Hamptons interior designers and insider dish on decompressing, creativity and the ideal summer weekend.
To relax, I’m: In the water or at a museum.
Hamptons favorites: Walking Sag Harbor’s historic streets, shopping at Ulla Johnson in Amagansett and picking up seashells on the beach.
Lost without: Clé de Peau Beauté concealer.
Advice for my 20-year-old self: Trust your instincts, laugh at your mistakes and remind yourself everything happens for a reason.
For inspiration, I: Research artists, attend fairs and travel.
Most listened-to song: “Fields of Gold” by Sting.
If I weren’t a designer, I’d be: An art dealer.
Recipe I’m trying to master: How to work my convection oven!
Late-night indulgence: Mint chip ice cream.
Every weekend includes: A trip to Loaves & Fishes Food Store.
Podcast I can’t stop listening to: Talk Art.
I’ve finally learned: To say “no.”
Best purchase on a trip: A black-pearls-on-leather necklace from St. Barts.
Summer means: 5 p.m. Aperol spritzes by the pool.
Organization I’m proud to be part of: The LGBT Center.
Mode of transportation out East: Blade.
People are surprised: That I smile.
An object I’ll never part with: Anything from the late antiques dealer Amy Perlin.
I would tell my younger self: Relax.
Host gift: A Perfumer H candle.
Last thing I ordered: A black Khaite dress.
Nature fix: Taking our dog Slim for a walk at Sylvester Manor.
Last book I couldn’t put down: A rare John Currin book with essays by Dave Eggers.
The Hamptons is the one place to find: Vine Street Café’s Machete cocktail.
Currently coveting: A pair of magnolia trees.
Summer highlights: Gardening, friends, family.
Trying to master: Golf.
Always listening to: Classical radio station WQXR.
If I could have dinner with any creative living or dead: My husband and business partner John, at il Buco’s bar.