What happens when interior decorators let loose their considerable talents on the natural world? Check out the photographs from "Landscape Pleasures," an event held at the Parish Art Museum, in Southhampton, New York, this year, which showcased the gardens of celebrated interior designers.
Steven Gambrel, originally trained as an architect, creates timeless but comfortable spaces with a mix of classic and contemporary furnishings—the latter he often designs himself. His own house in Sag Harbor, a shuttered and white-picket-fenced 19th-century cottage, acts as a kind of gate to the property’s large garden out back. “As you walk up to the front door, you have a perfectly framed view of the water. It’s unexpected in that, as you get closer to the cove, the trees and boxwoods are situated in such a way that they frame the view and kind of confine you until you get released out into the edge.”