A ’70s “kit” cottage gets a stylish redesign on a limited budget by designer Margot Austin. See how she used a clever mix of antique finds and big-box scores to create serene, family-friendly getaway.

The homeowners wanted a bright and comfortable space, so Margot went for a “modern camp” design aesthetic with a hint of nautical style. She started by painting the cedar walls white for a dramatic design statement, and kept the palette restrained with hits of green and yellow. Classic patterns like stripes, florals and plaid in neutral shades accent the space without being too loud. Raw wood walls create a rustic feel in the dining area and soften the more formal elements like a chandelier, making it perfect for family meals.