Country Ease in Eastham

Colorful touches like playful bold fabrics and rustic country-style decorative accents add pizzazz to classic Cape-style interior and exterior spaces…
Interior designer Kelly McGuill’s concept for an Eastham Cape is a simple, yet elegant reflection of the love that the designer poured into creating a charming oasis for a family of six.

“The homeowners wanted something worry-free, not pretentious or overwrought,” explains…

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Home Sale Staging Artistry

An interior designer transforms care-worn homes for sale into high profile showcase listings.
Call it theater in the square. Beth Odence, home stager extraordinaire, is in her design center, a boxy, corrugated-tin workspace on Kidds Hill Road in Hyannis, surrounded by furniture and finishing touches that she has purchased, commissioned, or recreated. Creamy Belgian sofas are topped with pillows hand-sewn by…

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Green Living

In 2015, green living has come out of the shade on Cape Cod and the Islands. Everywhere you look, there are sustainable options for those who want to protect and nourish our fragile coastal environment. From the ground up, architects and builders offer homes of every genre that work with each homeowner’s lifestyle and complement surrounding land and sea. Interior…

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A to Z Coastal Resource Guide

How to find a landscape architect for a small seaside lot with stunning views, but a challenging permitting process. Where to look for authentic Colonial-style lighting—once used on ships—for your kitchen, or your front porch. Where to buy hand-woven, truly unique upholstery fabric for that piece of furniture that will give the perfect finishing touch to your new decor.

All this…

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Ocean of Thanks

Fresh scallops are a seasonal pleasure on Cape Cod and Islands tables from October through March. Delicate bay scallops harvested from Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod waters and hearty sea scallops dug from George’s Bank grace many a feast, especially around the holidays. Plated on artfully arranged tables with a view of the bounding sea that has given us…

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Shore Oasis

Can you fall in Love with a home twice? This Mashpee homeowner did.

The first time the father-of-three walked into this four-bedroom house elegantly set on Waquoit Bay, he fell in love with its impressive water views.

An Interior Designer’s Transformation of an entire Waquoit Bay House Wins a Homeowners Heart.

He fell in love again when Michele Chagnon-Holbrook of Casabella Home Furnishings…

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2014 BRICC Awards

The red carpet was rolled out last month to 200 guests who attended the 2014 BRICC (Building and Remodeling Industry of Cape Cod) Awards at the Ridge Club in Sandwich. By every definition, this HB&RACC (Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod) blockbuster of an evening was a success.
A blockbuster success for Cape Cod’s building and remodeling industries
“This was…

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Winter Bright

The palette of Cape Cod’s landscape has a surprising beauty in the winter, both in perennial gardens and in our natural and cultivated landscapes.

In the flower gardens, beauty remains when some plantings are left to dry naturally. Blue Hydrangea blossoms turn first a soft pink as the fall season passes, then fade to a golden cloud of flowers that add…

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Heartfelt Home in Hyannisport

“Sweet” is the adjective Douglas Dick, principal of LDa Architects and Interiors of Cambridge and Chatham, often employs when describing the late nineteenth-century Hyannisport cottage he renovated for a world-traveling couple seeking a Cape Cod house to call home. With its semi-arched openings and octagonal tower, the cottage’s front façade was always charming. Despite low ceilings, the original master bedroom…

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The Porch Life

Porches carry us away from our solitary computer screens and cell phones. On porches, the world flows by and for once, we don’t have to comment, tweet, or post. We just get together, usually with people we care about, to share news, eat meals, and relax. Or we sit on the porch—or its descendant, a deck—alone and marvel how good…

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