When February rolls around and Valentine’s Day with it, I suddenly start craving more red in my house. Anyone else?
I used to have red accents in my kitchen year-round and kind of miss them. It made things feel cheerfully cozy this time of year when the temps are chilly and there’s often snow outside my window.
This charming 1912 beach-side cottage in Beach Haven, New Jersey, suits my mood today exactly. The homeowners broke away from the typical beachy blues and went with red instead.
It was featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and the article says, “Casual and fun is the perfect description for this minimally remodeled, vintage-adorable two-story home along the coast where open windows let in fresh ocean breezes and a Dutch door welcomes guests. A sidewalk is all that separates the house from the beach.”
“With a passion for fixing up old houses the couple saw the potential in this early 20th century charmer right away.”
“The original board-and-batten wainscoting, built-in cupboards, and exposed beam ceilings were remarkably intact, though the fir floorboards were buried under layers of linoleum and indoor-outdoor carpet. The homeowners refinished the floors and freshened the woodwork with durable white marine paint.”
The Beach Cottage Kitchen was given a black subway tile backsplash and soapstone countertops:
Head to Better Homes and Gardens to read the article.