For one pair of seasoned travelers, the Old Florida enclave of Cedar Key has been a welcome home base over years of worldwide adventure. "When you cross the bridge to get to the island, you let out a big breath, and all your stress goes away," homeowner Jamie Palmer says. And though she and her husband, Robert, enjoyed life in a condo there for nearly 20 years, they were intrigued when a nearby historic home went on the market. Excited to own a piece of the town's architectural history, the couple bought it. The challenge: The Palmers had a large assortment of collectibles spanning generations to display throughout while complementing the home's classic Florida style. They brought in designer Melissa Rosenberg to help strike a balance befitting the home and its owner. Here's how they made their collection of antiques shine in a house with a history all its own.
Get the Look: The porch ceilings are painted Jamaican Aqua by Benjamin Moore. The gabled roof is tin.