A new day, a new blog design and another great home treat! This lovely little cottage in East Hampton, New York, designed by Robert Stilin is further proof that neutrals can be interesting. Stilin started this project by getting the bones of the house right: timeless architectural details and exquisite woodwork are the perfect premise for good design.
The color palette consists of mostly whites, tans and natural wood tones with subtle accents of blue and aqua. White wainscoting and large multi-paned windows add interest and a ton of natural light. Painted floors and a clever use of stripes are unifying details throughout this project.
In the entryway bellow, a statement pendant fixture and an antique table make a lovely first impression!
The mudroom is a cheerful little drop-off corner with built-in cabinets for hats and coats. The cutest little sconces make the effort and look extremely chic. Notice those painted floors!!!
I am head-over-hills with this breakfast nook. A supple iron pedestal table is unexpectedly paired with an antique settee.
The living room is neutral with only a few coastal hints and accents. The blue comes in with accessories and the subtle paint color (custom). The furniture pieces are a mix of different styles.
I love the blues and the stripes in the dining area, and those window treatments have the perfect length!
A shingle style cottage with small bedrooms and low ceilings posed no problem for Stilin. The designer chose sculptural pieces that are appropriate in scale. The walls and colors are kept light and bright.
The bedroom’s sitting area has a comfortable reading nook with a built-in window seat. These pretty sconces are perfect for every space. Stilin used them consistently in the kitchen, bedroom and the guest room’s reading corner.
A cool wall-mount TV above the tub adds entertainment to an already gorgeous master bath.
The view bellow is from the powder room. I particularly like the use of different finishes for the fixtures. Mixing different materials like brass, stainless steel, porcelain and wood makes the space more interesting.
The guest room has a charming little spindle daybed and striped cushions.
The bright color palette and subtle hints of the ocean make this beach house feel sophisticated and elegantly coastal without it being a cliché.