Atlantic Golf Shop in Bridgehampton, NY
I was so excited when I was hired to makeover the Golf Shop at The Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York.
Not only was the space begging for a new, updated look but I love to play golf and the club is only about 7 minutes from my house in Sag Harbor.
When I first saw the golf shop every inch of woodwork was covered in the typical dark hunter green that’s associated with the history of golf. The only problem was that the space was dark to begin with, add a bad lighting scheme and limited square footage and it’s a wonder anyone could see what they were buying!
Our goal was to make it lighter, brighter and more user friendly, we also wanted to re-work the layout so the staff in the shop, as well as the members could use the space comfortably and efficiently.
The ceiling was a yellowed, darkish fir wood so I had it whitewashed to lighten it up, yet you were still able to see the grain in the wood which added depth and dimension. Then all the beams were painted a warm cream, we wanted them to just visually disappear (compared to when they were all painted dark hunter green, which made it feel very top heavy and dark).
We created a lighting scheme based on using multiple layers of light; recessed elbow fixtures in the beams which allowed us to direct light on the clothes, cove lighting inside the molding that illuminated the whitewashed wood ceiling and then lighting inside all the fixtures and cabinets to cast a glow on the clothes inside.
I wanted it to have that casual but elegant Hampton’s look but it still had to have a masculine feel of a golf club. We used warm cream paint for all the trim, a soft tan for the walls, a rich, dark walnut wood for the fixtures and cabinetry but then faced the inside panels of the cabinet doors with seagrass which softened the look and kept the dark wood from completely overwhelming the space.
We also updated the accessories used to style the shop and pulled from items found in the Hamptons; seagrass, driftwood, moss balls and other natural elements helped finish the look. The result is a sleek but inviting space for members and their guests to shop, with plenty of light to see merchandise and a functional layout that maximizes the square footage.