Inside a showstopping collaboration—designer Victoria Hagan, architect Temple Simpson, lighting expert Nathan Orsman, landscape guru Chris LaGuardia—which delights upon entry
By Katie Kiefner
Photography by Ty Cole
“Large-scale patterns on rugs and fabrics add to the intrigue, and the art elevates the experience to the next level,” says interior designer Victoria Hagan of the home she designed for a young Manhattan-based family in Southampton, New York. In this case, Shyam Ahuja illustrates a contemporary vision of moss on a custom-made rug. Additional furnishings include white Beetle Dining Chairs with black contrast piping by GamFratesi, cast-bronze lamps from Christian Liaigre, and a “Branching Bubble” chandelier by Lindsey Adelman.
“These rooms were designed such that the kitchen island and dining room table exist on a single axis: While standing at one, you’re precisely lined up with the other,” says architect Temple Simpson. “If desired, the rooms can be closed off with pocketed panel doors that are hidden in the wall, but the intention is to leave it as one space, creating a truly open kitchen.” Enameled aluminum Kobi chairs by Patrick Norguet surround a custom ceruse oak dining table from Victoria Hagan Collection. An Admont 6 Chandelier by Kalmar Werkstätten hangs overhead, and the counter stools are from B&B Italia.
“Conceptually, the library, dining room, and living room exist as one continuous space,” explains Simpson. So, instead of using walls to create distinct spaces, Hagan employed color blocking. Here, she delineates one space with a watercolor-effect rug from Tai Ping, vintage Pierre Paulin Mushroom chairs, and a painting inspired by Italian tile from artist Marina Adams. In the forefront, two chairs from Jorge Zalszupin flank a bronze side table by Christian Liaigre. The matching, blue Ultrasuede sofas are by Minotti.
A flash of Louboutin red—in the form of a custom sofa upholstered in linen—commands attention in the library, as does a triptych of an imposing glacial boulder that was shot nearby in East Marion, New York, by photographer EJ Camp. More neutral items in the room include a wool rug by Mansour, custom lounge chairs with powder-coated steel bases, and an oak coffee table by Holly Hunt.
In a custom tomato-red hue from Benjamin Moore, the backdrop splash plays off of a matching upholstered linen couch (not pictured) in the family office-library space. The Kinesit swivel-base task chair is by Arper.
The master bedroom pops with strategic color blocking of magenta Ultrasuede on the custom bed, framed by a pair of photographs from Franz Walderdorff’s “Connections” series. Sleek, white Ascendo table lamps from Comerford sit on custom Victoria Hagan Collection bedside tables texturally enriched with grey, cerused oak drawer fronts. Hanging from the ceiling is Verpan’s “Panton Fun” chandelier from Danish Design Store, featuring mother-of-pearl disks on a metal frame. Yabu Pushelberg’s Brazilian-inspired Rua Ipanema chairs anchor the seating area.
The lady’s master bathroom mirrors the airy crispness of the connecting master bedroom with its soft palette and burst of magenta from a vintage vanity stool. The bathtub and double-armed sconces are from Waterworks. The stainless-steel drawer pulls are from The Brass Center.
Unlike the rest of the house, the color scheme in the master sitting enclave is purposely subdued in consideration of pre- and post-slumber affect. A custom pearl-grey sofa and wood-frame B&B Italia chair flank a silver leaf coffee table. The lacquered white side table is by Los Angeles–based Robert Kuo and the acrylic-on-canvas artwork is by John Rosis.
A quintessential boy’s room, appointed with a leaf-lettuce-green Stark carpet, child-size Womb chairs by Eero Saarinen and a PH 5 Pendant light fixture by Louis Poulsen.
Designed by Nina Edwards Anker, Dune’s bright blue Landscape sectional anchors the recreation room lounge area. Task lighting comes courtesy of a Twiggy floor lamp by Marc Sadler for Foscarini, and the flat weave Peruvian alpaca rug was custom-made by Crosby Street Studios.
Though the family spends most of their time outdoors during the summer months, the basement recreation room is a haven come wintertime. Artwork by Andrew Zimmerman (Power Orange, 2015) hangs behind RS Barcelona’s You & Me steel ping-pong table with wood legs, and the low-maintenance armchairs are designed by Fabrizio Vitoni for Resol.
A shaded pavilion not only serves as an outdoor living and entertainment space but also as a reprieve from the sun—and insects—when the motorized, retractable bug screens come down. The double-sided limestone fireplace provides heat to the living side and ambience to the dining side. Hidden speakers were built in throughout the area.
Facing eastward from the rear yard. The layout enables the kids to run around in an open expanse while adults keep an eye out from the shaded pavilion.