Before & After :: Cape Cod Summer Home


Winter is officially here in New England and there is a chill in the air that has me {already} dreaming of warmer days. Luckily in my business I have the chance to do just that…vicariously that is. Every January it surprises me to think that it’s time to start thinking about summer homes. We seem to have two deadlines in this business…Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. All our summer home clients want their homes fluffed and ready for the vacation season and July 4th weekend seems to be the kickoff. Guess what…that’s only 6 months away…the perfect lead-time to do the job just right. So time is ticking! Let’s start thinking about getting your homes beach ready shall we…

On that note, I thought it might be fun to share some before and after shots from a project we worked on last spring. This client purchased a home on Cape Cod {in January of 2015}, and came to KMID to furnish it so that they could be in by June {yikes!}. They wanted young, fresh, contemporary and family friendly without being overly “beachy”.

Living Room

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The living room is right when you walk in, and needed to be welcoming and multifunctional. This is a room that everyone is going to hang out in and congregate, so we wanted it to be colorful, inviting and fun. This American Leather sectional helps to divide the space from the adjoining kitchen and is extremely comfortable and practical. Paired with this large, round coffee table from Gabby Home, this makes the perfect space to relax and watch TV, or play boardgames. We mixed in a lot of fun pieces as well, like this accent chair from Lee industries {top image}, sconce from Pigeontoe Ceramics on Etsy, and what became known as the “tooth” side table from Pfeifer Studio.

Master Bedroom




This bedroom is fun, young and most importantly, super comfortable. This Lee industries bed really grounds the space and brings in this beautiful turquoise color that we love {and that continues to pop up throughout the home}. The room is fairly small, so this sweet little bench from Four Hands was the perfect solution for the foot of the bed. I also love the combination of these Anthropologie nightstands paired with these silver Arteriors table lamps. The nightstands add much needed storage without being too clunky or weighing down the space. We wanted all of the rooms in this home to feel clean, fresh and bright, so we kept the art to a minimum in this space, adding two fun Norquay Co. paddles over the headboard.

Guest Bedroom




We sure wouldn’t mind being a guest in this adorable guest room! Again, this room is fairly small so we had to use the space wisely and really create an oasis for visitors. Using light and airy colors, and making the bed the focus helped to keep the feeling soft and inviting. Of course, the bed was of the utmost importance. We worked with Kenneth Raye Workshops to make this simple and classic painted bed that we then dressed up with beautiful bedding by Les Indiennes. One of my favorite things in this room is this “Cyanotype Whale” by Longstreet Gallery which we chose to offset by placing it around a corner. This allowed us to balance the window placement in the room and help us really balance the headboard wall while adding visual interest to the space.




Our clients wanted this room to function as both a study and a guest bedroom. To accomplish this we found this great sleeper sofa from American Leather. This bright yellow lacquered dresser from Anthropologie adds a pop of color to the room and provides great storage. We added this kitchy lamp from Dot + Bo to add additional interest to this little vignette.

Media Room


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The “media room” functions as a bonus living room in this home. It’s great because unlike the living room, it’s slightly removed from the kitchen and the rest of the house, making it more private and ideal for movie watching. We provided lots of seating with this Wesley Hall sofa in a textural brown and two Kristen Drohan Collection swivel chairs in a deep plum color. The leather ottoman from Jamie Young functions as a place to rest your feat, or an extra seat if needed. We love everything from Natural Curiosities and these “Harvey Seeweed” pieces were perfect for the room and the beachside location.

MediaRoom_Before MediaRoom_After  This portion of the media room leads out to the pool, so this West Elm storage cabinet is not only beautiful but also a functional spot to store rolled up beach towels. The Eliza Gran pompom pillow and mirrors from Roost Co. are a fun and playful elements that make the room sing.


I love this Etsy print paired with this console from Anthropologie. Our friends at Art Applications helped us to customize the darker details on this piece, and the print serves as a breath of fresh air.

Summer/vacation homes are some of our favorite projects and we have so much fun creating a relaxing and functional oasis for you and your family . Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as I’ll be sharing some of our other vacation homes {something for you to look at as the snow starts to fall}!

For more photos from this project shot by Sarah Winchester check out Cape Cod Summer Home on the Portfolio section of our website or check out our Pinterest page.


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