Designer's Personal Hamptons Retreat
The Hamptons in New York is frequently cited for its unique natural light created by the geography and landscape of this strip of land at the Eastern end of Long Island. It was this light that drew so many recognized artists to the area, and for the designer’s own weekend residence he considered this in every aspect of the design. All the home’s common rooms are backdropped in white to allow luminosity throughout. Minimal use of window treatments allows for full exposure to bring daylight into the home in all seasons. The sunroom which the designer added to the original structure as part of a kitchen expansion/renovation created a light-filled entertaining space for dining and casual conversation at cocktail and dinner parties. Larger scale windows and French doors and pale green limestone flooring similar in color and texture to the green-bluestone patios and pool coping make indoor and outdoor living seamless. Art & accessories were selected with a garden theme in mind. The home’s furnishings are positioned to create a variety of intimate spaces for comfortable seating and personal interaction, to accommodate frequent hosting of family members and guests for summer and holiday visits. The designer is recognized for his ability to understand and reflect personal interests of his clients in their living areas. In the case of his own home, the design included works from emerging artists and international artifacts and objects collected from his own global travels which continue to inspire the creativity he brings to his projects.