White walls, ceilings, and floor give the living room of this Southampton, New York, cottage a fresh, light spirit. "I wanted the house to feel young and fun," says designer Vicente Wolf. He hung antique Indonesian window transoms over the fireplace: "They're so airy — they don't close up the room." Cowhide rugs from and a Saarinen chair from soften the straight lines of 1940s French armchairs. Paint is Super White.
BIG ADVICE: You'll never get tired of a white room.
The dining room is small, so Wolf used a banquette and ottoman to seat as many people as possible. The table's dark walnut top looks less serious with its two white tulip bases from . Bone-inlaid Indian armchairs take on a casualness with tie-on seat cushions covered in Giotto Linen from . The ottoman is covered in vinylized linen from .
BIG ADVICE: Mix up the seating at your dining table. You wouldn't have eight identical chairs in your living room.
"People might call my rooms stark, but I think they're like when you have a mint in your mouth and you breathe in deeply — there's a freshness, a crispness," says Vicente Wolf.
Large mirrors are a signature Wolf touch. The two that meet in a corner of the family room "open up the space and bring more of the outdoors in," he says. "They also add depth and substance." The open metal frame of the echoes the mesh of the wicker armchairs from .
BIG ADVICE: Two large mirrors will completely change any room.
In the master bedroom, Wolf painted walls Patriotic White, a color that "reads white in the day, then as it gets darker takes on a blue-y green tone." A tie-back silk curtain delineates a small seating area, and a photo "draws more attention because it's hung off-center." The comforter is made of Glace, a wool sateen. Linens are from .
"I went to Papua New Guinea, and I saw this bird. It was a slate-y blue. I kept it in my mind for five weeks. When I designed this bedroom, I thought, 'Boom! Let's use that color,'" says Vicente Wolf.
BIG ADVICE: A four-poster bed will take the chill out of a modern bedroom.
The family room's sectional sofa doubles as a guest bed. Wolf played off its sleek modern lines with a 19th-century Indonesian teak table: "The minimal with the primitive — that's the look."
BIG ADVICE: The most versatile coffee table you'll ever own is an ottoman topped with a tray.