Happy Friday, friends! I hope your week has been pleasant & productive so far! We’re over the moon that my mom is visiting with us for the rest of the month. We don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like to so it’s a wonderful treat for all of us, and especially Isabella, to have grandma near. We have trips to the farmer’s market and the pool, and lots of cuddles planned for the weekend.? What are your plans??
It’s been years since I first saw this cute little saltbox cottage and I’ve always wondered how it looks like on the inside.?Well, last month Country Living satisfied my curiosity by featuring a home tour. The house belongs to Manhattan architect and interior designer Jennifer Miller and her husband Derrick. Together with their two children, the couple spends most their summer weekends in this charming little beach house. I would too!!!
They bought the home over a decade ago and made all of the updates (which were mostly cosmetic) themselves. Built in 1706, the house is classified as a historic landmark and it comes with all the charm inherent to a historic place, and all the problems – tiny rooms, low ceilings, curved walls, etc.?
I love how they filled the home with their favorite things – antiques and flea market finds, art collected over the years – without disturbing the cozy floor plan. As a trained architect and interior designer, Miller has a great sense of proportion and scale. She allowed the architecture to breathe by painting all the walls and the upstairs floors white. The wooden beams and downstairs floors, original to the construction, were stripped off of previous layers of paint, and revealed in their natural beauty. It all feels light and airy, and appropriate to a home that is three-centuries old.??
I hope you enjoyed today’s tour! Have a great weekend!
Images from Country Living and Vaughn Miller Studio.