Designer Libby Cameron’s Century Old Beach House

This charming little beach house has been in designer Libby Cameron’s family for more than a hundred years. It is the family’s summer getaway on the coast of Maine and has been the scene of many happy seasons. Naturally, it’s interior has evolved over the years but Cameron confesses that the furniture has stayed pretty much intact. Fresh coats of paint – Benjamin Moore’s Chrome Green on the floors and Gilden’s Quiet Retreat on the walls – create a unified canvas for decades old family furnishings and quirky flea-market finds. The color story echoes the water, blues and greens occasionally brightened with splashes of yellow and red. The sitting room’s built-in bench is one of the family’s preferred gathering spots. The stone on the fireplaces was gathered from the rocks on the beach bellow. Whenever a refresh is needed, Cameron replaces the slipcovers, cushions or upholstery with timeless classics, like Lee Jofa’s Althea print on the rattan chairs in the living room. Fun chintz, checks and navy solids are the perfect choices for a fun, breezy summer house. Everything in this home is personal and designed with comfort in mind. It is collected over time with its inhabitants in mind and I love every inch of it!






lancaster sofa-living room




screened porch


For the full story, more details and sourcing, head over to House Beautiful. I also enjoyed reading this interview with the designer about her vision for the home. Have a great weekend!



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