WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog

WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog
Hi- It's Tamara. I'm happy you've stopped by the blog, and since 2010 I've been sharing my passion for interior design, travel, entertaining & fashion. I am an interior designer and writer living and working in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. My blog musings have taken me to international design, art, antique and epicurean events and I have lots to share. I'm grateful to have been listed as the #1 top design blog, blogs to watch, top design blogs and in 2019 named and awarded Rising Star of Design by the IFDA NY industry organization. Please feel free to reach out to our team for an interior design consultation or to see our collection of wallpaper and fabric sold to the designer trade, rootcellardesigns@gmail.com. Happy Nesting, XO Tamara

Gorgeous House Tours in the Hamptons, The Hampton House & Garden Tour 2021

my dinner table for the holiday in East Hampton

Kicking Off The Holiday Season at the
East Hampton Historical Society's 
House & Garden Tour, 2021

This year's event did not disappoint with five gorgeous, authentic and unique homes in the East End of Long Island.  Hosted each year by the East Hampton Historical Society, the annual House & Garden Tour is the highlight and kicks-off the Holiday Season in The Hamptons.  How generous for these families to open up their home to the public for these precious sneak peeks- some even had cider and cookies available.  So much work goes into this event, and the upkeep of this historical homes.  Take a look at some highlights...
1. A Shingle Style Revival, a home of art collectors
A newly constructed house in East Hampton Village benefiting from the natural beauty that surrounds, it was once part of the Lorenzo E. Woodhouse estate. This sculptural home showcases myriad design styles from the 1880s through the early 1900’s with a special nod to the Shingle Style revival that made popular in the Hamptons.

2. An East Hampton Village Retreat
my tik tok of this home
This home has superb craftsmanship, an example of Arts & Crafts-inspired architecture with single-level living.  This Village retreat has multiple outdoor “rooms”, situated within smart landscaping. It is showing a calming palette of muted greys. The owners are a husband and wife design team (he's a landscape architect and she's an interior designer), and the home shows their talent in every nook.

3. New Construction in Heart of the Village
East Hampton Village, this newly constructed residence is at once casual, relaxed elegance and traditional design. It's completely secluded, yet only steps away from Main Street, East Hampton.

4. Amagansett home by famed architect Charles Gwathmey
This is a rare opportunity to visit this widely publicized modern home, The Tolan House. It's an original Gwathmey design (circa 1970).  As it's very close to the Atlantic Ocean, it is a sun-drenched open space displaying modern architecture.

5. Egypt Lane Tudor-Style Landmark
Built in 1917 from architects Polhemus and Coffin, this Tudor Style Home borders the infamous private clue nearby, Maidstone Club on two sides.
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara

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