For most of us, Memorial Day weekend at the end of May signals the unofficial start to our summertime activities. Enjoying the outdoors, near water if at all possible, is a big part of this summertime kickoff. Meals and get-togethers with friends and family move us out onto porches, patios and pool sides and talk of summer getaways will fill the air. One iconic vacation spot is the group of towns, hamlets and villages on the south fork of Long Island, NY referred to as “The Hamptons.” Containing one of the oldest towns in America, East Hampton was established in 1648 with humble beginnings in farming and fishing but evolved into a fashionable retreat from the busy city. The name brings to mind images of luxurious traditional estates with well-manicured grounds inviting you outdoors to enjoy lawn games, a swing in a hammock or a dip in the ocean. Our catalog cover titled Hamptons Hideaway invites you to enjoy the chic style and breezy feel of this beloved vacation spot of celebrity status.
A color palette of marine blues with natural elements of wood, linen and rope sets the scene for relaxation with a coastal flair. A pair of Suzani armchairs in beautiful shades of navy, turquoise and sea foam awaits you. The sturdy wood frame features dimensional embroidered upholstery in the popular Suzani style, complemented by a fine leather seat for years of durability. Luxurious details include nailhead trim, leather upholstered armrests, and a custom color finish. This chair is also available in Turquoise with Orange and Yellow with Putty. Our exclusive designed Chippendale Trellis Dhurrie rug lays underneath with saturated color and crisp geometric style.
The rug reflects casual style for today’s interiors, with the added bonus of being reversible for long lasting wear. Colors available include Shrimp, Kelly Green, Spa Blue and the Mediterranean Blue shown. The perfect side table sits within arm’s reach to catch a book or serve a refreshing drink. The compact Lacquered Drink Tray Table in high gloss turquoise lacquer has a removable tray top for your convenience.
Overhead you will find a canopy of seaglass strands dripping from a pair of pendant lights. Our Seaglass Curtain Ceiling Light can be mounted at different heights for a variety of effects. You can almost feel the breeze whispering through the serene textured glass as your mind drifts to a peaceful day of beachcombing.
Standing as a contrasting counterpoint to the blue hues in the scene is a Wood Drawer Chest with Rattan Accents. Offering clean style for storage and serving, this chest features a fine rattan weave panel inset on top, sides and drawer fronts accented with bronze ring drawer pulls. Also available in a rich Walnut finish with natural rattan, this versatile piece could move throughout the house from the foyer, to the living or dining rooms, or even a bedroom.
Perched on top of the chest you find our Modern Buoy Glass Table Lamp with a coastal chic vibe. A vintage green glass buoy encased in rope netting rests on an acrylic base with a modern cylinder burlap shade. The look is clean and up to date nautical without being overdone.
Even if our summer plans do not include a visit to the Hamptons, we can still enjoy the state of mind that it suggests, and create our own oasis at home. We all long for a relaxing retreat to renew the spirit and refresh the mind. Visit your “Hamptons Hideaway” as you enjoy the simple pleasures of time spent taking in this season.