Star-Spangled Summer Cottage

An updated cottage on Lake Michigan celebrates the Fourth in style, with a cheerful palette of red, white, and blue, and lots of nautical charm.

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Living Room
Photographer Lisa Romerein, Stylist Elizabeth Beeler

American Inspiration

The cottage is the scene of some of the family’s happiest memories, which is why, as soon as school lets out for Small’s children, twins Tate and Matilda, the whole family immediately makes a beeline for the beach house. The countdown to the big Fourth of July celebration begins the moment they open the cottage’s doors and are greeted by the playful tableau of red, white, and blue that defines the interiors.

Get the Look: The chairs are from Crate & Barrel. The farm bench is from Pottery Barn; the rug is by Dash & Albert.


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