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.

Living Room After
Photo: Timothy Street-Porter

Living Room After

Armed with 47(!) gallons of white and sky blue paint, the homeowners transformed their cottage. They covered dark wood paneling with white semigloss paint to add sheen and gave the floors a sleek look with a durable, soft blue high-gloss finish.

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