Monday, July 19, 2010

Off to Nantucket...

Well not until Friday ..but I'm very much looking forward to the get away so I thought I'd start my week with a "tribute" to this beautiful island..I've been spending at least one long weekend a year in Nantucket for about fifteen years now{in my early 20's it was more like every other summer weekend}. If I can sneak away now for one or two weekends to this pristine escape, I'm thrilled.

We're intentionally taking the 2 hour 20 min. "slow boat" {above} in order to decompress {plus my son loves it}. Nantucket although a fairly traditional place, laced in maritime history has just the right amount of fresh modernity, because of it's bevy of interesting people, fabulously evolving shops + a slew of yummy restaurants! What's traditional stays that way, so Nantucket has retained it's historical architectural beauty and pristine landscape + beaches.

I'm of the mindset that the interior of a home needs to relate to the architectural envelope; in straightforward terms, it just makes sense..but historical interiors that mirror the past can feel sooo drab, they also don't tend to meet the needs of today's lifestyles..I'll stop babbling now, case in point, the Nantucket residence pictured below infuses just the right amount of history with forward thinking!!






All Images: New England Home Magazine, designers: Bierly-Drake Associates

14 comments:

a blonde and a brunette said...

love, love, love the gold hardware in that kitchen!

Laura Trevey said...

I am so envious! I lived there for 2 summers and have the fondest memories... can't wait to get back!

xo Laura

Chic Geek said...

The house pictured is GORGEOUS! I'm just finishing up my three week stay on island. I'm so going to miss it. Enjoy your trip!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I want to live there.

My Notting Hill said...

Have a great time! Love Nantucket and your preference for taking the slow ferry.

Ivy Lane said...

aahhhh...vacation..it's so great to be able to look forward to it! Have a blast...and the images today... fabulous!

LindsB said...

Stunning home! Have so much fun in Nantucket and take lots of beautiful pictures to share with us!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Julie, where do you stay on the island? We have a house in Naushop between Surfside and the airport :) Enjoy your trip — how I wish I were heading up at the same time!

Lee said...

I love it. We have a Cape Cod, and I've been needing ideas for being respectful but fun and modern.

Have fun!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

What a wonderful home! So much creativity and talent by the design group. Very impressive!
Have a great vacation.

mstreetdenver said...

I want that house! My kind of living. Have a great trip!

Rachel said...

I've just fallen head over heels in love with the first home! Absolutely beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday :)

Heather said...

GORGEOUS - I want to live there! great taste.

Anna said...

What a gorgeous series of photos! Beautiful.

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