This was my first visit to my Dad's house on Cape Cod.
And it is filled with lots of wonderful artistic inspiration. It was built by a trio of brothers who lived there and added a number of artistic touches along the way. My Dad and his wife have also added a lot of artistic touches and so the place is chock-a-block full of eye candy.
Some of the touches that the three brothers left include wonderful wood carvings they did.
I love the live edge of this little wooden display shelf. And the collection of rocks and shells are a perfect way of bringing the outside in. (I have to admit that I took a collection of rocks and shells home from the beach and am hoping to do something crafty and fun with them!)
This was another display idea that I loved:
Even the most mundane of spaces, like the spice rack, can be "spiced" up with an artful addition like this pretty bit of pottery:
The particular container above is from a pottery studio that my Dad took us to see. I wanted to buy some, but transporting pottery back to NYC just seemed too difficult. The place is called Jobi Pottery and it looks like you can buy it online and they'll ship it to you. I'm digging their black and white pieces:
Rugs are also a great accessory which add color and design to a room.
Finally, the outside of the house has a real "Secret Garden" appeal.
I hope you enjoyed this little house tour. I came away from my Dad's house feeling very inspired. My husband and I often talk about what our house will be like when we "grow up" (we're both in our mid-thirties) and buy a house. Renting an apartment in Manhattan doesn't always lend itself to artful living.
Thanks for stopping by!