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Freeze Frames

Winter Photography Tips from our Professional Photographers.

Fearing neither wind, nor ice, nor sleet, nor snow, out into the elements, does the intrepid photographer, go. Read more…

Cape Authentic

Puritan Cape Cod launches the Chatham Chino Company, their own clothing brand interwoven with classic Cape details—and the story of their family’s American dream.

Rick and Jim Penn of Puritan Cape Cod, know all about dreaming big even when the economic fabric of America seems to have frayed a bit. As co-owners of one of the commercial pillars of Cape Cod, and the third generation of their family at the helm of Puritan, the two cousins believe that new ideas are crucial for continued success. Read more…

Cottage Charm

A small 1950s Martha’s Vineyard camp is recreated with a cottage-style seaside vernacular in mind.

Off Martha’s Vineyard’s beaten path, an understated 1950s camp cottage sat quietly in disrepair on Lake Tashmoo waiting for a buyer. Read more…

Beautiful Abode

Interior designer Liz Stiving Nichols offers an eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories in her shop in Vineyard Haven.

In 2010, Martha’s Vineyard interior designer Liz Stiving Nichols opened a home furnishings shop on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Read more…

Holiday Sparkle

Make your holiday decor in your home an unexpected delight all season long.

An upside down Christmas tree festooned with glimmering white ornaments like a chandelier. A branch sweeping diagonally across a window, wrapped in ribbon, decorated with flowers and shimmering glass. A collection of deep-red goblets, each filled with a golden apple or pear. At Casabella Home Furnishings in Sandwich, you will always find unexpected creativity, especially during the holiday season. Read more…

Provincetown in Style

When a New York couple purchased their town house in Provincetown’s coveted West End, it had little personality, let alone style. The partners are in the design industry, one an executive at a leather company, the other an executive at a jewelry company. “They have refined tastes and didn’t want the typical seaside décor,” says Herbert Acevedo, interior designer and owner of Shor Home Furnishings, who was called to design the perfect getaway house for the duo. Read more…

Modern History

Forgotten furniture and abandoned antiques get a second life at Modern Vintage Design Studio in Sandwich.

No piece of furniture is as alluring or romantic as the vanity table, an artifact from a bygone era. Vanity tables, with elegant drawer pulls, large mirrors, and intricately carved legs, were once a staple in every bedroom, places where women spent hours primping. It’s not hard to imagine that every vanity was once the scene of an interesting personal story. Read more…

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When Rob McBride and Scott McCoy purchased a charming little house in the new Herring Cove Village community in Provincetown, they needed some guidance on how to transform the bare interiors into their personal space. “Rob and Scott walked into the shop and were looking for wallpaper for their master bathroom,” recalls Herbert Acevedo, owner of Shor Home Furnishings, a home furnishings and interior design shop on Commercial Street in Provincetown. “We began looking at a few selections, and during the process, they asked if I could help with the outfitting the rest of the house,” he says. Read more…

Ocean Wed

Cape Cod’s natural beauty and a historic mansion frame a perfect seaside wedding.

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Most people who live on Cape Cod year-round already have a certain reverence for the physical beauty just minutes from their door. When it comes to weddings, no fancy trimmings or extraneous bells and whistles are necessary to celebrate the spirit of this place. All you really need to do is show up and let the timeless, intoxicating fusion of ocean and sky work its magic (a little prayer to the weather gods never hurts either). Read more…

Creating a simple hydrangea wreath for year-round pleasure

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Last weekend I walked around the old cranberry bog on Bumps River Road close to our house with my best friend and our dogs and all around us nature was giving a flamboyant goodbye to summer . . .always a bittersweet time on Cape Cod and the Islands. It is hard to let go of that glorious golden time every year. As I said in the just released 2011 winter issue of Cape Cod HOME, I am always sad when the hydrangeas—that emblem of Cape Cod—begin to turn from intense blue—just like the sky over a Cape beach in summer—to muted greens, grays, and soft purples.

We have lots of hydrangeas surrounding our old Cape house, in beds around the yard—these show-stopping beauties burst into bloom around the end of June and perform their hearts out until around mid-October. A few weeks ago when my husband, Steve, and I were doing our fall clean-up (raking, raking raking!), I decided to take a break and make a few hydrangea wreaths. These wreaths can be done with blossoms that still hold color, or even those that have faded to that lovely beige color, kind of like old lace.

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