This house is as colourful as its owner, the fashion designer Nanette Lepore.
Two people who have done their very best in marrying high style with the casualty of the countryside are interior designer and writer Athena Calderone and fashion designer Nanette Lepore. But although they both succeeded very well in their efforts, their homes couldn’t be more different. Both they have unexpected combinations of rough natural elements. While Athena mostly creates space for living, the Amagansett, the house of Nanette is filled with mementos of family life, coalesced most beautifully in this living room wall filled with paintings made primarily by Nanette’s husband, Robert Savage’. The colourful vintage styled house by the fashion designer is a joy for every pattern and color lover to look at.
At first it was a barn that was moved to the site in the ’70s, Lepore’s home features a wide variety of tastes: “It’s a barn, so there’s barnwood, it feels like a French country kitchen in the kitchen, and yet the rooms feel very modern,” she explains. “I don’t want to be beholden to one era or style, I love to mix it up.” Lepore worked with longtime designer Jonathan Adler (who also did her Manhattan townhouse) on the space: “We decided to decorate this house with a lot of things that we’ve had forever landed here.