Inspiration can strike at any time, but if you're in an artistic rut, just look out the window. Your surroundings are a reliable source of creative fuel, especially when designing interiors. Case in point: the striking Hamptons home of interior designer Cailin Shannon-Wunder. She explains to Cottages & Gardens that while "everyone refers to the Hamptons as the beach," there are so many qualities that make it unique from other seaside towns. And this home proves it.
Aside from the popular coastal lifestyle, the Bridgehampton area also boasts breathtaking tree-lined streets, classic architecture, and a very sophisticated retail and nightlife scene—all of which she tried to encapsulate in her own home. So let's play a quick round of Would You Rather? Hamptons Edition: Farmhouse or beach house? Formal or casual? Hip or traditional? Well, perhaps the better question is why choose one when you can have all the above? In fact, she nicknames the Hamptons "fancy farmland." Take a peek inside this chic home to see how it's done.
A Bright and Fresh Bedroom
Opting for neutral linens and handcrafted wood furniture is a surefire way to ensure you'll never get sick of the colors in your bedroom. Plus, the simple, rustic pieces will allow you to play with bolder décor details, like metallic light fixtures and impactful wall art. We'd definitely want a statement piece like this one to usher us out of bed and into the day every morning.
Metallics can be intimidating if you tend to take the understated route with your interiors, but don't let the high-shine gloss of this piece scare you away. It's the perfect opportunity to introduce some dimension.
A Rustic and Refined Dining Room
This neutral color combination keeps the room feeling cohesive despite the variety of styles it features. Though unconventional, these casual slipcovered chairs paired with the formal dining table are a perfect combination. And just when we thought this room couldn't get any more interesting, we saw the gorgeous exposed brick and hanging print.
A classic staple, this slipcover is not only kid-friendly but will also make your overall aesthetic more approachable. It allows you to tuck the chair under any table, in any environment.
A Fancy Farmhouse Kitchen
If you're wondering what the formula is for a perfect room, here's your answer: exposed beams, of course! Before you start calling the contractors and tearing down walls, don't forget to consider kitchen-specific staples, like a kitchen island. These white high-gloss countertops are also at the top of our renovation to-do list. A shiny (but neutral) countertop will complement a variety of aesthetics, should you want to change up your design scheme over the years.
Thomas Hayes Studio The Pepe Bar Stool (price upon request)
These stately leather barstools with iron cross-backs are a great way to give the otherwise bright white kitchen a moodier dimension.
Simple Elegance in the Bathroom
This bathroom has some serious I woke up like this style. If you've ever wondered how to give your home an effortlessly sophisticated look, it's actually pretty simple. The secret is mixing luxe materials with more casual ones. Think marble surfaces, semi-sheer curtains, plush towels, and a dark wood accent piece. And don't forget the flowers for a finishing touch.
The right bath towels will make your bathroom feel like an at-home spa. This way, you can indulge in the finer things while doing the most menial of tasks.
Beachy Resort Vibes in the Living Room
When you can't find that perfect piece you've been searching for, what do you do? You make it yourself, which is just what Shannon-Wunder did with these hand-woven lights. This little nook is probably our favorite room in the entire house. Get the look yourself by hanging some woven pendant lights over a sofa. They'll instantly transform a lackluster space.
This corner seat is beckoning us to come curl up with a good book. Please excuse us while we plant ourselves here and never leave!