I am so looking forward to getting back out to Orient on the weekends this summer! We are renovating the kitchen with new cabinets, paint, wallpaper, and lighting. We've also emptied the small space to have it painted completely white - floor to ceiling.
Some inspiration I've been ruminating on:
I've usurped this idea and will have an unpainted "runner" going up the stairs. The rest of the staircase, banister, etc. will be white.
The cottage is tiny and we may have outgrown it, but we are so in love with everything about living on Village Lane and on the beach and with our "family" there, that it's worth staying. You don't give up something so perfect as this.