For this ode to summer living, noted designer and author Tricia Foley discusses how to create airy and relaxed homes, which capture the essence of the seaside.
A Summer Place reflects the natural charm, understated beauty, and sophistication of the properties of notable tastemakers of Long Island's idyllic seaside community of Bellport-Brookhaven, where Foley resides. This beautifully photographed collection of homes offers inspirational ideas for making your home a personal sanctuary. Featured are modern residences by the sea designed around their water views, nineteenth-century shingle-style cottages that have been restored for today's living, and artist retreats filled with color, pattern, and unique style. Many of these houses, with their screened porches, handcrafted outbuildings, and summer gardens have ideas that translate to seaside living anywhere. Some are decorated with subtle hues of sky blue, white floorboards, and comfortable rustic or contemporary furnishings. The grounds vary from manicured lawns that roll down to the sea to wild landscapes of seagrass, and lovely pergolas dripping with wisteria to working cutting gardens. With sections on summer decorating style, casual outdoor entertaining, seasonal flowers, and weekend guest tips, this book shares several ways to enjoy summer living at home.