Neutral Coastal Cottage In Fairhope, AL

Neutral Coastal Cottage - The Cottage Journal

Neutral Coastal Cottage - The Cottage Journal

Text by Katie Wood / Photography by John O’Hagan / Styling by Yukie McLean

These young homeowners bring their neutral coastal cottage to life with personalized statement pieces that change with the tides.

Elisabeth Hays and her husband, William, purchased this charming bayside cottage in 2011 and have spent the past few years decorating and redecorating their humble abode. When asked about their style, Elisabeth laughs as she admits, “It’s always changing!” And while her tastes may change, the eclectic, casual, and, most importantly, practical nature of her home stays the same. “I have a black lab that is on everything from the sofa to the chair to the bed, so I need things to be pretty durable,” she says.