For many years, Whitney Casey and her tech entrepreneur husband, Nav Sooch, rented a summer house in the Hamptons, which belonged to an interior designer. It had everything you could possibly need,” she recalls. Everyone would leave and say, ‘What a charming little gem.’” When the couple decided to buy their own property, their vision was clear – to create something every bit as special.
The house they discovered is a new-build in a quiet street, close to the heart of Southampton. It’s not my type of exterior because it’s so traditional,” admits Whitney. In contrast to the classical facade, she was determined to create a funky interior. To help her, she called upon young Los Angeles-based designer Jessica Ayromloo. The word that describes Jessica is ‘fresh’ – she can truly come up with novel ideas,” says Whitney. What Whitney wanted most was to avoid a stereotypical Hamptons look. She didn’t want navy or chequerboard,” recalls Jessica. We wanted things to feel interesting and different.”
The walls were hand-painted by Jessica and inspired by Céline’s 2014 A/W collection; the chaise longue was a flea market find and reupholstered in Pierre Frey fabric. The artworks by Jenna Snyder Philips.
The Denim guestroom is named after its predominantly blue palette, seen in the Cannon/Bullock wallpaper and the indigo Kyle Bunting hide rugs.
Jessica designed many pieces for the library including the resin coffee table.
Mood lighting was very important to Nav; in the dining room, the Agnes chandelier by Lindsey Adelman is coupled with a custom-designed dining table and triangular stools. The abstract artwork is Bronson Caves #3, a C-print from 2010 by Brice Bischoff.
A grand black and white staircase leads up to the second floor. The guest pavilion's Penthouse bedroom is swathed in luxurious fabrics; the bed is from Ironies.
Eclectic ornaments play with texture and form; the artwork, Blocked Out, is by Margot Waller Madgett. The guest pavilion is clad in Yangki wallpaper and contrasts with furnishings in playful patterns.
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