Interior designer, Timothy Godbold‘s clients weren’t typical – as developers of luxury retail malls, they were well acquainted with finishes and knew exactly what they wanted. Looking for a summer rental in the Hamptons, they stumbled upon their dream house and quickly put in an offer. Once purchased, they knew that they wanted to steer clear of a style that was predictable and too of the moment.

“The homeowners did not want a cookie-cutter Hamptons beach house with the traditional wicker, white sofas,” Timothy explained. “They wanted their own stamp, and specifically wanted to stay away from trends, creating their own aesthetic with carefully selected classics that we mixed with new pieces, all sourced and procured through edgier retailers such as Egg Collective and The Future Perfect.” To keep the style timeless, he mixed furniture from different stylistic moments: the graphic prints from the ’80s, the curved lines from the ’70s, and design classics from the ’40s.

The second important component to the home’s design was to select the right finishes. “David, the homeowner, loves quality,” Timothy said. “So he spent time reviewing and making sure we had the best quality in every component.” Together they chose all of the bathroom fixtures from Waterworks, Calacatta gold for the vanity countertop and Venetian plaster for the dining room ceiling and bathrooms. For the bar, they worked with the iconic metalworking company Amuneal to create a custom bar system. “We also replaced every light fixture in the house to custom pieces sourced from around the world,” the designer said. “The project took about 8-9 months to complete. As it progressed, we added new items, such as a custom Dutch front door. It was a larger project than anticipated but the changes were worth it.”