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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Exterior buoys
Photographs: Peter Murdock, Styling: Erin Swift

Family Ties

All of these fanciful touches, however, take a backseat to Murphy’s real work: making the house truly livable for an active family with five children. So all of the furniture in the main living areas is either upholstered in stain-resistant outdoor fabrics or covered in easy-to-wash slipcovers.

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