Name: Stephanie Michaan
Location: Bridgehampton, New York
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 2 years
Stephanie gave a peek at some of the details of her current modern house in a house call not too long ago, but we wanted an extended look. Striking just the right balance of minimal and modern, it's a simple and sparse space, but still exudes a lot of warmth.
Stephanie recently started her own interior design business, The Interior, and her style is definitely what you might describe as minimal. But it's her attention to detail, her mix of elements and the way she blends materials with natural finishes that I think makes her home a warm and welcoming space.
She also subtly employs black and white in powerful ways in her home. Sure it's a mostly white space with wood tones, but the pop of black in a lamp, in coffee table accessories, in a rug, on a curtain rod—they all add drama and intrigue to the home.
Get the look! → Bright & Simple Modern Beach-Inspired Style
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Modern, clean, airy and bright
Inspiration: The beach, nature, simplicity
Favorite Element: All the natural light.
Biggest Challenge: Creating a warm space using almost all white.
What Friends Say: It feels soothing and serene.
Biggest Embarrassment: I love light floors and we stained the existing yellow pine to a beautiful light stain. I have a huge dog so it's almost impossible to keep them looking fresh and clean. Looking back, I would have taken him into account and gone for a medium stain that's more forgiving!
Proudest DIY: My favorite room in the house in the bedroom. It's a large space but still feels cozy. I was lucky that the original structure of the house allowed for so much sun to come in, so each room always feels happy and welcoming . I'm proud we were able to enhance the best qualities of the house.
Biggest Indulgence: The kitchen, although a small galley, was ripped out and replaced completely. It was an indulgence but well worth it.
Best Advice: Renovating a space and recreating each room should tell a story. Each piece should flow with one another. My biggest challenge was rushing the process. Slow down and think about each piece as it relates to one another.
Dream Sources: One of my favorite design stores and inspirations are JanGeorge in Sag Harbor. They are incredible buyers – each piece is so special.