On a recent trip to The Hamptons on Long Island, New York, I ventured to the historic Montauk Lighthouse. This lighthouse was the first built in New York and is now the fourth oldest active one in the US. It is truly magnificent and a foundation for the nautical lifestyle of the area. The original keeper’s house is at the base of the 110’ structure. This house is typical of the architecture and style of the area. Staying true to their roots, The Hamptons are known for their nautical themed fashion and décor. It’s a very crisp and clean style filled with whites and navy blues. The ocean breeze made me think back to a yacht that I designed; you may remember its 2008 debut in Architectural Digest. I kept with the nautical theme and incorporated new teak flooring, a bright red sail, and the traditional navies and whites. The nautical theme carried throughout every inch of the boat, right down to the rope-embroidered pillow shams!
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