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From the Archives: Move In Ready

Hello! I am back with the second installment of Move In Ready. In this series I share an entire magazine article on a home that I saved because when I read it, I thought to myself I would be able to move right into that house without changing a thing. Also, I knew it would provide inspiration for me in the future.

The home I am sharing today was designed by Nanette Brown. It is located in Watermill, New York (in the Hamptons on the east end of Long Island) and was built in the mid 1800s. I believe it is from Elle Decor magazine. I have no idea when it was published though. Based on a house that comes after this one in my binder I am going to guess it is from an issue between 2000 and 2002. Just about twenty years ago and I still feel the same way - I would move right into this house.

The first two images are from the living room. I am still a huge fan of the blinds, the rug, the wall color, the artwork, and the furniture. This room has stood the test of time.

This is the owner of the house, at the time anyway. His name is Paul Donaher.

This table is in the kitchen. I still love faux bamboo furniture, like these chairs, antique dining tables and the wicker chaise. I actually have antique wicker chaises on my Furniture Fever list, I have always wanted one of these!

This cabinet is located in the living room/dining room space and holds a collection of pottery.

The dining room has a faux bamboo table, upholstered chairs with separate fabrics for the front and back and botanical prints - all things I still love.

Another wicker chaise! and a wicker chair. I am still a huge fan of wicker and that antique chest is a beauty. Red used to be my go to accent color in decorating and seeing this house reminds me how much I still like it.

This is the den. Natural fiber rug, floral/paisley type fabrics mixed with stripes and antiques - still yes, yes, and yes.

There is nothing I do not love about this bedroom (double negative equals a big positive!).

This is from the master bathroom looking into the master bedroom. The table is charming.

This is the master bedroom. Such a pretty bed and the vaulted, beamed ceiling and tall window still speak to me. The gallery wall is made up of British royal portraits. Perhaps I would tone down the artwork a bit if I were moving in today.

This concludes the tour of the second Move In Ready home. It still provides much inspiration and proves that good design lasts. I will be back tomorrow with Comfort Food Friday. See you there!

Thank you for coming by today,





Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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