Summer settles into the amiable village of Essex, Connecticut, with whispers of gentle breezes and the cheerful lilt of birdsong as background music to this much anticipated season. Amid the floral fanfare, one residence stands out for its enviable beauty, both indoors and out.
White porcelain Hutschenreuther figurines seem to dance upon the living room coffee table.
Royal Worcester figures line the living room’s original mantel.
Vintage crewelwork pillows adorn the bed in the master suite.
Granite countertops and a porcelain farm sink anchor the sunny kitchen, where antique English, Asian, and Dutch blue-and-white china form a pretty vignette.
The patio table is set with Royal Albert Petit Point china.
Bluestone slate forms the decking around the pool.
Text Karen Callaway
Photography Caryn B. Davis
To learn more about the Kaplan’s cottage, read “A New England Classic” on page 67 of the July/August 2016 issue of Victoria.