2008 Idea Cottage: Scarborough
Kick off your shoes and step right into our Scarborough, Maine, home. From striped floors to beach-chic furniture, its creative touches fit every coast lover's lifestyle.
The exterior is covered in weathered gray polymer shingles that look like cedar but require none of the upkeep, and architectural stone that blends perfectly with Maine's building vernacular. Under the roof, low-maintenance composite shake shingles are designed to withstand even the harshest weather.
To keep the space light and bright, Tracey chose a sea-blue color with an antique rub for the island, topped with a white quartz counter. Modern, stainless steel appliances balance the kitchen's laid-back, lived-in feel.
Even the fifth wall in this room—that would be the ceiling!—gets its share of attention. Wood beams lend the space an aged appeal, but a whitewashed finish keeps the look fresh. Combining the beams with the blue V-board ceiling creates a striped effect, which is mirrored by the table below.
The study provides a comfortable place to curl up with a good book. It's furnished with a wicker settee and armchair, playful sea star-print cushions, and striped bolsters.
Architectural stone: Eldorado Stone. Windows and doors: Marvin Windows and Doors. Fabric: Robert Allen. Tables: Somerset Bay. Rugs and storage ottoman: The Company Store. Radiant heating: Uponor. Paint: Valspar.
Tracey designed the master suite as an oasis, wrapping the room in sandy creams and watery blues in a mix of prints and patterns. To achieve a classy traditional beach cottage look with an urban contemporary twist, Tracey layered the room in a sophisticated damask duvet and cane beadboard, cabana-stripe pillows and distressed furniture, and a bold dot chair and modern lamps.
For more information on the products featured in this home, please see the October 2008 issue of Coastal Living magazine.