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Feather Your Nest in Style: Cape Cod Home Décor Shops

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

With its wide-open spaces and abundant natural beauty, Cape Cod is proving to be a near-perfect place for vacation in the summer of 2020. Well, as “near-perfect” as one could hope for during the current unprecedented situation. The one certainty that nearly all of us are experiencing in “these uncertain times” (yes, we’re tired of that phrase too) is that we have been spending far more time at home lately, and are likely to continue doing so for the foreseeable future.

If more time at home has you in nesting mode, why not pick up some pieces while you’re on the Cape that will bring back happy memories of your time here?

The Grey House: 515 Main Street, Harwich Port


Seeking something soothing? Of course you are. The Grey House recently moved into a new, expanded space. Outside is a classic New England clapboard look, which belies the contemporary vibe you’ll find inside. Home furnishings and accessories are arranged throughout the space in ever-changing vignettes. Clean lines, a cohesive color palette, and shelves that are filled with just enough to inspire, yet never overwhelm, make shopping at The Grey House anything but a chore. Vases, candles and candleholders, and framed prints are at the top of the must-have list.

Sativa: 517 Main Street, Harwich Port

71299183_3639049586120601_679101142008856576_nPart of the appeal of The Grey House is its soothing aesthetic and curated selection. Sativa is pretty much the exact opposite, yet it’s just as appealing as its next-door neighbor. Inside the fun and funky antique home that houses Sativa, the shelves are close together and teeming with stuff, much of it for the home, and all of it absolutely charming. Plan on taking your time to explore every nook and cranny. Beachy finds include a white bisque octopus and a buoy table lamp. Unexpected finds you know you’ll find a place for include a rabbit sculpture in a downward dog pose, and a lion-claw tub soap dish.

Gallery Antonia: 1291 Main Street, Chatham

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If your love of Cape Cod grown so deep that you’re ready to invest in an original work of art, Gallery Antonia in Chatham, which represents an array of talented local artists, is a great place to start your search. The paintings of Ginny Nickerson and Elizabeth Lazeren evoke a timeless sense of old Cape Cod. Odin Kaeselau Smith takes a classic Cape scene and infuses it with a whisper of Impressionism. Pharr Schulenburg turns a traditional tablescape or bouquet of tulips into a Modernist exploration. With the works of nearly three dozen artists on display, you’re almost certain to find something that speaks to you.

Tale of the Cod: 450 Main Street, Chatham

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Tale of the Cod has been a Main Street mainstay in downtown Chatham for as long as we can remember, which is a really long time. Where The Grey House embraces a contemporary coastal look, Tale of the Cod is more historic Cape Cod: traditional, but never boring. You’ll find locally made products here, including prints and watercolors, handmade window boxes in the shape of a dory, and aerial photos of the Cape by Kelsey Kennard. Luxurious throws and toss pillows with beachy appeal will make you think of your summer vacation on the Cape as you binge-watch Netflix all winter long. Should you be shopping for something for loved ones back home, you’ll be in good hands at Tale of the Cod.


All photos via respective Facebook pages.