Last month Vogue
featured swimsuit designer Lily
Maddock’s stunning Southampton home through the series APT with LSD. Lily, a Miami native, wanted to embrace the “iconic
Florida feel she grew up with into a decidedly more northern abode.”
working with Celerie Kemble (Maddock’s cousin-in-law) and Anna Burke of Kemble
Interiors, they expertly balanced a mix of mod, preppy, old-school Palm Beach
and Miami glam.
have always had a nostalgia for Palm Beach, Biarritz, and old Hollywood
glamour, and I think our house reflects that,” said Lily. “But at heart, my
home also reflects the other things that are important to me like family
comforts, a love of the outdoors, and casual entertaining.”
for a side note…
I am new to Miami, and I would like for you to move back from NYC so that we can be BFFs, please. Your style is amazing, and I am certain that we must be long-lost design twins.
in all seriousness… Let’s take a look inside this ultra
Glam Pad! All images and quotes from Lily are from Vogue.
my husband, Locke, and me, the overriding concern when we put together our home
was that the rooms—including our living room—were relaxed and comfortable for
everyone: husbands, kids, dogs. The coffee table was purchased from an
antiques dealer in Palm Springs, and it’s vintage, lacquered grass cloth with
brass accents. The sofas are by Oscar de la Renta for Century Furniture,
and the rug is Madeline Weinrib.”
above the mantel is a Paule Marrot—she was a French textile designer in the
1920s through the 1950s—and it was a gift from my father-in-law.”
kitchen is most often used for entertaining, and I just love the color.
It makes me happy—it’s sort of circus meets Palm Beach. The chairs around
our dining table are vintage, and
the curtains are from Bob Collins & Sons fabric in West Palm Beach.
The hand-painted white-and-red chandelier above the island is from Go Home.”
chandelier hanging over our dining table is from Canopy Designs, and we love it
because it’s just so odd that it actually works. The wall stripes were
hand painted for us by Christopher Rollinson.”
Lucite, grass cloth, and bright colors are part of my Miami heritage, and most
of the funkier furnishings come from South Dixie Highway or Miami
dealers. Shells and corals are reminiscent of home for both me and Locke, and you can find them all
throughout the house. In this room, the sofas and ottomans were
custom-made, and the Lucite chairs are vintage, and we purchased them in Miami
before covering them in a Madeline Weinrib zigzag fabric. Like many
second homes, this one is full of second- (and third-) hand furniture—all of
which tells an interesting story. For example, I can’t help but wonder
how many other homes those Lucite chairs have lived in.”
nature, birds, fish, and animals.”
definitely a bed person—I spend a lot of time in this room, which is large but
also manages to feel very cozy. The bed—which is by Oscar de la Renta for
Century Furniture—reminds me of a circus tent. The bedside tables are
Bungalow 5, and the lamps are by Stray Dog Designs.”
been riding horses and competing in shows my entire life, and my closet is kind
of a tribute. It’s filled with pictures, ribbons, and other awards I’ve
won. My daughter just started riding and competed in her first horse show
over the summer, so she likes to come in and play with my things, which
includes dressing up in my high heels. My closet is also an escape for me
from the rest of the house; I read and relax here.”
daughter, Mimi, our dog, Max, and I in the foyer of our home in Southampton.
We use this house as much as possible, including the weekends in the fall and
spring. The best time of year is right around now—it is quiet, everyone is gone, and there is
no better place to be than sitting by the fireplace in the living room watching
the leaves turn.”
last photo, I’m standing with our dog by the pool in the backyard. Our
pool house, which is a tribute to the Beverly Hills Hotel and Indochine, is my
husband’s man cave. It’s great because all his entertaining goes on
outside the house. It’s warm in the winter with the fire and pool
friendly in the summer.”
phone! Did somebody say Beverly Hills
Hotel and Indochine? As in two of my
favorite Martinique Banana Leaf-clad
establishments? I need a picture of that
pool house, stat!
course, I had to check out Lily’s swimsuit line Été Swim, and of course it is just as fabulous as
Lily’s home. She and her business
partner Laura Poretzky-Garcia create suits that are “classic and timeless” and inspired
by famous bathing beauties such as Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly.” MUST.
HAVE. NOW! Check out Été’s Pinterest inspiration board for the swimwear
line! I want to re-pin each retro chic
I also noticed while perusing the Été website, Lily is a fellow
Southern Methodist University alumna. I knew I liked that girl!
P.S. The Vogue photos of Lily’s Southampton home were taken by Claiborne
Swanson Frank, who is no slouch herself. Check out Claiborne’s fabulous NYC
apartment, featured in ELLE DECOR, which
she decorated in collaboration with her mother-in-law Cynthia Frank, a design-world insider and ELLE DECOR’s contributing editor at large. Claiborne and her husband sold the apartment
last month, and I cannot wait to see what they do with their new pad!
P.S.S. I just ordered a back-copy of the
October 2007 issue of Domino magazine
(RIP) from eBay, which features Lily’s NYC apartment. Stay tuned for more pics!