Being in the right place sometimes can be a matter of luck, but many times, it’s a matter of being persistent. Chris and Zoe, owners of an antique store, had to have a deep vision of what this little coastal shabby-chic cottage could become. Built in 1748, this Sagaponack, New York, three-bedroom cottage was in very bad shape when this couple first fell in love with it, but their love for its character spoke louder than the amount of energy, money and time this place required to become what it is right now.
I truly admire the architeture and the furnishings in this coastal shabby-chic cottage, but what I admire the most is the fact that the history of the house has not been compromised but instead cherished, with thoughtful updates to make it livable in our time.
The homeowners painted the walls in “Decorators White” by Benjamin Moore, added charming slipcovered couches and many antiques from their store.
Arts and antiques are beautifully displayed.
Being creative is essential to have a pretty space. Here, the homeowners displayed French terra-cotta pitchers and made the pillows using Swedish textiles (darker pillows) and French tea towels (lighter pair).
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The dining room feels cozy and charming.
The small kitchen is filled with “treasures”, such as these 1950s iron stools.
From Country Living: “A simple shelf supports a beautiful and functional arrangement of cooking essentials. Hoare sells the lidded glass containers—old canning jars updated with French labels—at chezzoe.net. [You Can] recycle empty bottles as cruets by adding cork pourers and slate tags. (For similar pourers, $13.57 for six; amazon.com. Slate tags, $18 for four; thenewgeneralstore.com).”
This is a 1950s Eastern European runner and the floors are 14-inch-wide timbers.
The guest bedroom is very simple and it’s perfect for a cottage.
The 1940s Gustavian bench becomes a favorite place for reading in the master bedroom. The art is from the 19th century.
Mead and Hoare, the lucky homeowners of this adorable coastal cottage.
I can’t wait to know what you think of this place. For me, this place is all about respecting its originality and yet, being able to transform it into something the current owners love. They not only display what they sell, but also, who they are.
I hope you’re being able to enjoy your day feeling refreshed after the long weekend. I just had my coffee and I feel ready for the great things this day will bring.
Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by. How great it is to have you around!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Source: Country Living