Although it's fairly unassuming from the outside, this East Hampton home decorated by Tom Scheerer is an absolutely beautiful and traditional summer cottage filled with pretty patterns in sun-faded colors. Centrally located on famed Egypt Lane, only a few hundred meters to the ocean, this home is a chic and pretty retreat. Let's have a look!
The simple construction of the home belies the layered beauty within. Compared to a lot of the monstrous new builds, I actually like its unabashedly understated facade.
The foyer is welcoming and charming. I adore the blue and green printed pineapple pattern on the neutral grasscloth, the Dutch style door, and the blue painted treads and bannister on the stairs.
The formal sitting room is a truly beautiful combination of muted colors and natural textures. The Brown, grey, and blue palette is perfect for a calming beach house sitting room. I love the inclusions of a wicker chair in a more formal room, very Sister Parish. The horizontal faux bois wallpaper is very on-trend at the moment, but it's country-chic appeal will last for a long while. The trellis print carpet adds more garden inspired pattern, and I love the contras of the textural bamboo roman shades against the sumptuous creamy drapes with pompom trim.
The office and den off of the foyer is a cheery space clad in green and blue. The floating shelves are a nice shot of contemporary flair in an otherwise very traditional home.
The lengthy dining room is pleasantly informal with its creamy color palette, wood paneled walls, and Stark sisal carpet. I really like the secondary seating area in the right corner for smaller groups or dinner party overflow.
The vaulted kitcehn has a whimsical, almost mid-century sensibility with it's striped cork floors. vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, rough hewn beams, and blue and white tile accent walls. Also, a plethora of blue and white French bistro striped stools and chairs are always a welcome addition as far as I'm concerned.
The master bedroom is another wonderfully relaxing blue and green space. Even though blue and green is one of my favorite color palettes in any project, it seems especially appropriate for this home that looks out over an historic golf course, ponds, and out to the sea.
The view of the Maidstone Club golf course and its surrounding ponds speaks for itself.
The master bathroom is a country charmer with marble tile, crisp white beadboarding, and pale aqua walls. I adore the mini etageres with their bamboo fretwork toppers, the antique chair and self, and the cheery star ceiling fixture. A lovely space that doesn't take itself too seriously.
This guest bedroom is an ode to traditional Americana in a seaside summer home. The pictorial patterned paper, antique style wooden canopy bed, and subdued ochre, cream, ink, and red color palette harkens back to the summer cottages at the turn of the century.
This guest bedroom, I believe, is for the family's teenage daughter. With its pale and soothing palette, block printed fabrics, bone inlay chest, and elephant accessories, the room speaks of a peaceful eastern retreat.
The pool and surrounding area are, like the house itself, wonderfully simple and not overly fussy. A lushly planted garden surrounds the pool and lounges.
A traditional hedge fences out the side yard where the pool is located, and the historic Maidstone Club stands sentinel on the hillock to the south with the Atlantic Ocean just behind it.
Tom Scheerer is a master of patrician beach elegance as many of his projects, like his own summer home and the Lyford Cay Club, clearly show - and this breezy, traditional, and comfortable East Hampton home is no exception.