8 Steps to New England Cottage Style

A designer revives a small Victorian cottage in Martha's Vineyard with clever ideas and plenty of coastal artifacts.

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Bunk Up
Photographer: Annie Schlechter , Styling: Elizabeth Beeler

8. Bunk Up

To make the most of the limited square footage in the boys' room, Tracey installed two twin beds—with storage drawers—just 15 inches apart. "The boys are hardly in their room because we spend so much time outside," says Tracey. "Plus, they love being together."

The beds and quilts are from Pottery Barn.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.