Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 656's another house to love

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!

Lovely detail on the bedskirt, which is the same mouse-gray velvet as the headboard.

Love the addition of the coral parlor to the mostly blue, green and gray palette.

I might never leave this guest room.

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!


Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. All of it. Saving the images now into my forever file. Love.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Just looked at it again! The kitchen is fabulous.

Mango Gal said...

I love the hints of sky blue throughout the house, especially in the kitchen.

Pink Wallpaper said...

jennifer, that must be a different owner then when steven gambrel did that house...but they kept some of the colors, look:

Jennifer said...

Shannon -- that is wild! good eye. the article did note that the kitchen had been renovated by the previous owners, and they left it untouched. again, good eye!

Tricia - Avolli said...

I've been reading and commenting on your blog for awhile now and was thrilled to see a post on this beautiful home. I just love the quiet elegance of Swedish antiques....but I would of course since that is what I "do". Please visit to see more.

Thanks for sharing,
Tricia - Avolli

Unknown said...

That is so pretty, Jennifer! Love the palate.

If it weren't for the fact that we might be moving for the husbands job, I would love to uproot our family and head to a sweet town with pretty houses like that.

Thanks for the dose of future inspiration

paula said...

Love the kitchen. New mixed with old, perfect.

Catherine said...

I LOVE that house. When I read about it in Martha's magazine, I tore out every picture to keep in my 'dream' file. xoTrina