Charming Cottage Guesthouse

A down-to-the-studs gut job turns a 1970s Texas sleeper into a charming cottage guesthouse.

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Photographer: John Ellis, Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

Foreshadow What’s To Come

At the entrance, framed black-and-white prints of boats at sea reference the guesthouse’s waterfront locale and set the stage for the vintage, nautical feel that pervades the house beyond the front door.

The artwork is from Soicher Marin. The table lamp is from Lighting Treasures.

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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.