John Derian’s Cape Cod home

Decorative artist John Derian’s (“America’s leading practitioner of decoupage”) 18th century Cape Cod home has been doing the blog rounds lately and with good reason. The elegant home is simply decorated, keeping friends and friendly gatherings in mind. It is how a home should be – a little of this and that, nothing too structured or ‘designer’, and certainly not over-decorated by a hired stranger.

I love these little vignettes…

Sea sponges, mercury glass, shells, and hand-blown bottles line a dining room shelf.

In a bedroom, a hand-blown carafe from Lebanon and a wicker-covered bottle jostle for space on a little table.

A vintage sari and John Robshaw bedding covers a bed.

Image and story via Martha Stewart

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