Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

The dining room shared a double-sided fireplace with the open living room. “It was this odd sunroom/ office space,” Jamie says. “The homeowners made it clear early on to Denise and I that they wanted a proper dining room.” Thus the fireplace was sealed off on the dining room side, creating a clean wall. Next, the design team not only painted the ceiling midnight blue to give the space its own identity but also custom-mounted curtains and sheers around two walls of windows. The fabric served to cozy up the room while keeping it connected to the river view outside.

“We also picked out this great rug, a fresh take on an Oriental style, with coastal colors,” Jamie says of further grounding the new dining room.

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

Part of the upper balcony was converted into the master bathroom, with a deep tub and contemporary brass light fixture. The remaining balcony provides a private open air space, where the homeowners can read magazines and enjoy a cup of coffee by the riverside.

“We got playful with the art, including hanging custom signage of the waterways in our area.”

—JAMIE MERIDA