A Provincetown Cottage

I was blown away by this adorable cottage in last month's House Beautiful magazine.  It's a converted fisherman's shack on a pier in Provincetown, MA.  I mean, how beautiful (and functional!) is this place?  I would love to retreat here for a little R&R.  It was designed by Boston based interior designer Frank Roop.  Click here to read more about the space and see additional photos.

The house sits atop a pier in Provincetown.  It used to be a fisherman's shack.

The house sits atop a pier in Provincetown.  It used to be a fisherman's shack.

The living space has a custom wraparound sofa, a banquette and table for dining, and a cozy fireplace.

The living space has a custom wraparound sofa, a banquette and table for dining, and a cozy fireplace.

How awesome are these porthole windows in the kitchen?

How awesome are these porthole windows in the kitchen?

The sitting room upstairs looks so relaxing in this muted blue palette.  I love the old fashioned roll up window treatments.

The sitting room upstairs looks so relaxing in this muted blue palette.  I love the old fashioned roll up window treatments.

All photos from House Beautiful.

Shopping in Millerton, New York

My in-laws live in the Connecticut Berkshires which is such a beautiful part of New England.  Every time we visit, I make it a point to pop over to Millerton, New York, a quick drive from their place in CT.  The town is adorable with an independent movie theatre, classic diner, and a coffee shop where you often spot celebrities. There's also a handful of really great home stores that I love to browse through. 

Hunter Bee is a vintage furniture store owned by Kent Hunter and Jonathan Bee. They have a great eye for curating vintage finds - from furniture to accessories to books.  I found an amazing French dining table & chairs (with original fabric), some awesome mid-century globe and mushroom table lamps, some handblown glass cloches and a quirky faux sushi set on my visit this weekend.  

Charlotte Taylor is an adorable shop named after the owners daughters. The shop features a great variety of affordable items perfect for your own home or gifts.  Below are some snaps of some adorable kitchen towels, Dash & Albert runners, quirky pillows, and some beautiful baby accessories.  The owner also features local artists work throughout the store that's also available for purchase.

A new shop in town is Jennings & Rohn Montage Home.  I found some beautiful pieces in this shop - mostly larger antique and vintage furniture pieces perfectly curated - and pretty affordable.  Check out this mid century modern desk, antique farm table and pop up shop from Hammertown with a very striking portrait painting.