Design, fashion and art insiders reveal their favorite Hamptons locales, trends and more.
From top: Hamptons Potato Barn Runner from Sylvester & Co. Modern General; Fontana Arte Pudding Hanging Lamp from Ruby Beets; A cup of Tea Forte; Green Thumb farm stand; A Walk in the Garden tableware from Turpan
Interior Designer, Pembrooke & Ives
Where will we find you shopping on the weekend? With stores such as Monc XIII, Ruby Beets and Bloom, Sag Harbor is a go-to town for design finds. I also love Stellar Union in Southampton. What’s your favorite Hamptons design trend? Indoor/outdoor dining rooms that can be fully opened up in the summer months and closed off in the winter. Quintessential locale: Any farm stand. Who is the ultimate local insider? My dad, Andrew Sheinman, who founded our firm. What would be your last meal in the Hamptons? Miso-glazed salmon from Vine Street Cafe. Favorite recent purchase: The Hamptons Potato Barn Runner from Sylvester & Co. Modern General. What do you bring to a dinner party? A pie from Briermere Farms.
Founder, Lavfields Communications
What’s the best place for design finds? I love Barbara Trujillo’s antique shop for vintage objet and one of the largest selections of vintage turquoise accessories. On your summer wish list: A new workout wardrobe from Bandier. Share your top Hamptons spot. I love the Green Thumb farm stand in Water Mill. It’s been around since the ’60s. Where is the place to see and be seen? Around my pool at night for a bonfire, S’mores and the best dance tunes, because I’m the DJ! What’s in your beach bag? Water, old-school Coppertone sunscreen, backgammon and garbage bags because we all pick up litter on beach. What isn’t in it? A cell phone! Go-to host gift? Anything from Tea Forte.
What’s your favorite Hamptons shop? Turpan in East Hampton, where you can find so many beautiful high-end design pieces. What is the latest hot spot? I love hot weather, but not trendy “hot” places. To me, anywhere surrounded by nature in the summer is the best place to be. What is your key to happiness in The Hamptons? Having a sketchbook with me to capture my surroundings. Share one of your top meals. The thin-crust pizza at Sam’s Bar and Restaurant in East Hampton. Top summer trend: Neon green flip-flops. Where can we find you at 5 p.m. on a Friday? In traffic. Tell us what’s in your beach bag? My son’s toys. What’s your go-to host gift? My “The Night You Left” coasters, which are inspired by my oil-on-mirror paintings of the same name.
sheinman headshot: dustin o’neal. fuchs headshot: marsha bernstein. hod headshot: nir hod studio. hamptons potato barn runner:
courtesy sylvester & co. modern general. hermes tableware: courtesy hermes. tea forte: courtesy tea forte. green thumb: courtesy green thumb.
From left: The interiors of Onda; Le Labo Verveine 32 Candle; Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle rose; Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand;
July 16th, Lavender Pilgrimage by Eric Dever.
MAUREEN WINTER MCDERMOTT
Founder, Winter McDermott Design
What’s the perfect housewarming gift? A Le Labo candle and handmade pottery. Share what’s in your beach bag. Sunscreen, a Kindle, a change of clothes for my kids, beach toys, lemon water and sandwiches from Breadzilla in Wainscott. What will you be buying this summer? Definitely the goods at Sunny, a new women’s clothing and lifestyle shop in Sag Harbor. Favorite beauty splurge: Skincare from Onda–it’s the best for oil cleansers. What’s No. 1 on your to-do list this summer? To relax and get some free time with my family. Artist on your radar: William McLure. I love his work and have been dying to use one of his pieces. Best-kept secret in the Hamptons: I’m not telling! But the second-best is the year-round local community.
Founder, Nina Runsdorf
What would we find in your beach bag? A bottle of rose and a new book. Where can we find you at 5 p.m. on a Friday? Watching the sunset on Town Line Beach. What’s your favorite shopping destination? Lazy Point Variety in Amagansett. I love seeing what the owners have found from their travels all over the world. On your summer wish list: Learning how to surf. Artist to watch: Painter Shara Hughes. What would be your last meal in the Hamptons? Fresh grilled vegetables from my garden. Favorite design trend: I don’t follow trends! Go-to area to discover design accessories? Bridgehampton. It has so many great antiques. Best-kept secret: Rosie’s in Amagansett. Your quintessential Hamptons locale: For me, it’s at home with family.
President, Brady Design
Favorite Hamptons design trend: I’m seeing a return to beach classics that feel relaxed, lived in and loved: Think slamming screen doors, vintage wicker and navy and white. What is on your summer wish list? A Barton & Gray yacht membership, and a Hinckley at the dock fully outfitted for a cruise with friends and a gourmet lunch six times a season. Artist who has caught your eye: Eric Dever from Water Mill. His new series is breathtaking. What would you have as your last meal in the Hamptons? A big family dinner at home. We love doing cocktails and a picnic on the beach before dinner and a walk to Sant Ambroeus for a gelato and an Armagnac after. Share what’s in your beach bag. Clarins sunscreen, the New York Times crossword puzzle and an Elin Hilderbrand book! Best town for design finds: It’s actually not in the Hamptons–Greenport on the North Fork.
winter mcdermott headshot: read mckendree. runsdorf headshot: samantha nandez. brady headshot: jonathan young. onda vignette: courtesy onda. le labo candle: courtesy le labo. summer in a bottle: courtesy wölffer estate. summer of ’69: courtesy little, brown and company. dever painting: courtesy berry campbell gallery.
From top: Kassatex beach towels; Loro Piana baseball hat; LongHouse Reserve; Untitled (pearls) by Paola Pivi
Founder, Ryan Korban Interiors
What’s your favorite design trend in the Hamptons? Shingles painted dark gray or black. Recent splurge you’re excited about: A pair of Berluti sneakers. No. 1 on your summer wish list: Kassatex striped beach towels. What artist is on your radar? Jose Davila. I just purchased a gorgeous piece by him for a project in Bridgehampton. Best meal in the Hamptons: Tuna tartare and a martini at East Hampton Grill. Where can we find you at 5 p.m. on a Friday? Enjoying a glass of rose by the pool. Most-frequented beach: Gibson Beach in Sagaponack. What is in your beach bag? A bottle of rose, a credit card and a Loro Piana baseball hat. What’s your go-to host gift? Flowers! I know it’s boring, but who doesn’t love flowers?
Founder and creative director of Jennifer Miller Jewelry
What’s your go-to shopping destination? My pals know I always have candy in my bag. Dylan’s Candy Bar in East Hampton is my happy place. Share the ideal start to your day. Riding my bike to Cooper’s Beach early in the morning to walk and eat breakfast at the old-school cafe that has been there for decades. Iconic Hamptons locale: Wednesday night outdoor concerts and a picnic at Agawam Park in Southampton followed by a Brown Bonnet at Carvel. Artists we should know: I’m dreaming of Paola Pivi’s cascading pearl wall art, Yung Jake’s digital art and Stephanie Hirsch’s mixed-media pieces. The best-kept secret in the Hamptons is… Jimmy Mazz, who will play the guitar and sings songs from the ’70s at your home during a dinner party. What would you have as your last meal? The chicken salad from Sushi Suki is like no other. The dressing is off the charts! What’s in your beach bag? Perfectly chilled Evian in a Swell bottle, Hampton Sun SPF 30 and snacks.
President, Ralph Pucci International
Go-to host gift: A summer mix of freshly picked flowers from the farm stand and a bottle of rosé. You’re hosting a dinner party. Where do you go with your grocery list? Vicki’s Veggies in Amagansett. What is the best-kept secret in the Hamptons? It’s not a secret but it should be better known–Jack Lenor Larsen’s museum and sculpture garden, LongHouse Reserve. The gift shop is also the best place for design finds. Do you have a favorite Hamptons event? Bob Wilson’s Watermill Center summer gala. What artist is on your radar? Painter Nick Howey. Who is the ultimate local insider? Chico our landscaper–he knows everything and everyone. What would you have as your last meal in the Hamptons? A lobster bake on the beach. Where can we find you at 5 p.m. on a Friday? On my deck overlooking the ocean.