Take a Look Inside Brooke Shields’ Colorful New York Cottage (PHOTOS)

08/13/2015 at 07:09 PM ET

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Eric Piasecki

Brooke Shields already has quite a lengthy résumé, and now it’s safe to say she can add interior decorating to her list of skills.

The actress, 50, who recently rented her Los Angeles home to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner following their split, took Better Homes & Gardens on a tour of her other home — a stunning cottage in Long Island, New York.

The kicker? Shields decorated the entire house herself. With a beach motif and a gravitation toward rooms that she calls “neutral with a pop of color,” the house has a refreshingly casual yet vibrant look.

And while it may look top-of-the-line, Shields’ secret to success was finding unique items in unexpected places. “I love, love, love tag and estate sales, flea markets, auctions,” she tells Better Homes in their September issue. “I can envision the transformation of anything.”

The family room sets the beachy vibe of the house, with casual furniture, plenty of natural light, and a see-through coffee table that opens up the space.

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The basement family room has a vibrant hot pink pop that’s balanced out by neutrals, with Shields’ love of horses on proud display in the artwork.

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With all-white counters, cabinets, and tile backsplash the “pops of color” in her kitchen come from fresh produce, flowers, and a yellow enamel dutch oven on the stove.

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You can’t say “breakfast nook” without feeling cozy, and this one lives up to the name. The blue-and-white color scheme lends to the bright vibes of the house, and the overhead beach scene photograph hanging adds an eclectic, yet fitting, touch.

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Did someone say “dinner party al fresco”? This patio setting complete with perfectly manicured hedges is an ideal casual entertaining space.

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—Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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DaisyMoon on

Love it all, except the chairs in the breakfast nook (such a silly word), and the photo collage thing on the wall…looks too cluttered.

Renee on

Just what I’d expect from BS; classy and sophisticated yet casual. Not my style but beautiful none-the-less.

K.B. on

None of that looks like LAY-Z-BOY to me. I love that top pic with the pink accents. Very sophisticated and classy, Ms. Shields!

Ginger on

Very pretty. Nice job, Brooke. I too love yard sales, antique shops, flea markets. Such treasures to be found!

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I love it……love the pops of color…..especially the Reds….it’s a very bright, happy place.

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I’m her neighbor on Lewis Street in Southampton…she had a decorator

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It had been completely renovated before she bought it. All she did was change out the furniture.

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