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In the June-July issue of Traditional Home, Elms Interior Design turns a waterfront house into “the charmer its location deserves”. Andrew and Dee take a hodgepodge beach house in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and transform it into a cohesive, stylish weekend getaway. Take, for instance, the kitchen:

Elms and Terrat escorted the large kitchen from dark and dreary to warm and cheery with a bright palette of lipstick red and ivory. And they followed the same process they used in the adjoining great room – architecture first. An added coffered ceiling features beadboard panels and a recessed light within each coffer. The island, once a hulking presence in the center of the room, is now augmented with low banquettes upholstered and cusioned in cheerful red-and-white check.

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