The 900-square-foot Victorian cottage built in 1869 in the historic neighborhood of Martha’s Vineyard was renovated by interior designer Tracey Overbeck Stead and her husband. They managed to retain the existing architecture and an old cottage feel in a completely modernized home.
"I love that our cottage has that raw, original look of when it was built in 1869," Tracey says. Although it needed a few repairs, plus a remodeled kitchen and new bath, she notes that their goal was "to preserve the existing architecture and rediscover its original glory."
A Couple Ways to Get Tracey's Look
1. Decorate With Your Collections- Tracey's flencing tools, antique harpoons are displayed on the wall.
2. Go For Nautical Touches- An antique ship's wheel is turned into a chandelier. A fishing net gives inspiration to a lamp which adds to that nautical feel of the house.
3. Work With Traditional Nautical Colors- Tracey spiced up the paint scheme with a sea green and turquoise palette. See the outside of her home here. Fabulous!
4. Add a Touch Of Modern Amongst The Antiques- Check out Tracey's bathroom. 1-inch glass tiles in the shower give this home an updated look, while at the same time, work with the overall beach theme in the house.
Read about this house on Coastal Living
Tracey Overbeck Stead is an interior designer based in Austin.