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.
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.
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.
Amber-and-gold Venetian glass candlesticks stand on the Victorian flip-top desk.
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.
The bed expands the range of pinks with its French sheets and pillowcases and mohair throw.
The bedroom desk, which faces the water, is the spot for writing letters or just gazing out the window.
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.
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.
Additional pinks are worked into the decorative scheme in the bathroom with a few embroidered towels and some soaps.