As designers and purveyors of home goods (and writers of this little blog), we spend a fair amount of our time looking at interior eye candy. For the most part, we admire from afar, but very rarely do we come across homes that speak to us deep down in our souls – the ones that say, “you could live here.” Sure, there are rooms here and there that call our name, or design details we feel we could incorporate into our own homes, but rarely do we see a home that we think we could move right into. Such was the case, however, with Cindy Sherman’s 19th century East Hampton farmhouse, as seen in Architectural Digest recently. It’s the perfect bohemian retreat, appealing to our inner hippie. Can you blame us? The color! The patterns! The layered textures. The eclectic mix that’s somehow modern, traditional, and totally bananas all at once. We love that Sherman, along with her designer, Billy Cotton, preserved the rustic, somewhat quirky bones of the home, and then put together interiors that melded with those bones perfectly. Global bazaar style, with its bohemian edge and layered textures, is a hard look to pull off. Add in some whimsy, as well, and you’ve got yourself a design style that’s seriously hard to do right. And yet, Sherman has done it perfectly.
Do you agree? Do you like this home? Or is it a bit too eccentric for your taste? For those that do love it – shop the pieces below to get a similar style in your own home!