Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Freshen Up With Rooms That Are Bright and White

A 110-year-old summer cottage on a Maine island went from dark and cold to light and airy.

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Photo: Timothy Street-Porter


The watchword for this project was “simple,” so there is no clutter or anything extraneous—just clean lines and beach house necessities. The footed tub is a new addition to the bath, as are the fixtures and the waterproof woven vinyl floor.

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

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