Some of the things that makes a summer weekend in the Hamptons special are the homes. Leaving the majestic cityscape of Manhattan where the towers soar above you, being able to take in the sights of cottages, homes, and mansions against the fields and sky is a real joy. For the Hamptons homeowners, a little rain mid-summer leaves you indoors thinking about those next projects to improve your piece of perfection.
This week, with the launch of the Hamptons Summer Show Home from Kristin Farrell, partnering with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and other sponsors, we look at the people, objets d’accueil, and the places to find them.
Samsung’s Family Hub. Samsung’s smart refrigerator has a touchscreen built into it, which can provide everything from to-do lists, family pictures, television, and apps so that you can order groceries from the fridge itself! Rounding out its amazing features is a camera, which enables you to see what’s inside the fridge when out shopping. www.samsung.com
The Wolf Outdoor Grill. It’s the Ferrari of outdoor cooking appliances, with the signature large red control knobs. Fire up a steak on a Wolf grill putting out 130,000 BTU to achieve that perfect char. Stout, 3/8”-thick stainless-steel grates retain and radiate more heat for more even grilling (and coveted restaurant-style grill marks). www.subzero-wolf.com
Sherwin-Williams Paints. The unsung hero of interior design, color, and the right paint and stain applications, can make or break a home. Sherwin-Williams was founded at the end of the Civil War and set the pace, creating ready mixed paints in resealable cans by the mid 1870s. Sherwin-Williams’s color of the month is Indigo SW6531. Give it a go! www.sherwin-williams.com
The Big Easy Media Sofa from Mitchell Gold. The ultimate way to furnish a media room or personal home theater, Mitchell Gold’s large-scale media sofa features a deep, chaise-like design of epic proportions. A bed-like platform with an expansive down-blend seat cushion and trio of oversized back pillows makes a cozy landing for one or many to relax and catch up on the latest TV and movies. www.mgbwhome.com
THE HOME GURUS
Kristen Farrell. She is the CEO of Farrell Home and mastermind behind the Hamptons Summer Show Home concept running in Water Mill through August 12. Farrell has brought together some of the leading brands in home design and furnishing to create the perfect Hamptons living experience. http://www.hamptonsshowhome.com
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their upholstery company next year, which was started in the rural town of Taylorsville, NC. Today, the company offers a full range of home furnishings, including eco-friendly upholstery, tables and storage, lighting, rugs, bed linens, accessories, window treatments, and art. http://www.mgbwhome.com
Mark Moussa, Arteriors Lighting. Arteriors knows about lighting, boasting some 1200 designs, of which about 90 percent are in stock and can ship within 72 hours. Arteriors has a range of talented designers with whom they collaborate on innovative and exciting lighting designs. Founded by Mark Moussa, Arteriors is a family business, with children Tanner and Mackenzie having joined the team. www.arteriorshome.com
Harrison and Nicholas Condos, Harbour Outdoor. Scions of an Australian furniture maker based in Sydney, Harbour Outdoor creates furniture with traditional and modern elements in their designs. The uniquely designed furniture also is incredible durable, and built to withstand a variety of climates. www.harbouroutdoor.com
English Country Antiques, Southampton. Former fashion photographer Chris Mead became the expert on creating interior coffee tables books, selling some 750,000 copies while opening an antiques store as a hobby. That hobby has grown dramatically, as Chris approaches his 30th anniversary in the Hamptons, with stores in Southampton and Bridgehampton. www.ecantiques.com
Coastal Home, Bridgehampton. Capture the feeling of beach-style living and make that indoor to outdoor connection to nature as expressed by home design. Coastal Home’s mix of new and vintage aesthetics presents you an eclectic look with its furnishings, custom rugs, home accessories, and unique art. www.coastalhomeonline.com
In Home, Sag Harbor. Whilst filled to the gunnels with interesting home objects, supplies, and linens, In Home also boasts the literal ability to “ask the professor” — co-owner and Home Products Development Professor at New York City’s FIT, David Brogna. www.inhomesagharbor.com
Hildreth’s Home East, East Hampton. America’s oldest department store, Hildreth’s clearly knows a thing or two about outfitting the ideal Hamptons home. Hildreth’s, which also has a Main Street store in Southampton, carries luxurious bedding, bath and spa essentials, housewares, candles and hostess gifts, table linens, children’s furniture, clothing, gifts and toys, area rugs, lamps and lamp shades, and even sewing supplies. www.hildreths.com