To me, the ultimate in good design is making it look inviting, beautiful, and effortless. Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to find design perfection with a visit to a friend’s family home in Bridgehampton, NY. This home perfectly reflects the persona of the people who live there, pays homage to the locale and history (built in 1869), and has the most incredible collection of antiques that truly personalize the house.
From the moment you enter with the array of well worn children’s riding boots to the treasures you find at every turn – decorative baskets, weathervanes, flags, antique kitchen appliances, arrays on coffee tables, dogs keeping watch by the fireplace – there are unique pieces that truly spark joy. I love how the natural materials and textures like wood, wicker, metal and copper are subtly set off against the pure white backdrop of the walls and furniture, and are balanced with the lovingly restored floors. Wandering through this home and the companion guest house made me appreciate how you can live so comfortably in a home while appreciating the beauty and authenticity of its past.
So as you head off for Memorial Day, enjoy a bit of armchair traveling in this wonderfully curated home.
Enjoy the start of summer!!!