An arty and friendly contemporary hideaway in the Hamptons

An arty and friendly contemporary hideaway in the Hamptons

In front of the sofa Camaleonda Camel leather by Mario Bellini, coffee table by Axel Vervoordt and wicker and sheepskin hanging chair (Blackman Cruz). Above the fireplace, a work by Richard Prince from the series new pictures. On the left, a wooden totem statue. Carpet collection New Moroccan (woven).

Photos by Chris Motalini/Style Colin King

We’re in Montauk, at the north end of the Hamptons. A (very) elegant and unpretentious destination. The air is fresh, the skies are blue, we came to Montauk for the surf, the wild beauty of the landscape and miles of uninterrupted coastline, a three-hour drive from Manhattan, in the Hamptons furthest from the hustle and bustle of the city. Big city.city. “The owners — Julie Rice, founder of Soul Cycle, her husband, two daughters, and dog — wanted a luxurious but relaxed atmosphere, an antidote to New York life; says Vanessa Alexander, President of Alexander Design Agency. The interior designer therefore chooses to create an interior that is complex but not overly designed, facilitating living with family but also with friends, allowing celebration and entertainment as well as more intimate and quiet moments.

The dining room opens completely to the garden and pool thanks to large windows with contemporary architecture (Steven Harris Architects LLP). Vanessa Alexander chose natural materials that interact with the wall glass, openings and polished concrete floor. The large custom table is made of bleached walnut (Alexander Design), as are the chairs (Stahl+Band). The suspension is made of wicker (Atelier Vime). Braided rug (Mehrabian).

Photos by Chris Motalini/Style Colin King

Raw and textured color scheme

To create warmth and play on levels and perspectives without weighing down or burdening the home’s contemporary architecture, Vanessa Alexander focuses on a range of strong but sober materials – concrete, plaster, limestone and bleached walnut – which she combines with pieces of antique furniture, rugs and lighting that add character to the existing modern environment. Indeed, you are making the most of it. Light or dark wood, thick fabric, wicker, leather… Objects and accessories recall natural materials and impart their luminous colors in soft shades. A monochromatic color scheme is suitable for displaying works by contemporary artists highlighted by abundant natural light.

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