10 Ways to Shake Things Up

For her Sag Harbor, New York, coastal cottage, Catherine Lippincott followed her own decorating rules to capture her personal style, mixing bold and tranquil colors with old and new finds.

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Photographer Peter Murdock

Design your own furniture.

Can’t find the perfect piece? Custom create it. Catherine uses her sunroom to curl up with a book or hang with friends, so comfy seating was a must. But she only had an 11- by 13-foot area with which to work. She had her contractor build two benches for a more personalized, less expensive option than any sectional she could find.

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