Charming St. Kitts Cottage

A family’s move from Charleston to the Caribbean includes transforming an outdated cottage into a home away from home. Discover how they did it, step by step.

5. Lay a Neutral Foundation
Photographer: Lisa Romerein; Stylist: Elizabeth Beeler

5. Lay a Neutral Foundation

The family room—with its slipcovered sofa, bold coffee table, and patterned pillows—exemplifies one of Allison's simple design tricks: "I always like to start with neutral sofas, because you can do anything with them," she says. "You can change out the pillows, side chairs, or tables in the room and the sofa still works."

Get the look: The sofa is from Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, the blinds are from Smith+Noble, the coffee table is from Shine by S.H.O., the lamp is from Arteriors, and the Lichen pillow is from John Robshaw Textiles.

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