A beautiful shingled home in Bridgehampton, NY, continuing on the theme of my last post about crafting your home from meaningful pieces of your life. In case you missed the last post, you can read it here. I have the greatest respect for designers that make homes for themselves that reflect who they are, and that are meant to be really lived in, therefore creating more memories – the kind that literally breathes life into a home. Such is this Long Island home, that, although elegant and refined, is fit for the huge extended family and friends that enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of a welcoming and truly lived in home. Manhattan based designer Alex Papachristidis collaborated with his sister Ophelia, who with her husband William Rudin purchased the home in order to accommodate the whole clan, including not just family and the extended family of now three generations, but a revolving door of cousins, cousins friends, and friends who bring friends. During their Thanksgiving celebrations they have so many volts they have to set up tables in the carriage house.
You can go here to see more wonderful examples of the furniture and sculpture produced by this exceptional husband and wife.
design Alex Papachristidis has written a book The Age of Elegance: Interiors by Alex Papachristidis, available at Amazon
Well, as a former elite athlete myself, I am well known by my friends as an Olympic addict, and this year’s Games are no exception. I am having a ball watching these youngsters go at it. I have the iPad, my Mac and the big screen all going. With an app I can watch live streaming, especially nice because there are not the obnoxious lengthy commercials, and you can see so much more of the competition. Hope you are enjoying them as well.
Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse
Source: AD Nov 2012
Photos: William Waldron for AD
Original story by David Colman