City Guides

Hamptons Happenings: Houseware

by The Culinistas

Your summer house needs love and attention, too.  Whether you are stocking it with basics or searching for specials, check out these houseware spots while you’re on the Island.  


Head to family store Loaves & Fishes for elevated table classics. Sybille van Kempen has been running the shops for decades and knows exactly what a well appointed kitchen needs. Here, you will find major brands but also one-of-a-kind items, sourced abroad and in the US - think French Mauviel Copper Cookware, NY-made Hudson Glass or Wood-Turned pepper Mills by German Alexander Ortleib.


Claudja, the globetrotting proprietress of this Amagansett curio, travels the world during the off season to pull together a unique and tightly edited selection of houseware finds that span the globe. This year, ogle over the Bulgarian table setting she has set up in the backroom and buy a few gemstone-topped sugar spoons just because.


When you are ready to start spending more time at the beach, you come to Monc XIII to design. We particularly like their larger furniture pieces, such as cosy Guillerme et Chambron seats, minimalist Gubi mirrors, Hans Wegner loungers, and rare antique finds. For ultimate inspiration, browse their gorgeous instagram.


This general store started by artist Lynda Sylvester constantly reinvents the store to provide something for everyone—from her signature blend of coffees to unique art, apparel, furniture, and home goods. Always up for a picnic, we love the vast choice of Laguiole knives.

Bloom

Bloom does not have a website - and we love it! This store is an oasis of peace. Located in a beautiful Hampton home with a gorgeous back garden, it showcases unique home and tableware. Owner Mona Nerenberg selects all her pieces in France and Belgium (Pierre Jeneret chairs); playing on white, beige and natural hues, her style is definitely new campagnard. She carries @TinaFrey centrepieces, and we’ve been imagining steamers in the long resin trough for a while.

When Christina Bryant chose to bring St Frank to the beach, we were thrilled. We can now peruse her selection of modern bohemian pieces while on holiday, browsing her unique products sourced in far-flung places, from Istanbul to India. Her indigenous Otomi Mexican table-clothes are on top of our wish-list - their bold, happy hues will brighten up any of your summer tables.



A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokoff for the beautiful photograph.