Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon can do no wrong. She can cook (and write a book about it), she can design interiors (and write a book about it), her taste in fashion is impeccable, and she recently got a puppy! She has a jaw-dropping townhouse in Brooklyn and a weekend beach house in Amangansett that she recently gave a refresh (not that it really needed it). It is neutral and earthy and I am in love. Photos by Nicole Franzen
In my dreams we’re on the other side. In my dreams we can leave our homes, we can cross borders and we can come together in numbers more than a handful. In my dreams we’re lying by the pool, listening to waves crash on the shore, sharing laughter and war stories. Wine is a given as is a beautiful home. Noku Beach House, Seminyak, Bali by AZBCreative. Stay safe. Stay home.
Boston-based designer Nina Farmer bought this 1950s single-story home set on its own private beach on Martha’s Vineyard, went against the grain and gave it some Moroccan touches, and then sold it. Beach vibes be damned! Unexpected is the way to go, always.
Over the holidays Patricia emailed us about sharing her new home, named Hallelujah, with our readers and I was all for it because beachy vibes is totally what I need right about now. Some details from Patricia: I am a retired designer from Columbus, Ohio. We purchased a new home in Grayton Beach, a laid back old Florida type beach town but with new houses too. I spent major part of year in a million stores both in FL and Ohio searching for the right piece and accessory for every room. House has five bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, 3 decks and faces Western Lake, one of the coastal dune lakes along 30A. We are 300 yards to a huge beach which runs the length of the Panhandle in FL. Our house is in a small gated area (that used to be a petting zoo back in the 60’s) with just six homes that are alike in appearance from the front. Area is known for their coastal dune lakes that empty into the gulf when there has been a lot of rain and it is a very neat phenomenon. I love that Patricia went with more grey tones than typical blues and the earthy vibe is very casual and perfect for the setting. The views across the lake are gorgeous! An all around stunning home, beautifully styled. Thank you so much Patricia for sharing your pride and joy with us.
In the design lexicon when did the “Hamptons” become a pejorative? We all shudder and nod knowingly when confronted by a home that has been inappropriately “Hamptonised” but what happens when you actually live in the Hamptons and want a new take on the beachy, nautical themed, cliched blue and white riff that all your neighbours (and half the world) are rocking. Perhaps a little boho, retro with a dash of mid century and a pop of pink. Perhaps a stylish home just like this East Hampton one by Purveyor Design.