Something Old, Something New

This summer home’s inspired blend of cottage style and contemporary flair puts a welcome twist on tradition.

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Gathering Place
Jean Allsopp

Gathering Place

Ideal for friends and sleepovers, the children's bedrooms are practical yet fun. "Each child has a sleeping space, but no matter where they start out, the kids end up all piled into this one room," Mary says.

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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.