Tag Archives: Nantucket

The Coastal Collection ~ Nantucket, MA Card Series

nantucket photo series

 Susan’s images primarily consist of sepia photographs of coastal treasures and nautical elements in beautiful tones and textures. We love the new color photography she is doing now and how bold they look!

Discovered on The Coastal Collection!!

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Nantucket Beach Home Tour

Nantucket Cottage Creates Serenity for a Family

The more Nantucket home tours that we view, the more we want to visit this region filled with serenity.  Boston Magazine recently featured a beach home which is an escape and retreat for the owner’s throughout the year.   Although relatively new, the home boasts exposed studs and rough-hewn oak rafters which provide an old beach cottage feel.

The owner wanted a contemporary, upscale yet beachy and comfortable interior.  With a family of four, the finishes and fabrics had to hold up!  Just walk through the living room doors (shown above) and beyond the lawn is the ocean.


A custom boat-shaped bar provides casual elegance.

Mosiac tile with white cabinetry have created a kitchen that just begs to be used!

One of our favorite touches is the handpainted bar top by Nantucket artist Mary Emery.

“We enjoy the buzz of people in-season, but also like the peace of the off-season,” the wife says.

“We just like everything about the island.”   – Boston Magazine

The closet door is made from driftwood.

Monogrammed Arm Chairs are a lovely touch…

Master Bath in Nantucket Home
The Master bath continues the white-on-white theme.

Full Article – Boston Magazine

Architecture  – BPC Architecture, Nantucket. 

Interiors -  Donna Elle Interior Design, Nantucket. 

Contractor - Cross Rip Development, Nantucket

Photos by Nat Rea

Nantucket Dreams

Nantucket Dreams

Yesterday, while having morning coffee with my friend Wendy at Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo I was introduced to a seriously dangerous blog,  “Little Emma English Home”.   Really, her posts are an “Oh My”  moment. I only say dangerous, because I could get lost all day in her posts and photos!  In fact,  I was almost an hour late to get to my friend Maggie’s house on Miller Bay.  Thank goodness Maggie is also a beach girl, and totally understood….

Nantucket,  is definitely on my bucket list.  I am a West Coast girl through and through, but I just can’t help myself, I am drawn to East Coast “seafaring” casual interiors.  I love the blues and whites, the sailing ships, the whaling history, and the mix of nautical done right!


Nantucket Dreams

What do you think?

Here’s a few things that you can add to your decor to get the look!



A Driftwood Bouquet


Nautical Indigo Pillows from Kevin O’Brian Studios


Thomas Paul Melamine  Nautical Plates (they really don’t look like Melamine!)


A Rustic Iron Lantern or two…

And of course, a model sailing ship is a must!


Have a fabulous Friday – and don’t forget to stop by Little Emma English Home, you will fall in love too!

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Exterior

A Visit to Trudy Dujardin’s Nantucket Fisherman’s Cottage


Trudy Dujardin owns a Nantucket Fisherman’s Cottage and is an interior designer who has devoted most of her life to finding ways to live lightly and gently upon our treasured earth.  Trudy shared, “My clients call my lifestyle design signature: eco-elegance.” We call it fabulous!

Trudy’s summer home is located on the western tip of Nantucket and was featured in the April issue of Traditional Home Magazine.  In case you missed this stunning cottage we thought we’d bring it to your attention.

The home’s cedar-shingled exterior offers a roof walk accessed by a ladder from the second-level bedroom.  Our favorite space is the tranquil master bedroom which features “dreamy hues of sea glass, accented with warm gold to reflect the beaches outside.”  The screened in porch is pretty amazing too!

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Exterior


Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home


A screened porch to enjoy the summer breezes.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Screened Porch

A light and bright kitchen with Nantucket flair.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Kitchen.jpg


“My husband Frank and I fell in love with this older home in Madaket, near the most beautiful beach on the island, and began a renovation project to make this house perfect for relaxed summer living.  I consider it a blessing to live in a house that’s just big enough:  big enough to invite friends and family to join us for lazy weekends, and small enough to be manageable.  I call it my new “cottage living” phase of life.”


The Living Room features a traditional nautical feel.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Living Room

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour - Living Room


The library offers not only a comfortable place to read, but to get a bit of work done.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Library


Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Library Desk


Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour


The guest bedroom is a fun space with nautical details and brightly colored sand buckets.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour guest bedroom


There’s even a little nautical sitting area in the guest room featuring a fabulous framed swimsuit!

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour guest room sitting area

Seaglass hues keep the Master Bedroom tranquil and serene. I think I could sleep here for days on end.

Trudy Dujardin Nantucket Cottage Home Tour Master Bedroom


So let’s hear your thoughts on this beautiful Nantucket cottage?  There are many elements which I could certainly live with! Want to learn more about this home? Visit Traditional Home Magazine.

We hope you’ve had a chance to enter to WIN the $98 hand painted beach pillow from Lemondaisy Designs.

We’re suppose to get great beach weather so I’ll be spending some time with my toes in the sand this weekend.  Hope you have a beautiful weekend too!


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Nantucket beach home tour designed by Workshop/apd

Beach House Tour: Redefining Nantucket Style with Modern Sensibility

Andrew Kotchen and Matthew Berman of  workshop/apd are two of the most innovative designers of their generation.  Based in New York City and Nantucket Massachusets, the firm specializes in high-end residential renovations as well as new home construction, and commercial development.  Projects have an emphasis on the integration of sustainable methods that can help to identify and solve the challenges of the built environment in the 21st Century.

This week’s Beach House Tour is actually a complex of six shingled homes, each 3,500 square feet, and located in historic Nantucket.  Each residence was sited to maximize privacy while taking advantage of outdoor living areas.   You’ll find that each home offers coziness and 19th century cottage details; however they are full of technology and every convenience imaginable.


Hedge Hill  exterior

exterior design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  staircase

staircase design by new york architect Workshop/apd

Hedge Hill  kitchen

kitchen design by new york architect Workshop/apd

Hedge Hill  exterior

exterior design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  bathroom

bathroom design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  dining room

dining room design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  living room

living room design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  living room

living room design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  dining room

dining room design by new york architect Workshop/apd


Hedge Hill  exterior

exterior design by new york architect Workshop/apd

What’s your favorite part of this fabulous Nantucket home?

I love the blue drum pendant in the dining room!

About Marie Rhoades: Marie resides along the Washington coast and is self-described as a beach bum, animal lover & social media enthusiast.  She is currently renovating her beach cottage home and shares her journey with readers on her Beach House Decorating Blog and Coastal Lifestyle Blog.  Marie is also the CEO of the Sally Lee by the Sea, LLC coastal lifestyle brand. 

Nantucket Beach Home Tour - Blue and White Kitchen

Beach House Tour: Nantucket Beach Home in Beautiful Blues

Featured in House Beautiful, this Nantucket Beach House was designed by Frank Roop.  Frank  likes to style rooms with crystals, pieces of wood, anything he stumbles across in nature that’s compelling.  We love the idea of using nature with unexpected touches; which is probably why we fell head over heels for this house.  The home really brings the colors of the ocean inside.

Nantucket House - Frank Roop - Ocean Blue - House Beautiful

other design by seattle media and blogs Boutique-de-la-Mer.com


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