Sunday, July 18, 2010

Needing a Little Nantucket Style?

I have always been drawn to the Nantucket style and the old soul this particular island has.  Building codes ensure that new construction blends with the old, making nantucket one of the most charming locations in my opinion.  
I have to say... I am caught between two worlds.  I love the country style of Provence equal to that of the old cape cod/nantucket style.  To solve this problem, I mix the two!  These beautiful styles carry an old fashioned charm.  Colors that are slightly off, and pieces of historic furniture that show wear and tear to me are relaxing and timeless.  My favorite colors in a home are weathered pale browns, warm creamy whites and soft greens and blues with a hint of gray here and there... nothing to me is more calming.
I hope you enjoy these beautiful images of Nantucket:

 This was an old school house turned into the perfect beach cottage

This would be my ideal Nantucket home... right in the heart of town!

The perfect decor in a charming window on a beautiful September day!

... notice how all the homes blend perfectly

... loving that weathered zinc-top table... I want one!

Look how they painted the old cupboards, and they look perfect!  Everything is so soft and simple!

... my favorite vietri dishes!

crisp... clean... timeless

all images via Country Home and

Are you now a Nantucket fan?

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!


  1. OH yes, I am a fan of that area. Our Family Homestead is in East Sandwich, Ma. and it's a museum now. It's awesome. Every photograph you have here, lights up my world! Since I am a Texan, I do love that area with all my heart! I have posted all about our homestead, if you look down at the older posts, you'll see it!

    Cape Cod Style is awesome.


  2. Count me in as a FAN. Loved those homes and that clean crisp white kitchen. Stunning!!

  3. i am totally a fan, i love these homes!!

  4. Ah to be in Cape Cod for lovely I can smell the salt air. Thankts for that!

  5. Oh man Dez....... dont do this. Im wanting New England so bad already. Love the blue bed! AMAZING post!!

  6. Hi Desireé
    I loved the post on Nantucket.
    Comnicar you want to translate part of it and posted on my blog.
    I wish you could see, and visit my blog right?
    DECOR DE PROVENCE is one of my favorites.
    A big hug, I'll always be here ...

    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

  7. I'm sorry, my English sucks
    and I believe that do not understand Portuguese


  8. Oh yes, I love all the photos - so restful and timeless.

    Leeann x

  9. Hi Desireé
    Today here in Brazil is the day of his friend ...
    I just stopped by to give you a hug!
    God bless you, my friend!
    Come have coffee with me!
    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

  10. Hi Desiree!
    I was very happy with their visit on my blog, happy indeed!
    Want to tell you tomorrow Thursday, 07/22, I'll post on Nantucket,
    your post ... I want you to see ... and if you like, right?
    I'll be waiting for your comment
    a big hug
    God bless
    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

  11. Just beautiful ... and remember: a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Thanks for sharing! @nne

  12. Can I please move;)!


  13. I love this aera . Everything is so beautiful , the inside and the outside. Merci for sharing

  14. This is one of my favorite looks! Wonderful casual elegance. I particularly love that chair with the whimsical!

    I have been away from blogland for so long, but I'm back now and I'm kicking it all off by passing along an award I received a while back. You are one of the worthy recipients, so I hope you'll stop by and pick up your award!

    Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

    Hope Ava



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