The Grass is Greener

I spent a glorious two weeks on Nantucket for our annual family getaway.  ACK (the airport call letters and nickname the locals call it) is one of my favorite places and its visual icons are unmistakable: the weathered gray cottages, brilliant climbing roses and crisp, nautical palette.  On this trip, I was particularly struck by the lush walls of greenery and lovely garden gates that line the island estates.  I snapped a few for inspiration:

Design scouting aside, it was about unwinding with family and dear friends.  Some highlights:

Playing golf with my son

Biking down my favorite street, Baxter Road

Hanging out at Cisco Brewery

 Helping my kids set up a lemonade stand

 Sunset cocktails at Galley Beach

 Boogie boarding with my kids on Sconcet beach

What are your iconic vacation moments?  I’d love to hear!

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Photos by Susan Bednar Long

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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