with their three-story, 6500 square-foot westhampton home located a mere block from the water, this delightful family of four desired spaces that would feel comfortable and refined while enduring the realities of beachfront living. they imagined an elevated oasis for relaxing, for hosting relatives and friends, and for letting their young children do what kids do: run, play, and get up to no good.

now, we may not herald the fact that we design family-friendly spaces, but if you ask me, a truly luxurious space is always one that is high-end, low-maintenance, and as peaceful in body as it is in mind. with this goal firmly set, we embarked upon our first order of business… making a plan. 


project scope & challenges

effortlessly functional? of course. compromising on style? never! (we can do better.) to achieve the best of both worlds, we established the following scope for the project:

  • maximize living space by removing several pivotal walls
  • create an open, community-driven floor plan
  • update the home’s overall aesthetic 
  • mix contemporary and sophisticated design with coastal elements for timelessness
  • achieve a no-fuss lifestyle that supports beach living at its finest
  • overcome every design challenge thrown at us with pure conspiratorial delight

was this a smooth sailing renovation? not always. we navigated covid setbacks and furniture delays, along with the rather large undertaking of removing a load-bearing wall (always a feat). thankfully, our buttoned-up process, first-class service, and detail-oriented problem-solving carried us through…and helped our clients feel supported and calm every step of the way.

in the end, our remarkable team achieved — and exceeded! — our goals for bringing this family’s vision to life. so without further ado, let’s venture inside this breathtaking beach haven…

bright and welcoming entryway


comfort greets you as you open the door to this opulent westhampton beach home. clean lines, natural accents, and a symphony of soothing grays create a light, bright feeling that inspires deep breathing and chases worries away. abundant natural light streams into this space from well-placed windows, highlighting each texture and setting the tone for the elevated coziness of the next space…

open concept living room, kitchen & dining area


in the living room, we added seating perfectly positioned to invite lively conversation and delightful accommodations for guests. this room, now that it’s missing the aforementioned wall, opens up to the kitchen, making it the perfect location for mixing and mingling, sharing stories, and relaxing with hors d’oeuvres swiped from the island. to the right of the central living room, we have this adorable play zone for the kids. it’s functional yet small enough not to overtake the whole area or feel juvenile. everyone is well taken care of. 


in the adjoining kitchen, we mixed classic elements with moderate touches of coastal charm to create a bright, timeless, and functional space. the elegant glass globe pendants take up just enough visual space to not compete with the bright white cabinets, while effortlessly adding to the openness of the room. 

my personal favorite feature is the distinctive slate blue color of the island, which feels simultaneously soothing yet playful in personality. the contrasting black windsor-style barstools complete the look with a chic yet elegant statement. not to mention they’re a breeze to wipe down after the kids finish breakfast. if you wanted to know. 😉

Darci-Hether-New-York-Luxury-Interior-Design-Beach-Home-Renovation-Westhampton-Beach-home-Dining-Room-Gray-Wood-Ocean-Print-Wood-Table-Black-Chandeliercontinuing the crisp and clean aesthetic, we furnished the dining room with a beautiful, soft-toned wood dining table perfect for hosting large groups. both the table and the stunning sideboard complement the newly refinished custom flooring, carrying out the beach house feel throughout the home. over the dining table, we added a pop of dark and dramatic with this grand, candelabra-esque chandelier.

gorgeous year-round sunroom


what’s coastal living without a space to soak up the sun? we designed this gorgeous year-round sunroom with practicality and leisure in mind. neutral furnishings and naval blues create a foundation that mimics a day on the water, while this brass-trimmed wood table offers a quiet place for the eye to rest.

now, it’s the perfect place to soak up late afternoon sunlight in the summers, or enjoy “outdoor living” in the winter sans… well, winter. my advice? no matter the season, this space is best enjoyed with a glass of bubbly in hand. no surprises there!

cozy lounge & family room


nestled deeper in the home and away from the more communal gathering spaces, this cozy family room (complete with the ever-essential bar area) is ideal for watching movies, playing games, or helping the adults wind down after the kids have gone to bed. we favored the same warm-meets-cool color palette as the rest of the home, but deepened the value of the colors to create a sense of warmth, comfort, and closeness.

primary bedroom with a balcony view

lastly and not to be missed, we have our clients’ stunning primary suite. i believe that creating a bedroom that feels like a relaxing getaway is an ultimate reprieve. it’s where you begin and end each day, or where you retreat when you need to escape or feel restored from life’s demands. (read here for more on the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have.)

we filled this stunning suite with simple yet sophisticated furnishings and continued the swoon-worthy gray and blue color palette. large french doors open to idyllic balcony views, and a cozy reading chair offers a place to sink into with a good book, steaming cup of oolong, and lightness in your heart.


in addition to the primary suite, the upstairs level also includes five secondary bedrooms. we won’t take you around all of them, but here’s a glimpse at one of our favorites, this dreamy, grey and cream affair. an easy place to pause and rest? ohhhh, yes.

the verdict


this home is loaded with beautiful, functional spaces and sophisticated yet durable materials down to every last detail. the quintessential beach home and an irresistible gathering spot for family and friends, it’s no surprise that our clients were more than thrilled with the final result!

inspired by the comfort and ease of this luxurious westhampton beach home? what if yours could be next? there’s no better time to create an elevated space perfectly suited for your lifestyle. you know where to find us.

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