To create an inviting eating area, Denyse brought in a large wood table--inspired by an English antique--that can extend to seat 12 people. The table also works as a serving area for buffets or as a place for children to do homework, she says.
Comfort was the mantra for seating, with a pair of upholstered wing chairs bookending the table. "The armchairs give the kitchen more of a family-room feeling," Denyse says. A Swedish country settee backing up to a large window is softened with colorful blue and pink pillows ("colors the vibrant skies of the Hamptons are known for"). Antique wicker chairs across from the bench are casually slipcovered in a cozy plaid fabric.
A reproduction of an antique chandelier hangs above the table, and a striped cotton area rug provides warmth and softness underfoot while helping to define the dining area.
Settee: Laurin Copen Antiques, 631/537-2802.
Wing chair; rattan dining chairs; dining table (antique library table): English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
Settee fabric; wing-chair fabric: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674, ralphlaurenhome.com.
Plaid fabric on chair backs: Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com, trade only.
Rug: Elizabeth Eakins Inc., 212/628-1950, elizabetheakins.com.
Drapery (white linen): Westgate Fabrics, 800/527-6666, westgatefabrics.com.
Drapery trim: Fabric Mill, 516/465-6400.
Paint (custom color): Benjamin Moore, 888/236-6667.
Decorative painter: Eileen Blanchard, 631/ 467-7542.
Art (by Mark Humphrey): Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113, markhumphreygallery.com.