Wednesday, February 6, 2013

BEHIND THE PRIVET-KATE SPADE IN SOUTHAMPTON


It seems appropriate that Andy and Kate Spade's summer home was formerly a boardinghouse for the William Merritt Chase's Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art.  The design visionaries have owned this rambling Southampton home for years, a charming shingled abode which rests amid a collection of similar cottages known as the Art Village. The laid-back, bucolic setting is in stark contrast to the gated, privet lined mansions just blocks away. I always expected the Spade's home to be infused with her bold, whimsical designs. Imagine my surprise when I saw a softer side; a home swathed in delicate, romantic design. The sloped bead board walls are white washed a milky hue and the rooms are filled with vintage dressers and a curated collection of antique textiles. It all makes for a delightful departure; an artsy, nostalgic getaway "Spade style."















photos courtesy of Saunders 

10 comments:

miss b said...

I was immediately struck by the amount of light in the rooms of this lovely house. I really like the soft colours too.
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christy said...

I like the outside more than the inside, it feels cold and the floors need a rug or something to warm it up. The bedrooms feel charming.

Wasp Decor said...

Are these photos of how they have decorated their new house? Just doesn't seem like their style.

michele said...

i bet you won't be surprised to hear that I ADORE THIS. i really do and i get it. as a creative, this is how i live at home. i simply cannot relax with too much stimulation and color. just received in the mail my edition of Kate Spade Things We Love and can't wait to have a moment to get lost in it.

love to you.

michele

pretty pink tulips said...

Not what I expected when I saw Kate Spade....but I love it!!!

How fun you have a little Valentine in your family!
xoxo Elizabeth

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