Design Secrets for Coastal Cottages

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

Bedroom
Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

Clad (Almost) Every Surface with Wood

"Natural wood offers character that can't be matched by flat paint on a smooth surface," says Jane. Although most of the existing planks were too damaged to keep, the Martins had new V-groove paneling installed on the interior walls and ceilings, in keeping with the style of the original house.

The bedroom's oyster shell chandelier is by local artist Anna Speir. The blanket is from Anthropologie.

 

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