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Robert Stilin's East Hampton House Tour Is Pared-Down, Clean And Completely Gorgeous (PHOTOS)

Somehow, it involves rubbing your face against fabrics. Seriously.

We've always appreciated a pared-down, simple aesthetic, though we often find it hard to pull off at home. But one of America's top designers also loves the idea of editing and has mastered this streamlined look. In the April issue of House Beautiful magazine, we get a glimpse at a house tour of one Robert Stilin's latest projects, where he created a clean and crisp interior for a New York couple.

This East Hampton home has a bright beachy vibe that is brought to life with Stilin's use of detailed furnishings and accessories against a monochromatic palette. For example, additions like the eye-catching oak island in the kitchen that's big enough to welcome multiple cooks is inviting, while the use of similar patterns found in almost every room offers a sense of consistency and cohesiveness. "I love stripes. I like their linear quality, and I like the repetitions of pattern. Again, I believe repetition brings comfort," he told the magazine.

So how else did Stilin create a gorgeous abode for this couple? Well, he made sure the sofa was long enough and comfortable enough for a nap. "When we chose a fabric for a sofa I make my clients rub it against their faces. If it doesn't feel good we don't get it."

Now that's a design tip we should all practice when redecorating.

Click through our slideshow to see some images of this comfy home. And be sure to head over to House Beautiful for more information and pick up your own copy of the April issue on stands March 19.

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