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06 . 18 . 23

Julia Amory’s Southampton House

Every since I first heard Julia Amory mention that her house was being photographed for Veranda, I’ve been waiting to see the feature and it’s finally here. The July/August 2023 issue of Veranda not only includes her Southampton house but also Palm Beach photographed by Nick Mele which you can see online.

I especially love Julia’s Southampton house since it features so much green which is a color I have used in my own New York apartment including the same Lee Jofa Althea fabric. It was also nice to learn more about the history of the house that was owned by her husband’s aunt, the well known interior designer Chessy Raynor, who co-founded the firm MAC II with her friend Mica Ertegun.

Fuchsia chintz in blue by Colefax & Fowler awakens the library in classic florals against pale striped walls (Sanderson) and an arrangement of architectural prints.

An old photo of the same room by Chessy Raynor. You can see that sofa and side tables were kept in the room.

A portrait of Chessy Raynor.

You can see from this older photo how the room evolved over time.

The living room’s heirloom blue painting is “the calling card of the house,” says Amory.

A view of the same room as decorated by Chessy Raynor.

A canopy bed in the guest room charms with pretty pink floral bedding (Schweitzer Linen) and an antique quilt.

It’s unclear if this is a separate guest room clad the same striped walls or if it evolved into the library room above or is part of that room.

Tory Burch Lettuce Ware claims prime display on a pine hutch.

Family dinners often happen on the porch, where a hand-blocked ivy tablecloth pairs with antique garden chairs. Tablecloth and caftan, Julia Amory

I saw an older photo of this outdoor seating area when it was brown wicker. In the Veranda article, Amory says, “Green is basically a neutral for me. And dark green is my black.”

A mix of antique and new wicker seating invites evening cocktails on the veranda in Southampton. Pillow fabric, Leah O’Connell and Lee Jofa. Coffee table, Oomph

A burst of Limelight hydrangeas beckons guests to a garden table dressed in a gingham tablecloth from Amory’s collection and antique majolica.

The pool house is from Hillbrook Collections.

Photos by Nick Mele and @juliaamory