Designed by Brian J. McCarthy, this magical Southampton getaway drips with bold color and personality. Making use of imaginative patterns and lush textures was key to bringing this estate to life, in a new and inventive way.


The couple intended this to be a summer home--comfortably appointed, yet worthy of showcasing a few key pieces from their collection of modern and contemporary art. The goal was to effortlessly combine these special pieces with a more every-day feel.



A spiraling stair hall lacquered in lagoon blue serves as the home's focal point, with an original Georgia O'Keeffe sculpture poised at the foot of the stairs. White oak floors provide a more natural accent against the bright hue of the walls.


"I knew they liked things to be strong and unfussy," says McCarthy, who had previously designed two other residences for the couple on the Upper East Side, and in Long Island's North Shore. The almost-kitschy design aesthetic refuses to conform to the more traditional decor of Southampton.



McCarthy's bold use of striped wallpaper by John Robshaw offers a stark contrast to the custom patterned rub by Madeline Weinrib. The use of opposing colors and motifs creates a truly unique home. 



Photography by Thomas Loof
Photos courtesy of Elle Decor

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