For a new-build home in the Hamptons, Homepolish designer and textile connoisseur Veronica Hamlet created a space that combines the comforts of boho with sleek modern accents.
Photos by Cody Ulrich.
So often we think of design as a service, a one-way road. A designer works to create a home for a client, imparting their industry knowledge and know-how to the home owner. But speaking to Homepolish’s Veronica Hamlet about a recent project in East Hampton, she quickly put this assumption aside: “It was wonderful to get out of my box, and this project really opened up my eyes to other types of design. The client took the modern out of this bohemian girl and it really helped dictate the aesthetic that I truly love now as a designer.” Turns out even a polished designer and textile connoisseur (Veronica runs her own company called Semikah Textiles) can still learn.
In many respects, the project was a first for Veronica. It was her first full-home project, the first time a client was so intimately involved with the work. The client dictated the overall color scheme, and together they decided on a Scandinavian-meets-bohemian direction. Since the home was a new-build, it allowed Veronica the freedom to work with a completely blank slate. They knew that they wanted a sense of coherence, but each room had to stand apart with unique elements.
The color and texture story that came about was light woods, brass, and tan natural tones. Velvet, leather, black, and incredible vintage Moroccan rugs (sourced by Veronica, of course) ground each space. As for those unique elements? The kitchen boasts black-and-white striped marble and a burst of light from a Lindsay Adelman chandelier. The bedrooms and living room shine with statement lighting, whether it’s in brass or frosted glass. Even the entryway isn’t forgotten with a serene seaside black-and-white photo. And don’t even get us started on the wood-shingled exterior.
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