Five Hamptons Designers Tell Us What They Love to Collect

Style setters

HC&G asked designers, "What do you love to collect?"

“Model boats are so charming. I have them scattered around my home. —Donald Sultanartist

“Jewelry. Whether real or costume, it inspires my work.” Amanda Nisbetinterior designer 

“Furniture from the late 1970s and early 1980s. I like its definitive geometry.” Anthony Barattainterior designer

“Whirligigs and other pieces made by artists who are outside the establishment. Work like this is completely honest. —Ruth Appelhof, executive director, Guild Hall 

“Minimalist objects, like the ten-foot-long piece of truck siding from the WPA that hangs in my dining room.” James Hunifordinterior designer

A version of this article appeared in the July 1, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Style Setters.