The Hamptons are known for their legendary properties and pristine hydrangea-filled gardens — and for good reason.
by Jennifer Ash Rudick captures the best of the beach town, showcasing the homes of South Fork’s illustrious residents. While the interiors range from whimsical and antique-laden to no-fuss and minimalist, one thing’s for sure — Hamptons style remains the ultimate in summer living. Click through to see inside some of the stunning spaces featured in the book. Out East: Houses And Gardens Of The Hamptons
What better way to welcome guests into your home than with a luscious summery wallpaper? A wildflower bouquet atop a dark wood console plays off the botanical pattern.
Photographer: Tria Giovan
Source: Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons by Jennifer Ash Rudick, Vendome
In a sunny mudroom where salty breezes blow through, the coral walls were painted and treated to look faded against the aqua green wainscoting.
In a century-old carriage house, the wide black-framed double doors are a lasting memory of the house’s previous function. A mix of tan and pale green accents add plenty of warmth to the stone floors.
Architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat went bold for their Shelter Island home. In a riff on the classic beach shack, the home is full of sorbet-colored walls and vintage furniture, creating a one-of-a-kind space. In the living room, the setting sun casts a warm glow through the pink-hued walls.
There is perhaps nothing more beachy than a blue-and-white color scheme. In this bright dining room, an unusual square table sits atop a blue-and-white woven rug which ties into the collection of Chinese pottery.
The owners of Hamptons home decor destination Bloom brought their famous love of white home with them. Atop pale wide-plank floors, artfully aged pieces soften the crisp white walls.
In their living room, creamy drapes and an off-white sofa by Ralph Lauren add layers and depth to the neutral palette. Dark accents in the furniture and accessories help ground the room.
In the Hamptons, much of the summer is spent outdoors enjoying the bounty of the local farms. A pergola covered in white wisteria provides shade while at night, strings of lights illuminate.
Interior designer David Netto opted for a fresh mix of classic Americana and worldly influences for this Hamptons home. In the living room, rich textiles blend with modern furnishings and a fun red-and-white striped couch steals the show.
Tissue-thin curtains let the breeze waft into this sunroom, while allowing the sunlight to stream in. A mélange of rattan, wicker and wood furniture brings warmth to the white space.
The master bedroom of this Davis Creek, Southampton, home is chock-full of exotic textiles collected on the owners’ travels. A quilt from Rajasthan and a throw rug from Laos liven up the white envelope of the room.
This modern saltbox home in Bridgehampton respects the history of the area while looking forward to the future. In the dining room, for instance, classic, whitewashed wood clads the walls, floors and ceilings, while the furniture is wholly modern.
In the bathroom, large, slatted window coverings give privacy but also a view onto the garden, while brightening the dark stone shower enclosure.
The owners of the Moraine, a house perched high on a hill above the ocean, wanted an Alpine retreat-type home. They got their wish with this double-height, vaulted living room and imposing hearth. To keep things Hamptons-friendly, the whitewashed walls and sisal rugs balance out the dark wood accents.
If you’re going to have a beachfront home, you better make the most of the views. This little reading nook features a curved sofa snuggled into the bank of floor-to-ceiling windows, perfect for an afternoon nap or a rainy afternoon read.
If all else fails, keep it simple — you don’t want to compete with the scenery. Quality materials like teak, when left to weather, add a humble, lived-in charm.
To bring in some of the watery blues from the neighboring creek, vintage batik fabrics were transformed into cushion and pillow covers.
In an avid surfer’s home overlooking the infamously rough waves at Towd Point, nautical nods are abound. Structural columns were wrapped in rope, and caged lanterns light the way.
For the home of an eleventh-generation Southfork farmer, the 60-acre property is very much a part of the family. The base of this coffee table was made from the trunk of a beloved copper beech from the land.
At this grand Hamptons estate, guests and family enter through a gracious enclosed parterre garden. Neatly trimmed hedges and gravel paths contrast the wild forests that lay beyond, providing a bit of calm amongst the storm of trees.