By Nicole Castillo
From luxury cars and homes to high-end goods and transportation, you can find it all in the Hamptons.
Whether a multimillion dollar estate on the ocean, or a historic home in the village, Hamptons homeowners always emphasize the outdoor living space.
An amazing pool is central to any outdoor living space, and Pristine Pools is a leader in cutting-edge pool and outdoor entertaining area design and installation. Owner Greg Darvin specializes in a clean and modern aesthetic, while concentrating on functionality. He concentrates on a holistic approach, creating an outdoor space centered around the primary use for the client.
One design trend Darvin has seen grow over the past few years is integrated shallow sun shelves for lounging within the pools. These sun shelves often include a sleeve incorporated into the structure to allow for an umbrella to be added for shade or style. Another design element increasing in popularity is rim flow or “zero” edge pools, allowing an unobstructed view of the background and landscape beyond the pools, often including a water view.
Yet another trend that Darvin highlights is the pool surround. Sourcing and installing the proper stonework that works with the environment and the space is a skill at which not many excel. There are an infinite number of materials available, however, very few are a fit for the Hamptons environment. The real skill is to differentiate the materials and create the right pattern and design that complements the space. Impeccable quality control, cutting-edge designs, and a wealth of knowledge and experience are the cornerstone of Pristine Pools.
When not entertaining outdoors, the indoor living space becomes the center of attention in Hamptons homes. Homeowners not only desire high-end design elements, but the preference for unique and specialized items has become more prevalent.
Copious Row, the new lifestyle store that recently opened in Sag Harbor, offers several rare and exclusive items from top-quality brands, with a supreme aesthetic appeal that’s perfect for the Hamptons home.
The curation of items at Copious Row represents owner David Chines’ affection for beautiful things. Copious Row, for example, is the exclusive distributor of Karl Lagerfeld candles. These highly coveted, scented candles have limited distribution in the United States, and Copious Row carries the three distinct scents.
The store also carries Alexandra Von Furstenberg home décor items, such as coasters and bowls, Tom Dixon home accessories, Rablabs natural coasters, and Rani Arabella throw pillows and blankets. The selection of items at Copious Row is directed at the discerning shopper who is constantly in search of unique items that emphasize their personal style.
Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, luxury abounds in the Hamptons’ homes.