In this East Hampton cottage, interior designer Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem eschews the typical pastel
palette and a nautical theme found in many coastal homes in favor of colorful
art and playful accents. Mixing
contemporary and vintage furnishings, Nahem
creates a comfortable beachside space with a unique personality.
Art is the focus in the entryway with a large painting by Richard Prince greeting visitors at the front door. Knotted rope art is displayed on the hanging shelf beneath wall sconces by Alexander Noll.
The great room is anchored by two sided dry-stacked fireplace furnished with an exceptional collection of contemporary and vintage classics. The artwork, from left to right, is by Dirk Skreber, George Condo, and Hernan Base. The floor is a stunning reclaimed antique oak.
This casual seating area in the great room uses punches of brilliant color as the design scheme. Timeless rattan seating, a classic Barcelona coffee table and a painting by Aya Takano play up the bold and fun interior design.
A driftwood table lamp and custom designed Fox-Nahem sofa, along with a grouped collection of Ruud Van Empel photographs, give special interest to the sitting nook in the great room.
In the kitchen, a pair of vintage pendant lights complement a custom made Nakashima island top and matching hanging open shelves.
The dining area features a classic Saarinen marble top table, which is surrounded by woven leather seating and illuminated by a vintage hand-woven rattan chandelier. Andy Warhol's "Jackie" painting hangs as a splash of art in the space.
A pair of vintage sea horse lamps; a set of vintage ‘70s candlesticks designed by Cenedese; and a collection of Turkish plates sit atop an Italian Coppola mid-century side board in the dining room.
Nahem deftly combines vintage furniture; mixed textiles; and a painting by Andrew Guenther for a sunny, welcoming feel in the guest bedroom.
In the master bedroom, a painting by Alejandra Icaza hangs above the bed designed by Fox-Nahem. The rug is by Fedora Design.
A painting by Thomas Ackermann, a vintage lounge chair and sleek contemporary furnishings give the bathroom effortless style.
Outdoor entertaining is easy on the terrace. Nahem paired Sutherland teak furniture with a Richard Shultz enamel top table and vintage wire metal chairs.
The pool house provides a welcome retreat on a hot summer day.
The pool house cabana is an ideal place to relax with an outdoor stacked stone fireplace; a Richard Schultz table and chairs and a Sutherland teak sofa.
The pool area is surrounded by lush plants, giving the setting an ultimate feeling of calm intimacy.