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Flavor of the sea

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Photography by Dan Cutrona

Malone says many of the colors selected for the home were inspired by artwork the couple owned, but she also sent them on a mission to explore the Cape’s galleries. “As part of the adventure, I said, ‘Go procure the artwork.’ They had never been to Provincetown.” As the couple traveled, they bought mermaids—one is suspended over the flat screen television in the living room, and another floats over the downstairs banquette—a painting of a whale’s tail, carved whales and other nautically themed art. “We had a lot of fun going out to buy art and knickknacks,” the husband says. “We wanted to buy local, and meet local artists.”

New to the Cape, the new homeowners wanted to surround themselves in all things Cape Cod; that just happened to be Malone’s specialty. Both husband and wife praise her design and professionalism and appreciate that she met the deadline they had given her. “She was awesome to work with, as was her staff,” the wife says. “All of the tradespeople were fantastic and on time,” the husband adds.

Though the two parties were hundreds of miles apart pretty much throughout the entire project, with communication taking place via emails and texts, Malone says the work turned out wonderfully. “It was a great collaboration and a positive, happy experience,” she says. Walking through the home, spotting coastal colors, beautiful shells and many other serene seaside touches, one gets a sense that the warm feelings experienced during the renovation have successfully been imbued into the home’s atmosphere.

A resident of Barnstable village, Laurel Kornhiser is a former CAPE COD HOME editor and a frequent contributor. She is also an English professor at Quincy College.

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