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Beautiful Doria Ball Flush Mount Fixture, $1,900. Prime Gallery LLC, 1116 Main Rd., Jamesport, 807-9071; 1stdibs.com
The single most important element in any home design is lighting. Get creative and hang pendants on either side of a bed over nightstands instead of using table lamps—it’s dramatic and frees up space on your bedside tables. Pendants also look great flanking a mirror in a powder bath. Steer clear of sconces, which are overdone and too expected.
Pair French Early 20th c. Armchairs, Price Upon Request. English Country Antiques, 26 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton, 537-0606; 1stdibs.com
These French armchairs would be stunning in any room of a Hamptons beach house—the beautiful blue and green linen brings the outside in. If you need another reason other than pure aesthetic to purchase, keep in mind that by buying vintage you're keeping junk out of landfills, reducing your personal carbon footprint, saving yourself some cash, and at the same time, making your home much cooler by getting one-of-a-kind pieces.
Theodore Sofa, $3,550. jaysonhome.com
This updated chesterfield is the perfect addition to any East End home office. From Jayson's first line of upholstery, it’s available in more than 300 fabrics. The couch can also be customized in a fabric of your choosing for a small upcharge.
Louis XV Desk, $2,400. Stellar Union, 25 N. Sea Rd., Southampton, 204-0315; 1stdibs.com
No Hamptons home would be complete without wood antiques. But if you don’t wish to spend your summer hunting for the perfect desk, consider an antique option similar to the above. Also possible as a console behind a sofa, it’s the perfect mix of elements with a burlwood finish, embossed leather plateau, and brass details. Cabriole legs finish it off chicly.
Aquasilk rug, $8,800, ABC Carpet & Home. 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, 212-473-3000
Vintage rugs are dyed and distressed to accelerate the aging process through a cycle of dying and washing. Colors blend, textures soften, and an infusion of depth is the end result. Fabricated distressing gives the rug maker and eventually the client the ability to choose whether they want to kick-start the aging process or add 30 years to their rug. The end result is a completely unique textile.
Jennifer Dyer of Jeneration Interiors is known for her eclectic design style and mixing different periods of furniture effortlessly. We asked her to pull five pieces to decorate a Hamptons house. Here’s what she chose for her dream design scheme.