Designers are known for working magic, but Will Huff of Huff-Dewberry, Inc. had a Houdini-level task ahead of him when he was commissioned to reconfigure and redecorate this beachside cottage. His dual challenge: open up the cramped, awkward kitchen and dining area, and carve out three comfortable bedrooms and baths without expanding the home’s footprint. Will and his team gutted the entire structure, revamping the floor plan with an emphasis on seamless flow and multifunctional rooms.
The strong visual connections required Will to balance decorative elements that might otherwise compete. The result is a fresh take on classic Southern style, with beautiful textiles, antiques, and items that evoke the homeowners’ favorite memories. Most important of all, Will says, the new design puts comfort first, creating a relaxed, welcoming retreat for both the family and their guests.