Manhattanies Jennifer and Darrick Miller wanted a weekend home where theri future children could feel the grass under their toes and see the stars in the sky, says Jennifer, who enjoyed the same pastoral pleasures growing up in Fredericksburg, Texas. Fortunately a serendipitous run-in with a saltbox style beach house on long island’s scenic North Fork seemed written in the same country sky stars.
With a square footage at a premiun, Jennifer utilizies wall space throughout the home to showcase found favorites, including seascapes, still lifes and oil portraits. A neutral Belgian linen sofa a relaxed contrast to their taut leather Chesterfield back in Manhattan allows the art above it to shine.
Salvaged from a ship , the home’s enviable exposed wood seen on the beams , kitchen wall, and elsewhere gives a nod to the home’s waterside settings. So Jennifer left it intact and rounded out the rrom with understated und budget friendly updates.
Living Room Decor
An avid collector, Jennifer stores pieces in plain sight in a glass encased living room cabinet. She found the large Champagne bottle at a garage sale
Jennifer accessorized the adorably narrow 28-inch wide hearth with equally scaled down topiaries and candlesticks. An oil portrait dubbed Grandpa Miller no relation looks on in approval.
Jennifer and Derrick Initially claimed the suite upstairs but eventually migrated to the makeshift master downstairs since it offers easier late night access to the pea gravel patio after the kids are put to bed. White linens atop a white iron bed reinforce the home’s airy aesthetic as does lokk closely a Lucite nightstand.
Tallulah’s corner includes a darling dress rack the home has minimal closet space and art featurind a French bulldog. We’re just drawn to French bulldogs oil painted, prints watercolors says Jennifer. Everyone Ask where ours is, and we don’t even have one.