Friday, December 13

Behind the Historic Doors of the Hamptons for Christmas, Part 4: capturing a nautically-inspired Dune Road beauty with Amagansett ocean views




Behind the Historic Doors in the Hamptons: Part 4
One last glimpse at Christmas in the Hamptons,
a beautiful family seaside home with 
deep historical East End roots. 
Last but certainly not least (and my personal favorite) house on the East Hampton Historic Tour was the Ruth Ann McSpadden House on Bluff Road.  Overlooking the ocean and beach in Amagansett the grand home is set on a historic district, but this gem is a shining star even in this neighborhood.  Built in 1905, the home's architecture is original and the interiors reflect the owner's love of all things nautical.  There are original John Audubon prints, gorgeous authentic ship prints, traditional English wallpaper and fabrics and lots of antiques throughout this home.  
 a pretty collection of blue and white antique porcelain
mingles with the family photos and books

nautical nods sprinkled throughout the home,
and combined together with English and American antiques.

 I have used this floral trellis Cowtan & Tout
wallpaper many times before for clients -- 
it is lovely in this small powder room
This Greek key rug runner in the main hall
is an unexpected design element that works! 





love this!
one of the prettiest corners of the home is in this upstairs guest bedroom with the Colefax & Fowler wallpaper against the Audubon framed prints


a homage to a family lends a sentimental and warm touch
a vintage grey wicker set in the sun room 
adds a whimsical note





this ends our behind the historic door series,
and Happy Holidays!

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara