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Monday, August 10th, 2009

My Cape Cod: A Coastal Cottage House Tour

Becky

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As you could probably sense from my anorexic posts last week, I was in deeply relaxed vacation mode on Cape Cod. I had a family wedding near Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont, and then snuck down to the beach for a few bonus days. By the way, I had no idea Vermont was so beautiful in the summer. It was truly breathtaking to drive through the valley surrounded by blue mountains, farms, lovely old homes surrounded by tall Hollyhocks and moo cows! But I digress. I decided to share the little cottage where I stay on the Cape. Also, coincidentally, Big Mucky-Muck Design Public Honcho Matt was coming to ya live from the same cottage a week before I arrived!

It’s not modern, rather, it’s very Shabby Chic, a trend that hit the tipping point sometime pre-Target launch, but I figured what the heck, Hatch readers might enjoy it anyway. I’ll admit it, I’ve never turned my back on Shabby Chic. While I’ve cleaned up and streamlined a bit from the peeling paint and extra bits of clutter that I surrounded myself with in the 1990s, I still find it to be a very relaxing and comforting style. I’ve shared most of my pictures in an ideabook at Houzz.com, so if you feel like checking the whole thing out, hop over there for a minute or two. Here’s a little preview so you can decide if you want to bother!

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Friday, April 24th, 2009

Link of the Day

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I am a little pressed for time today, but I’ll send you off for your weekend with a link to a house that shows how beautiful the simple life in a small space can be. Granted, it’s on a pond in Martha’s Vineyard with ocean views, so I’m sure the pricetag would be anything but simple, but the little camp house that belongs to singer-songwriter-Berklee School of Music professor Livingston Taylor looks like cozy heaven:

You can see why he’s so inspired to write here. Be sure to check out the full slideshow here. The kitchen is my favorite part. 

photo by Jodi Hilton for The New York Times

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