Kara Mann oversaw the complete renovation of this cottage in Nantucket, using natural accents and a color scheme of primarily black, white, and navy for a nautical inspired look that doesn’t feel overly beachy. Designed for a single father with three children, the end result is a clean-lined contemporary home with a focus on comfort. 73
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The living room, along with the rest of the home, has a contemporary coastal look that feels cool without being overly trendy. The painting that hangs above the fireplace is by Mel Bochner, and the captain’s chair is vintage.
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The living room is the image of clean, comfortable design with a simple linen covered sofa from Restoration Hardware, a coffee table by Trace, and a Moroccan Tuareg rug.
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The kitchen is a mix of high and low pieces. Lighting from Ikea is paired with stools from Sawkille, a furniture maker in New York’s Hudson Valley, and a vintage Japanese woven basket.
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Mann painted the powder room a midnight green color to add depth to the small space. The lighting is Lindsey Adelman’s Knotty Bubble Sconce.
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The lounge was designed to feel bright and beachy but also homey and inviting. The room features another mix of high and low pieces with an Ikea rug, vintage Tobia Scarpa coffee table, and a vintage wood trunk. The ceiling light is from Schoolhouse Electric, and the floor lamp is from Workstead.
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Mann wanted the home to feel nautically inspired without resorting to any beach house clichés. Shiplap walls and bleached flooring, seen in the hallway, convey this desired nod to coastal design in an elegant and subtle way. The bench is vintage and covered in a striped linen fabric.
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The master bedroom keeps true to the color scheme of primarily black, white, and navy. The ceramic side lamp is from
Dmitriy & Co., and the slipcovered bed is from Restoration Hardware.
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A shearling rug from The Line and a Biedermeier chest warm up the master bedroom.
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The master bathroom continues the graphical color scheme with a vintage Tulu rug from Kea Carpets and Kilims and a white pedestal sink by Kohler.
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The coastal theme is picked up in the guest room where a framed vintage nautical flag hangs above the bed. The bench is by Caste, and the lamp is by Robert Morrissey.
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The children’s room features three trundle beds that were custom built for the space. Cobalt colored quilts by Sharktooth and a vintage kilim rug make the room warm and inviting.