The Living Room

In our beach cottage here in New Town, we wanted to capture a feel of being at a resort but with the comfortable feeling of being at home, too.  We have visited many beaches and felt that each and everyone of the ones we know offered something special in the way of relaxation.   Our favorite vacations have been on beaches!

The living room is a definite spin off of our New England coastal visit.  We loved the homes, the welcoming atmosphere, the blues, reds and yellows.  I took a lot of sailboat pictures in New England, and met up with some pretty fine ladies, Kristen, Marnie, Robin and Jodi.  I loved that trip!!

We had the basics right, the wall color is Comfort Grey (Sherwin Williams) and the white woodwork and mantle.  We just needed to accessorize with color and our favorite souvenirs.




Time for the accessories!  With the help of Jackie Long Interiors, we dressed up the living room with soft burlap curtains, fun colorful accessories that weren't too nautical or beachy, and downsized the tables in the room to create more walking space.  

AFTER!!   Love the yellows and reds.  We "shopped" our basement for the art!

Two new pieces by the cabinet in back, weathered wood with antique corkscrews pictured on it.


Here is my favorite accessory, though:

Truman,  peeking out from under the new throw.

Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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