Maritime Home Makeover

A Stone Harbor, New Jersey cottage with maritime roots gets a carefully curated look, using lots of flea market finds and a red, white, and blue color palette.

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Photographs: Peter Murdock, Styling: Erin Swift

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So the designer introduced a palette of red, white, and blue to the interiors, reflecting the home’s patriotic, maritime roots but eschewing too literal an interpretation by forgoing navy for a brighter, lighter blue, which he applied to all of the floors on the main level.

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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.