Dan Scotti Design

Long Island’s country heart

Photo by Peter Murdock

Dan Scotti’s design for an East Hampton kitchen has a decidedly ranchy vibe, which the clients must appreciate. Scotti went all in, with reclaimed-oak flooring, a glass-front saloon cabinet straight out of Cimarron (via 1stDibs) and a distressed farm table from Petersen Antiques in L.A. No expense was spared. “I hand-brushed the tongue-and-groove ceiling with a dark gray paint and then had it repeatedly sanded and waxed to produce a chalky texture,” Scotti says. Elevating the ensemble are nicely worn Les Arcs dining chairs, designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1969 for the Savoie ski resort of the same name. Evoking another kind of rough country, they help propel this project into the wild. 

Photo by Glen Allsop

“Above all, I believe that each and every design decision must be rooted in authenticity.
— Dan Scotti

Designer Picks

Kamenický Šenov Opaline Glass Pendant Lights, 1950, Offered by Ryszard Chwastyk
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Kamenický Šenov Opaline Glass Pendant Lights, 1950, Offered by Ryszard Chwastyk

“Why use recessed lighting when you can use beautiful vintage pendants instead?  For my projects in the Hamptons — which typically have spacious kitchens with elevated ceilings — I’m always on the hunt for large sets of vintage opaline fixtures, which emit a soft, warm light.”

Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Dining Chairs, ca. 1960, Offered by EU Vintage
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Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs Dining Chairs, ca. 1960, Offered by EU Vintage

“The patina and wear of the leather on these chairs will bring warmth to any space, and the design is just so iconic.”

Farmhouse Table, ca. 1830, Offered by Obsolete
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Farmhouse Table, ca. 1830, Offered by Obsolete

“A weathered farmhouse table in a weekend family home is a no brainer. Heavy use over time will only add to its character and beauty.”

Industrial Wall Sconces, 1920s, Offered by WYETH
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Industrial Wall Sconces, 1920s, Offered by WYETH

“I love repurposing vintage industrial wall sconces and desk lamps as task lighting in the kitchen. They are incredibly practical, and they make the space feel more utilitarian and less suburban.”

Guillerme et Chambron Denis Lounge Chairs, 1960s, Offered by MORENTZ
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Guillerme et Chambron Denis Lounge Chairs, 1960s, Offered by MORENTZ

“Guillerme et Chambron designed a number of beautiful lounge chairs in the mid-twentieth century, but this one is by far my favorite. It’s a bit larger in scale and is just so incredibly comfortable. When I reupholster, I typically eliminate the side cushions and raise the height of the seat cushion by a few inches.”

Driftwood Table Lamp, 1960s, Offered by Carol Master Antiques
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Driftwood Table Lamp, 1960s, Offered by Carol Master Antiques

“I typically avoid ‘beachy’ pieces when I’m working on projects near the water, but occasionally I stumble upon a beautiful vintage driftwood lamp that I just can’t pass up.”

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Classical Bronze Coffee Table, 1960s
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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Classical Bronze Coffee Table, 1960s

“I mean, who doesn’t love a Philip and Kelvin LaVerne table? This low table checks so many boxes: It’s a beautiful work of art, the bronze top is super low maintenance, and the patina only gets more beautiful with each passing year.”

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