INTERIOR DESIGNER LISA JACKSON UNCOVERS GLOBAL STYLE ON THE EAST END
Jet lag or no, having just returned from a trip to Turkey that included a shopping expedition in Istanbul's bazaar, interior designer Lisa Jackson was game to check out the latest offerings closer to her home turf. Jackson, whose Manhattan-based firm Jackson Siegel Aaron is known for its modern yet timeless style, is an inveterate shopper always on the lookout for the very best finds. As daughter of noted New York dealer Lee Calicchio—who as Jackson says "owns" the 18th- and 19th-century neoclassical antiques market—she also knows the antiques business well.
Hidden in the Sag Habor village parking lot, our first stop is Roark, a small space filled with an eclectic mix of antiques and accessories. Jackson just discovered it a month ago and has already purchased a few pieces here for clients. "I like these canvas and wood campaign chairs," she says. "They may not be the most comfortable, but they'd be good pull-up chairs." Amid the rest of the bric-a-brac are three planters that owner Lisa Bowles attributes to Willy Guhl, the pioneering Swiss designer of the postwar era who is most famous for his "loop" rocker made out of a sheet of concrete molded into an ergonomic loop. (7 Spring St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-7193)
The Red Horse Plaza in East Hampton continued its transformation into a design center in the past year with the opening of Robert Stilin, an antiques shop with a comfortable vibe up front and Stilin's interior design office in the back. "I love Robert's aesthetic—and he's such a nice guy, too! These wooden objects, for instance, are great accessories for a table top or a bookshelf.