Removing an old stairway and adding windows transformed the formerly dark and crowded room into a sunny space with connections to the outdoors. Patricia designed the tufted chair, which is upholstered in a Nancy Corzine fabric. The Stark sisal rug and antiques—French wig heads, a Chinese horse figure, and a Swedish grandfather clock—add texture and sculptural elements to the room.
An antique settee and wall sconce are tucked under the new front staircase. Patricia drew on East Hampton architectural details when designing the paneled stairs. An interior window at the landing of the stairs brings light into the bar and pantry area in the center of the house.
In the breezeway, Gustavian seating pieces are covered in a muted seafoam check fabric from Chelsea Textiles. A Swedish “female” grandfather clock stands in the corner. Curvaceous Swedish clocks are called female and those with straight lines are male, Patricia explains.
White recessed-panel cabinets, honed black granite countertops, a beadboard ceiling, and vintage-style faucets from Harrington Brass give the new kitchen a 1920s flavor.
Walls painted Benjamin Moore’s “Ozark Mountains” add drama to the dining room. New ladder-back chairs surround an antique table.
An antique table that Patricia bought in Provence’s L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France, serves as a desk in the pantry. Patricia says the village is “nothing but antique shops. It’s enchanting.”
Patricia’s love of Swedish style is on display in the couple’s blue-and-white bedroom. An antique ivory-painted mirror and chest are set between new Marvin windows. Patricia prefers unmatched bedside tables, so one side is served by an antique wood table and the other has a table draped with embroidered “Oakwell” fabric from Cowtan & Tout.
Patricia had lamps from Jeffrey’s childhood home painted to mimic Swedish antiques.
Custom-made mirrored medicine cabinets hang above a pair of vintage-style two-legged sinks with Perrin & Rowe faucets from Rohl. Sconces are “Pimlico” from Circa Lighting.
Summer living is easy with vintage wicker pieces softened by pillow fabrics from Perennials and a Dash & Albert rug.
Building a new kitchen allowed Patricia and Jeffrey Fisher to add a brick patio, where a teak Kingsley-Bate dining set is an ideal spot for hosting frequent dinners. Patricia dresses the table with linens and “Java” dishes from Home James.
The property is landscaped with easy-care perennials, including veronica ‘Icicle’ and salvia ‘Blue Spires.’
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Patricia and Jeffrey Fisher designed and supervised the renovation of their East Hampton summer home.
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Charming East Hampton Cottage
A quirky little cottage with Beatrix Potter-style charm