If you haven’t purchased Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons yet, you are truly missing out. Released this month, Out East was written by Jennifer Ash Rudick, the author of one of my very favorite coffee table books, Palm Beach Chic. I featured a little sneak peek of Out East here, and today we will tour the home of renowned fragrance experts Laura and Harry Slatkin, as featured in this fabulous book…
Laura and Harry were given an engagement at this simple East Hampton carriage house on Lily Pond Lane 25 years ago. They were so enchanted that they purchased it immediately when it came on the market. While it may not look like much from the street – which was the couple’s intention – inside it is a magical oasis, inspired by Hubert de Givenchy’s Le Clos. Designed by Howard Slatkin, Harry’s brother, not a single detail or embellishment was overlooked. Three hundred yards of five custom-designed fabrics were hand woven in India and China for the living room, linens were hand embroidered, chandeliers and furnishing were commissioned. “Every detail down to the kitchen utensils and note pads was attended to by Howard,” said Laura.
Photography by Tria Giovan for Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons, courtesy of Vendome Press.
Additional information on this exquisite home can be found in Out East: Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons. And if you are not familiar with Laura Slatkins’ NEST Fragrances, they are the best of the best. I am also eager to try Harry’s latest HomeWorx collection for QVC.