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Coastal Al Fresco

Make your Cape Cod summer dining experience special by creating vivid tablescapes.

Summer, the season we wait for all year, is finally here, and the temperature is perfect for dining outside. So why not make your dinners special?  Whether you live here or you’re staying at your second home, a beautiful tablescape will help make your dining experience magical. We visited three shops—Design Works of Yarmouthport, Picnic Fashions of Chatham, and Shor Home Furnishings in Provincetown—to help make our settings complete. No matter if it’s a brunch, a dinner for four, or intimate cocktails for two, create an environment that will keep your guests coming back for more!

Red, White, Blue

Coastal Al Fresco

Inspired by patriotic hues, this color combination for an al fresco brunch is stylish and elegant. A navy blue tablecloth with a nautical rope design by Le Jacquard Francais offers the backdrop to ceramic stoneware and serving pieces from Juliska. Colors are mixed at each place setting, creating that all-American theme. Each setting is topped with a napkin tied with nautical rope for a touch of whimsy and flair. The delicate water glasses and pitcher are also by Juliska. These exquisite pieces are mouth-blown by artisans in the hills outside Prague, Czech Republic. Queen Anne’s lace, blackberry blossoms, and red roses set in a pedestal dish by Juliska complete the ensemble, making everything look almost too pretty to eat! “Whether it be morning, noon, or night, an outdoor setting can create a unique social gathering that family and friends will cherish,” says Margaret Hill, owner of Design Works in Yarmouthport. All settings and accessories are from Design Works in Yarmouthport. / designworkscapecod.com Read more…

A Beautiful Blend A Beautiful Blend

It’s not too often one comes across a piece of old Cape Cod so well preserved that experiencing it feels like a step back in time, but the 18th-century Benjamin Godfrey House on Stage Harbor Road in Chatham is such a place. Evoking the feeling of a bygone era, the Cape-style dwelling is situated on an acre of undulating lawns, which feature moss-covered stone walls, an old barn, an ancient fruit orchard, and views to Mill Pond. The Benjamin Godfrey house was first deeded in 1789. Although there are no documents showing the actual build date, Smith believes the house was erected circa 1750. Benjamin Godfrey operated the town gristmill, which was once located north of the property and was moved to Chatham’s Chase Park. Godfrey lived in the house until he passed away in 1818. Read more…

Casual Camp

Hutker Architects designs a getaway home full of rustic touches on a tranquil pond in Chilmark.

Casual Camp

When Patrick Mahady began searching for a vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard, he was nearly set on purchasing a place in Edgartown when his real estate agent told him about a three-acre parcel on the opposite end of the island. A drive down the long winding dirt road to the site revealed a mix of open meadow, woodlands, and pond shoreline with views to a barrier beach beyond. Mahady was hooked. He bought the property and contacted Hutker Architects—a firm well known for its thoughtful approach to island homes—to design a place that would fit well into its rural setting.  Read more…

Shor Sophistication Shor Sophistication

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…

Breathtaking Baths Breathtaking Baths

A bathroom for a getaway home should be a serene, calming space—a place to wash away the stresses of everyday life and relax into vacation mode. This approach is indicative of interior designer Liz Stiving-Nichols’ master bath and powder room designs. Owner of Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design, Stiving- Nichols finds inspiration for her designs from the natural environment. “I create a direct connection between the design and to the natural surrounding we find on this beautiful island,” says Stiving-Nichols. Read more…

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201203hsp_034 It’s not often one comes across an early Cape Cod period house in close to its original state—floors, windows, and moldings still intact. Tucked away on a quiet lane in Truro is a diamond in the rough—a 1790 structure with good bones and authentic Colonial charm reflected in several early architectural details. The house has an interesting past, typical of many Cape Cod homes, which often have structural additions from one period or another, reflecting differing needs of families through the centuries. Read more…

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201203hsp_007 After just one visit to Nantucket, Darren Sukonick and Matthew Sapera fell in love with the island’s seafaring history, quiet windswept beauty, and pure architectural forms. So much so that they decided to draw upon their home design talents—both are designers for Matthew Sapera Fine Homes in Toronto—and build a getaway home for themselves. Read more…

Family Friendly

With three grown daughters, five grandchildren, and their five dogs visiting at any given time, most women might give up on trying to create a home that has an air of sophistication. But Lu Farrington is not that kind of woman. After 11 years of cosmetic touches and one kitchen remodel, her year-round home, which she shares with her husband, Paul, is both welcoming and stylish. “My mother has amazing tastes and great vision,” says Lu’s daughter and interior designer Kelly McGuill. “But above all, my parents knew the house had to be dog- friendly and kid-friendly.” Lu wanted to create a home that could accommodate all her family and friends as well as give a sense of her personal flair. Read more…

Tide and Time

Dan Cutrona

Tide and Time

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Love At First Sight

Eric Roth

At the end of a lane in Hyannisport, Brenda Lee found the home of her dreams. Dubbed Sunset Cottage, it was a small, well-worn home in need of a lot of TLC. It was also a home that had been in another family for generations, and they showed no signs of wanting to sell. But the location of the cottage took Brenda’s breath away. “It was really love at first sight,” she says. “I felt that some day, I would live in this house.”

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