Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - December 2013

Rhapsody in Blues

True to her modern Mexican sensibility, Larah Moravek’s client wanted her home to be casual and chic, not too uptight or tailored. And she loves blue. “We began with a broader color palette,” says the designer, “but in the process of refining the furniture arrangements, we began to narrow it down to a range of blues and neutrals.” Although the living and dining rooms both have off-white walls, the fabrics occupy a narrow, cool band of the spectrum; the foyer, the library, and the master bedroom are all different shades of blue, which finds its way into the boy’s room as well.

Tour the Rustic Fire Island Getaway of Decorator Rob Southern

The hamlet of Fire Island Pines has earned a reputation as party central, and for years, decorator Rob Southern and his best friend, Bill Melnick, took short-term summer rentals in typically raucous houses. But when they began fantasizing about owning a small place to share there, the challenge was to find something a bit quieter.