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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Apply a Soft Touch
Photographer: Annie Schlechter , Styling: Elizabeth Beeler

6. Apply a Soft Touch

The master bedroom walls were once bright green, which only made the small room feel claustrophobic. Tracey softened the space by painting the walls pale pink, hanging silk sheers and linen drapes for privacy, and adding an elegant, shell-covered chandelier. "Now the room is light and feminine," she says. "My poor husband has to sleep in a pink bedroom—but it's a very faint pink."

The master bedroom walls are painted Love Bird by Pittsburgh Paints. The chandelier is from Currey & Co.

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