House Design Project – Shelter Island

Situated on Shelter Island, a picturesque island between the north and south forks of Long Island, only a two-hour drive from Manhattan the house is the summer home of Harriet Maxwell Macdonald, one of the designers behind the design-trio OCHRE, and husband Andrew Corrie, founder of modern and sustainable homeware brand Canvas Home.

Harriet and Andrew bought the place in 2004 with the aim to keep the original spirit of the house, which dates back to 1979 and the couple now lives there every weekend throughout the year and the whole summer with son Ivo and the twins Celia and Alastair.

The house has five bedrooms and a stunning deck, a pool, and an open space living room and kitchen area with large glass facades. The walls are all pine but with a whitish-grey wash over them – the sofas are simple linens in soft and muted colors.

With its incredible view, it is hard to believe that this place – calm and isolated – is so close to vibrant New York. The interiors are simple and ‘beachy’, featuring pieces from friends, first prototypes of OCHRE designs, and vintage treasure founds all coming together organically rather than in a schematic way.


OCHRE designs furniture, lighting, and accessories for the interior. Their designs place equal importance on harmonious proportions, luxurious materials, and matchless craftsmanship. OCHRE has worked on many custom projects for private residences, boutique hotels, and restaurants throughout the world. Today, OCHRE is acclaimed internationally with showrooms in London and New York and continues to grow organically whilst staying true to its considered design roots. It is the destination for those in search of discreet glamour – the hallmark of OCHRE.

Canvas Home was founded in 2008 by British designer and entrepreneur, Andrew Corrie. Andrew’s vision encompasses a duality between urban chic and a more relaxed country environment. All Canvas Home products work equally well in both settings. Many pieces in the collection were initially made to fulfill specific needs in Andrew’s own home and after they passed this initial “test” they were then developed for the Canvas Home line. This simple task has allowed us to form a very intimate design philosophy and process. Andrew’s mantra has always been: “The home is a blank canvas, let us help you paint a unique picture, reflective of the life you lead”.


Living Room Design 

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Curtains: linen – from Linen Me (Lithuania)

Wooden flooring: Oak, bleached

Carpet: Sisal mat

Sofa: Eternal Dreamer, OCHRE in de le cuona fabric

Cushions: mostly Kirsten Hektermann Table lamp: Scorpian lamp, OCHRE Fireplace: Chesneys

Artwork: Siobhan McDonald

Built-in shelf: stone surface

Piano: Steinway – restored/sanded/bleached

Coffee table: Moon Pebble table, OCHRE


Living Room Details

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Wooden flooring: oak-bleached

Chandeliers: OCHRE, Cloud light – 1st prototype

Walls: washed wood – some from an old building

Piano: Steinway – restored Pierre, restoration, and refining

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Table lamp: Scorpion lamp, OCHRE

Wood burner: Chesneys

Built-in shelf: Made in Situ/stone top

Bags: Canvas market totes


Children’s Playroom

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Armchair: Canvas Ms. Green


Kitchen Design

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Kitchen island: Valcucine Pitcher: Canvas Seagate Bowl: Daniel Smith

Oven: Lacanche

Towels: Canvas Linen Tea Towels



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Ceramics: Canvas Ciara Dinnerware

Pitchers & bowls: Shell Bisque bowls & Prototype pitcher

Tea set: Canvas Abbesses Green Rim

Cutlery: Canvas Oslo


Dining and Seating Areas

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Curtains: Linen Me (Lithuanian Linen)

Dining table: Canvas

Dining chairs: Wegner

Bowl: Christiane Perrochon Chandelier: Jonathan Kline for OCHRE Curtains: Linen Me

Chairs: Sable chairs, OCHRE

Shelf: Canvas

Chair: Canvas Oak Dining Chair with Round Set – Studio Collection

Table small: base by a friend and Ash top

Chandelier: Jonathan Kline for OCHRE


Office Design

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Walls: washed wood

Desk: vintage

Table lamp: vintage / flea market

Chair: vintage / flea market


Master Bedroom Design

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Bed: Canvas

Pillows: Kirsten Hektermann

Side table: Canvas

Wall light: Scorpion wall light by OCHRE

Curtain: De le Cuona linen


Bedroom Design

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Side table: Prototype by Ochre

Table lamp: Seagate Lamp

Bedside carafe: Canvas bedside Carafe Aqua

Headboard: Upholstered in a de le Cuona Fabric


Master Bathroom Design

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Bathtub: Sunrise

Taps and shower: Vola

Wall & floor tiles: Emery & Cie, custom-made

Accessories: stones from the beach

Glass: Canvas, handmade



Bedroom Design

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Wooden paneling: washed oak Wooden flooring: washed oak Bunk beds: custom-made

Chandelier: pendant by Paris au mois d’août

Bedding: Toast / Canvas


Outdoor Dining Area Design

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Chairs: vintage

Table: vintage


Outdoor Living Area Design

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Day bed: with outdoor fabrics by Perennials

Sofa: custom-made

Cushions: various by Cabbage & Roses, by les indiennes, by Kirtsen Hektermann, some from India, all v faded

Wall light: custom made

Throw: Canvas basket weave throw


Pool and Outdoor Living Area

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