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Summer homes are made in the winter: Process

You know that saying Summer bodies are made in the winter? Well we think that the same thing goes for summer homes! You’ve got to start early or risk spending your summer days brushing sawdust from between your toes instead of sand.


Summer homes are made in the winter.

North Fork Design Co.

When our clients enlist our help designing their summer home’s interior, we dig in when the snow is falling to ensure the space is ready for a long lazy Memorial Day weekend. We’ve been working all winter on a client’s Cape Cod summer home (yes, of course we’re jealous!) with a to-die-for “Great Room” that will host everything from rainy family game nights to dreamy midsummer soirees.


“Before” photos

Talk about potential: the first time we stepped foot in this room, we swooned hard over the vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, fairytale fireplace, hardwood floors, and natural light. This is what we’re working with–lucky us!


Design elements

  • Classic Cape Cod style home
  • Incorporate nautical elements without being too “themey”
  • Light, bright, and family friendly
  • Two seating areas ideal for entertaining
  • Extra-large rug unifies the space (we’re Rug Nerds–we wrote about it here!)


Winter plans for summer lovin’

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The big reveal

Here’s the finished project. We would like to say, oh-so-humbly… TA DA!