The Grand Prix and Grand Finale take place every year as the Hampton Classic Horse Show winds up its hunter and jumper events at a luncheon that unofficially signals the end of the summer season in the Hamptons.. This is also when the Editor in Chief of HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens), Kendell Cronstrom selects the winning tabletop creations designed by some of the most talented designers. The table settings are created for their guests in the ringside VIP tent. The tables range from equestrian to beach themes settings all decorated with flowers, bushes and bright colors inspired by the beauty of the Hamptons.
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - September 2015
Lighting Designer Nathan Orsman and Television Executive Jose Castro Enjoy the Good Life at Home in Water Mill
Nathan Orsman describes his first house in the Hamptons as a “typical East End beach shack in Noyac,” although his husband, Jose Castro, remembers it a bit differently. “It was such a wreck when we bought it that I cried,” he recalls. “But it turned out to be the cutest cottage ever.”
Building a brand-new business can be a daunting proposition, though it’s usually less so with the support of a partner. Even better is when that partner is your sister, as Anna and Emilia DeMauro can attest. Working out of Anna’s art studio on Town Lane in East Hampton, the siblings have joined forces to make one-of-a-kind bags, belts, purses, and accessories from sumptuous imported Italian leather.
A rare relic from the East End’s fabled history as an arts colony has recently come on the market. The former home of artist Fairfield Porter, at 49 South Main Street in Southampton Village, is listed for $6.25 million with Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty.
After more than a decade in the making, the 43-acre Olde Towne development in the estate section of Southampton Village is ready for its close-up. Originally an agrarian settlement founded in 1640 by New York’s first Puritan settlers, the property is the largest private landholding in the village.
When Sean Avery renovated a 2,800-square-foot, shingle-style farmhouse at 52 Prospect Street in Southampton Village, he endeavored to do more than just slap a new coat of paint on it. The former New York Ranger sought to score some major design points by creating a showplace for transitional architecture, which blends traditional and modern design concepts, such as shingle-style façades with black roofs and black trim.
The Hamptons is no stranger to royalty, both real and ersatz, but those who want to live like a true noble need look no further than 19 and 23 Chauncey Close on Georgica Pond.
Distilleries at Shinn Estate Vineyards, Long Island Spirits, Sagaponack Farm, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard are cranking out some of the strong stuff for discriminating local palates.
HC&G celebrated its fifth annual Innovation in Design Awards on August 6 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, honoring top design professionals in the categories of architecture, interior design, garden design, kitchen design, bath design, and product design.
Bring in the fall season with these nature-inspired accessories. Saphire and diamond teardrop earrings from Michelle Farmer, Alex Soldier sunflower pendant, a gold floral ring from Love Adorned, gold plated four leaf clover cuff from Tenet Shop, and Ludevine oblique ring all feature an earthy tone.
Most gardens typically suffer from the late-summer doldrums, but September usually ushers in a new lease on life. Early fall is an ideal time to plant varieties that will add lasting interest and take your gardens well past the first deep frost.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Kathryn Fee Architect/ Vital Habitats, Barnes Coy Architects, Berg Design Architecture/Rosemary Scollan Interior Design, Lori Margolis Interiors, and Mojo Stumer Associates.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Mode SB with CCS Architecture, A+M+L Architecture, Alisberg Parker Architects, Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, and Tom Vitale Design.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Martin Architects, Nico Yektai, Elizabeth Dow, Remains Lighting, and Sylvetser & Co. at Home.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Edmund Hollaner Landscape Architects, Laguadrdia Design Group, Oehme, Van Sweden & Associates, Inc., Pembrooke Fine Landscapes, and Whitefleet Design, Inc.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Stedila Design Inc., Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, Blue Ocean Design, Tracey Brown Interiors, and Birgit Klein Interiors.
The winning projects in the 2015 HC&G Innovation in Design Awards came courtesy of Larson and Paul Architects, ICrave, Bates Masi + Architects, By Appointment and Levenbetts.
Entrepreneur Michael Bruno Savors the Graceful Beauty and Last Days of a Historic Gin Lane Carriage House
The stress often associated with owning a second or even a third or fourth home doesn’t faze Michael Bruno in the least. He already owns a venerable house in Tuxedo Park and a New York apartment, but when a Grosvenor Atterbury mansion became available last year on Coopers Neck Lane, Bruno and his partner, Alexander Jakowec, couldn’t resist.
After a Disastrous Fire Nearly Destroyed Her Water Mill Home, Decorator Wendy Seewagen Created it Anew
Some people collect baseball cards, and others vintage cars. Some even collect more offbeat objects, like moon rocks or Pez dispensers. Still others, like designer Wendy Seewagen, collect houses. The decorator loves the adventure of reinventing a structure entirely, and thinks nothing of knocking down a wall or constructing a staircase from scratch. What’s more, she would rather do the work by herself. A chore? Not for her.
The Decorating Duo Design House Kits Out a Sweet Southampton Cottage That's Brimming with Personality
Like most industries, the world of interior design is a competitive one. Even people with no training can decide to call themselves “decorators” and hang up their shingles, further populating an already crowded field. No one knows who will be the next Sister Parish or Mario Buatta, and especially in Manhattan, it’s more difficult than ever to stand out.