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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Follow the Rules, But Have Fun
Photographer: Annie Schlechter , Styling: Elizabeth Beeler

2. Follow the Rules, But Have Fun

Any changes made to the home's exterior had to be approved by the association. Tracey spiced up the paint scheme with a sea green and turquoise palette, plus pomegranate orange accents on the original balustrades and gingerbread trim "to add a little whimsy," she says.

Exterior paints are Silver Leaf, Chambray, Holly Glen, Orange Vermillion, and Blue Smoke from Pittsburgh Paints.

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