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Steal This Look: Suzanne Shaker on Shelter Island


Steal This Look: Suzanne Shaker on Shelter Island

September 22, 2009

Yesterday’s Architect Visit: Deborah Berke and Suzanne Shaker on Shelter Island prompted us to round up some of Shaker’s favorite sources; to contact her directly, go to Suzanne Shaker.

Above:”I’ve been collecting pottery by New York ceramicist Joan Platt for years,” Shaker says. The Fish Platter is $300 at the Signature Shop and Gallery. Photo by Susie Chushner.

Above: Other favorite potters include Christiane Perrochon (her work is shown in the above two photos), Steve Stewart Ceramics, and New York ceramicist Eric Hollander.

“Noguchi lamps are my favorite lighting; they add a soft glow to a room that is so beautiful to live with,” Shaker says. “I have mine on dimmers.” The Noguchi Table Lamp Model 3A (above L) is $375; and the Noguchi Ceiling Lamp (above R) is $170 for the 20-by-10-inch size; both at the Noguchi Museum Shop.

Above: Sugatsune SN Cabinet Pull; available in different sizes starting at $5.76 at the Hardware Hut.

Above L: Shaker used a Chicago Deck-Mounted Faucet with Porcelain Handles. Above R: Countertops of Vermont Soapstone.

Above: Bodum Osiris Tea Kettle; $69.95 at Amazon.

Above: Shaker framed a nautical chart of Peconic Bay from New York Nautical on Duane Street in Tribeca (“It’s amazing how often we refer to it,” she says. “It’s both decorative and functional”).

Above: A group of Shaker’s friends commissioned the custom teak table from Deborah Berke Architects as a housewarming gift. The Noguchi Floor Lamp Model UF4-L9, shown in the above photo, is $850 at the Noguchi Museum Store.

Above: The Lake Credenza from BDDW is made of American walnut with a white lacquered top.

Above: The Square Guest Chair is made from black walnut and mulled leather from BDDW (“It’s the perfect dining chair,” Shaker says. “It’s beautiful and comfortable”).

Above: Shaker used Benjamin Moore Winter White in the interiors.

Above: Baths are painted Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray.

Above: In the guest room, Shaker used Benjamin Moore Titanium.

Above L: Iron Butterfly Chair with Natural Canvas Seat Cover; $218 at Circa 50. Above R: Pawley’s Island Cotton Rope Hammock; $97.95 at the Original Hammock Shop.

Above: Director’s Chair Frame; $39 at Amazon, with Natural Canvas Seat and Back; $9 at Amazon.

Above: Shaker favors bedding from New York–based Area, founded by Swedish-born Anki Spets, who aims to continue “the Scandinavian tradition of good design for everyday.” The 100 percent organic cotton Pleat Linens are available at Design Public; prices start at $70 for a pair of pillowcases.

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