A Seaside Loft in Cornwall

May 07, 2012 8:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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A dockside loft in a 17th century building overlooks the harbor in Mousehole, a tiny fishing town in Cornwall (Dylan Thomas called it “the loveliest village in England”). Owned by photographer Paul Massey, the interiors feature his trademark mix of rustic furniture in shades of gray, greige, and white casually arranged in a series of pristine white-painted spaces. it’s the “epitome of Cornish chic,” as Massey says.

Photographs by Paul Massey, via Light Locations. For rental information, go to The Hope Mousehole.

Above: The original stone fireplace dates to the 17th century.

Above: The interior is painted a uniform shade of white to create a sense of airiness.

Above: A skylight, a modern-day addition, floods the living area with light.

Above: The kitchen continues in the same vein of Massey’s trademark palette.

Above: Open shelving, in lieu of cabinets, provides storage space for crockery and glassware.

Above: A door with stained glass inserts adds a dash of color to the otherwise neutral decor.

Above: A vintage map tacked to the wall serves as decoration.

Above: The bedroom overlooks the picturesque harbor.

Above: A view of the harbor and the sea beyond.