billy cotton history in the making
A modern-day farmhouse filled with the charm and character of the past.
Published Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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Evergreens flank the doorway of Billy Cotton’s childhood home.
To emphasize the 19th-century charm of this theatrical backdrop, Cotton paired it with modern furnishings.
A Giacometti-style fixture gives this traditional library–dining room a boost.
For designer Billy Cotton, less really was more when renovating his family’s 19th-century Vermont home near the shores of Lake Champlain. The result: a modern-day farmhouse filled with the charm and character of the past.
Cotton shook up the den’s classic lines by coating its walls in Farrow & Ball’s attention-grabbing Brinjal.
Vintage touches, such as wainscoting and hanging copper pots and pans, respect the old-school authenticity of the kitchen’s architecture, despite its 21st-century gadgets.
Kitchens aren’t just utilitarian spaces. Create a cozy nook by adding a comfortable chair or chaise longue.
Unadorned walls give this guest bedroom’s showstopping furnishings room to breathe.
In the study, floral chintz brings a dose of warmth and femininity.
Cotton’s parents’ home offers a tranquil retreat from his busy life in New York City.
Colonial-inspired wallpaper elevates the often-neglected wall beneath the stair.
A vibrant modern canvas enlivens the master bedroom’s rich, subdued palette.
An antique serving tray doubles as a chic minibar.