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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Pay Homage to the Past
Photographer: Annie Schlechter , Styling: Elizabeth Beeler

1. Pay Homage to the Past

The living room celebrates the area's whaling days with the Steads' collection of flensing tools, antique harpoons, and scrimshaw pieces made from whale bones and teeth. An antique ship's wheel chandelier, along with a hanging lamp fashioned after a fishing net, adds to the nautical feel.

The sofa and pillows are from Wildflower Organics.

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