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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Painted Rocks
Photographer Lisa Romerein, Stylist Elizabeth Beeler

Family Memories

Smooth, decorated lake stones commemorating each summer the family has spent at the beach can also be found scattered around the cottage; the twins have been using the rocks as canvases since they were old enough to finger paint. “It has turned into a real family tradition,” says Small.

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