A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of taking a visit to the uber chic beach house of some of my favorite people in fashion. The home of Bill & BJ Gedney, owners of Hat Attack – Buji Baja rests on the edge of the Long Island Sound in the Shippan area of Stamford, Connecticut, a gorgeous area for beach lovers!
I loved all the colors on the patio, simply achieved by adding bright colored outdoor cushions to the sofas.
It really is a dog’s life here in Hat Attack land! This is Maxie, their golden retriever.
What I loved most about the house was the mix of styles you see everywhere and the fact that there is a story behind every single piece of decor. There’s nothing more personal and “homey” to me than a collected look — of course you have to have an eye to make it look chic and not cluttered. BJ and Bill certainly have that eye.
The original painting by Peter Layne Arguimbau (above) looked so proud hanging over the fireplace. There was something so authentic about it, a piece you could tell was close to the family’s heart.
I was in seashell heaven
These seasonal Yves Saint Laurent prints were my favorite:
A framed receipt from the couple’s time in Key West – here was a signed tab from famed writer Tennessee Williams, BJ was his waitress.
Pretty nightstand and I happen to love that the shade is tilted, gives it character.