steel and glass french doors with herringbone wood flooring

thanks to the recent long memorial holiday weekend, the unofficial start of summer has everyone (at least me!) thinking about relaxing on long, warm summer days, drinking copious amounts of delicious rosé wine, and planning my weekend escape to the hamptons.

here at the office, delicious thoughts of the hamptons are a bit more on the work end of the spectrum but we are swooning over them nonetheless!

i am working with a returning client to create a stunning, contemporary hamptons home that is cozy and intimate, perfect for small family gatherings, yet provides oodles of opportunities for hosting fun weekend gatherings and chic pool parties.

during our early conceptual meetings, my client and i were immediately on the same page. we batted around ideas and found ourselves using phrases like “light and airy open spaces,” “focal point windows and architectural finishes,” “welcoming yet show-stopping,” and “livable luxe.” we talked a lot about the finishes and how we really wanted some of those elements to really shine and be a common thread that wove throughout the entire house. one of those elements that we were quickly drawn to was blackened steel metal framed windows.

after a quick rabbit-hole trip down the pinterest path, i was well on my way for creating the design concept boards and presenting our jumping off point in the design process.


airy kitchen by hecker guthrie - grey marble - glass and steel
hecker guthrie
stunning marble backsplash by Handelsmann and Khaw
handelsmann & khaw

if the heart of every home is the kitchen, then i really wanted to bring the love to my clients new-build culinary oasis hamptons getaway! i’m absolutely obsessed with the idea of a metal and glass wall that separates the kitchen from the other areas of the house. gorgeous detailing and an element of interest? yes, please!! and in keeping with the metal detailing, i love the added metal accent to the kitchen island and the decorative yet practical overhead lighting.


stunning glass, steel, and wood staircases perfect for the hamptons - darci hether new york
left: vlassak verhulst, center: amber interiors, right: source unknown

if the kitchen is the heart of the home, the stairs are its veins and arteries. i love how those same metal details define these airy contemporary stairways. it’s all about light and contrast!



hamptons black and white bathrooms - darci hether new york
left: vila 133 arquitetura, right: flack studio
hamptons black and white bathrooms
left: clare kennedy & mitzi maynard, right: canny

no contemporary hamptons home would be complete without a contemporary, airy bathroom! the metal framing details carry through on the shower enclosure and mirrors. and those black faucets and light wood accents? yes please!! the white and light greys are the perfect backdrop for these stark details and i can’t get enough.


contemporary hamptons front door
stephanie michel-girard

i can’t wait until my client can open the front door for that final reveal! (and speaking of front doors… i love this contemporary entry, don’t you?)

do you need help creating your perfect beach house getaway? i’m here to help! we’d love to hear from you. until then, happy summer and keep sipping that rosé!


cheers ~ darci