Of course, the famous foodie that works in this gorgeous space is none other than Ina Garten, the one and only Barefoot Contessa and otherwise food genius. Ina always keeps the focus on the food, and the people that you share the food with... she's non-intimidating and friendly. Oh, and everything she makes is completely divine. But, enough about Ina. Let's get back to the design of her incredible East Hampton barn/guest house/office/kitchen work space.
Robert Stilin worked with Ina to create a one-of-a-kind space that was steeped in Belgian influences. He combined textured linens, natural woods, and a monochromatic color scheme to create a space that was laid back, yet completely refined. When House Beautiful asked Ina to describe the new space, she called it "earthy and elegant." I think that combination is exactly what makes this place so special... that, and the 18 foot long countertop!
Robert Stilin & Ina Garten
Robert's professional website is also chock-full of fabulous images. I love how each space feels clean, comfortable, and ultimately functional... but he does it in such a modern way. To me, this is the epitome of classic Hamptons style.
To learn more about Robert Stilin, visit his professional website HERE.
To read the House Beautiful article with Ina Garten, discussing the creation of her East Hamptons barn, visit the link HERE.