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Gimme Shelter

Monday, July 1st, 2013

At the end of last week I ventured out to the Hamptons to visit a project I’m working on. It’s a bit of an adventure getting there from Boston- first te big ferry from New London then two little ferries to shuttle you across Long Island itself.  It’s a BEAUTIFUL drive and if I had the time, I would have just explored for hours and hours.  Especially little Shelter Island.  It’s a bit more quaint than some of the other parts of the Hamptons and my only experience there was waitressing one summer in college at a hotel there for three whole days before quitting and going home.  It was a bit Bates Motel and I just was beyond creeped out.  But now I’d like to go back and see more of it.  Certainly there is a lot of style out there- one spread in the new House & Home particularly piqued my interest.  So here are a bunch of images from projects all over Shelter Island…..

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Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan have a big place on Shelter…. talk about cool neighbors!

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Andre Balazs’ Sunset Beach is THE spot to dine, drink and stay.

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As I was driving around I was getting whiplash trying to peek at all the homes- specifically the ones that had for sale signs outside. Like this one. OHMYGOD the potential!!!!! All those white beams! An outbuilding (office??)! Gaaaahhhhh!

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Nantucket Escape

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

I am just DYING to spend a couple days by the ocean this summer.  It’s going to be an incredibly busy time for us, but a few days rest by the water is a great way to recharge.  And ever since seeing the images of the newly opened 76 Main on the island, designed by the awesome Rachel Reider of Boston, I want to go even more! She used so many of my favorite wallpapers, fabrics and accents all in one place!  I would LOVE to someday design a small inn like this_ I can’t even imagine how much fun creatively it would be!

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I Want To Go To There: Topping Rose House

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I am currently working on a project in the Hamptons, relatively close to this new, awesome looking inn, Topping Rose House.  I love that this house was restored to it’s natural beauty while the interior was clearly modernized.  The restaurant (and entire property) is run by Top Chef judge and acclaimed chef Tom Colecchio.  The rooms were designed by the hospitality geniuses at Champalimaud. Who wouldn’t love a weekend here!?

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LOVING this guest room’s style!!!

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What a wonderful space for a wedding!

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Love me a good barn!

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Shop the look of the inn:

Eloise Goes To Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I love this little drawing by illustrator Joana Avillez which imagines the child lit darling Eloise ditching her Upper East Side lifestyle for hipster Brooklyn- specifically the Wythe Hotel. It’s hilarious.

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I know The Wythe has been blogged ad nauseum, but I actually am hoping to stay there soon as Andrew and I will be making a pilgrimage to the area to see some family and friends who have recently relocated there.  I am obsessed with these rooms. Marble, brick, wallpaper… what’s not to like?

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Reynard is the hotel’s restaurant, I love the graphics.

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Not to mention the decor…

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How about the outdoor patio??? AMAZING!  what a space for an event!

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And the interior private dining room… also charming.

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Get the look of the Wythe with these pieces:

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Island Life

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

There may be no location with crazier real estate prices than Nantucket- but holy hell, if I won the lottery you better believe I’d buy a house there. Like this one. Which is near perfect.  It needs some serious decor help, but for an in town charmer (that has SEVEN bedrooms for lots of summer parties) it’s so killer. If you have $6 mill to spare.

I would have done two sided stairs like I’ve seen on other houses this style, but I wouldn;t exactly kick it out of bed for eating crackers either as is.

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Town and ocean views from the widows walk.

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Look at those floors! The wide planks! DIIIIEEE.

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A good rustic beam leaves me weak in the knees.

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Most fab playroom ever? Maybe.

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And a one bedroom one bath GUEST HOUSE in case you are super popular (which you would be if you lived here) and needed another place for people to sleep.  I don;t think I could even afford just this.

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I’m gonna have to sell a lot of books.