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

Choose the Right Lights

"Lighting sets the mood and can make or break an entire project," says Jane. In the bath, nautical pendants maintain a period look and add a touch of seaworthy style.

Boat cleat cabinet pulls and ship-shape pendants underscore the bath's nautical flair.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.