Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Simply Sensational Sagaponack

All images Lear Mahoney

Most of us have at one point blogged on the old Less is More adage (other than perhaps the gorgeous Queen Joni who's of course excused because we all love her style so!). Well I think we can transpose that tenet to garden design as well. After yesterday's less than pretty post of my awful kitchen, I need simple beauty & this garden belongs to a wonderful old house in The Hamptons.

As I write this I can hear the sound of gentle rain falling - hallelujah! With only 1mm. since Christmas this is so exciting. Please, please Hughie, send us lots & lots more.


  1. it's the green that does it for me. the gardens in these places are so lovely, and take them away and the house would just be a house...ok...with 8 bedrooms and a lovely big pool :)

  2. This reminds me of Ina Garten's home~oh to be there among the lavender and something wonderful served on her patio.

  3. What a beautiful post Millie, love the house but I would have to paint it white! love the gardens and I agree simple always looks the best, had lots of laughs on your Kitchen post, it wasn't that bad but I cant wait to see the renovation.xx

  4. Oh my gosh, I think that's what heaven looks like :).

    By the way, I did NOT think you kitchen looked bad yesterday. You've done a beautiful job with what you have....and I mean that as a great compliment.

  5. Absolutely charming and beautiful. I could do without the pool actually. It somehow doesn't belong in this gorgeous country estate!

  6. I would love to just walk around in that garden barefoot and then dive into the pool. It's dreamy!

  7. That grass is emerald green - wouldn't that be wonderful? I miss green. The rain today was splendid though, I even enjoyed dashing out for a coffee and getting rained on!

  8. Oh my goodness - that lavender is heavenly - as is the swimming pool!

  9. I concur with Debra as I watched for Ina to appear in one of these lovely photos.

  10. This one is going in my Dream Beach House file. Love it. I am so relieved that it is raining there. Heidi

  11. Thanks Debra & teaorwine for your comments. The Lear Mahoney site didn't give any info., but you are probably correct. Is Ina G. & the Barefoot Contessa one of the same or is this crazy Aussie confused again?
    Millie ^_^

  12. Yes, correct! Ina and the Barefoot Contessa are synonymous. In an earlier time, Ina had a catering business which was named the Barefoot Contessa. Here she got her start in the food and entertaining business,I believe.

  13. Beautiful, Millie.
    Love the lavender in simple rows.
    Just lovely!



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