Color and Pattern Punch Up the Classic Decor in This Hamptons Home

Freda A. Nix

Bloodlines count. If you are the daughter of Suzanne Rheinstein, a renowned decorator and the proprietor of Hollyhock, a beloved resource for Los Angeles designers for three decades, it is perhaps not surprising that you might open your own design shop.

And, in fact, Kate Rheinstein Brodsky’s shop, KRB, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is, in many ways, an update of her mother’s late, lamented emporium. It is one of the city’s last distinctive home shops, where antiques mix with vintage glassware and china, colorful lampshades, lacquer furnishings by Miles Redd and Jeffrey Bilhuber, and handmade pieces by artisans such as Marian McEvoy and Frances Palmer. And none of it is for sale online.

<div class="caption"> The historic home was built in 1901. </div>

The historic home was built in 1901.

That kind of quirky embrace of the past, while making it pertinent to the present, is also abundantly evident in the East Hampton weekend house Brodsky shares with her husband, Alexander, who works with his family’s real-estate firm, and their three daughters, Beatriz, 12; Frederica, nine; and Delphine, four.

<div class="caption"> In the sunroom, decorative painter <a href="http://chrispearsonfloors.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chris Pearson" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chris Pearson</a> created a checkerboard floor with <a href="https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Benjamin Moore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Benjamin Moore</a>’s onyx white and <a href="https://c2paint.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:C2 Paint" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">C2 Paint</a>’s bombay. The sofa wears a <a href="https://www.pennymorrison.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Penny Morrison" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Penny Morrison</a> linen. </div>

The family were frequent visitors to the Hamptons, where Alex’s parents and sister have long maintained retreats. But securing a place of their own would be a challenge. “Alex always felt that he would never find anything he loved as much as his parents’,” says Brodsky. And they were restricted geographically. “In the Hamptons, if it’s not around the corner, it might as well be in Alaska,” she adds with a laugh.

<div class="caption"> An 18th-century Dutch chandelier hangs over the vintage Michael Taylor for Baker table and vintage chairs. Hurricanes by <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KRB" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KRB</a>. </div>
An 18th-century Dutch chandelier hangs over the vintage Michael Taylor for Baker table and vintage chairs. Hurricanes by KRB.

In fact, the ramshackle house they discovered five years ago had little more going for it than its nearby location. “It was on what they called the ‘second dune,’ so it’s not on the water, but close,” Brodsky explains. It was sprawling but narrow and had been rented out for decades, and suffered the corresponding wear and neglect.

<div class="caption"> Delphine Brodsky plays on the porch. </div>

Delphine Brodsky plays on the porch.

Yet, Brodsky says, “I knew right away this was the one. It could absorb a lot of people, but not feel lonely if it was just us. And it could be wonderful for the girls and their cousins, with places to read books, and nooks and crannies for them to hide and to build forts.”

But if American weekend traditions haven’t changed much, zoning restrictions, building codes, and environmental ordinances certainly have. And the house barely conformed to any of them. To remedy that, she called on Bories & Shearron Architecture, the firm that had worked on the family’s Manhattan apartment.

<div class="caption"> <a href="https://c2paint.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:C2 Paint" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">C2 Paint</a>’s stampede adds a pop of color to a guest bath floor. The curtains are made of a <a href="https://www.decorsbarbares.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Décors Barbares" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Décors Barbares</a> linen voile; fittings by <a href="https://stromliving.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Strom Living" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Strom Living</a>. </div>

“The house was built in 1901,” says Dick Bories, “and it was still standing on its original posts. It was a super-humble beach house perched on a dune to catch the breeze. Some houses have a high-low aspect—this house was low everywhere.” Of the three-year renovation, James Shearron says, “We tried to imagine the house as it might have been at its most dignified. We embellished it without altering it.”

<div class="caption"> A guest bedroom features an heirloom chaise re-covered in a <a href="https://www.kravet.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa</a> mohair while the bed skirt, walls, and shades are all made of a <a href="https://www.kravet.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa</a> linen. Bed linens and satin quilt by <a href="https://leontinelinens.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Leontine Linens" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Leontine Linens</a>. </div>

“There was so much unsexy stuff we had to do,” adds Brodsky. “We had to jack it up and put in a foundation. But we didn’t change the layout. We added the screened porch because I am the child of a Southern mom, and we could simply not not have one.”

Shop the Look of the Dreamy Hamptons House

<div class="caption"> A floral wallpaper by <a href="https://lakeaugust.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lake August" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lake August</a> covers Beatriz and Frederica’s room. Curtains and shade of <a href="https://www.fschumacher.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Schumacher" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Schumacher</a> fabrics. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: William Abranowicz</cite>
A floral wallpaper by Lake August covers Beatriz and Frederica’s room. Curtains and shade of Schumacher fabrics.

Photo: William Abranowicz

<div class="caption"> Chinoiserie table by Suzanne Rheinstein for The Lacquer Company; $1,250. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Chinoiserie table by Suzanne Rheinstein for The Lacquer Company; $1,250. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Nasturtium wallpaper; $175 per roll. <a href="https://lakeaugust.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:lakeaugust.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>lakeaugust.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Lake August</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of Lake August
<div class="caption"> Narrow ruffle vase by Frances Palmer; $850. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Narrow ruffle vase by Frances Palmer; $850. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Dani pom-pom patio umbrella; $625. <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:onekingslane.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>onekingslane.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of One Kings Lane</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of One Kings Lane
<div class="caption"> Soleil mirror by Corbin Cruise X Mary Nelson Sinclair; $9,995. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Soleil mirror by Corbin Cruise X Mary Nelson Sinclair; $9,995. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> In the master bedroom, the bed is upholstered in a <a href="https://www.jeanmonro.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jean Monro" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jean Monro</a> linen. Linens and satin quilt by <a href="https://leontinelinens.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Leontine Linens" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Leontine Linens</a>; painted floor by <a href="https://www.bobchristiandecorativeart.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bob Christian" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bob Christian</a>. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: William Abranowicz</cite>
Photo: William Abranowicz
<div class="caption"> Alfie table lamp by William Yeoward with ikat lampshade by Slightly East; $2,995 (shade not included). <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Alfie table lamp by William Yeoward with ikat lampshade by Slightly East; $2,995 (shade not included). krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Ete Moscovite linen by Décors Barbares; to the trade. <a href="https://www.johnrosselli.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:johnrosselli.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>johnrosselli.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Décors Barbares</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of Décors Barbares
<div class="caption"> Papier-mâché Gold Hearts urn by Mark Gagnon; $3,100. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Papier-mâché Gold Hearts urn by Mark Gagnon; $3,100. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Garden stool by Christopher Spitzmiller; $2,250. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Garden stool by Christopher Spitzmiller; $2,250. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Garden Roses linen by Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa; to the trade. <a href="https://www.kravet.com/lee-jofa" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:leejofa.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>leejofa.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Kravet</cite>
Garden Roses linen by Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa; to the trade. leejofa.com

Photo: Courtesy of Kravet

<div class="caption"> Silk ikat pillow; from $225. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of KRB
<div class="caption"> Side chairs by <a href="https://www.serenaandlily.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Serena & Lily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Serena & Lily</a> gather around an Eero Saarinen for <a href="https://www.knoll.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Knoll" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Knoll</a> table in the kitchen’s dining area. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: William Abranowicz</cite>
Side chairs by Serena & Lily gather around an Eero Saarinen for Knoll table in the kitchen’s dining area.

Photo: William Abranowicz

<div class="caption"> Serendipity tile by Sister Parish Design for Country Floors; $48 per square foot. <a href="https://www.countryfloors.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:countryfloors.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>countryfloors.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Country Floors</cite>
Serendipity tile by Sister Parish Design for Country Floors; $48 per square foot. countryfloors.com

Photo: Courtesy of Country Floors

<div class="caption"> Sunwashed Riviera backless counter stool; $258. <a href="https://www.serenaandlily.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:serenaandlily.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>serenaandlily.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Serena & Lily</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of Serena & Lily
<div class="caption"> The Leafy Chandelier; $1,850. <a href="http://www.coleenandcompany.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:coleenandcompany.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>coleenandcompany.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Coleen and Company</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of Coleen and Company
<div class="caption"> Kenil Pink linen by Penny Morrison; $205 per yard. <a href="https://www.pennymorrison.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:pennymorrison.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>pennymorrison.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of Penny Morrison</cite>
Photo: Courtesy of Penny Morrison
<div class="caption"> Hand-blown glass hurricanes; $875 each. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Hand-blown glass hurricanes; $875 each. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

<div class="caption"> Hand-blown glass hurricanes; $875 each. <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:krbnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"><em>krbnyc.com</em></a> </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Courtesy of KRB</cite>
Hand-blown glass hurricanes; $875 each. krbnyc.com

Photo: Courtesy of KRB

For furnishings, Brodsky knew exactly where to turn. “I was so lucky with all the pieces Suzanne offered me. Many of them had been in my home in Los Angeles when I was growing up. Of course, I am heavily influenced by my mother, though our color palettes are very different. We love the same things, but we see them in a very different way.”

<div class="caption"> Brodsky in the kitchen with Frederica (left) and Beatriz. A pendant by <a href="https://richbrilliantwilling.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rich Brilliant Willing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rich Brilliant Willing</a> hangs over the island by <a href="https://www.boriesandshearron.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bories & Shearron Architecture" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bories & Shearron Architecture</a>. Stools by <a href="https://www.serenaandlily.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Serena & Lily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Serena & Lily</a>. </div>

Old favorites were supplemented with what Brodsky terms “a few grand gestures” inspired by “great American masters—Tom Scheerer, Jeffrey Bilhuber, and Bunny Williams.” She is fortunate that those designers are also her friends. “When I was thinking of having that 17-foot-long sofa made for the sunroom, I called Jeffrey and asked him if he thought that would be too big. He replied, ‘God, no, darling, that’s practically a car seat!’ ” Nonetheless, it took a fearless soul to cover that giant sofa in a pink-and-cream graphic pattern and then set it atop a rose-and-white checkerboard painted floor.

<div class="caption"> In a guest room, a floral pattern by <a href="https://schweitzerlinen.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Schweitzer Linen" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Schweitzer Linen</a> dresses the beds. Nadine Prado print. </div>
In a guest room, a floral pattern by Schweitzer Linen dresses the beds. Nadine Prado print.

Painted floors are a feature throughout, and Brodsky worked closely with color consultant Eve Ashcraft. “People remember this house as being much more colorful than it really is,” Brodsky adds. “In fact, most of the walls are white.”

Explore More of Kate Rheinstein Brodsky’s Colorful Home

<div class="caption"> In the master bedroom, vintage étagères section off an office area with a chair by <a href="https://www.bunnywilliamshome.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bunny Williams Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bunny Williams Home</a> at a table by <a href="https://www.roomandboard.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Room & Board" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Room & Board</a>. 19th-century lamp; mirror and 18th-century Spanish console from <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KRB" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KRB</a>. </div>
In the master bedroom, vintage étagères section off an office area with a chair by Bunny Williams Home at a table by Room & Board. 19th-century lamp; mirror and 18th-century Spanish console from KRB.
<div class="caption"> In the sunroom, decorative painter <a href="http://chrispearsonfloors.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chris Pearson" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chris Pearson</a> created a checkerboard floor with <a href="https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Benjamin Moore" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Benjamin Moore</a>’s onyx white and <a href="https://c2paint.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:C2 Paint" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">C2 Paint</a>’s bombay. The sofa wears a <a href="https://www.pennymorrison.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Penny Morrison" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Penny Morrison</a> linen. </div>
<div class="caption"> Beatriz (right) and Frederica lounge on the screened porch, decorated with a vintage rattan cocktail table and seating. <a href="https://www.anthropologie.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Anthropologie</a> bench; <a href="https://www.serenaandlily.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Serena & Lily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Serena & Lily</a> pendant. </div>
Beatriz (right) and Frederica lounge on the screened porch, decorated with a vintage rattan cocktail table and seating. Anthropologie bench; Serena & Lily pendant.
<div class="caption"> A view of the pool from the screened porch. Umbrellas and chaise longues by <a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:One Kings Lane" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">One Kings Lane</a>. The side tables are from <a href="https://mecox.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mecox" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mecox</a>. </div>
A view of the pool from the screened porch. Umbrellas and chaise longues by One Kings Lane. The side tables are from Mecox.
<div class="caption"> In the living room, a <a href="https://www.kravet.com/lee-jofa" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lee Jofa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lee Jofa</a> chintz-covered sofa and armchairs, vintage-linen-covered armchairs, and a 19th-century French tiered table surround the ottoman in a <a href="http://www.claremontfurnishing.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Claremont" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Claremont</a> linen. </div>
In the living room, a Lee Jofa chintz-covered sofa and armchairs, vintage-linen-covered armchairs, and a 19th-century French tiered table surround the ottoman in a Claremont linen.
<div class="caption"> The dining room features a mural by <a href="https://www.bobchristiandecorativeart.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bob Christian" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bob Christian</a>. 19th-century mirror and child’s Windsor chair. </div>
The dining room features a mural by Bob Christian. 19th-century mirror and child’s Windsor chair.
<div class="caption"> An 18th-century Dutch chandelier hangs over the vintage Michael Taylor for Baker table and vintage chairs. Hurricanes by <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KRB" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KRB</a>. </div>
An 18th-century Dutch chandelier hangs over the vintage Michael Taylor for Baker table and vintage chairs. Hurricanes by KRB.
<div class="caption"> A guest bedroom features an heirloom chaise re-covered in a <a href="https://www.kravet.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa</a> mohair while the bed skirt, walls, and shades are all made of a <a href="https://www.kravet.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa</a> linen. Bed linens and satin quilt by <a href="https://leontinelinens.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Leontine Linens" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Leontine Linens</a>. </div>
<div class="caption"> Delphine on the porch. Late–19th century plant stand. </div>

Delphine on the porch. Late–19th century plant stand.

<div class="caption"> <a href="https://c2paint.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:C2 Paint" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">C2 Paint</a>’s stampede adds a pop of color to a guest bath floor. The curtains are made of a <a href="https://www.decorsbarbares.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Décors Barbares" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Décors Barbares</a> linen voile; fittings by <a href="https://stromliving.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Strom Living" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Strom Living</a>. </div>
<div class="caption"> Delphine’s room is wrapped in a custom-colored silk by <a href="http://t4fabrics.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tillett Textiles" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tillett Textiles</a>. <a href="http://www.coleenandcompany.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Coleen & Co." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Coleen & Co.</a> pendant; vintage nesting tables; artworks by Simone Rosenbauer. </div>
Delphine’s room is wrapped in a custom-colored silk by Tillett Textiles. Coleen & Co. pendant; vintage nesting tables; artworks by Simone Rosenbauer.
<div class="caption"> <a href="https://krbnyc.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KRB" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">KRB</a> hurricanes and cachepots from <a href="https://www.reedsmythe.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reed Smythe & Co." class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Reed Smythe & Co.</a> line the counter. <a href="https://www.boriesandshearron.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bories & Shearron Architecture" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bories & Shearron Architecture</a> designed the zinc sink and countertops; <a href="https://www.perrinandrowe.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Perrin & Rowe" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Perrin & Rowe</a> sink fittings. </div>
<div class="caption"> Brodsky in the kitchen with Frederica (left) and Beatriz. A pendant by <a href="https://richbrilliantwilling.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Rich Brilliant Willing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Rich Brilliant Willing</a> hangs over the island by <a href="https://www.boriesandshearron.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bories & Shearron Architecture" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bories & Shearron Architecture</a>. Stools by <a href="https://www.serenaandlily.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Serena & Lily" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Serena & Lily</a>. </div>
<div class="caption"> Delphine Brodsky plays on the porch. </div>

Delphine Brodsky plays on the porch.

<div class="caption"> The historic home was built in 1901. </div>

The historic home was built in 1901.

<div class="caption"> In a guest room, a floral pattern by <a href="https://schweitzerlinen.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Schweitzer Linen" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Schweitzer Linen</a> dresses the beds. Nadine Prado print. </div>
In a guest room, a floral pattern by Schweitzer Linen dresses the beds. Nadine Prado print.

Even the more formal rooms evoke bygone leisurely summer afternoons. “One of the joys of putting together this house was that I got to use practically everything I had saved in my fantasy files,” Brodsky explains, “including the Lee Jofa fabric on the living room sofa.” A dining room mural by Bob Christian, one of the grandest gestures, evokes a magical meadow where every flower blooms at once.

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“When we come out here, we don’t socialize,” says Brodsky. “We just hang out, and I get to cook, which I don’t really do in the city anymore. To me, it’s a romanticized version of what the Hamptons might have been like 50 years ago.”

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

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