It matters not that it’s man made – Cape Cod beckons people from near and far with its cool summer breezes, boundless beaches, pristine landscape, shops, restaurants, and promise of memories in the making.
Once it has captured your heart no amount of traffic will deter. For a determined flipper like myself it is also, and most significantly, home to some amazing materials resources and enchanting home decor stores. Oh I know that I haven’t yet found my next place, but you didn’t think that would stop me from designing it did you? You’ve got to have a plan. I want to be able to start spending my money immediately upon signing. No dilly dallying around trying to make decisions. If anything good can come out of all this waiting it’s a great design plan. So off I went to my absolutely favorite tile store in all of New England. The Tilery. 60 Route 6A . Orleans . MA 774.316.4571 http://www.thetileryatp.com Bert and Naison are terrific. They aren’t afraid of color, stay up on the trends, and clearly love what they do. Project after project I return to the Tilery, and they never disappoint. I don’t know how I will ever narrow down and make a final selection. From the refined to the edgy – it speaks to me.
Along the way I was sad to see that one of my new favorite home decor stores had disappeared. I asked Bert if he knew what happened to Bungalow. I was so happy to learn that they had outgrown their little cottage on the pond and had moved to Chatham so that avid fans like myself could more fully avail themselves to their wares. Jackie Zartarian and Amy Benz – both Stagers by Profession have found an outlet for their growing collection. They share an incredible eye for a find, and know just how to pull it all together. Their ability to re-imagine the ordinary – a sisal runner as a reception desk covering, a rug into a seat cushion, a sad table given the royal treatment with a noble stone top, and a fresh coat of high gloss paint in a decidedly seaside color breaths new life into their vintage finds.
Add to that, they thoughtfully place a Jonathan Adler piece or two, a Home Goods lamp, pillow or bookend, and voila – brilliance.
For those of you that have trouble putting it all together – fear not. This is where their staging background takes the limelight. They know just how to pull the pieces together to create magic for you – and the prices are swoon worthy. Don’t walk – run. Bungalow . 1291 Main Street . Chatham http://www.bungalowconsignments.com
Happy Memorial Day!