I’m not quite ready to let go of summer yet—I need a few more beach hours, I need to feel the sun on my skin a little longer, and I’m refusing to store away my tennis racquet. But as we enter back-to-school season, I know it’s time to slowly let go of my white tassels and woven everything, start shopping for sensible Fall booties, and embrace deeper tones and heavier materials like suede and leather. Not to mention I’ve caught myself longing for crisp Fall weather on a few occasions, while practically melting on the New York City sidewalks. My color palette for the season: blonde woods, rust-colored leather, blush pink (again), grays and whites. It’s a good transitional palette that can make summer last just a little longer, don’t you think? Which colors will you introduce in your wardrobe or space this season?
Right off the Santa Monica boardwalk is this charming beach house. While unassuming in appearance, the interior is beautifully layered for an unpretentious but comfortable life. Interior designer David Netto, who grew up in New York, infused the Santa Monica bungalow with gray, blue and yellow tones—mimicking the sand and surf outside—and a California ease with just a touch of east coast New England nods. Stripes, oils paintings and rattan is woven in with midcentury classics and African accents to perfect that boho nautical vibe. But perhaps the best part of this expertly executed interior in is the colors and contrasts: the bright yellow desk against the soft perinwinkle drapery; the blood red leather chairs against a blue and yellow striped rug. One thing’s for sure: the space is perfectly adapted to easy living: the type that exists only on the coasts.
You know how they say “you get what you attract”? I don’t want to get all The Secret on you—but a few months ago I was thinking I hadn’t taken a trip for me in a while. I travel for family, friends, weddings, work, but never for me. So I started dreaming of a trip to Italy in the Fall—all the while knowing that it was probably too far fetched to happen. Cut to a couple of weeks ago—an opportunity to travel to the Amalfi Coast and the Greek Islands fell on my lap. And it’s happening in a month.
Change of seasons are always a strange time to shop—you still want to buy for summer, you know you should really be buying for Fall—and now I’m also shopping for a trip. So if I had to boil it down, I’m dreaming of striped dresses and straw hats for Italy, and frayed denim + white sneakers for the city. What are you shopping for these days?
Perched atop the Montauk bluffs sits a modern shingle house with an unassuming exterior—it blends in the landscape, untouched and undisturbed. But the interiors paint another picture: a collection of midcentury vintage pieces to rival the best antique stores. It’s the work of interior designer Robert McKinley, who masterfully blended the essence of the seascape with a discerning midcentury collection in this beachy Montauk house. Each room has its dose of 1950s accents mixed with bright reds and blues and softened with sisal or rattan. Outside, cushy long chairs overlook the ocean below, surfboards are stacked against the
Outside, cushy long chairs overlook the ocean below, surfboards are stacked against the shingeld house, and a pool surrounded by native shrubs awaits the surfers’ return. It’s a true surfer’s dream—where low-maintenance furnishings and outdoor showers cohabit high above the waves of Ditch Plains.