A Shipshape Makeover for a 1903 Cottage
Reinforced Nautical Theme in the Living Room
Having lived in the home for three years before renovating, the couple knew the drawbacks of the existing configuration. Sometime during the house's 113-year history the kitchen was moved to the front, and a long hallway divided the four rooms. "It didn't flow at all," says Alicia. "You had to go past the two bedrooms to get to the dining room." Because the approved plans did not apply to the first-floor interior, Whisenand had a clean slate for rejiggering the layout.
Shown: A wainscot-wrapped staircase just off the living room replaced the pull-down attic stair. It features a porthole-inspired window, where a small rectangular window had been, to capture natural light and reinforce the house's nautical design theme.
Paint: C2's Gallery White (walls) and Milk Moustache (trim, doors)
Wallpaper: Phillip Jeffries