Happy weekend – and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight! Since my son and I just returned from visiting a few New England colleges, I thought I’d share some inspiration from that beautiful region. So today, I’m highlighting New England travel destinations, New England decor and basically everything we love about classic New England style! Let’s get started!
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Classic England Travel Destinations:
To me, nothing says New England more than Vermont!
This is the Unitarian Church at the head of Church St. Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont. It’s only a few blocks away from the University of Vermont, one of the colleges we visited last week.
If you regularly read my blog, you know we spend a lot of time up in Vermont…mostly in the winter to ski.
Though if you’ve been there, you know there’s nothing like Vermont in the Fall! Believe me, we’re already planning a trip for foliage season!
And then there’s Boston – another must-see city to add to your New England travel list…
From the charming Federal style architecture to the historic landmarks, Boston is the ultimate New England destination! A few years ago, we took the boys there for a few days of exploring. If you’d like, you can read about some of those adventures here – Boston – Freedom Trail and City Scenes.
Drive about an hour south of Boston, hop on a ferry and you’ll find the charming island of Martha’s Vineyard…
Truly, a wonderful weekend getaway! From the pristine beaches to the beautiful homes, Martha’s Vineyard is the classic coastal escape!
Speaking of coastal New England, Newport Rhode Island is about as classic as you can get!
From the mansion tours to the scenic overlooks, Newport, Rhode Island is a wonderful place to vacation any time of year. Be sure to also check out the highlights from my Girls’ Weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.
Shopping Finds – New England Style:
Now, if you want to capture the style of New England in your home, here are a few fun shopping finds…
What New England home is complete without a few Adirondack chairs in the backyard?
And whether you’re heading to the beach of the mountains, a classic tote bag is perfect for a weekend getaway…
Have you ever seen these Sea Bags? On our trip to Martha’s Vineyard, I discovered them in a boutique. They’re made from recycled sail cloths in the New England state of Maine!
Speaking of sailing…add some New England style nautical decor to your home with a wooden sailboat.
At a loss for decorating ideas? This gorgeous book, A Place to Call Home by Gil Schafer will give you some New England decorating inspiration!
Another classic – An Affair with a House showcases timeless New England style!
For even more classic New England style ideas, here is some beautiful inspiration from around the internet:
- Don’t miss this gorgeous New England instagram account. (and she also owns two adorable golden retrievers!)
- Another inspiring New England instagram feed. (with two more golden retrievers!)
- And another New England instagram with stunning photography!
- Visit this lovely blogger with homes in Vermont and Maine!
- You’ll be blown away by the this Massachusetts blogger’s DIY projects!
- Get caught up in this must read Nantucket travel diary.
- Here is a classic colonial home with tons on New England Style decorating ideas!
- And you can’t visit New England without tasting a delicious clam chowder!
There, that should keep you busy for awhile! Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to add some New England style to your home!
- In case you missed last week’s Saturday Spotlight, you can find it here – Summer Home Improvement Ideas.
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