An Enchanting Seaside Cottage

This month’s edition of Veranda is absolutely divine, featuring gorgeous waterfront homes and glimpses into coastal living and yachting. My favorite home was this charming seaside cottage known as “White Cottage” and as soon as I saw it, I couldn’t wait to share it with you in case you haven’t had a chance to pick up the latest copy from newsstands yet.

Canadian interior designer Philip Mitchell and his husband, Mark Naransky, purchased and expertly restored this enchanting home in a seaside village off the coast of Nova Scotia and the interiors instantly make you feel as if you have stepped into the pages of a 19th-century maritime novel. The home is filled with antiques and heirlooms and has an undeniable charisma that makes you want to settle in with a cup of tea and watch the boats sail by. I have a feeling you will be as charmed by it as I was and if you want to see the original story, you can find it here.

Happy Monday!

Photography by Annie Schlechter

I love the homage to the history of the home through the inscription of the original build date into the marble tile on the entryway floor
Rustic architectural elements like exposed beams and tongue-and-groove molding are beautifully paired with generous layering of oriental rugs, antiques, and textiles.

The vibrant, eclectic living room that feels much like the design equivalent of a treasure chest
This view is the definition of eye candy and I am in love with the hardwood floors! “The original hardwood floors were taken out piece by piece. ‘There were four species of wood in the house, of varying plank lengths, varying widths, varying ages…We decided, with our artisan hardwood installer, to mix them all together.”
A cheerful tufted banquette and colorful pendant light add the perfect hint of color to the rustic kitchen

The most incredible view
The navy walls and heirloom collection of Limoges fish plates are the perfect seafaring decor
This is by far one of the most beautiful gallery walls I have ever seen
Thibaut wallpaper adorns the ceiling of the mudroom and a pair of handsome chairs provides additional sitting while maximizing the use of the space
Don’t we all want a sleeping alcove? I know I do!
I will forever have a love affair with Brunschwig & Fil’s Bird and Thistle shown on the walls of this guest room

I have a soft spot for master bedrooms with sprawling window seats, especially with views like this one!
Impressive tile and millwork is extended into the master bathroom
This crisp blue and white palette is gorgeous against the backdrop of the blues of the harbor below

Thank you for stopping by!

XO,

Sophie

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