~candid spaces~

A series of photographs showing home interiors, exteriors and gardens as I found them. No effort was made in styling.

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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)

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)