Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TRAVEL DESTINATION-MAIDSTONE C/O IN EAST HAMPTON



We went for drinks and dinner this past weekend at Maidstone C/O in East Hampton. Formerly the Maidstone Inn, the iconic 18th century property was recently bought and invigorated by Swedish hotelier Jenny Ljungberg. I'd heard wonderful things about the cool Swedish-inspired interiors and fantastic restaurant, but I was most interested in taking a peek at the Josef Frank bedroom, a brilliant blue homage to the seminal designer.

The exterior of the property remains a classic and traditional tribute to Hampton architecture with a picturesque storybook gabled roof, green shutters and massive striped awning which covers the long front porch. The staid, classic exterior juxtaposes the interior of the resort, which features a playful mix of vintage furniture upholstered in vibrant colors.  The effect is lived-in European comfort with a modern, bohemian twist.


 The front hall is painted a brilliant turquoise and surrounds a vibrant palatte of Scandanavian textiles, creating a fresh ambiance.
 
 Deep chocolate walls highlight a changing gallery of prints by local artists.

 
 The Living Room is the hotels 74-seat restaurant, serving up slow-cooked local food with a Swedish twist.


The Josef Frank bedroom features furniture designed or inspired by the influential designer.

 
Sip a cocktail on the avant-garde covered porch.








2 comments:

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

This place looks so charming. So glad to have found your blog. I look forward to many more great posts. Have a great week.

red ticking said...

i am probably the only one that feels this way but i loved the old inn.. (although honestly have not been there for years) i LOVED staying there years ago.. it was charming... i will go in this summer and take a peek!