In the village of Southampton, our workrooms worked on the decoration of a sumptuous residence in the Shingle style with spacious and bright rooms.
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It is at dawn on a hot summer day, when the boisterous New York metropolis is not yet awake, that the first rays of daylight subtly dapple the windows of this sublime residence. Located northeast of the city in the upscale village of Southampton, where large traditional homes sit alongside more modern dwellings, Stewart Manger designed a home in the Shingle style, an iconic Hamptons architectural style. Known for his innovative approach to combining contemporary and traditional styles, Stewart Manger reinvents himself every day to create interiors that are both elegant and comfortable. With its bright and spacious rooms, this sublime home with its refined spirit was the site of a major collaboration where everyone was able to express their talents. We had the honor and pleasure of working with him again for the realization of a large number of upholstery works.
In order to meet the needs of the clients as closely as possible, the stylistic exercise in the Hamptons lasted more than a year. This large residence, consisting of three levels, has many rooms and is adorned with characterful furnishings that fit perfectly into the various spaces, creating a unique atmosphere.
Taking our first steps, we discover the entrance hall which asserts itself with a modern and distinguished identity. The windows are dressed with magnificent Roman shades imagined in a Holly Hunt linen curtain, delicately filtering the light in the room.
In the breakfast room is a set of eight chairs upholstered by our artisans in the Ursula ll reference. This fine looped silk fabric is hand woven by Ruka, a Brooklyn-based textile designer. In this same room, our seamstresses also made three large pairs of curtains with double pinch pleats in a Lauren Hwang fabric. At Jouffre, we call this pleat, pinched twice at the top, "Tête Flore". These are hung with exposed decorative rings from an angled and curved rod to follow the shape of these large bay windows offering a stunning view of the outdoor gardens.
In the main living room of the house, we find many upholstery works made by our craftsmen. Our Design Studio has imagined several armchairs, chairs and sofas such as the pair of sofas on either side of the coffee table. Each sofa is covered in a white fabric by Le Cuona and rests on an oak base. Our seamstresses also manufactured several pairs of curtains in Holland & Sherry fabric to cover the various windows.
In the library near one of the living rooms, our upholsterers were asked to create a contemporary white sofa inspired by the work of Jean-Michel Franck and accessorized with several decorative pillows. They also made two pieces of furniture inspired by the famous decorator Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, whose work embodies the Art Deco movement of the 1920s. The armchair was upholstered in a blue fabric from Toyine Sellers with Samuel & Sons trimmings in the same shade. Finally, large “Tête Flore” curtains with geometric patterns add a lively touch to the decor.
On the first floor, the landing leads to several bedrooms with their own private bathrooms. Each room has its own unique aura - exemplified in the primary suite with its soothing ambiance. Stewart Manger has worked with a palette of soft and clear colors, ranging from white to pastel blue. The bed was upholstered by our workroom in a Chapas Textiles fabric. As a wink, the frame of the upholstered headboard with small buttons and its four-tiered base were made in straw marquetry by Lison de Caunes, as was the chaise longue made in a white looped fabric by Chapas Textiles. The other rooms use soft, natural tones, accentuated by the play of curves, favoring noble materials such as pine or beech, which are used to make the wooden structures of the other beds.
Finally, leaving their timeless mark, our installers took part in the project by fashioning the wall upholstery of the cinema room. For this wall upholstery, our craftsmen first installed a poplar baguette framework around the walls. Then, they put a layer of dacron wadding and felt. Finally, they assembled and stretched the different strips of fabric, making sure to adjust the checkerboard pattern. The culmination of this very complex work allowed for considerably softer acoustics within the room and to create the muted atmosphere desired by the owners.