steel and glass french doors with herringbone wood flooring

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

here at the office, delicious thoughts of the hamptons are associated with grueling hard work.  however, 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.  my client wants a home perfect for hosting small family gatherings, fun weekend getaways, 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” with “focal point windows and architectural finishes.”  The light and airy wouldn’t mean stark but instead “welcoming yet show-stopping,” and “livable luxe.” we talked a lot about the finishes and how we wanted those elements to shine as a common thread throughout the entire house. one of the elements we were initially drawn to was blackened steel metal-framed windows.

after a quick trip down the pinterest rabbit hole, i was well on my way creating the design concept boards for 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

the heart of every home is the kitchen so i really wanted to bring the love to my clients’ culinary oasis hamptons getaway!  i’m 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!!  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 modern hamptons home would be complete without a contemporary, airy bathroom! the metal framing details carry through on the shower enclosure and mirrors. i am partial to those black faucets and light wood accents?  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 opens the front door for the final reveal! (and speaking of front doors… i love this contemporary entry, don’t you?)

do you need assistance 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