I Want to Go To There: ACK

Right about now I’d love to be spending time at a shingled, tiny, rose covered Nantucket cottage- spending my days trolling the town and beaches on a bike with a wicker basket and nights with friends on a porch. I love the aesthetic of Nantucket, especially once the warm weather hits. It makes me want to revert to my uber-preppy days of Lilly and grosgrain trimmed everything…

I’ve always adored the cover of this book an Nantucket’s architecture- my dad has had it on his coffee table for years!

Even the birdhouses are architectural gems. And probably cost more than my condo.

The perfect ending to a summer day in Nantucket in pictures:

And I’d be wearing this:

Gladly welcoming invitations…. :)


  1. Just great memories came back upon seeing the photos.

    While not Nantucket, a more afforable option is Chatham (my old stomping grounds). Clearly the quaintest of the Cape Cod villages with some of the best shopping, it is a great weekend trip.

    I used to work at the Chatham Bars Inn during the summer. Even if the room rates’s price tag is a bit pricey during the peak season, the restaurants, gardens, and new spa are open to all.

  2. I have nothing but great memories of my trip to Nantucket, too. I keep swearing to go back, but haven’t yet made it.

    Perhaps we’ll throw it in the mix of places to consider for my husband’s and my anniversary.

  3. Wow, I love all these images. These little rose covered cottages are just amazing. Now I can start day-dreaming and wishing I wasn’t in my cubicle but sipping organic lemonade on the porch of one of those Nantucket cottages.

    This post is perfect timing as I needed some inspiration for our landscaping work. I was actually thinking the other day when you did the post for the BH Garden Tour that I would love to go on a tour of the nicest Nantucket houses. So if you hear about that tour coming soon, call me :)

  4. I’m a sucker for shingles too! I am fairly new to blogging and just have to say that I LOVE your blog. It is definitely one of my favorites. I like how all of your design posts have a personal touch to them… it is what gets people hooked! And is even more interesting than reading a magazine. I am a fellow designer in Nashville, TN and have just gone out on my own and started a blog as well: http://www.nestegg.typepad.com
    Thanks for inspiring!
    Rachel H

  5. Thank you so much for your BLOG. I’ve really been enjoying it! I’m a southern California Interior Designer and store owner . . . Who is trying to bring the East Coast to the West Coast. Having a great time doing it! I enjoy your style very much! Thanks! Please keep up the posts . . .

    This Blog hits home . . . I too worked a summer on the Cape at CBI, my brother went to Boston College, my cousins live in Greenwich, aunt and uncle in marblehead and I went to Nantucket every free moment I got. The cottages are to die for. When and if we can sell our condo I will be building a nantucket cottage! One day . . . Have to wait till the houseing market here in California gets a little better!
    Thanks again great BLOG today!
    XOXO, Alexandra

  6. Right on, Sashyjane! I love the title of this post too… ;)

    I’m actually creating something similar in my backyard, since my husband and I don’t have time to get away much…although I’ve called it my little chateau. Going to use these photos as inspiration to paint the exterior of my little nest. Thanks!

  7. I am accepting your lovely invitation!
    What a charming post about a charming place. Thanks for taking me on a wonderful tour. I love the added suggestions for attire & dining. You are a great little travel agent my dear!
    Take Care.

  8. So pretty! It’s not exactly the same but I just got back from Cannon Beach, OR and they have a few little (and not so little) beach houses that are also so cute. I adore the beach, especially at sunset. Thanks for the lovely pictures this morning!

  9. Amazing! My husband and I had a wedding in Hyannis last summer & stayed in Chatham. Everything up there is so sweet, cozy & laid back cool. I long for that long strip of beach to walk on right now!

  10. Beautiful images and such a cute outfit! I totally need you as my stylist. You should add that to your services. =)

  11. OMG. I’m pretty sure I’ll be completely unproductive all afternoon after reading this post. That is the ONLY place I want to be right now! :)

  12. Well, Erin, consider this an invitation to stay in our rose covered cottage in Nantucket any time you would like! It is located right in town on the ocean … I know you would love and appreciate the interiors. You could even blog on the cottage all while sitting on the front lawn watching the sail boats come in.

  13. i went last summer for the first time and loved it! the striped lighthouse was my favorite part. oh yeah, and the ice cream. :)

  14. I’ve never been to Nantucket, but these photos definitely make me want to visit :)

  15. Oh wow. This was such an escape. And you even gave us a pretty outfit to see!


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