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Seaside Decorating for the Holidays

Seaside Sparkle

A quiet foyer comes alive with simple, yet elegant holiday touches including glimmering coastal prints and collectibles, classic holiday decorations with shimmer and shine, and richly textured ribbons, all fashioned by VU Design of Hyannis. “Sometimes the holidays are the only time of year when we entertain friends and family and it’s the perfect chance to showcase our homes with beautiful holiday design elements and accents,” says David Shinn, VU Design’s owner and interior designer. “Instead of putting away your beloved treasures, create excitement around your pieces by adding a few well-chosen accessories.” Shinn says that homeowners can be inspired by several showrooms featuring a wide array of decorative pieces and furnishings in the VU Design shop, just off Main Street in Hyannis. “Come in and browse and ask one of our designers to help you make this holiday season sparkle, from Thanksgiving all the way to New Year’s,” says Kristen Terrio, a member of VU Design’s interior decorating team.

VU Design
33 Basset Lane, Hyannis

A striking seaside Thanksgiving table is created by floral designers with Martha’s Vineyard’s Donaroma’s Nursery and Landscaping with a seamless transition bringing outside in along an undulating tablescape of artfully gathered—and beautifully balanced—natural elements. Reflecting the tasteful design of a contemporary island home designed by Sullivan & Associates Architects, this naturalistic tablescape mirrors the soft green and cool blue hues of the island’s famous landscape. Traditional pewter-style tableware provided by Edgartown’s Big Sky with coastal-informed silver and pearl decorative accents is given whimsical flair with “Seas of Blessings” and “Oceans of Thanks” messages designed by Martha’s Vineyard graphic designer and stylist Libby Ellis.

Seaside Sparkle

Seaside Sparkle

Photo by Joe Mikos

Donaroma’s Nursery and Landscaping
Upper Main Street, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
508-627-3036 •

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