Design Diary: Quaint on the Cape

Like many summer destinations, there’s a large rental market n the Outer Cape. You might pour over website photos all winter long, but unless you really know the area, and have been inside the house, you simply don’t know what you’ll end up with. As my son’s preschool teacher said, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” Our friends lucked out with this cottage. It’s very private, nestled in a thicket of trees. It is utterly charming, inside and out, with well-worn but comfortable Americana antique furnishings and and cozy outdoor garden. (The Cape doesn’t do posh.) I should have taken more photographs, but here’s what I captured:





Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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