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Decor ideas to steal from an airy Hamptons beach home

A quiet backdrop makes room for fun accents throughout

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A L-shaped kitchen island features terrazzo-style counters, white sink, black faucet, and a view in the living area with a large white couch. Devon Banks

This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to the quiet hamlet of Amagansett in East Hampton, New York, where Manhattan-based designer-artist couple Valentina Akerman and Joe Bradley found their dream vacation retreat.

Designed by Franklin D. Israel, the 1972 beach home required a thorough renovation from replacing the exterior with vernacular cedar cladding to creating an open-plan layout on the ground floor. The result is an airy abode ready for contemporary family living, with natural light pouring through many windows and skylights.

Inside, the home’s quiet aesthetic—apparent in the surprisingly artless walls—is warmed up by a whimsical marble terrazzo called Marmoreal and a blush pink bathroom. “We wanted [this home] to be really empty in a sense, but very comfortable,” says Akerman.

Taking inspiration from this dreamy beach home, we sourced key products—or similar finds—from a few of its standout rooms so you can bring the look into your own space.


A full-height kitchen cabinet with terrazzo counters and backsplash and various shelves containing jars and other wares. Devon Banks

Living room

A staircase surrounded by white walls and large rectangular windows. Devon Banks


An irregularly shaped bathroom with pink tiles, wood cabinets, a jagged white sink, and round mirror. Devon Banks