House Beautiful's June issue features the amazing Hamptons cottage of designer Podge Bune. This photo stopped me, I couldn't help but study it--from the pebbled fireplace to the chairs, oh the chairs! Even with some formal touches, it's the kind of room you want to curl up and read a book, entertain or just be comfortable.
Don't overthink it--
1. Paint something pink.
2. Hang your pictures floor to ceiling.
3. Buy a quirky chair.
4. Reupholster with old curtains.
5. Plant a rose.
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