After: Charming Living & Dining Room
Crisp white paint lends a beachy vibe.
Orenstein opened up the 1,000-square-foot cottage's divided rooms into one large living room, dining area and kitchen (beyond island). A soaring ceiling with exposed rafters meant there would be tall expanses of drywall, so she wrapped the lower walls in beadboard wainscotting topped with a chair rail to add texture and interest. Blue dining chairs and stately leather armchairs break up the all-white scheme.