Carol and Jeff Sayre own a small vacation home in Seaview, Washington, just three hours south of Seattle. Since the family spends most of its time in the city, they've opened the home to friends and family who need a quiet getaway. Dubbed "The Shoebox Inn," the home is a charming, cozy little cottage, befitting the small, cozy town it's in! The kitchen is a delightful throwback to the 1950's, too, especially with the original 1957 Zenith Range... As Carol tells Apartment Therapy, "I'm sure it was the height of modern luxury and convenience when it was first made. It reigns like the 'homecoming queen' in the kitchen, setting just the right mood."
In fact, the 1950's feel of the kitchen—with its peach and turquoise color scheme and vintage accessories (all intentionally done by Carol)—is her favorite element in the cottage. She cites her Grandma Betty as inspiration, "a woman who had both an aesthetic eye and a good sense of practicality."
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(Images: Bethany Nauert)