"I think people come here to get away from the bustle—it’s pretty sleepy,” says Christine Gachot when asked about the appeal of Shelter Island, an 8,000-acre enclave nestled between the North and South forks of Long Island and accessible only by ferry or seaplane. Gachot and her husband, John, founded their eponymous design studio 11 years ago; some of its recent projects include the Pendry Manhattan West hotel, the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, and the buzzy Pebble Bar at Rockefeller Center.
Designers Christine and John Gachot's Must-Visit Guide to Summer on Shelter Island
Design darlings Christine and John Gachot have deep ties to the Hamptons's low-key neighbor to the north, Shelter Island. Here, they tell us about their family home and share an insider's guide to their beloved getaway.