Maine Getaway

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Anything but Plain
Jean Allsopp

Anything but Plain

In the kitchen, striped beaded-board walls, V-groove ceiling planks, an apron-front sink, and custom distressed cabinets give the room character. The sea-blue island with its antique rub keeps the room light and coordinates with the striped walls.

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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.