By Stephanie Michaan

Published on May 20, 2016

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by  STEPHANIE MICHAAN

I’ve always loved the idea of taking an existing space and improving it. Whether it’s an open space outside of the the city or a small apartment, I love finding the potential and creating a bright place that a person loves coming home to. When I moved to Bridgehampton over a year ago I had the opportunity to take an old farm house and recreate it. The process of gutting the house and watching its transformation led me to creating The Interior. The Interior focuses on small design projects and encourages a relaxed + comfortable lifestyle. My biggest inspiration is the beach, so moving to a beach town has give me endless amounts of ideas and inspiration. 

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Monc VIII

Monc VIII is one of the best design stores, period. I admire the mixture of antiques with newer pieces. The space is so beautiful on its own with its spiral staircase and unique light fixtures. What I love most is that each piece in the store tells a story of time and the owners travel.

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JanGeorge

JanGeorge is one of the most soothing spaces (and my favorite store in the Hamptons). The owners are so talented in their buying and execution. The entire store is so cohesive using whites and a selection of beautifully designed European furniture.

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Bloom

If I could live in this store, I would. Bloom is such a special + dreamy store that caries a variety of home goods, photography, Bellocq teas and other perfectly curated items selected by owner Mona Nerenberg. The extension of the store in the back is such a great space, filled with natural light and covered in ivy.

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Pierres

I love the French bistro and happy vibe Pierre’s gives off. Sitting outside in the spring and summer and having lunch or picking up a fresh juice in the café is my go to. The design is fun, light and happy – I especially love the old, light, wide-plank floors.

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