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Summer Rerun

by habituallychic

06 . 30 . 10

I’m busy working today and trying to get through a thousand annoying emails so I’m posting an oldie but a goodie from 2008. This fabulous house in the Hamptons used to belong to Steven Gambrel before friends of LA designer Ruthie Sommers bought it and asked her to decorate the place. I love the colors and casual feeling which is perfect for a house near the beach. It was published in House Beautiful so you can read more about the details online. Enjoy!

Photos by Don Freeman

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  1. Marcus Design June 30, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    I love the oversized print on the rug in the first couple of pictures! Quite fab!

  2. Piper (DailyDivaDish) June 30, 2010 | 6:22 pm

    Beautiful home. I’m always attracted to the cool vibe of beach houses. Somehow they’re both simple, yet cozy. Love!
    XO Piper

  3. katiedid June 30, 2010 | 7:21 pm

    Still love it and am using the kitchen image as inspiration for a kitchen I am designing.

  4. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself June 30, 2010 | 7:23 pm

    OMG that’s my living room rug! Love it!

  5. Brittany Simmons June 30, 2010 | 10:35 pm

    What a cheery and relaxing space! I could definitely spend my summer in that house! -loveofinteriors

  6. Style Maniac July 1, 2010 | 2:31 am

    exactly what a beach house should look like … wonder if they’d mind a few guests?

  7. chanteuse chérie July 1, 2010 | 3:21 am

    Everything is so crisp and lively. This home beckons relaxation. Lovely!

  8. the NEO-traditionalist July 1, 2010 | 4:18 am

    Oldie but goodie indeed! The bedroom have been saved in my inspiration files since it was published..love Ruthie and that is used to be Gambrel’s!

    xx Katie

  9. jones July 1, 2010 | 11:00 am

    Ruthie’s colors and patterns plus her choices of high and low never seem to go out of fashion. Great “oldie”.
    I think my favorite piece is the “wake” or kitchen table in the master bedroom. Thanks for the great “oldie”–Mary

  10. Vintage by LOU LOU July 1, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    What great spaces. I’m loving all the blue but then again I seem to be attracted to that colour above all others xx

  11. Style Attic July 1, 2010 | 12:14 pm

    When done right, it never goes out of style! I just happened upon your blog because I was looking for pictures of James Nares images and another oldie but goodie posts of yours showed up on my screen 🙂 I love your content! Congrats on your success as a designer, it’s well earned and deserved I’m sure!

  12. mustang July 1, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    Still lovely after all these years. The blue hallway still knocks my socks off.

    Thanks for the memories.

  13. LiveLikeYou July 1, 2010 | 1:39 pm

    Timeless design–Ruthie is a genius.

  14. Charlotta Ward July 1, 2010 | 3:05 pm

    Yes this is a goodie indeed, and I am particularly thrilled over the blue crab in the kitchen.
    Happy summer to you!
    x Charlotta

  15. Vanessa@decor happy July 1, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    This is one of my all-time favourite homes. Love every detail.

  16. kim c July 1, 2010 | 6:41 pm

    Great design endures!! Great choice! Best of luck with your busy work schedule & hope you enjoy the long weekend. Thanks, Heather.

  17. John Todd March 28, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    So fresh for spring & summer!