Home Tour: A Designer Beach Pad That Toys With Tradition
THE DOSSIER: NAME: Gideon Mendelson TRADE: Interior designer and principal of Mendelson Group. VIBE: Traditional with a beachy, eclectic twist. ABODE: Five-bedroom, traditional shingle-style home in Sagaponack, NY.
When New York-based interior designer Gideon Mendelson and his partner Tom purchased their beach house in quiet Hamptons hamlet Sagaponack, NY, it was a milestone: the designer's first piece of real estate. "I didn't feel a need for permanence until I had children," he says. The five-bedroom, traditional shingle-style house became the perfect escape from Brooklyn for his three children, as well as "an opportunity to show of my collection of things," he says.
Mendelson's home had been built as a spec home -- a residence built without a particular buyer in mind -- so one of his biggest challenges was to make it feel more personal, as if it had been designed for him. "The red oak floors were a challenge because the pink tends to come through," he says, so the designer applied a floor stain with a hint of olive-green, a hue that continues in pops of chartreuse throughout the house.
|Oval Boi Chandelier, Price Upon Request, David Weeks Studio||Map Wall Decal, $129, Pottery Barn||Promenade Caned Armchair, Price Upon Request, Lorin Marsh|
|Longacre Small Table Lamp, $336, Circa Lighting||"Bamboo" #2107, From $225, Farrow & Ball||Border Frame Duvet and Shams, From $68, Serena & Lily|
|Eton Club Chair, From $749, Ballard Designs||Gwenwood Wall Sconce, Price Upon Request, Urban Electric||Large Silver Decorative Horse, $150, Chairish|
|Herve Van Der Straeten "Branches" Mirror, Price Upon Request, 1st Dibs||The Pebble Table by Nada Debs, Price Upon Request, 1st Dibs||Steam Press Wheel, $99, Restoration Hardware|
|Living Room Sofas Mendelson Group||Kitchen Pendant Lights Ann-Morris Antiques||Stairwell Runner Patterson, Flynn & Martin|
|Outdoor Woven Stools Mecox||Office Ceiling Treatment Silvere Boureau||Family Room Club Chairs Roman Thomas|
|Children's Room Wallpaper "Havana" #2502W-0 Carleton V||Office Wallpaper "Florence" 209/04 Romo||Master Bedroom Bed Mendelson Group|