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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Corner Your Collectibles
Photographer: Annie Schlechter , Styling: Elizabeth Beeler

4. Corner Your Collectibles

In a cozy area of the kitchen, Tracey surrounded her great-grandmother's table with an eclectic mix of objects: an antique try-pots ladle, humpback and blue whale sculptures, a hand-screened print of a giant squid, whaling signs, and ocean artwork—including paintings by artist John Keyes and Tracey's goddaughter. Even the chair pads have seaside flair.

The chairs are from Wildflower Organics, the chair pads are L.L.Bean

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