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Masculine Weekend Retreat

by habituallychic

06 . 24 . 08

Whenever I think of a beach house, I automatically think of the traditional blue and white decor but then I came across the photos of the house on Long Island owned by designer Kevin Carrigan and architect Tim Furzer in the June 2007 issue of Elle Decor. The home has a great mix of mid century and Danish pieces, as well some more traditional touches. The living room above features a Serge Mouille floor lamp, Burmese teak folding screen, and a Hans J. Wegner chair.

Another view of the living room showcases, antique Belgian wing chairs, a Charles sectional by B&B Italia, a French Venetian-glass mirror, vintage lacquered side table that displays a pair of kudu horns, rosewood-and-glass cocktail tables that are mid century Danish, and pillows and throw by Calvin Klein Home.

I love the drawing by Ed Ruscha and a pair of Fred Sandback lithographs that flank a Burmese cabinet that displays vases by Calvin Klein Home and candlesticks by Ted Muehling.
“In the study, a 1920s English desk and a vintage Kevi chair by Fritz Hansen; the custom-made shelving is painted with high-gloss Chemise by Farrow & Ball, and an antique carrier-pigeon skeleton is displayed in a Victorian case.”
A Miró lithograph looks perfect hanging in the kitchen.
Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chairs surround a Madame Lillie table by e15 in the dining area. (You didn’t hear it from me but White on White makes a “version” of the Wishbone chair for $180.) The Chandelier is 1950s Murano-glass and the vintage Belgian display case holds collections of framed butterflies and Ted Muehling porcelain. The Verso bowl and vase on the table are by Calvin Klein Home and the video stills in the living room beyond are by Kenseth Armstead.
The Karl bed is by e15 and the safari chair in a guest room is from the 1920’s. I saw a similar chair at Calypso Home this past weekend.
A pair of Byron chairs by e15, a 1950s floor lamp, and a vintage cabinet displaying an assortment of Nymphenburg porcelain share space in the master bedroom.
The custom-made oak bed is dressed with linens and a throw by Calvin Klein Home, the driftwood bench is Balinese, and the leather-upholstered Louis XV–style chair belonged to Geoffrey Beene. The artwork includes a Kiki Smith ink drawing and a Picasso lithograph. It’s wonderful how so many styles can work so well together.
In the guest bath, the 1920’s tub and sink were salvaged and Vendome sconces by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort flank a Burmese teak mirror. And of course outside is another pool that I would love to jump into today. I think I need to schedule a vacation soon!

Photographs by Roger Davies

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  1. Anonymous June 25, 2008 | 12:19 am

    This is so handsome! Where was it published? I have got to get that article!

  2. erika - urban grace June 25, 2008 | 12:38 am

    love it all! wasn’t this house recently published? i know i’ve seen it recently. lovely!

  3. Rowena June 25, 2008 | 6:58 am

    I love the colors! A very soothing retreat, and the pool shot at the end is the perfect piece de resistance.

  4. Emma @ White & Wander June 25, 2008 | 10:14 am

    Fabulous! I love the thought of being able to shower under the moonlight like that xx

  5. Marie Louise June 25, 2008 | 12:24 pm

    All very creamy and lovely. Yes, a vacation is probably what we all need. I actually renting a great 18th century house on the Cape for a week in July. Plan to take lots of photos, but until then I’ll just envision myself in this place!

  6. Be the change..... June 25, 2008 | 12:49 pm

    This is the most chic beach house I’ve ever seen! I could move right in (if they got rid of the creepy stuffed monkey in the living room, ew!)

  7. katiedid June 25, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    I remeber this article and loving it as well! I had forgotten. Hmmm. I better go search for it again and markit! 🙂

  8. London Calling June 25, 2008 | 3:44 pm

    Love the Mix. I had not seen the article, hard to believe its a beach house at all.

  9. Aupusher June 25, 2008 | 5:20 pm

    Very nice looking. Looks pretty comfortable, and I’m sure I could trash that place in a weekend.

    A couple things, tho: 1) What’s with the dead animal theme? How about living deer outside (instead of on the wall) and a live [butler] monkey in the living room (instead of stuffed). And 2) Why all chick comments on a “masculine weekend retreat” post? Funny.

  10. Catherine June 25, 2008 | 5:23 pm

    That guest bathroom…divine!

  11. Alice Olive June 25, 2008 | 6:45 pm

    Stunning. I love the driftwood bench – it’s perfectly suited to that room and the feel of a weekend getaway. And the light of layout of the guest bathroom is simply superb. Wonderful post!

  12. pve design June 25, 2008 | 7:47 pm

    I love the purity and simplicity of all naturals, white and bit of wood… and that pool would be the only blue that I would need!

  13. Fifi Flowers June 25, 2008 | 8:37 pm

    From exhaustion you turn to the beach… nice transition… you should lay by that pool and relax!

  14. stacy June 25, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The wooden screen in the first photo is great.

  15. Chantal Butcher June 26, 2008 | 11:10 am

    I am in love, i saw this post yesterday, and had to go back through my history to find where i saw it, so glad i found it love it even more today.

  16. blue bell June 26, 2008 | 3:59 pm

    Great timing with this wonderful post. Just in time for my summer re-decorating of my home.

  17. Anonymous June 29, 2008 | 2:10 am

    I was waiting for some smart ass “dead things theme” comment.

    Fact is..trophies have been around for thousands of years, and will be for the next several thousand or so….So please get over your bad PETA loving self.

  18. ParisBreakfasts June 29, 2008 | 8:35 pm

    Simply divine!
    Love all those neutrals -very Frenchie..