Sag Harbor-based interior designer Allison Babcock brought this contemporary Scandinavian beach home to fruition for clients who lead a clean and sustainable lifestyle.
A pair of vintage, midcentury chairs re-covered in a cream-colored fabric, a painting by Hamptons-based artist Michele D’Ermo and custom curtain panel fabric from Rogers & Goffigon in the living room.
Wishing to truly connect with nature, a pair of homeowners chose the natural beauty of Southampton to serve as the background to their custom-built, contemporary Scandinavian-inspired abode.
A custom dining table and table base made by Living Wood Design under a custom light fixture created in collaboration with Robert Lewis Studio.
What followed was the need for an interior designer who understood their clean, eco-conscious lifestyle—that’s where interior design maven Allison Babcock stepped in. Babcock’s adaptive personality and eye for detail allowed her to craft a chic yet cozy space where midcentury and contemporary furnishings blend.
In the upstairs hallway, a bench outfitted with a linen cushion with fabric from Arabel Fabrics and a painting by Michele D’Ermo.
From the outside, the home reflects quintessential Scandinavian architecture as a result of integrating wood and natural materials, and a focus on natural light. But the inside is arguably where the magic unfolds. “The homeowners wanted a light, textural and cozy house that could be enjoyed year-round,” Babcock shares. “We incorporated a variety of fabrics that bridge the desire to feel warm in the summer and cozy in the winter.”
A custom wood wall panel in the living room with an RH sectional and teak root coffee table from Phillips Collection.
Case in point: Classic natural tones, sleek finishes and fixtures, overlapping textures and large windows welcoming ample sunlight make each room in the abode flawlessly radiant. The relaxed living room in particular showcases a coalescence of textures, with an RH sectional, midcentury chairs flanking the gas fireplace and a Phillips Collection teak coffee table. Babcock designed a slated wall that lies in the living room, which separates the room from the floating staircase in order to keep the stairs concealed while simultaneously achieving an open layout.
The kitchen painted with Benjamin Moore Calm and white-washed oak cabinetry by East End Kitchen.
“We kept the palette neutral and incorporated a combination of new pieces infused with vintage Danish furniture to give it a sense of warmth and patina,” Babcock explains. The primary bedroom is a prime example of the eclectic combination the designer speaks of. With a white custom bed platform by Allison Babcock and accompanying custom night tables by Chadhaus paired with minimalistic vintage Limburg pendant lights, the space radiates both comfort and quaint charm—a theme evident throughout the entire residence.
In the primary bedroom, a custom bed by Allison Babcock and a pair of floating Chadhaus Design custom night stands
The peaceful, private backyard with cascading trees is the perfect place for the homeowners to bask in the outdoors. With the expertise of landscape architect Geoffrey Nimmer, the whimsical, viridescent yard space with a custom-designed sectional and coffee table by Allison Babcock offers a tranquil retreat to escape to.
The seating area in the primary bedroom features custom linen panel fabric from Arabel Fabrics.
“In the end, the home perfectly captured their personality and philosophy of clean, beautiful living,” Babcock says about the finished product. “Designing custom pieces with local artisans and craftspeople really anchored the home to its beautiful natural surroundings, which really was something we all wanted to achieve.”
Dining table by Gloster from Thayers Outdoor Living in Bridgehampton paired with dining chairs from CB2.
Allison Babcock Design
Geoffrey Nimmer Landscapes
Spell wood sectional, end tables and coffee table all custom designed by Allison Babcock
Midcentury chairs and vintage Limburg pendant lights
Custom bed platform, custom-design sectional and patio coffee table
Custom night tables and carpet
Teak coffee table
Living room sectional