7 Elements of New England Style

7 Elements of New England Style | Read how the elements of the different regions of New England influence decor and architecture in a Massachusetts home. For a long time, I had difficulty when it came to categorizing my style. To clarify, I don't actually believe that most people fit into one neat little category in any part of life, and decor style is no exception. I would go bananas if I boxed myself into something like "farmhouse" without leaving the door open to other styles. My decor has always been a blend, and I don't forsee that changing anytime soon! I love farmhouse style, but I also love coastal style, and cottage. Sometimes I even bring in hints of primitive, traditional, and rustic style. It took me way too long to realize what perhaps should have been obvious from the beginning- I have New England style. I'm inspired by this region that I was born in and I am head over heels in love with the architecture of. Every single element of my design style can be traced back to the things I love about living here.    1. Coastal Photo via Jane Ellsworth I am and always have been inspired by the weather-beaten coast, with its proud lighthouses and salty cedar shingles. When it comes to yard choices, Nantucket is my ultimate inspiration with its Adirondack chairs, abundant gardens, and most of all- hydrangeas the size of dinner plates. … [Read More...]

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