Kiley's "The Bramble"
Location:Cape Cod, Massachusetts
What I Love About My Home
I love that my cottage -- known by friends as The Bramble -- is tucked into a wooded pondside neighborhood on one of the most scenic routes in America. I moved back to Cape Cod five months ago after seven years in NYC, so I'm comfortable with teeny tiny, but I love that I have a yard and see trees from every window. I also got lucky with the dark hardwood floors, high ceilings, and skylights.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The challenges are the fun part! Having zero budget is tricky. I left NYC with a lot of books and kitchenware, but not much more furniture than a couple of Craigslist finds. I managed to furnish The Bramble with some beautiful family and thrifted pieces, with the exception of one trip to IKEA. I dabble in DIY, but am super impatient. Of course, the size is tough to work around, but I chose small scale furniture to create distinct, functional spaces. I am a compulsive entertainer, so it's important to me to make that work. This place changes on a daily basis!
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