“My husband always joked that my New York apartment was a total fantasy princess palace.”
Erin Fetherston’s last New York City apartment was feminine to say the least: ornate Bergere chairs, floral chandeliers, French antiques and lots of pink. But when the fashion designer moved to Los Angeles to accommodate her growing family, the started her decorating process with a clean slate. Wanting her entire family—her husband Gabe Saporta and her newborn son—to be represented in the space, she reined in the pink frills and imagined a space that’s fresh, breezy, and insanely cozy. With the help of Mat Sanders of Consort, the pair created a chic monochrome cozy home that embodied easy living. With a clever mix of iconic modern pieces and muted soft furnishings, Fetherston’s new blank slate home is one she will be able to build on for years.
“The wood was torn out of the Merc Bar in Soho that my husband and I used to frequent when we first met while we were in college at NYU. When the bar closed a couple of years ago my husband bought the wood and had it installed lining our bedroom walls from floor to ceiling as a surprise to me.”
—Nadine Abramcyk, Tenoverten
Nadine Abramcyk is a serial entrepreneur with a vision. In 2010, she saw a gap in the market for all-natural boutique nail salons, and opened Tenoverten, a line of toxic-free nail care products and salons around NYC, and now Austin and Los Angeles. Abramcyk is just as ethical when it comes to her own personal care, her beauty routine, and her home. A big believer in saging and sourcing products ethically, her home is filled with vintage finds and reclaimed materials. In her bedroom, the walls are covered with wood reclaimed from the Merc Bar, which she used to frequent during her NYU days. Her husband had the walls recovered as a testament to the early days of their courship. Chivalry isn’t dead after all.
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.