The provenance of the Sleeper-McCann House reads like a rich design novel. Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers, built his summer retreat along the New England shore in 1907. He filled its rooms with a masterful mix, ranging from hand-painted 18th-century Chinese wallpaper to salvaged kitchen doors from his mother’s family’s home. After his death, Helena Woolworth McCann, a fellow collector, purchased the residence and kept much of the design vignettes intact.
Take your pick from these finds to create a relaxed, seaside environment.
T269 Aswan Trim in Peridot / Price upon request / pindler.com
Lagoon Dinner Plate and Concha Medium in Seafoam / $45 and $50 / ci-daughters.com
Clara Espadrille / $205 / castaner.com
Pomegranate Sham from the Matouk Schumacher Collection / $144 / matouk.com
Catalina Rocker / $698 / serenaandlily.com
Larsson Linen Forest Fabric / Price upon request / robertkime.com
Palm Round Bag in Emerald / $240 /into-thewoods.com