Ina’s barn has been built on her stunning East Hampton’s estate and would do most of us as the main home. The exterior is not like a barn at all. Lets have a look!
Is this not the most amazing kitchen/dinning area you have ever seen? An 18 foot long counter was designed with the master cooks favourite passion in mind and Ina didn’t do the normal designing elements for a kitchen like the triangle and the textbook spacing of the counter tops…both of which she says don’t work…and Ina would know!
The paint colour on the wall of this Belgian inspired barn is Farrow & Ball’s ‘Light Gray’ and the counter top is a Petite Fossil Belgian Stone. The gorgeous cupboard in the background is Axel Vervoordt.
Ina says that the fireplace is without a mantel because it would have been too decorative. I love that at the end of the day, it is a barn, not the main house and the temptation to fit it out like a house would have been so hard, but she held out to keep the Belgian feel of the space.
…yep, a serious chef lives here. Gorgeous, serene…
The table is a 17th century French table and the linens are by the amazing company Frette.
I like that there is no artwork above the bed. Stripe rugs must be a Hampton’s staple, and I like it. The restrained palette is just gorgeous and Ina worked with Robert Stilin to create this oh so perfect barn. What a great pair…maybe she can add Decorator to her resume!
How about this for a relaxing space!? simply adorned with a little Olive tree in a mossy terracotta pot, stool, white towels and soaps this would be a welcome haven after a long day over a hot oven!
The outdoor areas don’t let the interior down either. The wall sconces and lamps are by Greg Yale and the 1920’s rattan chairs just ooze Hampton’s style. Ina has planted the trees around the barn in no straight lined formations, like a lot of homes will do. As Ina says, if the trees are planted randomly and close to the home, they seem like they have always been there.
This image shows Ina’s stunning main house through the trees and this new barn compliments it sweetly. Everything Ina and Architect, Frank Greenwald have achieved here is just perfect. And the ‘barn’ now takes over as the place to film, cook, write and create magic that only The Barefoot Contessa can do. Ina, if you need someone to watch the barn while you are abroad…just call me =0) Ness xx All images – House Beautiful