Tour the 2009 I'On Idea Cottage

Find fresh design ideas and style tips from our Idea Cottage in I'On, South Carolina.

2009 Idea Cottage: Space-Savvy Design

With its eco-friendly construction and beach-chic feel, our Idea Cottage in I’On, South Carolina, shows how to live large in a small footprint.

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The Den
Photographer Tria Giovan, Stylist Lindsey Ellis Beatty

The Den

Designer Trick: Paint every surface―walls, trim, and bookcases―one rich color like this dark eggplant for a seamless look.

Favorite Detail: A subtle, wave-patterned trim edging the bottom of the all-white sofas. Little details can have a huge impact.

Take a tour of the Den.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.