Breezy looks you can buy, chosen by the editors of Coastal Living
Tailored Cottage Design
Flooded with light, this waterfront
house comfortably welcomes a family
of six with its thoughtfully composed decor. Learn more, then shop this crisp yet casual look below.
Cottage architecture, mixed with clean-line furnishings, give this bright and airy Mid-Atlantic coastal home a family-friendly feel. Throughout the house, paneling, wainscoting, and built-ins are the strong bones that showcase, but don't compete with the home's furnishings. Sleek furniture, such as tight-back sofas and straight-lined tables, lean toward contemporary style. Mocha hardwood floors are layered with low-maintenance jute and sisal rugs. Serene shades of blue, seen in fabrics and used to backdrop the bookcases, punctuate the home's decor and connect the open floor plan.
In other rooms, over-the-top light fixtures are a striking touch. Wicker accent chairs and side tables (sometimes painted white) echo the laid back feel. Oversize throw pillows are abundant, especially in the dining room's window seat bench. Snappy bed skirts dress up