A Classic Styled Home

I recently ran across an old House & Home magazine (2004, prior to Pintrest days) and found such a
beautifully styled home. The home is in the Hamptons and shows an elegant style which I felt inspired
to show here. There are a few things you might notice are very classic or in style today too.
 Notice, no island. They didn't want one and instead put a walnut table with Wicker chairs around. I love
 that it's close to the fireplace for cozy meals.  
The owners James and Whitney Fairchild (both spent years working for Ralph Lauren) and every
square inch of the 18th century inspired home they built shows attention to detail. Whitney collects
blue and white Chinese porcelain and brought a huge collection into the home.
When design is done with classic elements I think we don't get 'tired' of it as fast. I like that they kept the
walls very light and neutral to give their items and fabrics the focus. Here are some things that helped
this home have a classic and airy feel. Many of these items can be found on Craigslist, estate sales
and thrift store shopping (this is usually the route I go first).

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Mirror   /     Chinese Porcelain      /    Chair
Antique Piece   /      Urn lamps  /      Neutral rugs

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