Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

Text and Styling by Charlotte Safavi

New construction comes with pluses and minuses. In this case, the upside was a 3-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot house on the picturesque Tred Avon River in Easton, Maryland. The downside was easy to fix.

“Our clients came to us in 2011 to upgrade the builder-grade features of the home, redo the floor plan to suit their lifestyle, and help them decorate,” says Jamie Merida of Bountiful Interiors, who worked on the house with his senior designer Denise Perkins.

The cottage’s color palette is mostly shades of blue: navy blues in the main living area and aqua blues outside on the porch and patio beyond, all punctuated by pops of orange. “The homeowners wanted a relaxed level of sophistication,” Jamie says. “This area is rich with tradition but doesn’t have the stiff formality of inland cities. It’s also not super coastal. The decorating is in our signature Tidewater Style, which we consider a relaxed, refreshed version of traditional furnishings, with crisp patterns and bright colors.”

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

Style Idea

This bedroom has a fresh-faced palette of navy and orange. The navy keeps the vibe nautical, as do the trio of mounted sepia sailing pictures, but the orange accents and geometric-scaled patterns keep the look fresh and transitional.