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Cozy and playful beach cottage re-imagined in East Hampton

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A peaceful yet playful summer getaway, this elegant and cozy beach cottage has been re-designed by Chango & Co., located in East Hampton, New York. The project encompasses the complete renovation of a drab interior and exterior old beach home that was in desperate need of being revitalized. The palette inspiration began with a traditional navy and white sailor stripe shirt mixed with the gradients of the beach, from the sand to the ocean.

These stripes helped to breathe new life and intertwine the spaces of the home and giving it a new sense of personality and purpose. The exterior facade of the home is clad in natural cedar shingles and the entryway is pronounced with a royal blue painted door. Upon entryway into the home, you can see the dining room in the distance. The ambiance is very serene with shimmering grasscloth wallpaper and bleached oak flooring running throughout the main living spaces.

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Every element seems to represent something reminiscent of the sea, such as the wide loom sisal rugs taking on a sandy beach-like quality. The layering of sheer fabrics diffusing sunlight like an umbrella and picking up breezes like a sail from a boat. A harmonious use of various shades of blue, sand and white can be witnesses throughout the home. Playful decor items such as the vintage surfboard displayed in the stairwell, mixed with a soothing palette, reads as a peaceful oasis for summer enjoyment. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the home tour!

Intrigued and inspired by beach style homes? Have a look at some past features from here on 1 Kindesign: Modern beach house in Manhattan Beach by Chris Barrett Design and Contemporary oceanfront property in Sagaponack.

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The dining room has been designed to be very inviting with white slip covered chairs, wallcovering in a blue and white graphic, and silky window treatments that softens the windows.

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The cozy living room welcomes conversation with several seating options such as the slipcovered linen sofa and wood and rattan accent chairs. A tufted blue ottoman centers the space, while a striped area rug adds color and texture. The limed fireplace is the focal point of the space, with a custom designed reclaimed wood mantel. French doors leads out to the gardens in the rear of the home and also floods the space with natural light.

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The powder room offers some lovely details such as the custom designed blue wallpaper with a metallic lobster print, reclaimed wood mirror and rope toilet paper holder.

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The kitchen is open to the family room to facilitate easy entertaining and conversation. The kitchen countertops consists of honed soapstone and wainscoting is clad on the walls. Casual furnishings makes this space very low maintenance and beach friendly.

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The master bedroom retreat features large scale furnishings such as the iron canopy bed, large bedside lamps that are sitting on chests instead or regular night tables. Silky white bed linens and drapery treatments creates a dreamy atmosphere.

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Photos: Ball & Albanese

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