Home, Garden & Design

Summer 2015

Capturing the Ocean’s Moods

By Mary Grauerholz | July 14, 2015

The artist shares her secrets The magnetic effect of Jeanne Rosier Smith’s paintings en plein air (French for “in the open air”) is most obvious when she is depicting ocean…

Summer 2015

Riding the Wave

By Mary Grauerholz | July 14, 2015

Jeanne Rosier Smith’s paintings capture the ever-changing grandeur of the ocean. For Jeanne Rosier Smith, painting is an immersion of all the senses. She loves the visual richness of her…

Summer 2015

Hot Trends for Cape Kitchens

By Erin Murray | July 14, 2015

Outdoor kitchen professionals provide customized design and installation services for homeowners looking to move their summer menus—and fun—outside. The kitchen is the heart of the home, but when summertime arrives…

Summer 2015

Where Summer Memories Begin

By Mary Stanley | July 14, 2015

Expert architectural concepts and clever interior designing ideas combined with a homeowner’s special flair for details net an island paradise for a multi-generational family. A sprawling home on Nantucket that…

Summer 2015

Paradise Found

By Laurel Kornhiser | July 14, 2015

An old Cape home comes alive with magical architectural and design touches by a visionary team. It’s called “Fool’s Paradise,” and, indeed, the weathervane balancing on a finial atop this…

Summer 2015

Classic Chic

By Mary Grauerholz | July 14, 2015

An elegant new beachside community reflects the Cape’s cottage colony legacy. One of Cape Cod’s most striking cultural markers—the beachside cottage colony—was born a century ago. The quirky little communities…

Early Summer 2015

Nurturing Beauty on the Wing

By Erin Murray | June 30, 2015

Horticultural experts and dedicated local volunteers help create and preserve the habitat of beautiful butterflies.   Sandy earth, fresh salt air, ocean waves—all bathed in warm sunshine. The unique and…

Early Summer 2015

Seaside Magicians

By Mary Grauerholz | June 30, 2015

Mackenzie & Company is transforming coastal interiors with a whimsical, yet sophisticated sense of color and texture—and some fun touches of the unexpected.   Serendipity seems to follow Angela Hamwey…

Early Summer 2015

Inside moves out

By Cape Cod Life Publications | June 30, 2015

Summer entertaining on Cape Cod is all about easy, relaxed gatherings in outdoor living rooms. Summer is coming and after the winter New Englanders have endured in 2015, nothing could…

Early Summer 2015

Summer Flights of Fancy

By Susan Dewey | May 19, 2015

I am writing this by our kitchen window in our Centerville Cape, looking out over a perennial bed first planted by my husband’s great-grandmother close to 100 years ago. The…

Early Summer 2015

Worth Its Salt

By Laurel Kornhiser | May 11, 2015

This bayside retreat is small in size, but big in casual style and ingenious comfort. Cape Codders have a complicated relationship with salt. We call our vintage sea captains “old…

Early Summer 2015

Island Dream

By Mary Stanley | May 7, 2015

HGTV’s spectacular 2015 Martha’s Vineyard “dream home” is a fitting reflection of the island’s historic and scenic allure. Designed by highly regarded Martha’s Vineyard architect Patrick Ahearn, this lovely island…

Spring 2015

Country Ease in Eastham

By Charlotte Roth | March 12, 2015

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…

Home Staging Artistry

Home Sale Staging Artistry

By Mary Grauerholz | March 11, 2015

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…

Spring 2015

Green Living

By Mary Stanley | March 10, 2015

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…

A to Z Coastal Resource Guide

A to Z Coastal Resource Guide

By Susan Dewey | January 15, 2015

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…

Winter 2014

Ocean of Thanks

By Susan Dewey | December 3, 2014

One of our coastal region’s culinary stars—the simple scallop—adds memorable seaside flavor to Thanksgiving feasts from appetizer to entrée. Fresh scallops are a seasonal pleasure on Cape Cod and Islands…

Winter 2014

Shore Oasis

By Nancy White | December 2, 2014

An Interior Designer’s Transformation of an Entire Waquoit Bay House Wins a Homeowners Heart. Can you fall in love with a home twice? This Mashpee homeowner did. The first time…