A Shipshape Makeover for a 1903 Cottage
Outdoors-Friendly Dining Room
For a major space-saving strategy, Whisenand turned to the compact design of boats. Because the master bedroom would not be large enough to include dressers, she created floor-to-ceiling built-ins along a wall in the long and narrow master bath, which doubles as a dressing area, with a closet behind a pocket door at one end. Serendipitously, the cabinetry sits right above the washer and dryer, hidden in a closet, so Whisenand added a laundry chute.
Shown: Located at the back of the house, the sunroom, which also serves as a dining space, connects the family room to a deck. The room gets a lot of sun, so the homeowners chose a saturated blue to play off the maritime location. Planter boxes mounted on the wall help bring the outdoors inside.
Paint (walls): C2's Espionage
Table, benches: Heritage Salvage
Host chair, end chair: Anthropologie
Wall planters: Charlie Callahan