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Shabby Chic Cottage Bedroom

British Colonial style goes casual.

Come the weekend, Canadian expat Donald Robertson escapes New York in favour of a Long Island family getaway. "We didn't want a 'precious' house," he says. On the second floor, the drywall was removed to reveal a huge vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom. Inexpensive Indian cotton-print bedspreads and cushions mix effortlessly with mattress ticking-covered wicker chairs and sisal rugs.

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