Slow living by Helle Walsted — photos by W+ B Photography words by Karin Gråbæk — in collaboration with Francesca Benedetto
A wooden cottage surrounded by greenery and near the sea. The place where american light designer Lindsey Adelman rediscovers childhood atmospheres.
The summer retreat belonging to Lindsey Adelman, a talented American light designer, is a wooden cottage nestled in greenery in the Hamptons, Long Island. “I have very clear memories here. When we were young, my father took me and my sister to Bridgehampton every summer,” she explains. When, years later, I returned to these parts with my husband and son, we immediately fell in love with this small house from 1929, left in its original state. We chose to preserve the style of the building, with the typical cedar- plank cladding, but we have added comfort to the house. The living room is now connected to the dining room and kitchen, simple and linear. The five small guest rooms have been kept upstairs, as in the original plan. Throughout the residence, the furnishings have a special aesthetic force, the art objects have been chosen with care. In the relaxation room, with its seacoloured floor, the designer loves to sketch and perhaps imagine her new lamps, drawing inspiration from the shells and branches she collects on the beach during her unmissable daily walks.
Slow living — p. 83