great island – wellfleet, ma.

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year—the days when summer is changing into autumn—the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change.”
– E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

I could make an entire blog devoted to how much I love the outer cape. Throughout most of my childhood my family would rent a house for two weeks of the summer in Eastham or Wellfleet. Now my parents own their own home in Eastham and if I could, I would spend every moment of every summer there. I spent labor day weekend determined to soak up the last essence of summer while it’s still here. On Labor Day – the unofficial last day of summer, Jared and I went to Great Island in Wellfleet. Being an island, the beach is more secluded (and much less crowded) than other Cape beaches and involves a short hike to get there. The site was formerly a whaling hub, used by the Punonakanits, and later by Pilgrims for near-shore whaling. Great Island is now protected by the National Seashore, as is much of the coast in the mid to outer cape.

It was truly a perfect day and a bittersweet goodbye to a summer of wonderful adventures. Apologies for a couple slightly blurry photos. I am by no means a photographer but had to capture this day.

stairs from the woods to the path along the marsh

ultimate real estate fantasy



this past winter’s storms pushed so much sand up onto the shore that this sign was almost completely covered



I come across little driftwood structures like this one on cape cod beaches all the time. I have never actually witnessed anyone building one but even in the winter you’ll see these while walking the beach.




“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
– Henry James

leaning artwork.

“If you love something, it will work. That’s the only real rule.” – Bunny Williams

I really love the way leaning artwork can make any room feel a little bit like an artist’s loft. Especially with large pieces, I think leaning a piece of art can make a room feel more approachable while still having a polished feel. Here’s a collection of examples of leaning art – placed on floors, tables and shelves – from some of my favorite design sites.

One Kings Lane

Home Polish


Home Polish

Home Polish

Architectural Digest

Home Polish

Home Polish

One Kings Lane

melanie & jason weding invitations.

I recently had the privilege to design a wedding invitation for my good friends Melanie and Jason. Melanie was my freshman year roommate at Providence College and I’ve been fortunate to call her a friend ever since. In October of this year Melanie and Jason will marry at the Glen Cove Mansion in New York. The bride asked that the invitations reflect the elegance and historic nature of this Georgian-style estate that will be their venue.

Invitation suite