Despite the fact that NYC-based interior designer Joe Nahem has a ridiculously enviable contemporary art collection at his Amagansett, N.Y. beach house—there's a Warhol print of Jackie Kennedy and a Richard Prince collage, to name a couple—the home somehow manages to dodge that pristine, white-walled museum quality, in favor of a breezy vibe that feels both relaxed and welcoming. "A lot of people who work with art collections are so afraid of them that they make everything beige or white," explains Nahem to Domaine. "I didn't do that. I didn't want it to intimidate me, so I found a fine balance."
The five-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot spread—which the designer rented out for $490K in the summer of 2012—sits on a luxe acre of oceanfront property and relies on natural materials like mahogany windows, reclaimed wood floors, barn-wood doors, and knotted pine paneling to complement the surrounding beach landscape. The decor is a similarly cool, eclectic mix of neutral-colored midcentury and vintage furniture— which Nahem modestly describes as just "a bunch of stuff that looks good together."
Despite this laid-back attitude, the home is not without its swanky amenities. According to Curbed Hamptons, each of the en-suite bedrooms comes outfitted with its own mini-refrigerator, like the world's most decadent dorm rooms. Outside there's also a steam room, a 50-foot swimming pool, and a cabana with a fireplace and changing rooms. Domaine has more photos, right this way.
· Home Tour: A Hamptons Ocean Front Art House [Domaine]
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Coverage [Curbed Hamptons]