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Art-Filled Energy

Iris Apfel cropped
No, this obviously isn’t Megan Gorelick, but it is one of the key features of her Hamptons showcase room—an art-filled media hang-out space that was inviting, energetic, and practical. After all, it includes not just one, but two drinks carts!

PS: This is the iconic Iris Apfel, a detail from a multi-media piece by artist Miles Purvis, part of a gallery wall created in collaboration with The Miller Gallery.
For a designer who has the sun and sand in her DNA, being assigned a windowless lower-level space might have been discouraged anyone else. But Megan was undaunted.

Inspired by her daughters and their friends, she decides to create an inviting, exciting, beach-friendly space where people would want to hang out. “Everything is beautiful, but nothing is precious,” explained Gorelick, including the performance fabrics from Kravet on the custom sectional sofa and the ottoman.

Megan turned to some of her other long-time partners for other aspects of the room. As mentioned, the amazing gallery wall was created in collaboration with The Miller Gallery, (a source she found in Charleston, SC, during a DTL conference) that specializes in affordable contemporary art.

A custom media/storage unit, designed in conjunction with California Closets occupies another wall, providing space for more art and “shelfies”.

Stylish bar carts support the “come and relax” vibe, while continuing the arty aesthetic. A distressed and faceted mirror from Bungalow 5 is places above a storage side table by Selemat Designs. And how about those gorgeous scones from Circa Lighting?!

In another corner, beachy rattan pieces from Palecek provide a textural contrast to the lush sectional and create another little conversation spot.

But, without a doubt, the room’s biggest statement is the art. “Art is so important,” Gorelick said. “It makes this room a happy place. I love how vibrant it is, like a young woman’s personality.”