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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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Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Twitter Faves on Saturday

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I just found Coastal Living on Twitter today and have whiled away about an hour after being sucked into their website. Here are the original images that got me started on my intense browsing. They make me long for the ocean:

Love the Bertoias with the Saarinen tulip table, the blue, the wood, and most of all the view:

Love the way these Emeco chairs work in this shot:

I’m totally going to steal this color palette!:

The stainless steel countertops really work well here. Even though this kitchen is sleek, it’s still warm somehow:

all photography from CoastalLiving.com. Photographers in order are:

  • Brian Vandan Brink
  • Lisa Romerein
  • Roger Davies
  • Brian Vandan Brink
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