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Inviting Cottage Living Room

Quirky display items like an old bell and a trophy fish lend a casual, cottagey feel.

New York designer Steven Gambrel converted this 1954 lakeside structure on his Sag Harbor property into an airy guest house for summer entertaining. The 600-square-foot space is a world unto itself. "One feels like they are on a boat when staying here, as it is very close to the water's edge," notes Gambrel. An oversized pendant lantern and large table lamps with green glass bases work well with the spacious proportions of the room.

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