When Steve Hanson, owner of 15 restaurants, including Fiamma Osteria in Manhattan, and his wife, Deana, renovated the kitchen of their Hamptons beach retreat, they wanted to mix sophisticated restaurant style with a comfortable country aesthetic. Working with architect Stephen Brockman of the New York City firm Deborah Berke & Partners, they chose the "Square Guest" leather and black walnut stools from BDDW for their sleek architectural lines ($1,250; 212-625-1230 or bddw.com), which counterbalance the 1920s-style "Gare du Nord" Lambert lights. They ordered the pendants with an extralong, adjustable five-foot stem to accommodate the vaulted ceiling ($1,200; 877-494-1091 or pummer.com).
The green countertops are made of durable glazed volcanic stone from the French company Pyrolave. "It has a lot of richness and a handcrafted sensibility, like pottery," says architect Brockman. The stone is available in more than 5,000 colors (from $290 per sq ft; pyrolave.fr).