Hamptons Farmhouse Rebuild: James Huniford Design Studio

hamptons-farmhouse-rebuild-headerRustic meets modern in the rebuilding of this Hamptons farmhouse. James Huniford, a renowned New York-based interior designer whose distinctive style is on glorious display in this Water Mill, New York-based home. His design ideas and philosophy are currently being  highlighted in the featured AMERICAN LIFESTYLE article “Hamptons Farmhouse Rebuild: James Huniford Design Studio.”

hunniford-1James Huniford is known for having a distinguished style, but he prioritizes the uniqueness of his clients’—and their properties’—personalities. He combines contrasting elements and often features muted and more neutral colors in conjunction with defined lines, all of which he infuses with his clients’ individual tastes to produce unique modern masterpieces.

hunniford-2In fact, for the Water Mill project, Huniford drew inspiration during a drive with one of the home’s owners. The two were driving and noticed a barn that would be perfect exterior elevation for the home, which they were rebuilding from the ground up. That became the launchpad for the project. The combination of that rustic exterior with a clean, refined interior now makes for a perfect weekend home for the two creative minds who live there.

hunnifordWhere else does this prominent designer find inspiration? Huniford says that he draws his primarily from the ever-evolving Big Apple, which can fill him with ideas even as he walks through the streets, and he also looks to Paris, London, and Rome as other hubs for creativity. But he is also inspired to give back, which he does with his yearly benefit event Design on a Dime.