Interiors- Safe Harbor

Seaside homes are synonymous with summer. And this one, from the current pages of Elle Decor Magazine, is a visual treat.

safeharborelledecor01-optInterior details- Both sofas are 19th century. Plaid Ralph Lauren fabric covers the sofa in the foreground. An antique nautical trunk came from Brimfield. Walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Setting Plaster.’ Floors are original to the house.

elledecorsafeharbordining02collage-optThe colorful mural of Provencetown Harbor was done by Rafael Arana. Gateleg table, chairs and light fixture are all antiques (top). More Farrow & Ball paint- ‘Tanner’s Brown‘ for the custom cabinets and ‘Cream‘ for the beadboard (bottom left & right).

elledecorsafeharborlibrarybedroom-optLeather wing chair was found at Chelsea Antiques. The unusual light fixture is actually a salvaged boat hatch. Unexpected ‘Dash of Curry’ by Benjamin Moore covers the paneling.

(Photos- Douglas Friedman for Elle Decor, July/August 2015)

On My Reading List

#10. Photography- ‘ A Summer’s Day‘ By Joel Meyerwitz, 1985.

“…Summertime, more than any other time of the year, brings me to a state of mind where this dual relationship is fluid, in harmony. In summer, I go back for a while to that other time. I shed my clothes, walk to the waters edge, and step in. I feel nature all around me. I wear it as a skin. I stare into space as long as I can. I look deeply into other faces. I lie in the sand and in the grass, feeling for what it felt like the first time. Summer is a time for remembering; it’s the time when growing things make seeds that are their memory. It’s a time for taking in…”

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Hide And Seek

danielleinrustshortsfashion02-optFashion details- Levi’s denim shirt, H&M shorts with paperbag waist, Anthropologie scarf and field binoculars.

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BCBG sleeveless cotton blouse, LL Bean hiking pants, Lauren socks, sandals, Tula hat, wood beaded necklace and model’s own sunglasses. Levi’s denim shirt, WHO.A.U. jeans, leather belt and Anthropologie scarf.

hideseeksafarigreenjacketdenim-optLL Bean jacket, H&M linen shirt, deep cuffed WHO.A.U. jeans and sandals.

(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne. Assist- Margot K. Model- Danielle)

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Family Life- The Next Chapter

Now that our old house has sold, we’re busy with non-stop sorting, ridding and packing. Whew! I can’t believe we’ve amassed so much stuff. My advice is to get your home in order before a major move.

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I’ve had lots of questions about where we’re going and about our next place. My husband and I are heading south. And this is a peek at our destination- a restored farm house c. 1870.

(iPhone 5c image- Martha Browne)