This interior designer’s Greenport house is filled with warmth, this means and North Fork taste

Most men and women buy a residence and then adorn it. Inside designers find and accumulate fantastic furnishings throughout their lives and professions, then hold out for the home to come alongside. Dan Mazzarini is the embodiment of this philosophy, with a Manhattan apartment and Greenport residence crammed with community and international finds procured in excess of a long time, in addition a couple of saved from his childhood. A palette of white, black, tan and caramel pulls it all together, producing even the most disparate finds cohesive. 


The gifted but unassuming Mazzarini — named 1 of “40 at Forty” by Inside Design and involved in the “New Trad” Class of 2018 by Regular Dwelling — intended domestic and global merchants for Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors prior to launching his individual bicoastal agency BHDM Style 8 decades back, creating everything from households to lodges and workplaces. He landed on the North Fork 6 several years in the past right after planning American Beech cafe and 5 lodge rooms for proprietor Brent Pelton, who is a pal. That led to a commission to structure a dwelling in Orient, and shortly Mazzarini was impulsively bidding on a 120-calendar year-old Greenport dwelling with his husband or wife, Andy Grover, “one night time following two glasses of wine,” he jokes. A several yrs later on, the few bought a further home in East Marion, which operates mostly as a rental. 

With his signature crimson polka dot Stan Smiths the only pop of color in the neutral house, Mazzarini gave us a tour of his memento-crammed Greenport residence and provided guidance from “a happy Happy Hoarder” on showcasing gathered finds from childhood, career, trips and lifetime on the North Fork. 

Store Community

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In spite of his overflowing warehouse, Mazzarini makes whole use of community North Fork next-hand retailers. “I like observed items with a perception of historical past, and the stores out in this article are good,” he stated. In the bed room, the dresser is from North Uncovered & Co. in Peconic and the chair from Beall & Bell in Greenport. In the entryway, the stool, white urn and basket are from White Flower Farmhouse in Southold and the demilune table and lamp are from Beall & Bell. 

PEEL Back again THE Layers

The residence had been in the exact household for 120 several years, and Mazzarini found some of the late owner’s own consequences, like a e book from her 90th birthday demonstrating all The New York Times front webpages on her 90 many years of birthdays. “How awesome is that?” he reported. “Do we really feel her presence right here in the dwelling? Perfectly, I’d say we sense protected and cherished … but not haunted.” 


Beneath the peeling wallpaper and pink painted sheetrock he learned lovely beadboard, which he painted shiny white to offset the house’s unique black chandelier, just one of the couple of merchandise he kept. A 1936 Paul Derringer baseball card learned in the wall now hangs in the residing place. 

Mixing eras and rounding out the assortment is a corner table that was his grandparents’, as well as a glass lamp obtained new on a journey to London. Local North Fork additions involve a chair and artwork from Beall & Bell and a Pendleton blanket from Clarke’s Back garden and Residence, both of those in Greenport. 

Present A Thoroughly clean CANVAS

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A clean white inside creates a silent visual and blank canvas for Mazzarini’s collectibles. “I needed this residence to be a respite from my place in the town,” he stated. “I like glossy white paint, as it throws the mild all-around even extra.” He painted the white floors and actions in glossy Sherwin Williams Armourseal Rexthane, and left the original phase wooden bare for distinction, creating for a distinctive “runner-like” influence. The framed artwork collection is from a Paris flea market in a black-and-white gestural design he loves. 

Make A Everyday living Tale


Mazzarini builds his individual relatives legacy with nostalgic heirlooms he’s introduced in. The single beds in his guest space had been his mom’s when she was a girl, and they had already traveled from his grandparents’ residence to his sister’s space and eventually to Greenport. “I’m sentimental. In substantial college, I keep in mind telling my mom, ‘I’m going to want these beds some day!’ ” Mazzarini said. “When we purchased this property, I called my mother and explained, ‘Bring the beds, it is time!’ She drove them out and I painted them white in the yard. My mom and dad appreciate going to us in Greenport and seeing these spouse and children parts.”


A lot of folks are fearful to mix types, but Mazzarini brushes that aside. “All decorating is experimental. If it’s all matters you like, they’ll operate with each other and won’t appear like any individual else’s fashion,” he mentioned. 

“I identified this table with foldable sides at a flea current market in Paris with Andy, on a holiday vacation to our favored metropolis. I warehoused it due to the fact I did not have a dwelling for it, but it was just also fantastic to pass up.” 


Even some discarded chairs discovered in close proximity to his childhood house in Pittsburgh built the lower: “I’m Midwestern at coronary heart, so when my mother identified some chairs in the neighbor’s trash I jumped,” he said. The reupholstered chairs now head the rustic dining home table, complementing black Windsor-design chairs from a TRNK sample sale. 


No issue exactly where daily life and vocation take you, remember the times alongside the way. Touches of Mazzarini’s former undertakings make appearances in his Greenport residence. The pillows were repurposed from a tablecloth used when BHDM participated in Sotheby’s Designer Showhouse and Auction, and the remarkable kitchen area pendant light was still left around from a former task.

Photography BY REID ROLLS

Not all objects are “found.” The classic kitchen area island was procured in Texas just after a particular research. “This was an genuine ‘I know what I want’ minute,” Mazzarini claimed. “I hunted for a piece like this, at last uncovered it on Chairish and had it sent up to Greenport.”

Get IT Outside the house


The yard isn’t just useful for portray home furniture, but also for producing artwork, like the huge diptych painting Mazzarini spontaneously whipped up for the dwelling area 1 working day. It’s also an artsy entertaining area, with objects sourced domestically. The experience chairs are from Mattituck Florist, the plants from Verderber Nursery and Garden Centre in Aquebogue and the pots from Clarke’s Backyard garden. 

And the Mercedes? “This was literally an impulse obtain on the push out to Greenport, obtained at Riverhead’s Rare and Distinct Automobiles. The vehicle is from 1980, which is the year I was born, so it felt like a need to have!”