Home, Garden & Design

Pond Perspective

Pond Perspective

By Cape Cod Life Publications | October 20, 2013

How to add pizzazz to your landscape with a fish pond—or a pondless waterfall. When homeowners think about improving their landscape, they often focus on how to make their lawn…

The lasting beauty of perennials

By Susan Dewey | October 13, 2013

Perennials—which can thrive in a garden for generations—add enduring color, scent, and texture to coastal gardens Perennials are perfect partners for coastal environments, loving moist, ocean-warm air and the seaside’s…

Du Pain & Du Vin

By Susan Dewey | October 13, 2013

A wine dinner at Pain D’Avignon is a francophile’s—and a Cape Codder’s—delight. In every season, Pain D’Avignon is a favorite with Cape Cod diners who love fine French cooking—especially classic…

It’s a ChappyWrap!

By Matthew Nilsson | October 13, 2013

Martha’s Vineyard memories are woven into these stylish—and so cozy—blankets created by two entrepreneurial mothers. Everyone remembers their favorite childhood blanket. It protected you from whatever it was that lived…

Island Modern

By Nancy E. Berry | October 13, 2013

Interior designer Liz Stiving-Nichols turns traditional into contemporary by bringing the outside in. When a young family stumbled upon a Martha’s Vineyard home for sale surrounded by open fields and…

Cottage Charm

Cottage Charm

By Nancy E. Berry | October 13, 2013

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…

Our Kitchen’s Blooming

Our Kitchen’s Blooming

By Susan Dewey | October 13, 2013

A kitchen in an antique Cape comes alive in the hands of talented local professionals. In our old Cape house, the original kitchen was once the most important room in…

Natural Progression

Natural Progression

By Charlotte Roth | October 8, 2013

Expanding an Osterville home to fit the needs of a growing family. When Jim Righter and Jacob Albert, architects of Albert, Righter & Tittmann (A,R&T), began designing a small family…

Treasuring The Dunes

Treasuring The Dunes

By Susan Dewey | October 7, 2013

An Osterville interior decorator works with Bunny Mellon’s family to restore a famous Oyster Harbors cottage. The Dune House has long been a cherished seaside retreat for family and friends…

From Land & Sea, CSA

By Amanda Wastrom | October 7, 2013

Community Supported Agriculture is a win-win solution for Cape Codders in search of fresh fare. If you’re having trouble finding local fish on Cape Cod, you aren’t looking in the…

antiques, vegetables, and much more

Cotuit shop sells antiques, vegetables, and much more

By Amanda Wastrom | October 7, 2013

A Cotuit couple’s shop is a celebration of their many passions. “Being involved in the basics is not a bad thing,” declares Anne Barrett. She would know. Anne and her…

Falling for Foliage

Falling for Foliage

By Susan Dewey | September 29, 2013

Long after summer’s flowers have faded away, foliage plants keep fall gardens alive with color and texture September and October are glorious months on Cape Cod and the Islands, when…

Hydrangea Days

By Susan Dewey | April 1, 2013

Pink, green, purple, white, red. Dwarf, tree, shrub, and climbing. Besides the classic blue beauties, there’s a hydrangea out there for every landscape. Hydrangeas have long been loved as Cape…