Modern Meets Coastal in a Charming UK Cottage

Modern Meets Coastal in a Charming UK Cottage

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Adrienne Breaux
May 22, 2015
(Image credit: Tony Cobley )

Project by: Beverley Mills of Property Potential
Location: Brixham, Devon, United Kingdom

Property Potential were commissioned to style this once sad and neglected coastal house into a ready-to-go holiday home. The house had been empty for quite a few years and the brief was to redecorate and refurbish it. The styling acknowledged its setting within a working fishing town, and achieved a premium but unpretentious feel in a contemporary style.

(Image credit: Tony Cobley )

We started with the paintings of Alfred Wallace, the St Ives painter, to establish a colour palette and then added furniture both new and upcycled. In every room there were references to boats or fish. An old hand-tinted lithograph of Grace Darling graces the sitting room and the wallpaper is "Whitby Boats" showing fishing trawlers on a stormy sea.

(Image credit: Tony Cobley )

We collected boat inspired cushions and found a model trawler in a local charity shop. We also bought a collection of old travel poster reproductions to establish the property and its location as a holiday destination.

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Brixham is still a working fishing town and has the best fish and chips on the planet. This house has views in three directions towards the sea, the harbour and neighbouring Torbay. It's a great location for touring South Devon and there is plenty of room to park a sailing boat or a rib. The fourth elevation backs onto a cliff.

(Image credit: Tony Cobley )

Thanks, Beverley Mills of Property Potential !

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