September 13th, 2011

I promised a follow-up to my post on The Cape because there was just too many inspiring images to share.

Last time, I shared some of my favourite New England style interiors and now I thought I’d show you some of the fun objets you can find all over the Cape (some of which followed me home).  While I am a believer that you can have too much of a good thing (in other words, I’m not suggesting you hang dozens of multi-coloured buoys on your wall, nor do I think every climate can handle a display of them on the side of your garage!), I do think a few hits here and there can bring a happy reminder of summer days past spent visiting the coast.  I also think that design shouldn’t be taken too seriously and every space can benefit from a bit of humour.

So, as summer comes to a close (though, let’s face it, the start back to school always feels like end of summer to me), I leave you with these fun, happy, beachy images that epitomize warmer months.  I hope they inspire you to take that road trip and bring some of the Cape back home with you.  I can’t think of a better way to warm up a blustery winter day than to glance over and see a brightly coloured lobster buoy sitting on your shelf (or hanging on the side of your garage…if you must).

 

 

We happened upon this place somewhere between Chatham & Hyannis.  You couldn’t miss it from the road – the shapes & colours en mass was like candy to a designer type such as myself!  You name the colour scheme, you’d find one to suit.  But mostly I just loved to take pictures of them all hanging together like soldiers in a happy little nautical row.

Some of the buoys were hanging from these old boat cleats and it reminded me how everyday objects can be used in new and clever ways.  If you’re into nautical, for instance, rather than buying cutesy hooks from your local kids’ store, why not head to a marine supply store instead and hang some of these all in a row for your kids’ clothing?  They’d also be really fun in a bathroom or mudroom, wouldn’t they??

You’ll notice from the leaves on the ground and the colour of the trees in the background that we took our Cape Cod trip in the fall.  A great time to visit the area if you’re looking for a much more subdued and quiet getaway.  Highly recommend it.

All this talk of lobster paraphernalia is reminding me of one of our favourite stops in Provincetown, aptly called Lobster Pot.  The best lobster rolls you’ll ever try!

Lastly, only in a coastal town can a simple wooden cut out of a whale be mounted to the front of a house and not be cheesy.  Gotta love it.

 





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