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A Washington woman reinvents her home on tiny Steamboat Island with simple, coastal style.

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A Narrow Escape
Philip Clayton-Thompson

A Narrow Escape

After: "This is my room," owner Jerry West Sanders says of the chair-deep enclosed porch. "I use it particularly for reading and enjoying the sun, because it really warms up in there."

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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.