Hamptons Bound

The Hamptons are the perfect respite for a weary (and very hot New Yorker) and with the weekend forecast set for warm and sunny, the next few days will be bliss!  I like to call this bundle of beach communities “New York City’s Off Campus,” for all the Manhattanite transplants they attract.  It’s as though Madison Avenue was redone with beachside mansions and the streets of Soho were paved in sand.  Needless to say, the houses are beautiful and the decor is sublime.  Aerin Lauder’s Hampton hideaway still reigns supreme, but here are some others that get our decorative heart strings singing!

Designer Leslie Klotz invited House Beautiful into her Hamptons home for a tour of what an elegantly lived in home looks like.  The white walls and bright yellow accents, with personal touches makes this the kind of place you want to go back to time and time again.

 Elle Decor visited Scott Curie, of Ellie Tahari, to see what this style-setter had up his sleeve when it came to his shelter styling skills.  Photos Roger Davies.  Get the look with our Bungalow 5 Lacquer Arm Chairs.

Photo:  Roger Davies
This looks like the kind of kitchen everyone hangs out in even before dinner is served. The nautical dish towel reminds us we are by the sea, but we love the print in our Knot board pillow.
Sometimes Hamptons style is not all nautical knots and bold stripes, as Kelly Derose’s East Hampton home proves.  You can take the decorator out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the decorator.  Picture for House Beautiful.

 One of the best movies that takes place in The Hamptons is without a doubt Somethings Gotta Give. These photos of Diane Keaton’s home personifies casual elegance.  Its the kind of place that, after a long day in the sun, you want to curl up with a good book and relax in.

Of course its always nice to look into the pages of magazines and movie sets to see what the designers have done, but nothing beats the real deal, which is why checking out rental and real estate sites, like Corcoran is another favorite way to scope out the real deal.  This way you can scope out homes like 171 Great Plains Road in Southampton.

This home feels like a beach house on the outside but is a traditional wonder once you step inside.  Doesn’t the below picture look like one of the halls you might see in the White House? It makes sense since you must be American Royalty to live here.

 Hint: Get the look above with our Traditional English Garden Bench
And properties with incredibly well manicured grounds like 50 Post Crossing, also located in Southampton.

Or maybe your tastes require a little more square footage.  Should I go missing I’ve gone to 1251 Ocean Road in Bridgehampton… Your all invited.

You know… just a small little weekend retreat with a private entrance to the beach…

 This home has character and the homeowner wasn’t afraid to mix a traditional aesthetic with some more unconventional finishes.

 Great use of blue and white porcelain mixed in with some eclectic interiors.  I don’t even think there’s much redecorating to be done.

 But do you think the bedrooms big enough?  Loving the use of Ikat- it’s a great example of taking a trend and making it work for your particular style.  In this case the homeowner, with traditional roots, took the trendy print and used it in a classic blue and white.  Perfect!
 I think this is what heaven must be like, and look! There are lounge chairs!

 Sometimes you just need an arial shot.

For more ideas about beach home decorating read Melissa’s post for some great inspiration and have a fabulous weekend!

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Gabby Katz is also a contributing editor who started her career at The Well Appointed House. She went on to work in fashion PR and is currently employed with Oscar de la Renta.

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