Articles by Irina MacPhee

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    Which styles capture your imagination?

      Irina MacPhee, owner of Pastiche of Cape Cod, asks: Which styles capture your imagination?   New England Country This design style has a universal appeal, and was inspired by designs such as French Country and English Floral designs. New England …

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    A Complete List of Christmas Strolls on Cape Cod

    The Cape Cod Christmas Strolls are some of the best events to celebrate the holidays – and we’ve put together a list of them all so you can worry less and celebrate more. If we missed any, or you would …

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    Luxx Magazine 2016 is Out

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  • The New Coastal Home - Pastiche of Cape Cod

    The New Coastal Home

    The New Coastal Home By Irina MacPhee What is the New Coastal Home? The trend has changed to be more in keeping with individual tastes, personality and lifestyle.  Homeowners have a desire to take a risk and step out of …

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    Living Life Well: Creating a Memory with Your Family

    Being a single mom of four small children for over 12 years, I often thought of ways to build new memories and traditions.  Every Thanksgiving my immediate and extended family would gather in Connecticut at Aunt Betty’s house. I suspect …

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  • Pastiche of Cape Cod - What's Your Style?

    What’s Your Style? Take the Quiz.

    Which styles capture your imagination? New England This design style has a universal appeal, and was inspired by designs such as French Country and English Floral designs. New England Country eschews the formal so guests are never afraid to drink …

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    Emergency Holiday Decorating in Under Four Hours

    STEP 1:  Make yourself a cup of tea, make a wish list, cut it in half (only keep the essentials), then get to work.  You can always add more later. STEP 2: Pick three areas of focus.  Suggestion: the Front Door, Living …

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    How to Make Your Home Look Like It’s Christmas in Seven Easy Steps

    Step 1: Change out your pillows to Holiday Pillows.  An accent pillow is the perfect quick & easy solution to look like you are the most organized planner when it comes to transforming your home into that festive spirit.  These pillows are …

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  • The Nasturtium - Pastiche of Cape Cod

    Design Tip: The Nasturtium…Nature’s Forgotten Fashion Genius

    The forgotten flower that is often overlooked…the Nasturtium.  This bright beauty brings a pop of color to any planter or window box.  Its striking orange bloom is contrasted by a silver-green leaf.  We all could learn a thing or two from nature.  Make a fashion statement and see …

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    Aging in place – Homeowners work with builders to rethink design as they grow older

    Aging in place Homeowners work with builders to rethink design as they grow older The older economy In 2010, disposable income for Americans age 50 and over was $3 trillion. This huge demographic group accounted for almost one half of all …

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