Martha's Vineyard Project Reveal

Jul 11, 2018

It's finally time to share with you the official reveal of our Martha's Vineyard project! 

Back at the start of June, on a quintessential grey Cape Cod morning, the Mackenzie & Co team hopped on the ferry and ventured to the island for a 3 day long install. 

The space we worked with is a newly constructed summer home located in picturesque Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. The house is about 3,000 sq. feet and can be described as a contemporary, coastal farmhouse with pops of European flare throughout. Everything about the architecture of this home is breathtaking, especially the large windows placed throughout with natural light spilling in around every corner. 

The home is owned by a young professional couple. The client's vision for their Summer escape was a design that worked with lots of family and friends—a nice + relaxed atmosphere for the adults and something kid friendly, too. The aim was to create a home that is colorful and cheerful, yet versatile and easygoing. 

Without further adieu, here's a glimpse into the finished project...

The Kitchen

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The kitchen is a central hub of a family house—a gathering space not just about cooking, but also about connecting. With this being said, the aim was a welcoming, light + bright aesthetic. The main focus in doing so was to incorporate a variety of pretty colors and to bring them all together to produce something beautiful. 

The color palette was a focal element in the design of this kitchen. The vintage rug served as a canvas for the space, with it's muted, natural hues of pink, green and blue intertwining and pulling all of the colors in the kitchen. The rug is also special for it's supply of built-in texture; it's a piece that truly tied the room together. 

With all the activities that take place in the kitchen, good lighting is essential, but it should never be boring. Inspired by vintage factory lighting, the pale blue hanging pendants from Barnlight USA were key players in making the vision for this kitchen come to life and are the farthest thing from ordinary. 

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The mantra for the dining room was the more the merrier! It was important to our client to incorporate a very lengthy table to accommodate family and friends alike, so this long, contemporary dining room table was everything and more! Perfect for family clambakes + leisurely suppers.

table: Custom Parsons table 116 inches in White Oak by 57st. Design, light fixture: Visual Comfort

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Because the table is set in it’s own alcove area, multiple pieces of art might have crowded the space. The great big lobster statement piece was all that was needed and contrasted so nicely with the cobalt blue chairs. 

The Entryway

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For the entryway, the vision was airy and open, with lots of natural light pouring in through the front windows. Good vibes will be felt upon arrival to the home thanks to the sunflower yellow stripe featured in this custom round Merida rug! 

For a touch of understated elegance and a little Parisian presence, this asymmetrical dough bowl was spot on.

bowl: Scout Vintage, lamp: Currey & Company

The Living Room

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The design of the living room stands true to it's name: lived-in and laid-back, but still uber chic. Books like Surfshack + Indigo were placed atop the coffee table for a cute aesthetic and for good reads during the family's downtime. 

All of the upholstered pieces throughout the house are from Rowe and are the epitome of casual and cozy. Once you sit down on these plush sofas, instant relaxation is felt!

Combining a contemporary look with a vintage feel, many of the custom throw pillows scattered about the house are by Sugar Feather. Pops of color here, different patterns and textures there—each pillow is unique and beautiful in it's own way. 

The Mudroom

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The mudroom needed a humble, coastal feel, as this space would likely be where the family will come and go, to and from the beach. The blue fish wallpaper by watercolor artist Sara Fitz breathed life into this small area and brought it to the next level. With texture in mind, the slate floor was complimented by the natural fibers of the woven romans and vise versa.

Since this home has an everlasting supply of natural light, these simple + minimal roman shades were used throughout the entire home. With windows were so big and bright, it would've been a crime to cover them up!

The Kids Room

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The kids' room is located upstairs in the home. The client described their two girls as adventurous + artsy, so the design embodies those traits with it's fun custom bunk beds and life jacket focal wall. The teepee is such a cute piece that tied the space together with a feeling of amusement and lighthearted pleasure.

The Bedrooms

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The bedrooms were designed with simplicity and ease in mind; we didn't want the client to worry about fussing around with lots of elaborate detail. 

This gorgeous black bed by Beautiful Bed Company was center stage to the space. The chunky woven rug—also a fave—brought so much texture to the design and instantly made it cozy and comfortable. After a long day swimming in the ocean, basking in the sunshine, or exploring the boutiques of Edgartown, this bedroom felt like just the perfect place to unwind 

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The all white bedding was key to an effortless + timeless bedroom design. A pop of color was added by one big bolster to keep the look simple yet special all at once. 

bolster: 2x16 "Frenchie Light" in Grass by Sugar Feather 

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The goal of the guest bedroom was to create a relaxing retreat where the clients' guests can feel at peace in their home away from home. The seaside blue color of the bed really stole the show + provided such a serene energy to the space. 

With all the new in this design, such as the handcrafted bed, white linens and soft rug, something old was necessary. The bamboo chair added just the right amount of character and charm...every room deserves a beautiful vintage piece!

The Patio

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Outside on the patio, the teak furniture and comfortable, sling back chairs without cushions provided an easy look. Just like the shingles of this coastal home, the teak will weather and age with time, all the while becoming more beautiful. 

The big umbrella adds subtle pattern to the patio...there's nothing more summertime-esque than a good blue and white striped statement piece!

A big thank you to the client, for letting us bring our vision of their Vineyard home to reality. Also a thank you to Angel Tucker Photography for capturing it all so perfectly, and to Weatherlow Florals for accentuating each + every room with gorgeous blooms. 

We can't wait to be back on the Island again! Until next time...


xx Mackenzie & Company

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