Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Fisherman's Cottage in The Hamptons

We rented the most adorable Fisherman's Cottage  in East Hampton. 

We found it on airbnb of course!

It was in a neighborhood known as "The Springs" and is owned by a young couple who live in Brooklyn.

The listing revealed that the husband worked for Ralph Lauren.

We found out later from the shop girls at the Southampton RL store that he actually grew up in the area and has worked for Ralph Lauren since he was 16 years old!

Suffice it to say it was like staying in a Ralph Lauren store!

We loved the laid back neighborhood and its amenities...  walking distance to the beach and harbor, quaint neighborhood restaurants, and the fantastic Round Swamp Farm. 

One of our favorite features though was the outdoor shower which we were highly encouraged to take advantage of!

I knew I would love it from the photos and upon entering I felt immediately at home.

There were many familiar treasures throughout like the mounted sailfish that resides in our mancave.

First thing my hubby checked out was the kitchen which got his stamp of approval.

You walk into the open living area with adjoining kitchen and access to the back yard and shower. 

This is the master bedroom with antique blueprints covering the back wall.

Such a fabulous idea!

There were amazing vintage blankets, pillows and textiles everywhere!

This is looking into the second bedroom a short distance down the hall.

See what I mean?

A collector after my own heart!

The bathroom where the shower never got used!

The view looking down the hallway towards the 2 bedrooms and bath.

Across from our bedroom was a french door leading down a flight of stairs to the lower level where there was a family room, a third bedroom, bathroom and basement.

Lower level family or sitting room loaded with vintage curiousities.

The door to the basement.

The library

Reading Nook

3rd Bedroom


Cool bathroom decor!

A peek into the basement...

where extra treasures reside.

And are artfully arranged!

A surplus of fabulous vintage blankets for those snowy Hamptons winters.

Oh and lest I forget...

that amazing outdoor shower!

Absolute Heaven!!!

I think every home should have one!


Kathysue said...

Charming with a capital C!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh my, what a home of retail treasures .... I bet you wanted to shop right from each room....I would not be able to stand it I would want to live there full time never to return home. Don't you just love the worn out leather chairs, and I have to agree with you those blanked have Ralph Lauren written all over them.

Is the home owner a show room stylist for R.L he sure could be!

It's been so long dear with visits to you, I hope your Hampton stay is memorable and that it inspires them east out of you.
I have been looking for some Navaho looking blanket rugs. Has to be greys, blacks, and whites for me, but yah I so want one to fit in with the older piece I have picked up that I am going to design around, I have this big leather doors and nail head armoire getting ready for a good treatment to it and a few blankets like these would be perfect.

See you soon,
The best for you and yours.
Are you considering a move to the Hamptoms?
If so, I'm jealous :))


Karena said...

Terri just the kind of place I would love to stay on a getaway. How perfectly comfortable and designed beautifully!!

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Anonymous said...

Okay. You know how, when you move, you keep repeating to yourself, "Less is more -- time to purge"? Now I can just throw that out the window + just go all RL in our Dutch colonial (3+ years' project). Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you had a swell vacay.

cindy hattersley design said...

I want you to be my next travel guide! What a fabulous place. I have not been to the Hamptons since I was small!

cindy hattersley design said...

I want you to be my next travel guide! What a fabulous place. I have not been to the Hamptons since I was small!

Nancy said...

what a gem of a place to stay!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Wow, what a fun place to stay...so many amazing treasures! Thanks for sharing!