Best Beach House Interior 2013

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In the midst of several design projects that I am juggling I love to take time to see what my fellow designers have been up to this summer selecting my favorite coastal creation that boasts the best beach interior. I am looking for an interior that combines fresh ideas with a classic beach cottage feel and wow did I find a real gem from Tracery Interiors. Read more

Comfortable Chic Living

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If you are a Pinterest fan like I am you have probably pinned dozens of Martha O’Hara interiors and didn’t even know it. Her work combines clean lines with chic livability in a wide range of aesthetics, priding herself on never getting too comfortable with a particular “look”. This home is the perfect example and you will quickly understand why. Read more

Happy 4th of July

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This porch on Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect place to enjoy the Fourth of July, don’t you think? For us its a classic barbecue at the shore and fireworks at night. This year I added a featured drink for a fun twist, a patriotic margarita, recipe here. Red, white and blue decor is a given, transform an old picnic table with a fresh coat of paint, Martha Stewart style and my personal favorite memory for the Fourth, sparklers. Love this tote idea from LL Bean. Read more

“The Way Life Should Be” : Boothbay, Maine

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Maine is truly one of my favorite places in the world, I have been vacationing there for nineteen years and I love it more each season we return. When we were newlyweds we would stay in quaint Bed and Breakfasts, traveling up the coast from Boothbay to Bar Harbor each summer. Once we started having kids we realized renting on a lake was the way to go with day trips to our favorite spots and returning to the serenity of a beautiful lake at the end of the day. Pictured above, Boothbay Harbor. Read more

Down by the Bay: Cape Cod

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The renovations of our tiny family bungalow after the effects of Hurricane Sandy are coming along, a post is on the way to show our progress. For today I was looking for some  inspiration and turned to the talented architects at Polhemus Savery DaSilva. A smaller scale house that demonstrates care and attention to details incorporating classic New England details, this is just the inspiration I was looking for and this sweet cottage delivers. Read more

Luxury Log Home

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I have a passion for log homes; renting them each summer in Maine or New Hampshire where we like to vacation. It is only fitting then, as I spent the week looking at dozens of log homes on various lakes for our summer rental, that today’s House Tour is a log home. Not just any log home, a Barna Log Home. Read more