California Inspired

Melanie Millner
Words By Brian Shuff
Photos By Emily Fallowill

Project Location:

Cape Neddick

Interior Designer:

Melanie Millner


Tierney Conner Architecture


Robert Satter and Morrison Construction


Eleanor Roper

A contemporary West Coast breeze seems to freshen this Cape Neddick cottage. Layered textures and deeper colors “help soften the modern space,” says designer Melanie Millner. A driftwood mirror from B.D. Jeffries adds warm design notes along with the installation of the barn door in the dining space. Traditional modern cool tones carry through the home, with cream Verellen dining chairs and beachy, washed-out hues in larger chest and table furnishings from Clubcu. 

The natural figuring in a barn door warms a room defined by the palette of a dining set from Verellen and Clubcu. “Softening the space,” designer Melanie Millner calls it.

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