphic prints such as the pendant lamp shade and the bold striped cushions with contrasting welts.

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Dreamy Massachusetts Cottage

A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

Cottage by the Sea