Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

Meanwhile, the main living area, which has an open floor plan, needed spatial definition. It’s a long rectangular room, with French doors opening into the backyard. Jamie and Denise created task niches in the layout defined by specific furnishings: a sectional incorporating his-and-her lounging chaises opposite the TV; a conversational quartet of swivel armchairs by the fire; and several woven rattan barstools pulling up to the newly extended marble-top island.

Meet the Summer Cottage of Your Dreams
Photography by Robert Radifera

“The whole room is designed on lateral lines with a strong sense of symmetry,” Jamie adds. “It’s formal in that sense but very comfortable at the same time.”

A high-contrast navy-and-white trellis rug ties the main living area together, while French doors spill out onto a fully furnished screened porch and flagstone patio on the river.