Using Primary Colors to Decorate Cottages

Primary Colors to Decorate Cottages - The Cottage Journal

Primary Colors to Decorate Cottages - The Cottage Journal
Text By Katie Wood / Adapted from Susan Sargent’s The Comfort of Color / Photography by Eric Roth

Designer Susan Sargent loves to decorate cottages with a brilliant color story. This cottage embodies a comfortable arrangement of primary colors.  

When Stan and Stephanie Hynds moved into their 1970s Cape Cod-style home in New England, they had their hands full with toddler Wally and the birth of their second child, Florrie. Like most new parents, they didn’t have time to look at the walls of their new home much less think about their color—or lack thereof. As the fourth winter in their home approached, Stephanie came up for air and realized she was color-deprived. “I looked outside, and there was nothing,” she said. “The sky was white, there were no leaves on the trees, no grass on the ground, no color at all.”

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