Channel Idyllic Summer Weekends With This New Book


A Summer Place book cover - basket with white chair

Designer Tricia Foley’s A Summer Place: Living by the Sea (Rizzoli New York, 2021) is like a warm invitation to a summer weekend in Bellport, the idyllic seaside village on Long Island’s South Shore, long favored by artists and creative types.

From Shingle-style Colonial Revival homes to a copper-clad modernist tree house and Foley’s own all-white “modern barn-like dwelling,” the pages are awash in dreamy seascapes, manicured lawns, bright blue swimming pools and interiors that range from rustic to contemporary, all peppered with Foley’s tips for summer entertaining.

“We’ve captured inspirational design ideas for casual summer living—ideas that translate to homes across the country,” says Foley.