Meet these Hamptons interior designers highlighting all things design, wellness and scoping out a score.
David Netto Is Inspired By Vintage Vibes
Treasured antique heirloom: A Louis XVI leather armchair designer Kevin McNamara bought for my parents’ house in 1973. When buying art, I look for: A feeling that if I don’t jump, I’ll never see this thing again. Antique to invest in for money: Anything by Ettore Sottsass or Robert Venturi. Currently coveting: The chair I let Ashley Hicks buy from under me at auction. Best East End vintage shop: Wyeth. You can go anywhere in the world and not see an environment more inspiring. Favorite vintage piece in your Hamptons home: A tiny watercolor of a shell from specimens painted in 1784 and collected from Captain Cook’s South Sea voyage. Won’t be caught with: A TV over my fireplace. When craving inspiration: The Shagwong in Montauk and the Cross Sound Ferry. I like to keep it real. Go-to drink: Reyka Vodka from Iceland. I treat myself to: A new watch every couple of years—usually Panerai.
Alyssa Kapito Seeks Out Wicker Antiques For The Home
Antique to invest in for love: A wonky-looking chair with an unusual form. It makes any room immediately more interesting. Best vintage score: Ceramics by Georges Jouve that I got for a song. They’ve appreciated tremendously. I start the day with: Wordle. Favorite Hamptons vintage shop: Sélavy in Southampton. It’s by the owners of Di Donna Galleries in NYC and their selection is incredible. When I’m home alone: I clean out my kids’ closets or binge a show. Antique that belongs in every East End abode: Something wicker. Vintage wicker gets the best patina. Online resource for antiques: 1stdibs, sourcing through Instagram hashtags, and French eBay for a real steal. Something you’ll never see in my home: Improperly hung curtains. An early vintage purchase: A Tabouret stool by Charlotte Perriand. It was the first collectible item I bought for myself. Can’t wait to watch: The next season of The White Lotus.
Laura Santos Is All About Wellness
Best vintage score: A rare coffee table made with peppercorns by Ado Chale. Designer whose style has influenced me: Charlotte Perriand, Joaquim Tenreiro, George Nakashima, Jacques Grange, Pierre Yovanovitch. First noteworthy vintage purchase: A Nakashima dresser. Morning ritual: Reading my book with a cup of hot water with lemon. Always using: Using, and losing, my reading glasses. Wellness routine: Eating raw aloe vera in the morning. Consuming on Instagram: Longboard surfing videos and design. Eyeing: An easy chair by Jørgen Høj and Poul Kjærholm. Last vintage purchase: Ceramics from a great shop in Mexico City. The one that got away: A Jean Royère lamp which nearly doubled in price soon after. Ideal dinner party guests: Pedro Almodóvar, Héctor Lavoe, Trevor Noah, Obama, Anaïs Nin and my two sisters. I always enjoy: A night out with friends and a good martini.