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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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