While browsing the internet, I came across this beautiful home interior design of an East Hampton home by designer Tom Scheerer. Scheerer’s style is sharp, and emphasizes comfort, color and texture rather than ornate design details. Scheerer also keeps the use of antiques to a minimum using them sparingly for impact in a room. He characterizes his style as “relaxed modernism.” His firm is located in Manhattan.
This East Hampton home has a comfortable relaxed feel to it. With exposed beams in most rooms and a blue and white color scheme through-out, the home has an old world charm. Scheerer chose to enlarge a Currier and Ives print of Newport Harbor to use as a wall mural in the east dining hall. The room features a vintage dining set and a large comfortable Empire setee nestled between two large windows. The room is gracious and airy and invites guests to linger. The long narrow room also features a dining table that once belonged to the family of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She was a frequent visitor to the home during her childhood summers.
The unpretentious living room has a lovely simplicity that draws you in. There is a blue and white striped carpet that is custom designed by Scheerer. Green antique glass bottles add Scheerer’s signature to the room through his use of colorful items that reflect light. The ample windows are dressed solely with white Roman shades that blend with the white walls and ceiling . The combination of bright colors and abundant natural light gives the room a spacious and airy feeling. It creates a relaxing retreat with an old tavern flavor.
The charming library features a lovely fireplace framed with a white mantel. The walls are a dark charcoal color which is good contrast with the blue and white furnishings. One of the most unique furnishings in the room is a vintage dentist’s stool. Antique prints of schooners grace the walls along with sconce wall lamps. The pleasant room is an excellent place to relax and read.
A prior renovation to the kitchen included gleaming white subway tiles and appliances. Scheerer left the room basically untouched with only a few additions to the furnishings such as natural wood stools with woven seats. The white cabinets, white tile walls and white trim has a beautiful overall effect that makes the room feel clean, bright and welcoming. Touches of red in floral bouquets and linens add a brilliant accent to the decor. This beautiful home interior design by Tom Scheerer is an example of the beauty and elegance of simple design.