If you’ve picked up this month’s issue of Traditional Home then you’ve likely noticed the stunning and inviting Bridgehampton home on the cover. Our gorgeous Merida Madagascar sisal rug is front and center, adding texture and warmth to the space. Not surprisingly, this 1980’s Bridgehampton spec house needed a little (ok, maybe a lot of!) TLC from architect Stuart Disston and interior designer Ken Gemes. The two teamed up to transform the original rustic country-style barn into a cozy, elegant European style summer get-away for the Richter family.
We’re delighted to say that the results were well worth their efforts! We love how all the walls in this house are light and airy, giving each room an open, clean, fresh feel. The white walls make the dark wood floors pop allowing the bold pieces of furniture – like the oversized yellow striped armchairs in the living room — to make a statement.
Gemes selected Merida’s Madagascar sisal area rug for the living room, foyer, and bedroom to add subtle texture and help marry the light walls and the dark furniture. All three rugs have a unique color binding, giving each room a sense of individuality without detracting from the house’s unifying themes or ambiance.
The final result shows how a little creativity can go a long way. Check out the before and after photos below to see what a huge difference the rounded staircase makes and how minor adjustments in the floor plan resulted in major space!
Let us know what you think of this Hamptons haven!