Charming Sea Captain’s Home

West Barnstable, Massachusetts | Photography Michael J. Lee

These are 3 time clients of mine, so the decorating was a breeze, since I knew them so well. With 3 small boys and an active lifestyle, the home had great bones architecturally; it just had no furniture or identity in terms of style. I wanted to create a rough and tumble environment that could hold up to all the boys, but also give Mom some fun, but not too “boyish” charm. Tons of patterned color on the windows, the right pieces and accessories and a mini-makeover of the mudroom and kitchen were my strategy. Suddenly the house became a colorful, slightly preppy, but not-in-a-cute-way, summer destination that embodies Cape Cod style family fun.