Design Secrets for Coastal Cottages

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

Dining Area
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Integrate Salvaged Materials

In the kitchen/dining area, Jane clad the breakfast bar with reclaimed wood that had been discarded from the original interior walls. "The old wood gives the remodeled kitchen instant history," she says. Salvaged heart-pine floors add age underfoot and echo the bar's warm wood tones.

The dining area's shell covered chandelier is from Shades of Light.

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