New York-based Robert Young Architects has transformed a 1980s East Hampton home into a lively living space with a very mod feel. The renovation project focused on updating the residence’s interior space by opening up existing walls to bring in an optimal amount of natural light. Using the owners’ playful personalities as inspiration, the designers incorporated a vibrant mix of colors and textures throughout the reconfigured floorplan.



Robert Young Architects East Hampton Home

The structural renovation included adding new roof lines and adding a small dining space and outdoor living area. The new spaces work with the home’s original layout but were strategically placed to let in more natural light, bringing a healthy glow to the interior.

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Robert Young Architects East Hampton Home

Along with the new structural additions, the interior design scheme focused on the owners to set the tone for the makeover. The design team’s Chris Vila and Kristen Schonwald-Vila wanted to create a space that reflected the residents’ vibrant personalities. In doing so, the interior has an enchanting mix of both modern and bohemian blitheness. Creating a fun environment for the kids was also an objective of the redesign, and specialized touches like colorful surfboards light up their playroom.

The furniture in the home is a mix and match collection of well-known mid-century designers such as including Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen, Jens Risom, Finn Juhl, and Florence Knoll. To keep the space bright and cheerful, a fun mix of patterns, colors and textures was used on the fabrics throughout the home.

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