NYC-based interior designer Vanessa Rome and her eponymous firm craft a luxurious, relaxed abode in the Hamptons.
The home’s sprawling grounds
Seeking a modern, organic aesthetic for their home, a family of four tapped award-winning interior designer Vanessa Rome of Vanessa Rome Interiors to transform their Water Mill abode. As the clients and their two young children live near the ocean, it was a top priority that the home exudes a casual beach feel with a warm, inviting atmosphere.
A work by Dallas-based artist Lauren Williams
A Fayette Studio rug anchors the living room
“We started this project during the height of COVID, so we had to be very strategic when measuring and scheduling the various trades,” says Rome. “Fortunately, nobody on the team got COVID.” Even with the pandemic in full effect, Rome and her team continued working closely with the clients through each step of the process so the family could enjoy their dream home in a timely fashion.
Porter Teleo wallpaper pairs with the Capped Dome rope pendant by Bone Simple Design
“I tend to go for a softer, muted palette, whereas this client wanted some colorful elements,” Rome adds. “So, we added color with the artwork and in subtle ways such as the blue and white Porter Teleo wallpaper in the dining room, and the muted seafoam and lavender Eskayel wallpaper in the little girl’s room... When it came to the outdoor space we decided to play off the turquoise pool water and had a lot of fun with color while pairing it back by adding some teak furniture to off set the colorful rope furniture and fabrics.”
“Heartshaped Gummies” by Julia Stotz hangs in the girl’s room
A bathroom with a view
“Because the client moved in during the first summer of COVID and remained living there during the next school year, adjustments needed to be made,” Rome explains. “Both parents work, and the children needed a quiet space to do their homework. Furniture that was delayed needed to be scheduled while the family was living in their home, which was challenging.”
A window seat in the boy’s room
The cozy primary bedroom, appointed with an Artless bed, features chic neutrals and plenty of texture
Ultimately, Rome created the ideal modern, organic home that her clients imagined. With vibrant artworks, sculptural decor, custom furnishings and contrasting hues, the space is a true Hamptons haven.
“[THE AESTHETIC IS] A MODERN, ORGANIC VIBE THAT IS WARM AND INVITING WITH A CASUAL, BEACHY FEEL.” - VANESSA ROME
A pair of Designlush’s Rest lounge chairs in the living room
Rome contrasts dark hues with pops of color
Patio furniture was sourced from Harbour and Walters Wicker
Vanessa Rome Interiors
McDonough & Conroy Architects
Bed in primary bedroom
Bed in guest bedroom
BONE SIMPLE DESIGN
Lighting in dining room
DESIGN WITHIN REACH
Chair in office
EVA’S DESIGN & DECORATING
Curtains and blinds throughout
Window fabric in office
Custom desk in office
Photography by: ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARCO RICCA