Room of the Day

Happy Monday!

Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles for last night’s victory. I am more of a soccer gal but after four years of living in the States, I picked up a thing or two about American sports. I still don’t know much about football and last night was my first Super Bowl ever so I can’t comment on the technicalities (not that I would even if I could), but I really love to see the underdogs win. At anything. Those situations make for the best of stories, don’t you think?

Anyway, for today’s post I thought of a comfortable room many of us have fancied for ages. It is a breakfast nook in Sag Harbor, NY, designed by Steven Gambrel in his signature Early American style that he so often resorts to in designing his country projects. Everything about this room speaks to my heart: the light, the blue-green-grays, the wrap-around water views and the incredible connection to the outdoors. Through architectural details like transoms and multi-paned windows, wide pine plank flooring, Dutch doors and vertical panelling, Gambrel evokes the spirit of an old American farmhouse, in a clean, modern way.

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Steven Gambrel 

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The World of Interiors 

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The World of Interiors 

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As you can see from these pictures, the space has evolved over time. Initially published in The World of Interiors in 2008, the room had a different light fixture above the table and no Swedish shades. I like both versions. I also came across a picture in which the panelling is painted white while the staircase leading to the above master bedroom is a dark chartreuse. What do you think of this palette? Do you prefer the green & white or the blues?

I had fun collecting a few early colonial style pieces from One Kings Lane and Chairish, in case you share my love of pure and simple farmhouse pieces. Have a great week!

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xo,

Eva


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  1. February 5, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    That view and those windows! I actually like both the green and the blue paint–it is hard to chose! Lovely!

    • Eva Contreras
      February 5, 2018 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I wouldn’t mind waking up to this each day 🙂

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