Flooded the Room with Light
"I always try to create rooms with windows and glass doors on two or three walls," says Heather. "It lets the space breathe." Dark charcoal paint on the three sets of French doors and window muntins works like eyeliner, highlighting the slender sashes and subtly framing the view.
Lightened Up the Floor The Topkas saved money by retaining the original floor. "We just stripped down the heart pine to its natural finish and oiled it to get that silvery, driftwood look," says Jen. "It's very forgiving and can be repaired if anything happens to the finish."