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


In order to keep things easy for guests (and laundry), the homeowners used the same white towels for all the bedrooms. Streamlined window treatments frame views and bright up the rooms.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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