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Heading Home With Nanette Lepore

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With quite a few weeks of summer fun left, your Daily thought we’d take yet another weekend reprise out East. While there are plenty of vacation homes to lust over in the Hamptons, we’ve only heard great things about Nanette Lepore‘s Amagansett abode. She opened her doors to let us in on her approach to Hamptons home decor…

What are the vibes like at your Amagansett home?
My Amagansett home is a maximalist artist’s cabin, perfect for a beach gypsy. The cedar wood walls give it a forest-y freshness while the rarities strewn in every corner provide an eclectic feel. But above all, it’s got to be fun and livable.

What’s the biggest difference between your abode out East and your NYC townhouse?
The dining room is outside! Overall, I’m a believer in designing a home that works organically with its surroundings. In the city, I go for an eclecticism that it quintessentially New York bohemia. In the Hamptons, I want it to feel like you’re in the woods, on a cliff. It’s got to work for bare feet and salty air.

What’s the strangest place you’ve shopped to decorate your Amagansett home?
Oh my God, so many places! I have a weird collection of needlepoint nudes that I pick up from markets across the country.

And what’s your MO when it comes to designing home goods?
I set out to craft unique, one of a kind pieces that get people excited to decorate their home.

Would you ever open a Hamptons shop?
I’ve thought about it, it’s true! But for  now you can purchase my swimwear at Everything But Water at 66 Newtown Lane in East Hampton!

Where would this future shop be?
I love Montauk; the beaches, the restaurants, and the surfer vibes are intoxicating. But after all, my heart is in Amagansett.

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