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From the Archives: Move In Ready

Hello. Today's post is this month's edition of Move In Ready. In these posts I look at magazine articles on houses that I have saved over the years because at the time of reading about them, I would have moved right in to them just as they were. I do not always know when the stories on the houses were published, this time I do though. The house I am sharing today was featured in the July 2003 issue of House Beautiful magazine. The design is nineteen years old and I would still want to move right in today! It is the second house in this series from Nantucket and I'm sure that has something to do with it:-).

The interior design was done by Tom Scheerer and the original photos for House Beautiful were taken by Simon Upton.

Without further adieu, here is the house!

Four things that are instrumental in any design I do are vibrant colors for walls, original artwork (of any kind), colorful fabrics, and antiques. This house covers all four beautifully.

This is the entrance hall that is labeled "a watermelon hue". Look at the width of the moulding in this historic cottage! Gorgeous.

The "watermelon-y" hue continues with the living room furniture. I love the mix of old and new in this room.

The dining room walls are painted a purple-y navy - love. The candle sconces, drum shade pendant, and rattan blinds are all still calling my name.

I love the simplicity of the shelf with a centered picture light that corrals books above the bar.

The purple tone continues in the sunroom. Great mix of fabrics in here and a repeat of the coffee table in the living room with slightly different dimensions.

A guest bedroom with chocolate walls and an antique four poster bed. I would be a guest here any day!

This house is cheerful and charming. I really like the theme of natural fiber rugs, some with stripes and some without, throughout the house. I wonder if nineteen years later this house still looks like this? I wouldn't have changed a thing myself. I might love it more today actually. What do you think? Is it move in ready for you too?

I will be back tomorrow to show some Library Love. See you there.

Thank you for strolling down memory lane with me,





Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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