Category Archives: LONG ISLAND

Far Side of Summer in My Long Island Garden

THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, I’ve spent the better part of April, May and June, September, October and November at my quirky vintage-modern house on the East End of Long Island, N.Y., and rented it out in high summer. I … Continue reading

Posted in GARDENS & GARDENING, HAMPTONS, LANDSCAPING, LONG ISLAND | 7 Comments

This Wondrous Summertime World

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere – Vincent van Gogh Beauty has not been hard to find this summer, despite the heat. Almost everywhere I’ve gone, and I’ve moved around a fair amount, I’ve been hyper-conscious of … Continue reading

Posted in HISTORIC PRESERVATION, HUDSON VALLEY, LONG ISLAND, ROAD TRIPS | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Latest on Hamptons Reno: My Go-To Great Room

IT ONLY TOOK FIVE YEARS to get there, but the great room at my place on the East End of Long Island is finally livable. The final phase of its transformation this spring: a bout of quickie decorating in the newly insulated … Continue reading

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Jump Start to the Season: My Long Island Garden

THE PAST FEW WEEKS at my home on the East End of Long Island, New York, have been a revelation. I hadn’t spent much time here in April or early May before, even though I’ve owned this quirky house for … Continue reading

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The Great Room Becomes a Greater Room

IT’S GETTING ON FOR SPRING, and I’ve got a decorating project to look forward to. Naturally, this makes me very happy. It’s been a while since I had an opportunity to indulge this passion of mine, since I’m a designer … Continue reading

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For Sale in Springs: A Long Island House as Old as They Come

THERE ARE VERY FEW truly old houses on the East End of Long Island, but those that do remain, like Mulford Farm in East Hampton, are among the oldest in the country, dating back to the earliest English settlers in … Continue reading

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Hamptons Weekend Cottage Keeps it Simple

A FRIEND OF MINE has had a tendency to move often, both her family’s primary residence and weekend/vacation homes. Fortunately, she also has a talent for making any apartment or home look Domino-ready in very short order. This two-bedroom 1930s … Continue reading

Posted in HAMPTONS, HAMPTONS VOYEUR, INTERIOR DESIGN, LONG ISLAND, OLD-HOUSE MAKEOVERS | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments