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A house for the Summer, Bridgehampton New York

The decision to buy a new home in Bridgehampton, New York, was influenced by the homeowner's desire for a summer getaway in the Hamptons. The homeowners reside overseas throughout the year and contemplated buying new or renovating their existing house – and they chose to start afresh with a new abode.

As the Hamptons is the perfect place to unwind, their wish was for a modern and casual home while being suitable for entertaining.    

 

"We were looking for a fabric that had texture so that it looked good for curtains and would fall beautifully. Mokum Shoji had the correct amount of sheerness (not too much and not too little), and it was the perfect shade of white" 

Kathryn Eisberg of KE Design carried out the interior design of the house. The brief was to design a relaxing space for family and guests for use in the summer months. To achieve this, the design team created an open floor plan with easy navigation between rooms and to the outdoors with large glass doors that open up completely. 

KE Design incorporated a light color palette throughout with beachy colors such as blue shades to maintain the casual beach aesthetic. 

From the furniture and curtains to the throw blankets, all of the fabrics throughout the home are beautiful and soft, providing a peaceful and comforting aesthetic. This effect was consistent throughout, from the great room and dining room on the first floor, down to the kid's room in the basement, and each bedroom on the second floor. 

The inspiration came from the surrounding environment. From a distance, the beach always looks simplistic and calming, providing a sense of relaxation. When you dig your toes in the sand and explore further, you find it's the multiple layers of the beach that creates its beauty and achieves this atmosphere. KE Design wanted to reflect a similar atmosphere within the walls of the house. The interior is picture-perfect with layers of complexity using different textiles and fabrics, wallpapers and accessories, to add a sense of depth and warmth.  

The design team needed to find high-quality items, including the furnishings, wallpapers, and fabrics, at a price point that was within budget. After touching hundreds of materials, they found Mokum Shoji, in color Snow, was the perfect solution for the drapery in the living room and den. 

"We were looking for a fabric that had texture so that it looked good for curtains and would fall beautifully. Mokum Shoji had the correct amount of sheerness (not too much and not too little), and it was the perfect shade of white," says Kathy.

Mokum's sheer fabric was the ultimate solution for the curtains, with attributes such as color, transparency level, and texture ticking all of the boxes.

"Price point was also a big factor. We wanted to soften the look of the room with curtains framing the doors while still allowing light to filter through," says Kathy.

The Mokum fabric qualities were essential to achieving the overall look of the living room and den.  As main areas in the home, KE Design needed to create the right aesthetic so the homeowners could take pleasure in them during their summer vacations.

Design Firm: KE Design @Kathrynedesign
Photographer: Sioux Nesi @Siouxnesi 

Products used: Mokum Shoji, Colour Snow