A fairytale Christmas in The Hamptons
In this magical setting, time seems to slow down. As the snow falls outside, what better place to snuggle in front of the fire and celebrate the spirit of Christmas
The Hamptons is a special part of New York, where elegance and the wild winter beauty strike a fascinating balance. No more so than this Salvatori-designed home that captures the magic of Christmas and provides the perfect setting for sophisticated meals and family celebrations.
Salvatori’s hallmark understated elegance is apparent from the moment you enter the open-plan living area with its natural materials, sombre colour palette and minimalist furnishing, but the first thing the eye is drawn to is the feature wall behind the fireplace in Bianco Carrara Romboo.
Providing contrast is the Stone Parquet floor in warm, dark Pietra d’Avola, while the centre of the table is dominated by the majestic presence of the Taula natural stone dining table. Combining Bianco Carrara and Pietra d’Avola, it is an irresistible invitation to gather round and sit together, pull Christmas crackers, swap stories and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest.
Shining the spotlight on this table laden with seasonal goodies and white marble accessories such as coasters, a wine cooler and platters from the Ellipse collection is the Silo chandelier, a showstopping construction of 26 flawless cylinders of Bianco Carrara.
Small touches are an important element of this home, with designer home accessories defining the atmosphere of each room, beginning with the open plan living zone where Salvatori objects are artfully placed in such a way as to reinforce the serene, pleasing aesthetic.
A Proiezioni coffee table in Nero Marquina and Bianco Carrara marble is placed beside a round Taula side table in Verde Alpi and Bianco Carrara. Both pieces could be considered mini-works of art in their own right, but they are also perfectly placed for owners and guests to sit down their drink as they enjoy a convivial evening in front of the fireplace.
The white marble of the Urano floor lamp is a lovely link to the snowscape outside, while pieces such as a Pietra L13 or Pietra L10 designer vases and Pietra L11 scent diffuser in Gris du Marais® are dotted around the space, adding a personal touch.
To the side of the oversize red velvet sofa with its enticing soft cushions, a Colonnata bookshelf in Nero Marquina marble displays a selection of carefully-chosen decorative objects including an Assembly miniature house from The Village collection and a Precioso photo frame.
Every object, down to the smallest detail, contributes to a living area that simply invites you to relax, read a book, listen to music or enjoy the company of guests.
Making our way through the home, we get to the kitchen, where the three-dimensional effect of white Romboo wall tiles plays with the natural light that floods in through the window and creates a fascinating contrast with the dark brown of the Pietra d’Avola cabinetry and flooring.
The heart of the kitchen is the Bianco Carrara island, a magnet for guests to chat and the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast or a casual lunch as you gaze out at the snowy garden beneath the fluttering trio of Farfalla ceiling lights.
The sense of understated luxury is completed by Spaghetti tapware and Ellipse accessories in Bianco Carrara. A mortar and pestle, salt and pepper set, coasters and a fruit bowl transform the kitchen into a place that is not merely for preparing food but a setting that makes spending time there an absolute pleasure.
The main bathroom is also a joy to behold and is as much a personal spa as a functional room. The floor and walls are adorned in the calming cream tones of Crema d’Orcia limestone in our Stone Tatami texture, which creates a practical non-slip effect beneath the feet.
Strategically positioned beneath a large skylight, the Oyster bathtub in Pietra d’Avola is the perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxing soak beneath the stars.
A wall-mounted vanity unit comprised of a built-in washbasin and modular drawers from the Adda collection provides handy storage while accessories in natural stone such as a soap dish, vase, toothbrush holder and towel ring add a subtle but elegant flourish to the entire décor.
As evening falls, the house becomes quietly festive. Everyone gathers around the fire and the flickering flames and soft lighting creates an intimate atmosphere that invites you to reflect, chat or simply appreciate the beauty that surrounds you inside and out. Every detail, from the choice of material to layout and accessories, is designed to encourage celebrating the season and the joy of being together.