Designer Leslie Klotz used white walls, bright colors, and raised ceilings to transform a cramped cottage into an airy abode.
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Beachy Hamptons Dining Room
Seahorses from a garden antiques store are the wow factor in the dining room. Louis XVI-style dining chairs are covered in a jaunty shade of chartreuse leather and backed in a coral and white print. The table is from Liza Sherman Antiques.
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Breezy Living Room
Jonathan Adler needlepoint pillows pop on a sofa and a striped club chair, both designed by Steven Gambrel. The Italian caned chair was Leslie Klotz's grandmother's, and the curtains are by her late mother, interior designer Patricia Hopkins Klotz. The Lucite coffee table, bench, and side table holding the glass ball lamp are antiques show finds. The blue lamp is by Christopher Spitzmiller.
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Garden Gate with Beautiful Blooms
The garden gate frames a blooming hydrangea.
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Hamptons Kitchen with a Soaring Ceiling
Open shelving, no upper cabinets, and a soaring ceiling give the kitchen a feeling of spaciousness. Viking range and hood.
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An Inviting Kitchen in a Sunny Cottage
In redoing the kitchen, Klotz "imagined I could actually cook. Then I tried to create a kitchen that an actual cook would want to cook in. And believe it or not, now I do cook. It was like my own personal Field of Dreams." Hanging lights from Rejuvenation.
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Martinis for two on Steven Gambrel-designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore's Snow in Sky Chartreuse.
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Sitting Area with a Spacious Feel
In the sitting area adjacent to a guest room, wide-planked wainscoting in white and a deep navy wall create a graphic sense of spaciousness.
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Books and a Birch Bench in a Hamptons Guest Room
An old birch bench holds books in a lavender guest bedroom.
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A Bold Bathroom
Klotz created big, bold stripes in a bathroom with Apple Green and Decorator's White, both by Benjamin Moore.
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Sun-Soaked Guest Room
Red-painted chinoiserie headboards play off the lantern in a guest bedroom.
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Blue Chandelier in a Hamptons Bedroom
A vintage metal daisy chandelier hangs in the master bedroom.
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Classic Hamptons Cottage
Gray weathered shingles with hydrangea blue shutters and crisp white trim are a classic Hamptons cottage combination. Klotz added the diamond-shaped window for architectural interest and more light.
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A Surfboard, an Heirloom, and a Pony Portrait
A yellow-cab-colored surfboard makes a curiously good match for an antique painted chest that belonged to Klotz's grandmother. Portrait of Show Business, Klotz's childhood pony, by Edith Diehl.
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A Bedroom Haven
With a cool dip of color and a bright splash of pattern, an attic-like space became a lofty and restful haven. Klotz found the quilt at a Brimfield summer antiques show, the accent pillow in Venice. Lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller. Wall color is Spring Mint and trim is Light Touch, both by Benjamin Moore.