Yesterday I was poking around on Martha's site (looking for the headboard instructions) and came across another house I remember loving when it was published (this time in Martha Stewart Living, in September 2008). We don't have a scanner (that works) so I'm always happy to find electronic versions of the images I love in print. Hooray, Internet!
This Sag Harbor four-square colonial belongs to antiques dealer Jill Dienst, and her husband and daughter, Emma. The home is filled to the brim with museum-quality Scandinavian furniture, and is decorated accordingly, with light colors and unpretentious fabrics.
Writer David Colman put it best when he said, "Not that the gracious, summery place seems ostentatious, formal, or uninviting to bare feet. But it does feel cultured and considered, responding not to the contemporary weekend haven that Sag Harbor has become, but recalling its early-19th-century heyday as a well-to-do whaling village." Okay, on the to pictures! You'll definitely want to click through the online gallery, to read more about what you're seeing.
Gorgeous wall color and delightfully raw floors.
I love everything about this kitchen: the painted floors, the casters on the table, the mahogany counters, the paneled and subway-tiled walls, the open shelves, the brass fixtures -- everything!
Photos by Pieter Estersohn
EDIT: Shannon at Pink Wallpaper just brought to my attention that this house also appears in Steven Gambrel's portfolio. The article noted that the kitchen had been renovated by a previous owner, and now that I'm looking at it in that context, the house (some of the colors were kept) does still have that Gambrel thing going. Good spot, Shannon!