Our Favorite Coastal Looks of 2012

It would be impossible to choose a favorite, but we did compile the rooms, paint colors, and decor ideas that inspired us throughout the year.

Favorite Homes: New England Cottage Style
Photo: Dominique Vorillon

Homage to the Past

This small Victorian cottage is full of clever small-space ideas and coveted coastal artifacts. “I love the nautical touches—they add just the right amount of fun without going overboard. The whale painting above the curved doorway and the bright anchor pillows are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.” –Jacquelyne Froeber, Travel Editor

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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Dreamy Massachusetts Cottage

A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

Cottage by the Sea