August 10, 2012
In conjunction with the East Hampton Library’s Eighth Annual Authors Night, we’ve found the ultimate accessories for the avid reader and writer extraordinaire. Create a litterateur’s haven by adorning your space with one or more of these essential accessories.
August 09, 2012
There is a yard, tag, and estate sale sub-culture that exists in the Hamptons. "Gem" seekers peruse the weekly local publications for yard sale listings to strategically map out a course of action for Saturday morning. Those who plan their itinerary are generally rewarded with deals and quality items for their early morning prowess! Items are usually priced one of two ways, "not given away although a good deal" or the "please take it away from here" inexpensive tag. Here is a sampling of Hamptons yard sale treasures found in the past.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA EHRLICH
Hamptontoes is a blog by interior designer Lisa Ehrlich, who shares her musings on all things interior design related, along with tidbits for living a happy and stylish life. Stay tuned for bi-weekly blog posts on décor, entertaining, and her take on the Hamptons.
August 08, 2012
Whether a clamshell found on a beach walk or a larger-than-life facsimile, the seashell is a timeless motif that still looks fresh and modern in today's interiors. Best used as a room accessory, this Hamptons essential brings a nature-inspired flair and creates visual interest in any room of the house. Here's a crop of eclectic accessories that elevate the seashell in surprising and imaginative ways—the perfect complement to your seaside Hamptons home.
—BARBARA PAGE GLATT
Hampton Hostess, a lifestyle blog by interior designer Barbara Page Glatt, explores the latest in home design, travel, and entertaining, with a specific focus on the Hamptons. Stay tuned for Barbara's weekly blogs on décor, entertaining, and more in the Hamptons.
August 08, 2012
Nestrest, Dedon (from $12,180).
Part tree swing, part luxury sofa, Dedon’s Nestrest makes for one interesting statement piece to transform a Hamptons yard, garden, or pool area with a bit of whimsy. The cocoon-like creation was designed by Dedon’s Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety out of a light aluminum frame and a special outdoor-friendly Dedon fabric. Austin Handler of Water Mill’s Mabley Handler Interior Design says that the Nestrest’s unusual teardrop shape and unique hanging feature draw people to it. “It is certainly not your grandmother’s wicker furniture,” says Handler. “It is eye-catching, so people are going to naturally gravitate toward it; they will be drawn to sit in it, which is the perfect thing for a piece of furniture to do—make you want to use it.”
Handler recommends hanging the Nestrest poolside, where it would be most functional while retaining its aesthetic appeal. “I would put this under a pergola by the pool—someplace where you can view it from far away so you can appreciate the architecture behind it,” the designer explains, adding, you can “sit there, cozy up, and still be able to have a view of your pool. Hildreth’s Patio, 15 W. Main St., Southampton, 259-8888.
August 07, 2012
With a reputation as one of the top landscape designers in the Hamptons, Frederico Azevedo of Unlimited Earth Care’s signature outdoor styles include well-placed color repetition and the seamless integration of natural Hamptons flora with exotic plants and flowers. Azevedo is also known to play with borders—configuring his outdoor designs to best frame the spaces overall. Here, he shares the perfect example of his style, and some of the secrets behind it.
"This border was designed to screen the pool fence and connect with the border that screens the property from the street. Lythrum, heliopsis, shasta daisy, and hibiscus were planted in conjunction with other flowers in order to frame further views of the garden. The height of the flowers makes it possible to see the effect of colors and textures from both sides of the fence."
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAWN WATSON