Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - July-15 2015

Interior Designer Maureen McDermott Turns a Sag Harbor Wallflower into a Stunning Beauty

The saying “good things come in small packages” proved true in a big way for interior designer Maureen McDermott, the good thing being a cozy Sag Harbor rambler she recently took from mid-20th-century mundane to a family retreat kitted out for 21st-century living.

In Water Mill, Kathy Reilly Finds Permanent Digs on a Quiet Lane Near Mecox Bay

One snowy January day six years ago, Kathy Reilly and her husband set out for the Hamptons to look for a second home. The Manhattan residents had rented in the off-season in Sag Harbor and liked being part of the year-round community, but as they thought about obtaining a more permanent abode, renting increasingly didn’t make sense.

Decorator Tara Seawright Gives a Tantalizing Twist to a Quirky Contemporary in Sagaponack

As a trained chef and owner of the Tribeca restaurant Mulberry & Vine, Michelle Gauthier sees a lot of the kitchen. But since opening the restaurant three years ago, she has found it increasingly difficult to spend time in her own kitchen at her Sagaponack home.

A Rainbow of Rosés From the Hamptons' Best Hangouts

A rose is a rose is a rose, except when it’s a rosé, and then all bets are off, as this summertime favorite can vary in shade from pale pink to orange-hued to a deep pink-red. Rosé is made almost exclusively from red grapes, although French appellation laws allow a blend of red and white grapes in a few regions, particularly in Champagne.The following four venues are good bets for great rosés from both near and far.

In Quogue, Decorator Alexandra Loew Creates a Contemporary Getaway with Old Master Accents

Long before she became an interior designer, Alexandra Loew made documentary films. But her career change—from working with footage to working with yardage—isn’t as radical as it might sound. That’s because both professions, when it comes to Loew, involve extensive research. As a filmmaker, she worked to find the best material to tell a story. As a designer, she does pretty much the same.

East Hampton Air Traffic (Out of) Control

In April, the Town of East Hampton passed new legislation restricting some of the estimated 130 daily flights (approximately a third of which are conducted by helicopters) to and from its airport during the summer months, though an all-out ban on weekend helicopter travel from Memorial Day through Labor Day was tossed after the town board’s Airport Finance Sub-Committee could not reach a consensus on how reduced airport traffic would affect East Hampton financially.

The Fifth Annual Much Ado About Madoo Garden Market and Fair Preview Party

On June 19, media sponsor HC&G and the Madoo Conservancy held a preview cocktail party at the fifth annual Much Ado About Madoo garden market and fair. Guests mingled while shopping in dozens of vendor booths and taking in an exhibition of the late Robert Dash’s artwork, along with a silent auction and a live auction conducted by Jamie Niven of Sotheby’s.

In Quogue, Decorator Alexandra Loew Creates a Contemporary Getaway with Old Master Accents

Long before she became an interior designer, Alexandra Loew made documentary films. But her career change—from working with footage to working with yardage—isn’t as radical as it might sound. That’s because both professions, when it comes to Loew, involve extensive research. As a filmmaker, she worked to find the best material to tell a story. As a designer, she does pretty much the same.