Australian Cape Cod
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How to Achieve the Classic Cape Cod Look for Less!

We tour a classic American home on Open Home Australia and then help you find the Look for Less!

This classic American home we get to explore in this clip of Open Home Australia reminds us of the modern farmhouse style that has become very popular in the US. The designer and builder of this gorgeous home (which she also lives in), Claudine Sheppard, takes us on a tour of her house.

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It begins in her welcoming foyer that has a hanging mirror above a small console which holds some lovely white flowers.

The home’s decor has a bit of a nautical feel, with accents and select furniture pieces in bright blues and navys. It feels clean and spacious. The walls throughout the house are all painted white. The kitchen has a white backsplash as well as white cabinetry. Throughout the home there are several plants and flowers as well as decor that uses natural materials, like wood and wicker baskets, to make the place feel warm.

As Claudine explains, she didn’t want the home to be something “on trend” that would go out of fashion in a few years. We think she nailed it and would love to live in a timeless home like this. If you agree, you’ll want to check out these 6 pieces that can achieve this classic American home for less!

Home Decorators CollectionHome Decorators Collection

Black, White and Natural Seagrass Decorative Round Tray (Set of 2)

The living room coffee table in this house had a tufted top and utilized a round tray as decor but also as a way to place items on the table. This set of two natural seagrass decorative trays achieves the same look and feel!


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Sea Gull LightingSea Gull Lighting

Perryton Small Four Hall/Foyer Hanging Modern Light Fixture

We immediately noticed the hanging light that was outside the front door of Claudine’s home and think this one has that same sophisticated and classic look. It would look amazing in any entryway or hanging over a kitchen island.


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30" x 42" French Country Wall Mirror

This mirror will work perfectly placed above a fireplace in your living room and for less than $100, we think this is a great LFL find! Its solid wooden frame is durable and long lasting. The slightly curved top adds a bit of interest to the style.


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Benkelman Bench With Gold Colored Legs

Outside of the main bedroom in Claudine’s house, we were taken by the small sitting room. What stood out the most was the navy tufted bench, in place of a coffee table, and we think this one from Wayfair is dead ringer for the original in the clip!


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Rugs USARugs USA

White Easy Shag Lattice Area Rug 4x6

To really get the Look for Less of the upstairs sitting room, place this shag rug underneath the coffee table. The geometric design adds a bit of interest while still achieving that classic clean look.


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Birch LaneBirch Lane

Macri Flip Top Storage Bench

In the home in the clip, there is a very similar wicker bench that sits at the end of the bed. Scoop up this one to achieve the LFL. The hand woven abaca leaves used to create this bench form a striking concentric circle design. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but also, extremely useful. Store blankets, sheets, shoes… anything you desire. This will help maintain the warm and calming feeling you want to achieve. This bench is on sale for almost 50% off so don’t wait to buy!


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