Hamptons Panache!

Hello! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was fun, relaxing, dinner with friends, stopped by to a party friends? (wish I had my camera again) had a BBQ last night and plenty of time for downtime around the house which I have to say I really enjoyed. Ahhhh….the beautiful Hamptons, have you been? I am incredibly lucky to live just a few hours away from the gorgeous and infamous Hamptons. Yes, the traffic is a nightmare, housing prices are hard to wrap your brain around,? there really is such a thing as $25.00 lobster rolls and $18.00 drinks but there are also many other incredible even dare I say wonderfully old fashioned things about the Hamptons that makes it well….the one and only.??
The pristine beaches, miles of white sand, charming family owned farms, beautiful parks and preservation areas, world class restaurants, an art scene to rival any other, unparallelled shopping, serious people watching (if that’s your thing) and of course houses that would take the gold if there were an Olympic event for beautiful homes! Each town has its own distinct flavor and there truly is something to love about each and every one of them.?
For homes, I think Southampton and East Hampton are pretty hard to beat in my humble non expert opinion. From your gorgeous grand gabled weathered shingle homes to the majestic tall imposing brick Georgians…there are countless homes worth drooling over that dot both the tony estate sections and the glistening Atlantic coastline. And let me tell? you? they come with equally impressive prices tags:) But let’s put that little detail aside and talk about the beauty of these Hamptons homes. Today’s post is dedicated to the panache of the quintessential Hampton homes. Ready for some serious eye candy? I think you will enjoy, this was a lot of fun to put together as it is such a unique world class enclave that brings together the biggest names in business, entertainment, music, art, culture…..in a coastal residential setting. Here we go…..
Granted this post represents the tippy top of Hamptons real estate but if we are going to look, then let’s go all the way right……
This is what? I call one dreamy patio!! AD
Seriously perfect, do you not agree? Not a blade of grass out of place..love it!
Wow!! Love every single thing about this grand beauty!
Ready to move in?
Not a bad pool house, what do you think?

?Gorgeous master bedroom suite overlooking the sparkling water

?I think I would plant myself on a chaise all day long if this were my view!

?Gorgeous!

?Mighty impressive!? The “girl” on the tube is an actual sculpture,
here’s a closer view….only in the Hamptons!

Love the blue and white but of course:)
Gorgeous and sooo regal!
The beautiful covered porch belonging to Tory Burch stunningly farmed by climbing roses…love this!

Now this is a sunroom…love those chairs!!
?So tranquil, I bet you can hear the roar of the ocean from this perch…Robert Stern
?Such a beautiful and elegant home, East Hampton (Robert Stern)
I love the classic Hamptons shingled home with white trim…so timeless!
?Wow…talk about first impressions! Robert Stern

?Guess who rented this humble abode for the summer? Jay Z and Beyonce

Gorgeous Gin Lane beauty, Southampton
I swear there is something about the air and sky in the Hamptons, its magical!
?Classic ivy covered estate home in Southampton…lovely!
?Every time you watched Seinfeld you helped Jerry save up his pennies for this humble Hamptons abode 🙂
Isn’t this a beauty?? Surrounded by all the farm land that still exists (very expensive farm land)

?Where the pool houses are equally beautiful in the most idyllic settings…..

How gorgeous is this Southampton pool house!?
?You can be sure that all of these coastal beauties are complete with a beautiful pool, tennis court and in some cases other amazing amenities!
?This is? classic? beauty, love the crisp white against the weathered natural shingles….so classically Hampton’s!
A Hampton classic, love this!

?Farrell Builders is one of the top builders out east…and builds classics like this one that will stand the test of time

With equally beautiful interiors that are open and airy, perfect for the Hamptons lifestyle
?Even the more modern homes are incredibly well done..this one is a striking beauty! AD
Love this…..what a wonderful spot to take in the Atlantic!
?Jenny from the block has come a long way..here is her mega millions Hamptons home! (Jennifer Lopez)

?This impressive Southampton beauty is a picture of elegance

?With a heavenly backyard to boot!

?And one heck of a stunning living room…….now this is what I call a beach house!

?Think you could manage to live in this cozy abode? Wow….looks more like a school!
?Another classic found in the estate section of Southampton
?My kids have dubbed this the “perfect house” in East Hampton, where every flower and blade of grass is standing straight with military precision!
Christy Brinkley’s beautiful shingle home
See anything you think you could rough it in? I would take any of the above!! Inside and out, these homes are amazingly beautiful and combined with the weather, the ocean air, the proximity to the beaches and the most charming towns makes these almost priceless. Hope you enjoyed little tour of the ultra uber swanky Hamptons homes……its fun to dream and best part is, it’s free!! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful Monday and great start to your week……

Hamptons Panache!

Hello! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Ours was fun, relaxing, dinner with friends, stopped by to a party friends  (wish I had my camera again) had a BBQ last night and plenty of time for downtime around the house which I have to say I really enjoyed. Ahhhh….the beautiful Hamptons, have you been? I am incredibly lucky to live just a few hours away from the gorgeous and infamous Hamptons. Yes, the traffic is a nightmare, housing prices are hard to wrap your brain around,  there really is such a thing as $25.00 lobster rolls and $18.00 drinks but there are also many other incredible even dare I say wonderfully old fashioned things about the Hamptons that makes it well….the one and only.  
The pristine beaches, miles of white sand, charming family owned farms, beautiful parks and preservation areas, world class restaurants, an art scene to rival any other, unparallelled shopping, serious people watching (if that’s your thing) and of course houses that would take the gold if there were an Olympic event for beautiful homes! Each town has its own distinct flavor and there truly is something to love about each and every one of them. 
For homes, I think Southampton and East Hampton are pretty hard to beat in my humble non expert opinion. From your gorgeous grand gabled weathered shingle homes to the majestic tall imposing brick Georgians…there are countless homes worth drooling over that dot both the tony estate sections and the glistening Atlantic coastline. And let me tell  you  they come with equally impressive prices tags:) But let’s put that little detail aside and talk about the beauty of these Hamptons homes. Today’s post is dedicated to the panache of the quintessential Hampton homes. Ready for some serious eye candy? I think you will enjoy, this was a lot of fun to put together as it is such a unique world class enclave that brings together the biggest names in business, entertainment, music, art, culture…..in a coastal residential setting. Here we go…..
Granted this post represents the tippy top of Hamptons real estate but if we are going to look, then let’s go all the way right……
This is what  I call one dreamy patio!! AD
Seriously perfect, do you not agree? Not a blade of grass out of place..love it!
Wow!! Love every single thing about this grand beauty!
Ready to move in?
Not a bad pool house, what do you think?

 Gorgeous master bedroom suite overlooking the sparkling water

 I think I would plant myself on a chaise all day long if this were my view!

 Gorgeous!

 Mighty impressive!  The “girl” on the tube is an actual sculpture,
here’s a closer view….only in the Hamptons!

Love the blue and white but of course:)
Gorgeous and sooo regal!
The beautiful covered porch belonging to Tory Burch stunningly farmed by climbing roses…love this!

Now this is a sunroom…love those chairs!!
 So tranquil, I bet you can hear the roar of the ocean from this perch…Robert Stern
 Such a beautiful and elegant home, East Hampton (Robert Stern)
I love the classic Hamptons shingled home with white trim…so timeless!
 Wow…talk about first impressions! Robert Stern

 Guess who rented this humble abode for the summer? Jay Z and Beyonce

Gorgeous Gin Lane beauty, Southampton
I swear there is something about the air and sky in the Hamptons, its magical!
 Classic ivy covered estate home in Southampton…lovely!
 Every time you watched Seinfeld you helped Jerry save up his pennies for this humble Hamptons abode 🙂
Isn’t this a beauty?  Surrounded by all the farm land that still exists (very expensive farm land)

 Where the pool houses are equally beautiful in the most idyllic settings…..

How gorgeous is this Southampton pool house! 
 You can be sure that all of these coastal beauties are complete with a beautiful pool, tennis court and in some cases other amazing amenities!
 This is  classic  beauty, love the crisp white against the weathered natural shingles….so classically Hampton’s!
A Hampton classic, love this!

 Farrell Builders is one of the top builders out east…and builds classics like this one that will stand the test of time

With equally beautiful interiors that are open and airy, perfect for the Hamptons lifestyle
 Even the more modern homes are incredibly well done..this one is a striking beauty! AD
Love this…..what a wonderful spot to take in the Atlantic!
 Jenny from the block has come a long way..here is her mega millions Hamptons home! (Jennifer Lopez)

 This impressive Southampton beauty is a picture of elegance

 With a heavenly backyard to boot!

 And one heck of a stunning living room…….now this is what I call a beach house!

 Think you could manage to live in this cozy abode? Wow….looks more like a school!
 Another classic found in the estate section of Southampton
 My kids have dubbed this the “perfect house” in East Hampton, where every flower and blade of grass is standing straight with military precision!
Christy Brinkley’s beautiful shingle home
See anything you think you could rough it in? I would take any of the above!! Inside and out, these homes are amazingly beautiful and combined with the weather, the ocean air, the proximity to the beaches and the most charming towns makes these almost priceless. Hope you enjoyed little tour of the ultra uber swanky Hamptons homes……its fun to dream and best part is, it’s free!! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful Monday and great start to your week……

Beach house chic

Who wouldn’t love a cozy beach house right by the sea or a charming lake house with views to rival the setting from “On Golden Pond”. I know I fantasize about one day buying a small place by the ocean and know exactly how I want it to be decorated. It would first have to be welcoming, inviting and calming…after all its a getaway and the whole idea is about entering a new space, a true oasis away from the rat race. It would have a soft and light palette, with pops of color in some rooms but overall a soothing and light neutral feeling is what I envision.
 It would have to have a killer kitchen, not a huge one but one big enough for clambakes and preparing dozens of bbqs and hosting smores parties,etc…..you get the picture. And then the views…ah, the views, very important. It just has to have that “welcome home” feel that I think is the hallmark of a successful interior/home. So what about you? If you had or if you have a beach/lake house…..what makes it so wonderful? What would you do to it? Here are some inspirational beach/lake house interiors…that made me wish for one sooner than later. Do you have a favorite?

This is where I would host my elegant beach house dinner parties, R.Stern
Gorgeous coastal bathroom…neutrals always work, M Elle
This would fast become my reading nook!
Does a  beach house entrance get better than this? I don’t think so…..
This is the perfect vibe for a beach house master bedroom…..stunning! Taylor Hannah
My  this bedroom would be my oasis…..love the window bench! Robert Stern
This could easily become a favorite spot to relax, Kendall Wilkinson
Afternoon cocktails would be served oceanside….love this spot! Robert Stern 
Perfect seaside bathroom….love those mirrors…M Elle
The soft blues against the whites are always a winning combination by the shore, Coastal Living
Love this beachside kitchen by Victoria Hagan
Beautiful Seaside, Fla home, Robert Stern….superb architecture
Pretty white slipcovered furniture always looks great in a coastal home, Coastal Living
Kendall Wilkinson went with stronger colors for this elegant high in the sky lakefront home
This would be the ultimate living room for my beach house, Tracery Interiors
Another view…the colors are so soothing
Elegant beach house dining room as interpreted by Victoria Hagan, love it!
Love the kitchen, casual without sacrificing elegance
Beautiful oversized white hutch to house all my extra dishes for my clambakes!
This is fun….love big open room to take full advantage of the views, Elle Decor
The soft neutral colors here are just perfect for a beachside home, Tracery Interiors
The bathroom does not disappoint either….so classic, Tracery
Even in smaller homes, done right..they are just as inviting. Coastal Living
Sweet coastal guest room, waiting for your visit, Victoria Hagan
Gorgeous master bedroom in soft muted colors with breathtaking view, Victoria Hagan
Perfect guest room…..awaiting your visit! Tracery Interiors
Soft colors are perfect for a coastal bedroom, 
Love the soft linens here, so bright and airy..you can almost feel the ocean breeze
Love weathered shingles and white trim for a coastal home
The nautical look always works
Cozy reading nooks are a must!
Love blue and white with the wicker and warm tones of wood…..
Neutrals work well because they allow the focus to remain on the views, Arch Digest
This would be my magazine reading, wine sipping nook
More neutrals…love the little starfish pillows, Arch Digest
Yep the living room from Somethings Gotta give, the quintessential beach house living room!
I like blues for a coastal home, so soothing
Love this room, neutral, calm and elegant
Such a great color/vibe for a seaside bathroom….this is KathySue’s bathroom from Good life of design
Love banquette seating for a coastal home..to house all those informal get togethers but looks so chic and put together at the same time….
What is it about bunk bedding like this that is so inviting? Love it and its so practical for a coastal/vacation house since you know you will always have guests! Coastal Living
A perfect place to infuse some fun coral color…. a coastal bedroom! Coastal Living
So are you ready? Does this excite you as much as it does me? Would love to know and of course if you have a favorite! Hope you have an enchanting day!

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Beach house chic

Who wouldn’t love a cozy beach house right by the sea or a charming lake house with views to rival the setting from “On Golden Pond”. I know I fantasize about one day buying a small place by the ocean and know exactly how I want it to be decorated. It would first have to be welcoming, inviting and calming…after all its a getaway and the whole idea is about entering a new space, a true oasis away from the rat race. It would have a soft and light palette, with pops of color in some rooms but overall a soothing and light neutral feeling is what I envision.

?It would have to have a killer kitchen, not a huge one but one big enough for clambakes and preparing dozens of bbqs and hosting smores parties,etc…..you get the picture. And then the views…ah, the views, very important. It just has to have that “welcome home” feel that I think is the hallmark of a successful interior/home. So what about you? If you had or if you have a beach/lake house…..what makes it so wonderful? What would you do to it? Here are some inspirational beach/lake house interiors…that made me wish for one sooner than later. Do you have a favorite?



This is where I would host my elegant beach house dinner parties, R.Stern
Gorgeous coastal bathroom…neutrals always work, M Elle
This would fast become my reading nook!
Does a ?beach house entrance get better than this? I don’t think so…..
This is the perfect vibe for a beach house master bedroom…..stunning! Taylor Hannah
My ?this bedroom would be my oasis…..love the window bench! Robert Stern
This could easily become a favorite spot to relax, Kendall Wilkinson
Afternoon cocktails would be served oceanside….love this spot! Robert Stern?
Perfect seaside bathroom….love those mirrors…M Elle
The soft blues against the whites are always a winning combination by the shore, Coastal Living
Love this beachside kitchen by Victoria Hagan
Beautiful Seaside, Fla home, Robert Stern….superb architecture
Pretty white slipcovered furniture always looks great in a coastal home, Coastal Living
Kendall Wilkinson went with stronger colors for this elegant high in the sky lakefront home
This would be the ultimate living room for my beach house, Tracery Interiors
Another view…the colors are so soothing
Elegant beach house dining room as interpreted by Victoria Hagan, love it!
Love the kitchen, casual without sacrificing elegance
Beautiful oversized white hutch to house all my extra dishes for my clambakes!
This is fun….love big open room to take full advantage of the views, Elle Decor
The soft neutral colors here are just perfect for a beachside home, Tracery Interiors
The bathroom does not disappoint either….so classic, Tracery
Even in smaller homes, done right..they are just as inviting. Coastal Living
Sweet coastal guest room, waiting for your visit, Victoria Hagan
Gorgeous master bedroom in soft muted colors with breathtaking view, Victoria Hagan
Perfect guest room…..awaiting your visit! Tracery Interiors
Soft colors are perfect for a coastal bedroom,?
Love the soft linens here, so bright and airy..you can almost feel the ocean breeze
Love weathered shingles and white trim for a coastal home
The nautical look always works
Cozy reading nooks are a must!
Love blue and white with the wicker and warm tones of wood…..
Neutrals work well because they allow the focus to remain on the views, Arch Digest
This would be my magazine reading, wine sipping nook
More neutrals…love the little starfish pillows, Arch Digest
Yep the living room from Somethings Gotta give, the quintessential beach house living room!
I like blues for a coastal home, so soothing
Love this room, neutral, calm and elegant
Such a great color/vibe for a seaside bathroom….this is KathySue’s bathroom from Good life of design
Love banquette seating for a coastal home..to house all those informal get togethers but looks so chic and put together at the same time….
What is it about bunk bedding like this that is so inviting? Love it and its so practical for a coastal/vacation house since you know you will always have guests! Coastal Living
A perfect place to infuse some fun coral color…. a coastal bedroom! Coastal Living
So are you ready? Does this excite you as much as it does me? Would love to know and of course if you have a favorite! Hope you have an enchanting day!

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Sunday showhouse…….and you’re invited!

Just a short and very important note, then my post follows……

I know in  the tristate area, many of you have heard the tragic story about the beautiful couple with an 18 month old who have within 2 weeks of each other, unbelievably been diagnosed with late stages of cancer. I had a hard time hearing it, feeling powerless and heart broken for what seems like the unimaginable.  Then yesterday, I got a phone call from a good friend whose family is best friends with this couple and their family! She asked if she could send me their blog (started well before either got sick) and initially a blog to talk about their blissful life and the joys of raising a young baby. There is also a website created by family and friends, to raise money for them, since they are both knee deep in treatment and both far too ill to work. Elisa has been diagnosed with late stage 4 breast cancer and Nathan with stage 3 rectal cancer. Talk about putting my little problems and complaints in perspective. So below is the link to their blog as well as the link to the website that’s been set up. I hope you will take a few minutes (I got so absorbed in it, I spent nearly 45 minutes reading through it) and say a prayer for them both and their beautiful little family. 

Elisa and Nathan’s blog-http://familybondingtime.blogspot.com/

Link to support the Bond family- http://www.friendsofnathanandelisa.blogspot.com/

Thank you. I normally would not use a frivolous blog that discusses paint color and interior design musings for something this serious unless it really touched me and suffice to say, it has.
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Happy Sunday….. Its a day to relax, sit back and enjoy……and a day for my Sunday “house tour”. Today we are staying along the Atlantic seaboard and traveling up and down the Northeast coast….. fabled location to many a quaint, charming and did I mention expensive coastal resort towns!
We are going to visit three ultimate dreamy beach houses….one on Nantucket, one in Bar Harbour, Maine and then finally down to Southampoton, NY. Each one, so beautifully done and built in the most picturesque settings with jaw droppingly beautiful views, decorated with being on the coast in mind. Though each is graceful and elegant, there is a laid back, very inviting appeal to each. So take a look, have fun and do let me know if you have a favorite and why!


NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS. You arrive via ferry on a perfect summer day and are whisked off to your new oceanfront vacation house for the summer. Hope this fabulous home is up to your standards and hope you  will be able to adjust having to stare out at those views that go on for miles..not easy, but someones gotta do it! Definitely a great entertaining home, filled with lots of elegant but inviting furnishings. Love the bright sunlit rooms that take advantage of the incredible views from every window, and the pools not too bad either:)

 BAR HARBOR, MAINE. Then we are off to another fabulous home, this one located in tony Bar Harbor, Maine the famous bastion of old money and understated elegance. None other than our beloved Bunny Williams decorated this stately and fabulously elegant home. I could live in that dining room alone…..the views and setting are almost hypnotizing. Think I might enjoy spending the summer holed up in this “beach cottage”…what do you think?

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK. Last, If you need to travel to yet one more fabulous beach playground, then why not try Southampton? No stranger to fabulously grand homes, this one does not disappoint. Built and inspired by the grand coastal homes of yesteryear, quality was not spared in this large incredible family home, built for generations to enjoy. Large scaled comfortable and inviting rooms are decorated in a sophisticated but coastal style….with the views from that bedroom, I might never leave!

Are you ready to go?  I am! I could be happy spending a summer  lifetime in any one of these! You know I love to know if you have a favorite and why….do tell!  Hope you enjoy a wonderful and enchanting Sunday.

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Sunday showhouse…….and you’re invited!


Just a short and very important note, then my post follows……



I know in ?the tristate area, many of you have heard the tragic story about the beautiful couple with an 18 month old who have within 2 weeks of each other, unbelievably been diagnosed with late stages of cancer. I had a hard time hearing it, feeling powerless and heart broken for what seems like the unimaginable. ?Then yesterday, I got a phone call from a good friend whose family is best friends with this couple and their family! She asked if she could send me their blog (started well before either got sick) and initially a blog to talk about their blissful life and the joys of raising a young baby. There is also a website created by family and friends, to raise money for them, since they are both knee deep in treatment and both far too ill to work. Elisa has been diagnosed with late stage 4 breast cancer and Nathan with stage 3 rectal cancer. Talk about putting my little problems and complaints in perspective. So below is the link to their blog as well as the link to the website that’s been set up. I hope you will take a few minutes (I got so absorbed in it, I spent nearly 45 minutes reading through it) and say a prayer for them both and their beautiful little family.?



Elisa and Nathan’s blog-http://familybondingtime.blogspot.com/



Link to support the Bond family-?http://www.friendsofnathanandelisa.blogspot.com/



Thank you. I normally would not use a frivolous blog that discusses paint color and interior design musings for something this serious unless it really touched me and suffice to say, it has.

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Happy Sunday….. Its a day to relax, sit back and enjoy……and a day for my Sunday “house tour”. Today we are staying along the Atlantic seaboard and traveling up and down the Northeast coast….. fabled location to many a quaint, charming and did I mention expensive coastal resort towns!

We are going to visit three ultimate dreamy beach houses….one on Nantucket, one in Bar Harbour, Maine and then finally down to Southampoton, NY. Each one, so beautifully done and built in the most picturesque settings with?jaw droppingly beautiful views, decorated with being on the coast in mind. Though each is graceful and elegant, there is a laid back, very inviting appeal to each. So take a look, have fun and do let me know if you have a favorite and why!





NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS. You arrive via ferry on a perfect summer day and are whisked off to your new oceanfront vacation house for the summer. Hope this fabulous home is up to your standards and hope you ?will be able to adjust having to stare out at those views that go on for miles..not easy, but someones gotta do it! Definitely a great entertaining home, filled with lots of elegant but inviting furnishings. Love the bright sunlit rooms that take advantage of the incredible views from every window, and the pools not too bad either:)



?BAR HARBOR, MAINE. Then we are off to another fabulous home, this one located in tony Bar Harbor, Maine the famous bastion of old money and understated elegance. None other than our beloved Bunny Williams decorated this stately and fabulously elegant home. I could live in that dining room alone…..the views and setting are almost hypnotizing. Think I might enjoy spending the summer holed up in this “beach cottage”…what do you think?

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK. Last, If you need to travel to yet one more fabulous beach playground, then why not try Southampton? No stranger to fabulously grand homes, this one does not disappoint. Built and inspired by the grand coastal homes of yesteryear, quality was not spared in this large incredible family home, built for generations to enjoy. Large scaled comfortable and inviting rooms are decorated in a sophisticated but coastal style….with the views from that bedroom, I might never leave!

Are you ready to go? ?I am! I could be happy spending a summer??lifetime in any one of these!?You know I love to know if you have a favorite and why….do tell! ?Hope you enjoy a wonderful and enchanting Sunday.

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