The latest issue of Coastal Living features two house makeovers in the Hamptons.
The July/August issue features a designer’s East Hampton house, full of English and American antiques mixed with modern and pop culture pieces. William Diamond of Diamond Baratta Design revived his classic 2,000-square-foot, 1810 federal-style home into an Americana estate.
With beige walls throughout the house, Diamond added numerous pops of color, creating a playful house full of originality. What’s Diamond’s color of choice? Bright turquoise and fiery red, with touches of yellow, reports the magazine.
The outside of his house has black shudders and white trim, truly reminiscent of an 1810 cottage. But with the wood-inspired black and white floors in the kitchen, it is nothing short of modern.
At another house -- this one an 1800s Sag Harbor cottage -- the homeowner traded in conventional for daring and turned an old schoolhouse into an entirely new home.
With help from designer Tom Scheerer, owner Catherine Lippincott revamped her 1,600-square-foot East End home, and along with the magazine, offers tips to help inspire anyone looking to revamp their own space.
Her advice includes everything from designing your own furniture to brightening up objects with paint.
With all the changes made to the house, this shingled cottage now has a combined living and dining area, kitchen, sunroom, master bed and bath, plus two guest rooms and a bath on the second floor.