According to Katleen, Hamptonites—whose favorite topic is grousing about how congested the area has become—might want to consider just how good they've got it.
"It's relatively uncrowded," Katleen says, with the cool certitude of a woman who deals in numbers. "Even in August, it's nothing compared to the Italian coast. The Mediterranean is really crowded, and the whole European coast is built up from one end to the other with apartment buildings. The fact that there are houses here, no flats at all, is so different and refreshing."
In her living room, a light fixture from Fontana Arte hangs above linen sofas by Christian Liaigre. All it takes is one unexpected moment—like this oversize pendant lamp—to infuse a neutral scheme with drama.