Steven Gambrel 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. “The large porch faces the western sunset view,” Gambrel says. “It’s furnished like a room—obviously not with interior furniture, but it’s outfitted as though it’s an interior room—that’s why it has the lamps, tables, and chairs and big, deep, comfortable sofas.”
This table, originally featured in our story "Decorators Gone Wild," is one of the most pinned images on Pinterest from GARDEN DESIGN. It's also featured in Gambrel's new book, Time and Place. Over on Design Salon Online, Lori Pepe-Lunché, shows how to make a similar table from grapewood branches and laminate shelves.