Form and function, naturally
Since 1988, we've been considered the Hamptons most prestigious interior design firm. From nature, our interior designers draw inspiration to create peaceful, serene and relaxing environments that rejuvenate the soul.
We offer interior design, space planning and custom cabinetry. We're also renowned for locating and designing with original home furnishings from around the world.
"Every spirit builds itself a house, and beyond its house a world, and beyond its world a heaven. Know then that world exists for you." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your home is your sanctuary
In today's frenetic world, you deserve an environment that lets you go within, be your true self and share your love of life with friends and family.
At InteriorsOTH, we blend the ancient philosophies of balance and harmony with the classic principles of interior design and architectural space planning.
Incorporated into our designs is a deep respect for the earth. We're passionate about using natural materials, and we maintain a strong social consciousness by incorporating nature's elements.
"No Nà Mamo … For our future generations." Hawaiian saying
Balance and harmony personified: Meet Eugénia
Featured in The New York Times, Newsday, Hamptons Magazine, Home Journal, Homes of the Hamptons, The East Hampton Star and elsewhere, interior designer Eugénia Au Kim breathes life into the homes, summer homes and corporate spaces of fashionistas, company presidents and trend–setting families.
Earning degrees in engineering and art from Columbia and F.I.T., Eugénia began her interior design career at a New York City architectural firm. In 1984, she partnered with New York City home furnishings expert Ely Horen, whose showroom in the Decorator and Design Building was renowned for high–end fabrics, custom furniture and custom window treatments. Based on the combined experience of Eugénia and Ely, InteriorsOTH is a unique interior design firm that embraces both interior design projects and home furnishings.
"Always be looking. Notice the ground below your feet." –Eugénia Au Kim
The fabric of your home: Meet Ely
With a lifetime of experience in home furnishings and fabrics, Ely Horen is InteriorsOTH's creative director, business manager and personal cornerstone. Both inspired and driven, Ely opened a showroom in New York City's famous Decorator and Design Building, earning a stellar reputation for custom orders. There he met interior designer Eugénia Au Kim. They so admired each other's work they decided to form their Hamptons interior design company. Ely's production background, interior design education and proven business skills make him the perfect partner, according to Eugénia.
"You've made our home just beautiful; we can't stop reveling in it. How did you do this? The rooms have been transformed so quietly yet so powerfully. We cannot believe how different the flow of the house is – it actually flows. There are things you did we NEVER would have known to do that transformed the space. This is total coziness. This is now home."
-Chuck and Susan Willis, Owners, The Cutting Room, a NYC Film Production Company. Hamptons home, NYC apartment, and corporate offices designed by Eugénia.
"This place looks thirty years younger! Redoing the living room made the entire house new again. Changing the traffic flow and seating made the living room more usable. Even with the 18' ceiling it's a cozy spot for two or twenty."
-Tim Buckley and Walter Ubl, East Hampton and Sutton Place homes designed by Eugénia.
"The spaces Eugénia has created for me are organic yet elegant, sumptuous without being over the top, and incredibly romantic while still being somewhat unpredictable. Hmmm … sounds like someone I know … I love it!! My Hamptons bedroom is rich with deep colors, textured walls, beautiful woods, sensuous lighting, crisp linens and wonderful art."
-Regina Miller, Founder of The Seventh Suite, strategic consulting services.
"I was amazed how Eugénia took the California sun and the Mediterranean gardens and transformed our Rancho Santa Fe bungalow into one well–meshed paradise. Every day, we feel like we are on vacation."
-Dawn and John Hummel. Dawn is founder of the Childhood Development Center of the Hamptons and John is a prestigious builder in the Hamptons. Rancho Santa Fe, California home designed by Eugénia.
"Eugénia Au Kim has a unique sense of color and texture, which enhances but does not overpower the architecture."
-Harry Bates, Owner of BatesMasi+Architects, on working with Eugénia.
"Coming home is like coming into an oasis that is contemplative, pleasing to the eye, uncluttered, comfortable and warm. The furnishings are beautiful and inviting. Living in this environment is like living with someone who has good looks, brains and compassion."
-Jean Sun Shaw and Larry Shaw. Jean is Managing Principal, Life's Journey, LLC. New York City and Southampton residences designed by Eugénia.
"One of us was thinking Paris (think Louis XIV) and the other New York City (think Soho loft). Eugénia and company were able to execute a design that satisfied both of our tastes and transformed the house – probably saving us from a major domestic dispute! Eugénia and Ely are pleasant, easygoing and mindful of the bottom line. They are a pleasure to work with and a breath of fresh air in a field often occupied by difficult personalities."
-David M Traitel and Eric Spear. David is an Attorney at the firm Winston & Strawn LLP, and Eric is a Broadway Actor.
"Working with Eugénia and Ely has always been adventurous and fun. Eugénia is able to relate to her clients, make them think 'out of the box' and recognize things about themselves they were unaware of. Personally, I feel more creative, open and connected to the world."
-Gail Still, Director of Physician's Services, South Nassau Community Hospital, Oceanside, NY.