09-09-2020

The makeover of a holiday house in the Hamptons

Jessica Shaw with Turret Collaborative,

Costas Picadas,

Bridgehampton, NY, USA,

holiday houses, Offices,

Refurbishment, Interior Design,

The award-winning United States architecture and design firm, Turett Collaborative with Jessica Shaw redecorated the holiday home in the Hamptons of a family-based in Manhattan, turning it into a haven with an easy-to-balance leisure and work vibe, easy to get to but far from the city.



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The makeover of a holiday house in the Hamptons The Hamptons, on eastern Long Island’s South Fork, is a string of seaside communities in the towns of Southampton, East Hampton, and Montauk, in Suffolk County, New York. Known as a summer destination for affluent New York City residents, it is marked by long stretches of beach and an interior of farmland, towns and villages with 18th-century shingle buildings and estates hidden behind tall boxwood hedges. At about 150 km from Manhattan, it’s easy to get to by car or by ferry, making it the perfect escape from the city during COVID, which has forced us all to restrict specific travel arrangements.
These restrictions, working from home and lockdown all combined, made the owners decide to give their holiday home a makeover and turn it into something more than a weekend getaway. One the one hand, the homeowners wanted to add a home office, and on the other, they wanted to conjure up the atmosphere of their favourite vacation spot, St. Barths, in the Caribbean.
They approached the architecture and design firm, Turett Collaborative for the project. “The environment you live in plays such a prominent role in your mood and well-being. Now more than ever, as we are spending more time at home, it’s so important to have a space that radiates calmness and positivity”, explains Jessica Shaw, director of Interior Design with the Turett Collaborative. As this Hamptons vacation home slowly emerged into a longer-term residence away from the city, it was also necessary to meet the family’s work from home needs with the addition of a home office. And this has been masterfully done, injecting it with a breath of fresh air and adding elegance and soothing tones that are a perfect match for its beachy location. 
Shaw took advantage of the floor-to-ceiling entryway, choosing all-white walls and a gradient blue circular area rug for the foyer, complemented by a dramatic hanging light fixture with a multiplicity of dangling lights. 
French doors in the dining room give a gorgeous view of outdoor greenery. A long, wooden table surrounded by blue-tinged leather chairs sets the perfect mood for socialising. Across the whole lower level, Jessica Shaw has complemented her clean, cool colour choices with elements of nature, such as intricate branches and seaside plants. The new home office follows the same clean lines.
The St. Barths-inspired owners’ suite embraces airiness, light tones, white ceiling beams, and nautical accents through the use of subtle patterns and textures. The seaside-inspired narrative is repeated in the other bedrooms as well.
They added an outdoor dining deck in the backyard that overlooks the swimming pool and is now a perfect entertainment area with two white tables and wooden chairs.
The work by Turrett Collaborative has turned this holiday home in the Hamptons into a real home, where family, work and well-being all come together in an elegant and harmonious response to the pandemic. 

Christiane Bürklein

Project: Jessica Shaw with Turret Collaborative
Location: Bridgehampton, NY, USA
Year: 2020
Images: Costas Picadas

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