We see so many beautiful homes around here and have you wondered who lives in these impeccably designed homes? I had many homeowners emailing me, feeling happy to see their homes featured on Home Bunch and so many of them continue to keep in touch. I have to say that I love that!
It’s no different with this extraordinary classic beach house in the Hamptons. I am extremely happy to share with you this beautiful home, owned and designed by one of my favorite interior designers, Iris Dankner. Like you will see, this home exudes elegant and beauty.
Trying to escape from the busy life in Manhattan, Iris decided to build this classic, chic shingled home where she can spend every summer with her family in Southampton, New York. The house was built by Hampton’s top builder, Joe Farrell, and designed to welcome in the ocean’s breeze and to allow the interior designer to create her beach-inspired dream home.
Take a look and tell me, wouldn’t you also love to spend your entire summer in this house?
Classic Beach House with Elegant Interiors
This classic Hamptons Beach house has 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a gorgeous front entry. Note the three planters on each side.
Finding The Perfect Colors
When starting the design process for her family’s summer home, the first step was selecting a color palette. “The blue, white and brown gave me a fresh beach feeling,” she says. “I felt it was important that the rooms on the first level all work together by keeping the same color palette but treating each room differently.”
Nothing was overlooked in this house. You notice the attention to detail in every room.
Designing It on Your Own
This is what Iris says about designing her own home: “The bonus of designing my own house is that I was able to make changes so that it felt like my own,” she says. “You can experiment and try things that you might not feel comfortable doing with a client.”
The living room works more like a family room, where the family spend most of their time, but since it opens to the kitchen, the designer wanted the room to feel pretty and cozy. Coffered ceilings give the space traditional appeal.
Daybed: custom designed by Avery Boardman and white chairs are from Crate & Barrel.
What’s Your Style?
Dankner describes her design style as “classic, yet with a modern approach.” She loves to blend traditional style with subtle hues and a modern mix of elegant pieces.
Inspiring furniture layout!
Isn’t this lovely? I love seeing original home decor ideas.
Flooring is oak and stained with “Jacobean” from “Minwax”.
The island was thoughtfully designed to face the outdoors for a pleasant view while cooking. “I wanted a large island and a large table that could seat 12 for breakfast,” she says. “At a beach house we always have lots of guests sleeping over — that means lots of meals.”
Similar White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color
White Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW7008”
Yet another classic choice: white subway tile for backsplah. You simply can’t go wrong with that! Timeless and economical.
Some of her favorite features are the white marble countertops, the matching cabinetry and the pot filler above the range.
Gorgeous cabinetry details.
The designer loves to spend time with her daughters in the sunroom. They often build puzzles and read.
Most of the decor found in this space comes from garage sales, including the salvage table and birdcage.
Window treatments: Joe’s Fabric Warehouse.
Similar Millwork Paint Color
Millwork: Benjamin Moore Cloud White CC-40
Similar Wall Paint Color
Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake OC-59
Beautiful collection of coastal inspired decor.
It’s impossible to not like this elegant powder room. Notice the mirror.
Sink and faucet are from Kohler.
A grand chandelier hangs above the dark oak table in the formal dining room. The blue and brown rug was custom made by Stark to match the palette of the curtains and the warm brown paint.
The tables on each side of the room are often used as drink stations when the couple entertains; the buffet also holds all of their china.
Similar Paint Color
Sherman-Williams Tea Chest SW6103
Benjamin Moore Dove Wing OC-18
French doors off the master bedroom open up to a deck.
This private deck was inspired by a trip to Belize.
Outdoor furniture are from Janus et Cie, Dedon, Crate & Barrel and Frontgate.
The view of the property seen from the deck.
The master bathroom feels serene and feminine.
Bathtub is the Kohler’s Vintage bath.
With seven bedrooms in the house, I am sure you can find one of your taste! This guest bedroom is neutral, but far from boring.
Soothing Color Palette
The designer choose a very soothing color palette for one of her the bedroom of one of her daughters.
Window treatment fabric: Lee Jofa.
I love the classic and comfortable look of this bedding.
Fabrics: Lee Jofa.
This bathroom is original and classic at the same time. Love the idea of using photos as artwork.
When building the house, Dankner made sure to include an outside space that felt like an extension of the interior. She spends a lot of her time on the covered porch, which she furnished with a ceiling fan and curtains. “The covered porch is everyone’s favorite, because I created an indoor space outside,” she says. “It’s comfortable and a wonderful space to entertain.”
Outdoor furniture: Janus et Cie, Dedon, Crate & Barrel, Frontgate
A fully-equipped outdoor kitchen is conveniently located on this expansive deck.
You definitely can go beyond a simple BBQ in this kitchen. The outdoor kitchen has a fridge and plenty of storage and workspace.
Comfortable outdoor furniture is a must. I am loving the sleek lines of this set.
Viva la dolce vita!
According to the designer, the pool and patio are often used for hosting large parties during the summer.
The beauty of a summer day!
It’s so wonderful to have you guys back here… I had so much fun preparing this post. You know how much I love shingled coastal homes! They’re my favorite! 🙂
So, did you have a good weekend? It’s being incredibly warm here and, since we live on the “unpredictable” East Coast, we have to enjoy when the skies are clear and the sun is shining!
Today, we played outside with the kids and after that we went try a new Japanese restaurant in town. I love, love, love Japanese food, not to mention the culture and people. It was wonderful there, we had a good time and I could relax and feel happy.
I have to say that I am learning many things with my grandmother’s passing, but the most important is to show how much I love and appreciate my family. It’s never enough nor too late to embrace every minute we spend with our loved ones. I am less grumpy, worried and stressed and I am living with a more “in the moment” attitude. I have been way too stressed about too many things during the last couple of years and now I see that the most important things for me is how I decide to live each day. That’s what will build a better life, not how many hours of sleep I loose for worrying about the future.
Start this week bringing all the love you can carry in your heart and spread it to everyone you love and care. In fact, go a little further… bring this love and this energy to the people that you will meet during this week. Let people feel embraced by you.
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
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