Home Decor & Accessories

Comfort and Ease

POSTED: January 8th 2016

The newest addition to Willowbend, The Village, offers the luxury and amenities of a larger home while saving on space. By Katie Menosky • Photography Courtesy of Southworth Development LLC  Nearly 30 years have passed since construction first began at Willowbend, and in that time the luxury residential community, golf course and country club have seen a lot of growth and change. The newest addition is The Village at Willowbend, comprised of villas and townhomes that offer a low-maintenance alternative to single-family-home living. Deb Journalist, a Willowbend homeowner for 13 years, recently decided to downsize from her 5,500-square-foot house to a townhome. She chose the 3, Click here to read more.

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Contemporary Classic

POSTED: December 28th 2015

Traditional design meets modern function in a Rhode Island estate. Read more Click here to read more.

The estate’s exterior blends traditional Shingle Style coloring and character with cutting-edge rooflines.
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Luck of the Irish

POSTED: October 5th 2015

A custom-built home on Cape Cod captures the essence of the owner’s childhood surroundings in Ireland. Read more Click here to read more.

Designed by Gordon Clark of Northside Design Associates and built by Nordy’s Construction, the Shingle Style home fits the character of the neighborhood.
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Timeless Charm

POSTED: September 21st 2015

A new house on the Rhode Island coast looks as though it’s been there forever. Read more Click here to read more.

Thoughtful features, from a built-in medicine cabinet, in the master bath, to the twin fieldstone chimneys give the house its sense of timelessness.
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Gift Rapt

POSTED: September 14th 2015

At Cory Farms Past & Presents, shopping is a one-of-a-kind experience. Read more Click here to read more.

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Sitting Pretty in Osterville

POSTED: September 9th 2015

Amenities abound in this lavish, custom-built seaside home. Read more Click here to read more.

Stunningly sophisticated yet relaxing and warm, this waterfront home is set on nearly 2 acres of private land.
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My Blue Heaven

POSTED: September 1st 2015

Built-ins and other custom details set a Chatham home apart. Read more Click here to read more.

Jaunty blue painted shingles and crisp white trim create a pleasing effect.
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A Door for All Seasons

POSTED: December 1st 2014

Susan Swanson’s silk flower arrangements personalize homes year round. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Beautiful Home in Any Language

POSTED: October 8th 2014

Casabella in East Sandwich offers a captivating collection of interior décor. Read more Click here to read more.

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Savage Sophistication

POSTED: August 18th 2014

In an Outer Cape home designed by Hutker Architects, nature and novelty prevail. Read more Click here to read more.

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Behind the Door

POSTED: November 20th 2013

What, if anything, does your front door say about you? Homeowners who buy screen/storm doors from Seaport Shutter Company in Brewster have the option to make their entrance as personalized as they desire. These special custom made mahogany doors are available with screen inserts for the summer months and easily convert to year-round doors with tempered storm glass inserts. The doors are available in five basic designs. The most popular is the “circle style” door. This door accommodates a custom applique or a custom cutout design of your choice. Read more Click here to read more.

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Newport Rebuild Brings Custom Details to Life

POSTED: October 4th 2013

When John Damon and John Harrington of The Damon Company were hired for the renovation of a 4,200-square foot home in Newport, R.I., they never expected to wind up doing a complete rebuild on that same house after it ended burning to the ground in December, 2005. Damon and Harrington immediately set about creating new plans – this time focusing on entirely new construction. While it might have been somewhat disheartening to start fresh, The Damon Company focused on an unseen benefit. “Certain pre-existing constraints from the original renovation could be circumvented in the rebuild,” said Damon, company president. “The overall design had more flexibility with the new construction Click here to read more.

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Modern Metallic

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

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Beach House

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

On the hunt for a truly beach-inspired shop with classic, resourceful elements, Sally Dwyer opened her own retail retreat on Aquidneck Island in 1997. At the Beach House Newport, formerly known as Watercolours, it’s always a day at the Beach. Products Available at Beach House Newport An interior designer, Dwyer was inspired greatly by the ocean and the soothing and tranquil respite it offers. By buying pieces that she herself loves, and those that work well together, Dwyer has created quite a storefront for the sea-minded. “We’re very specific in our focus,”she says. “We’re coastal, but not ‘trendy’coastal.”Enter classic: a timeless, traditional look that will endure Click here to read more.

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Coastal Chic Fab Finds

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

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Elegant Earth Tones

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

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In with the Old; In with the New

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

From the outside, the 1849 antique farmhouse that is Cory Farms Past & Presents is the epitome of New England quaint and cozy. Between the main house with its patio and side deck, three barns, chicken coop, outhouse and two open acres, it’s more of a vintage compound, really, with original eaves and trim, pristine hardwood floors and all the nooks and crannies one might find in a private home. And although it has a kitchen with a farmer’s sink and buttercup cabinets, and “formal” dining and living spaces and entryway, this “home” is anything but. [caption id="attachment_292" align="alignnone" width="480"] Items that offer a touch of Provence.[/caption] Dream job; dream lo Click here to read more.

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The Art of the Tabletop

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

“FLORA-STYLE,”simply put, is an aesthetic created by Anne and Richard Sadow, owners of Flora in South Dartmouth, MA, and they’ve been swiss replica watchesworking at perfecting their signature look since they opened ten years ago. “It’s an attitude and an approach to a life filled with great design, infused with a bit of whimsy and expressed through the joy of color,” explains Anne Sadow. PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT Flora Style PHOTOGRAPHY BY Nat Rea STYLED BY Richard Sadow From the gorgeous stylized planters outside the shop, to the eclectic mix of home décor, tabletop items, accessories and gifts… once you enter Flora, you’ll be hooked! The style at Flora is all abo Click here to read more.

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Rose Cottage

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Some houses are just structures; others can seem almost human and beg to be described in terms like ‘friendly’ and ‘gracious.’ Such is the case with Rose Cottage, a large, rambling Shingle-style house built in the late 1800s for Joseph Story Fay, a wealthy Boston cotton broker who bought up a great deal of land in Woods Hole and Falmouth, including this two-acre parcel. The five-bedroom, six-bath house sits on a bluff around the corner from Nobska Light in Woods Hole and has the same sweeping views of Vineyard Sound. Describing her days here as “favorite childhood memories,” one frequent visitor during the 1960s wrote recently:  “It may sound strange, but it is as though the p Click here to read more.

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Getting it Right

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

No room is complete without lighting to guide it. Cindy LaFarier of Harbour Lighting and Electrical in Exeter shares her top tips and trends for this season’s hot products and lighting design.   [caption id="attachment_231" align="alignnone" width="689"] Products available at Harbour Lighting & Electrical[/caption] First Impression When redecorating or building a new home, foyer lighting is one of the most important decisions to make early on in the design process. “It’s one of the first things you see when you enter [a home] that sets the mood for the whole house,” says LaFarier. “Based on your personal preferences and style of your house and size of your room Click here to read more.

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Second Time Around

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

It’s usually the location or the view that sells a house on Cape Cod.  But in the case of this classic summer cottage in Chatham, the house’s decor sold the new homeowners. Although the house has both a great location and stellar views, the owners fell in love with the Cape-inspired colors, fabrics and thoughtful touches that truly make a house a home. After the sellers moved out—emptying the house of its contents—the new owners wanted to replicate the nautical look and feel with which they fell in love. And what better way to capture the same desired effect than hire the original interior designer? Marsha Malone, the owner of Nautique, a home furnishings and custom design shop in B Click here to read more.

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A Touch of Glam

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Decorating this brand-new, beachside summer home near a popular bike path posed a challenge for interior designer and Pastiche of Cape Cod owner Irina MacPhee:  How to accommodate the New York family’s relaxed, away-from-the-city lifestyle while incorporating what Irina calls “a touch of glam” that would remind them of home. Four children and a large extended family that visits often dictated that the house be user-friendly, yet the wife, in Irina’s words, is “a fleur-de-lis type” with an appreciation for sumptuous fabrics and traditional patterns. All that the husband really wanted was a comfortable chair . . . not so easy for a man of his stature. Photography by Dan Cutro Click here to read more.

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An Acre of Showroom Space

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Not many businesses can claim they’ve been around since Abraham Lincoln was in the White House. But Providence Picture Frame has flourished for more than 150 years and is one of the largest art and frame stores in New England. “There is no place like us in the country,” says co-owner Geoff Gaunt, referring to the size and scope of the store’s inventory and services. [caption id="attachment_219" align="alignnone" width="489"] Products sourced from Providence Picture Frame[/caption] Large Inventory The three-level store has one acre of showroom space, displaying thousands of framing style samples, mirror moldings, ready-made frames and art. Seventy-five percent of the showroom Click here to read more.

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Capturing the View

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When a pair of long-time Norwell homeowners craved change and more space in their family’s home they looked no further than the creative team at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Having worked with the high-end luxury design center years before, the clients knew which experts they wanted to lean on and also the most important component of the project: allow them to see the river from every room of the house. Photography by Dan Cutrona Design: Roomscapes Luxury Desing Center “The couple is very social and active in the community and entertain a lot,”says Cameron Snyder, co-owner of Roomscapes and lead designer on the project. “They wanted an area for guests to gather and soc Click here to read more.

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Summer Must-Haves

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

Summer Must-Haves Color blooms throughout the seasons at Sundries Furniture, a home décor store in East Falmouth on Cape Cod known for its laid-back coastal style and boldly hued accent pieces.  “We love colorful, comfortable, livable spaces,” says store manager Laurie Long about her and owner Donna Stearn’s design aesthetic—both of whom work together on interior design projects throughout the year. Since Sundries has been in business for nine years now, they have access to countless product lines and can offer a list of choice items. “The longer you’re in business, the more resources are available to you,” says Stearn, who works regularly with a stable of professional cr Click here to read more.

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