Friday, July 17, 2015

Summery Home Accessories

 A day trip to Cape Cod with Mr. Maison Decor resulted in 
a happy meet up with the owner of The Spotted Cod in Sandwich.
Lee Repetto and I have a few things in common.  We were both in 
magazines published by Matthew Mead.  We both use the watery blues and greens
in home decor, and until recently we were both home boutique owners.
 I have to admit I have been thinking about ditching my blue and green accents in 
the living room after my head was turned by Sandra's amazing home, also on the Cape.
If you missed that house tour, click on the link at the end of this post to check it out.
It was so inspiring it had me second guessing just about every detail in my own home.
One result was that I rearranged the furniture and placed this bench and basket set up
in front of the sofa for a coffee table.  Initially it was in my little hallway opposite our coat closet.
I can stack books and magazines and set my coffee cup down without a worry.  Stash more of my  magazines in the baskets underneath and I can hide my obsession but still get at them easily.
On our quick trip to Bourne yesterday, I had a side trip to The Spotted Cod in Sandwich, a neighboring town!  I had been dying to see Lee's shop in person.  While there I found the striped candles I have been looking for~ and the colors were just what I needed to give me a little decorating pick me up. I bought several sets in fact, and I love how they add some life to the washed wood bench, don't you? They feel modern and zingy and its a dose of happy right in the middle of the room.
 A striped throw (from a recent trip to Marthas Vineyard), some crewel work pillows from Homegoods in a beautiful powdery aqua blue along with a homemade lime green and blue toile pillow pull the colors of the room together on the white sofa.  It feels so summery!
Some old blue bottles hold faux peonies.  I will use real flowers as well,
but these work great when I am not around to fuss over the real variety.
Look for bunches of faux flowers at HomeGoods or local craft shops, but 
aim for the most realistic blooms you can find, then clip them apart and put
single blooms in vases or bottles of varying sizes.
So add a few well chosen home accents, and consider using surprising 
pieces for furniture tasks.  Its made me love my room all over again!
 Here are a couple of pics from The Spotted Cod. 
It is located right next doors to the Daniel Webster Inn,
 so if you are in the area, be sure to put this on your must list.
 Lots of lovely candles, linens, lighting, artwork, serving pieces and tons of smalls.  
Lee has the shop all decorated in color groups and its just delicious!
You can see the lime and white candles in the middle of this table display.
Look at how lovely everything looks.  haha~oops that is my pocket book
sitting on the floor while I darted around taking pics to share.
It was a treat to meet Lee and visit her beautiful shop.  And it was 
fun to come back home with a piece of it and have it revitalize my living room.
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  1. ok, I admit I am a bit confused. When I clicked on the link to The Spotted Cod, it says it is in Sandwich, not Bourne. Are there two stores? Like the changes you made for summer.

    1. Oh Charisse, the first paragraph mentioned the Spotted Cod was in neighboring Sandwich. I have edited the rest of the post to mention that again. Lee has one store in Sandwich, next to the Daniel Webster Inn on Main Street.

  2. OK, Thanks Amy. I love going to the Cape and I look forward to visiting again soon and definitely stopping at the Spotted Cod. I understand the Bourne Bridge was closed for a bit from an accident. That can create havoc during the summer, as if it's not already a challenge! Still, love the Cape. Enjoy the summer. I hope you are cooler and less wet than we have been here in Virginia.

  3. Lovely! It's funny how a couple of new accessories can make us fall in love with a room again.

  4. Lee's shop looks so inviting!! Love all the watery blues and greens!! xo Leslie

    1. It is a dreamy shop. Hope you are doing well this summer Leslie!

  5. I love the changes you made to the love the dreamy greens and blues. Will be hopping over to pay both a visit. Always love the way you style and re-style.

  6. Where are the baskets from? I love them!


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