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The Dining Room
At Martha's guest cottage in Maine, an array of blush-colored tones creates a welcoming atmosphere.
Martha chose a large-scale painting of a Venetian lagoon, by her friend Kevin Burger, to hang in the dining room, which is also home to a gray terrazzo dining table and a set of Italian ring-back chairs.
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The Living Room
Under Martha's direction, pink seems to have found its decorative footing. One of her design tactics was to create a continuous wash of ambient color throughout the guesthouse. The mirror frame above the fireplace, for example, was painted the same pink as the cottage's walls and trims.
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The Table Set for Tea
Martha found the pink porcelain teacups in the South of France; some of the Venetian glassware came with the house.
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Amber-and-gold Venetian glass candlesticks stand on the Victorian flip-top desk.
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Martha had a lampshade made to match the Italian alabaster reading lamp; the ruffled edge echoes the fluted top of the lamp base. The sconce is one of a set of Italian lyre-backed pieces in the room that belonged to Martha's grandmother.
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The bed expands the range of pinks with its French sheets and pillowcases and mohair throw.
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The bedroom desk, which faces the water, is the spot for writing letters or just gazing out the window.
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A Restful Place
The once-mismatched wicker pieces, including a chaise and a star-shape table, are now unified, thanks to a coat of gray paint. The enormous mirror on the right reflects a view of the harbor.
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Martha unearthed the pink Venetian mirror at a consignment store. The pink glazed tiles were made in the 1920s at Pewabic Pottery, one of Detroit's renowned potters.
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Additional pinks are worked into the decorative scheme in the bathroom with a few embroidered towels and some soaps.
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