Monday, November 22

The East Hampton Historical Society's 2010 House & Garden Tour - just in time for Thanksgiving weekend!

Where will you be this Thanksgiving? 

anywhere near East Hampton?

ring in the
Holiday season for the East End of Long Island
by attending the 
2010 East Hampton Historical Society House and Garden Tour! 

After turkey and family time,
stop on over to view this annual house tour.

November has been a particularly fun topic for me and I enjoyed investigating fabrics and wallpapers -- there is much to consider and uncover.  I'm ending November with information about this year's EHHS house tour which is comprised of six unique homes, some with extensive gardens. 

The East Hampton Historical House Tour is scheduled
Saturday, November 27 from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m
The kick-off cocktail party
Friday evening, November 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
Since I discussed trends in interior design this month on Nest, it is only fitting that I should end with a glimpse of what will be on this exciting house tour.  This year more than ever, the East Hampton Historical Society included an eclectic mix of homes from a charming, classical historical cottage to a contemporary house with clean lines. Executive Director Richard Barons believes in mixing architectural styles to reflect the wonderfully diverse architectural styles in the community that span several centuries. 

As I contemplate my earlier story this month about upcoming trends in design, it is refreshing to note that we seem to be blending both styles more than ever before in our homes. The lines are no longer distinct between a traditional and contemporary home and many are a lovely melding of the two. I spoke with interior designer Michael Katz  whose home will be on the tour this year and he echoed these sentiments -
 “my thoughts are about neutrals, naturals and a lot of texture, matte and shine, mohair and suede, linen and leather. I think what is making interior design so exciting right now is the trend in using furniture and objects from all periods whether it be the 1850's or the 1970's, and it’s all in the mix.”  Michael Katz

photographs from designer Michael Katz and his home, which will be on this year's tour 

I hope to see you at the kick-off cocktail party located at the "Rollinson House", a private home located in the Grace Estate section of East Hampton.  This exquisite Regency Villa is set on four manicured acres.  The house will be available for touring during the cocktail party and reflects the owner's French and English design styles and unique flair. 

Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party start at $150 and include entry to the following day tour.  Tickets to the House and Garden Tour are $50 in advance and $60 on the day of the tour.  Both on sale --  or call 631-324-6850.

This year's EHHS house tour is sponsored in part by Tiffany & Co., Hamptons Cottages &Gardens magazine and Sotheby's.


Renae said...

I love your Thanksgiving header...the pretty golds and lovely table setting.
Well done as well on your chairs!
Happy Thanksgiving Friend!

Anonymous said...

we will try to make it out east tomorrow for this event - the tour looks like it will have a nice mix of houses to see. Thank you for this reminder, Susan J.

Irene said...

Great Arthur Avenue article, can't wait to go again