Foyer

Interiors are traditional from the get-go, including the curving staircase grounded by a large handmade hanging lantern from Treillage.

Living Room

Creamy white upholstery and a gray-and-cream striped rug from Elizabeth Eakins set a serene mood. Ship lanterns on the built-in shelves and a painting of Edgartown harbor above the mantel are nods to the coastal setting.

Living Room Details

Simple rope molding around the fireplace mantel is one of many softly elegant features of the living room.

Living Room Game Area

A backgammon table from Oomph—the custom furnishings company Louise Brooks cofounded with two friends—and two side chairs nestle by a bow window, allowing gamers to enjoy harbor views.

Kitchen

In the kitchen, the range is tucked into an arched niche with a white Waterworks tile backsplash accented with turquoise dots. A similar hue is repeated in the lantern light fixtures from Urban Electric.

Kitchen Details

Floor-to-ceiling plate racks are signature features in kitchens designed by Louise Brooks. “They’re decorative but also useful,” Louise says. “It’s so easy to find what you need.”

Kitchen

White tableware looks neat and clean behind glass-front cabinets from CJS Millwork. Louise loves the crisp look of an all-white kitchen, beautifully executed with “All White” paint from Farrow & Ball.

 Kitchen Sitting Area

Chairs and a sofa are covered in Rogers & Goffigon blue corduroy. Raffia cubes and the coffee and side tables are from Oomph.

Kitchen Sitting Area Details

Pillows gathered on the plush blue sofa are from Oomph, a design furnishings store Louise founded with friends Amy Rice and Patty Hopple.

Terrace Dining Area

An outdoor dining spot is sheltered on one side by a tall wall of Bermuda shutters that can be tipped open for light and ventilation. “That dining alcove is so cozy, it’s terrific,” says Louise.

Terrace Details

A bright turquoise mirror lends shape and a pop of color to the all-white shuttered wall.

Patio

Deep furniture makes for luxurious lounging in an intimate outdoor sitting area off the terrace. Playful patterned pillows give the space color and texture.

Portrait

“I didn’t want a beachy home, so we went with dark floors and classic details,” says homeowner and architectural designer Louise Brooks.

Library/Office

A table that doubles as Louise’s desk is centered in an arched niche. Walls and built-in bookcases are paneled with cerused oak.

Master Bedroom

Delicately embellished linens from Matouk dress the custom bed by Leonards. Both the striped pillow on the armless chair and the small table beside it are from Oomph. The painting by artist Kerri Rosenthal is evocative of a windswept coast.

Master Sitting Area

A blue settee and a white coffee table from Oomph create a serene sitting area with views of the harbor.

Bath

Vintage bridge-style faucets are from Waterworks.

Dressing Room

Glass-front cabinets and open racks make dressing a pleasure.

Exterior

From the street, the new-shingled house belies its age, with features such as a gambrel shake roof and a fanlight above the front door.

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Designer Louise Brooks’ Elegant Home on Long Island Sound

A newly built home with a relaxed, open floor plan and timeless style

Written by Amy Elbert
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