Ochre Owners' Shelter Island Home in House Beautiful

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another house to love: The Shelter Island home of Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie, the owners of the New York City shop Ochre. The house graces the cover of House Beautiful's wood-themed issue and appears in the their feature well. While these online photos are lovely, I whole-heartedly suggest picking up a print copy to see the full story.

A living embodiment of the Ochre brand: The house is filled with furnishings from Ochre and its lower-priced sister line Canvas. (Though the sofa above is an old one from Andrew's bachelor days that has been slipcovered.) The photographs are shot by Ditte Isager, who also shoots Canvas's catalogs.

A map of Shelter Island and Peconic Bay hangs above this vintage cabinet. Having spent many childhood summer on Shelter Island. I must admit I also have a soft-spot for this house's locale.

I love the details here: The natural, linen colored roman shade, the faded blue and white stripe rug and a crisp white Bertoia side chair mixed in with all that rustic wood.

Someday I swear will own at least one Hans Wegner's 1949 wishbone chair. These are in soaped Danish ash finish.
It's not all custom and high-end furnishings: Those bookcases are from West Elm!

I love Andrew's homemade bamboo shade cover for the deck. It's a great DIY inspiration for my future summer house.



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