For this home in Poland, interior architect Lucyna Kolodziejska chose a classic, stylish and elegant style. She drew inspiration from the now fashionable, then not very popular, Hamptons style. Contrasting the Hamptons style – typically characterised by a white or neutral palette, complemented by natural materials such as timber, and accents of ocean-inspired blue or turquoise – are dark or even black elements to align it with its Baltic identity.
The result is a home that has a refined yet relaxed seaside ambience, and an air of sophistication befitting an interior style inspired by the summer playground of wealthy New Yorkers, with its beaches, bars, restaurants and luxury vacation homes.
Captivated by the charming English countryside she saw on her road trips throughout the UK, homeowner Alice Siah decided to recreate the airy and restful atmosphere in her Bishan apartment when it came to planning the look of her new home.
We were inspired by the elegance of a classic Hamptons kitchen, and wanted spray-painted cabinetry that would stand the test of time.
The homeowners sourced for these grey-tinted Peranakan tiles, and recommended them to the contractors.
This house is decorated in soft blues and floral wallpaper and dotted with fat-leaf potted plants. During a recent visit to East Hampton, the homeowner walked from room to room, pointing out wicker furniture, chaise longues and a set of china with a floral pattern to add to her collection.
After Grey Gardens was restored, the homeowner and her husband Benjamin C. Bradlee, former editor of The Washington Post, treated it as a retreat where famous friends, including actors Lorne Michaels, Jack Nicholson and Lauren Bacall, would visit.