From Where I Sit Painting by Jenny Prinn | Highball Hanging Pendant Light | Equipment Slim Signature Silk Blouse in Blue Jean | Redding Wall Mirror (64% off) | J.Crew Excursion Quilted Vest | Sky Lark Batik Pillow (33% off) | Blue & White Striped Dhurrie (30% off) | Demylee Sage Cashmere Sweater | Carmel Linen Ivory Chair (46% off) | Kingsley Side Table (49% off)
- Eilza Pink Pillow Cover / $26
- Heirloom Sconce / $278
- The Big Book of the Hamptons / $75
- Annandale Pendant / $1160
- Rayong Pillow Pair / $225
- Buoy Pendant / $395
- Venice Chair / $1295
- Tray Top Table / $70
- Bibliothèque Bougie Parfumée / $80
- Regeant Meringue Arm Chair / $722
- Dalliance Pendant / $490
- Periwinkle Quilt / $395
- Natural Woven Side Table / $195
- Cooper Leather Stool / $795
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When I stumbled upon Lisa Sherry’s guest bedroom on Domino, I was instantly inspired to create a cozy beach house moodboard. I love the mix of blue and green, the mix of oil painting with black & white photography, the crisp hotel bedding… My version would have a slightly more modern edge and be adapted for beach life — think awning stripes, coral accents, surf photography and industrial lighting. I envision the Tilton Fenwick fabric repeated on a pair of chairs, an ottoman or pillows. It’s a great coastal theme that’s equally subtle, casual and elegant. Thoughts?
SHOP THE LOOK
Image source: Domino
I’ve been having a REALLY good summer. It’s been all about pool days, flirty skirts, jalapeño margaritas (seriously — how did this delicious invention not make it’s way north of the border yet!?). I have to admit that when August came around, I was NOT ready for Fall. I was fighting the cold weather front and the Fall wardrobes on Pinterest. I wanted nothing to do with them. And then this week, something changed. Maybe it started when I cooked up a carb-heavy feast on Tuesday night (it was a cauliflower, burrata and thyme spaghetti, in case you were curious); or maybe it was the hours spent obsessing over Forward’s fall looks or maybe it was finally pulling out my ankle boots from the back of my closet for dinner last night.
Suddenly, the thought of the impending Fall months didn’t seem so bad. I have a few exciting months ahead: kicking off with a trip to NYFW and a (quieter) week in the Hamptons followed by a week in Paris. Then, there’s Thanksgiving, weekends in the country, my birthday, the changing leaves… So finally, I’m ready for you Fall. But please don’t get here too quickly and give us a few more weeks of warm summer bliss.
Anthropologie came out with a scrapwood wallpaper and it’s pretty amazing.
A beach house is priority, but a lake house would also be nice…
Elettra Wiedemann has a brand new website, and I’m a fan!
#Ihavethisthingwithfloors. And I’m not the only one.
Lust over Jenna Lyons office at J.Crew once more.
I’m kind of dying to splurge on this bag for Fall.
More and more reasons to love Montauk.
What’s your favorite part of summer?
“Mark and I took a walk and found ourselves standing outside Steven Gambrel’s house, marveling at the architecture and his gorgeous wood floors. He spotted us, invited us in, and gave us the name of the woodworker who made them. Those floors transformed the house!”
If the moody tones, shiplap walls and bleached floors in this Sag Harbor cottage seem familiar, it might have something to do with Steven Gambrel. When you have a famed interior guru as a neighbor, you better dig for all the advice you can get. That’s exactly what Stella & Dot co-founder Blythe Harris and her husband Mark did when they ran into Gambrel during a neighborhood walk. With his few words of advice, and the help of interior designer Elizabeth Cooper, the couple were able to transform a century old Sag Harbor cottage into a breezy summertime escape.
The bleached pumpkin pine floors are overlaid with Madeline Weinrib striped cotton dhurries, the beds are layered with John Robshaw quilts and the rest is a mix of vintage industrial and nautical nods. In the children’s bedroom, the Katie Ridder Beetlecat wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy.
This breezy cottage is merely a summertime escape for this bi-coastal family — who divides its time between San Francisco and Sag Harbor. I say sign me up for their life immediately. I would like nothing more than to shop up a storm at Jed or MONC XIII and drink milkshakes at LT Burger on a weekly basis.
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Images via Lonny.
Are you sick of hearing about the Hamptons yet? I swear this is the last one. Let’s pick up where we left off. On Sunday morning, if you’re feeling particularly energetic (or in need of a liver transplant — both can be equally powerful motivators) join a yoga session or beach workout at The Surf Lodge (make sure you stop by the Surf Bazaar to grab a lemlem tunic), then head to Ditch Plains for some fun in the sun and a well-deserved bite on the go at Turf, a mobile kitchen operating out of a revamped airstream.
Around noon, when you resemble a cooked lobster and have sand in a few too many places, freshen up a little, hop in the car and head to East Hampton for some first class shopping. Make your wildest monogram dreams come true at The Monogram Shop, put a big dent in your wallet at Blue & Cream or Intermix and score some great deals at Steven Alan or J.Crew at the Beach (like a regular J.Crew, only better).
After you’ve completely deflated your wallet, hop back in the car and drive to Sag Harbor for a mid-afternoon lunch at LT Burger or Muse in the Harbor. After lunch, make your way to the Holiday House Hamptons for some serious interior design eye candy. The $35 entry fee benefits the Breast Cancer Foundation so you can feel good about the hefty entry fee. When you exit the house, make a right and head to JED, filled to the brim with the most beautiful antiques. After that, make sure you stop by MONC XIII – probably one of the most beautiful home decor stores I’ve seen in— ever.
Make your way to the Shelter Island ferry and drive to Sunset Beach where an evening of gorgeous sunsets, beautiful food and even better looking people await. Stay as long as you can— the evening only gets better: ping pong matches, dance parties around the bond fire to the sounds of DJ Arman Nafeei are just a few of the highlights. As far as I’m concerned, Sunset Beach was the highlight of my week — don’t miss it.
After a great night at the Surf Lodge (see 72 Hours in the Hamptons: Part I), time to go exploring. Grab a coffee at the No. 50 Café at the Montauk Beach House (where they serve Stumptown coffee) and make your way westward towards Southampton. First pit stop: the Serena & Lily Beach Market to start the day in the happiest way possible. Beyond their regular offerings, grab exclusive accessories, beach toys and artwork stemming from collaborations with local emerging artists.
Once you’ve worked out an appetite perusing S&L‘s every nook and cranny, stop by Pierre’s in Bridghampton for a quintessentially French petit déjeuner. Order a homemade lemonade and fresh croissants from their pâtisserie, en français s.v.p!
Make your way to the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Bask in the glory of this impeccably designed estate and chat with the designers on site. My favorite rooms this year were by Katie Leede and Henry & Co.
After the showhouse, it’s time to put your credit card to good use. Head to Southampton’s Main Street and explore the shops, each more beautiful than the next — from straw hats and Rolex watches at Aerin to beautiful modern organic homewares and furniture at Homenature and Adrianna Shamaris and hand blocked textiles at Roberta Roller Rabbit. Stop by Club Monaco flagship store which features vintage homewares, Turkish rugs and Coqui Coqui candles.
By now, you’ll likely be hungry again. Stop for lunch at Sant Ambroeus or 75 Main. If you’re feeling particularly frivolous (and have made reservations in advance) you can also dine at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton on your way back, one of the finest establishments the Hamptons have to offer.
Once you’re back in Montauk, take a change of scenery at Sloppy Tuna, Montauk’s only occeanfront bar. Show up in nothing fancier than a pair of Birks, destroyed cutoffs and a pair of aviators. Head up to the top floor terrace, order a Montauk Summer Ale and soak up the views.
If you need to soak up the alcohol before hitting the next stop (or even if you don’t) — stop by 668 the Gig Shack for the most delicious tuna taquitos you have ever tasted. The lobster sliders served on a croissant aren’t bad either.
But don’t linger too much as you don’t want to miss the sunset at Crow’s Nest. It’s best to make dinner reservations in advance to have a guaranteed way in. The place in one those rare still magical spots in Montauk — part boho, part sophisticated. I’ve heard the place turns into a dance party on Saturdays, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Read Part I and stay tuned for Part III tomorrow.