In 2008, I was reconnected with the Hamptons and Sag Harbor, finding it beautiful, fun, and addictive – the combination of country and beach living and proximity to New York was perfect. We loved it so much, that we decided to move from Los Angeles, where I had started my interior design career, bought and restored various Mid Century and Mediterranean homes and lived for twelve years. We actually bought a Sag Harbor village home in the middle of the real estate melt down, but we were inspired – and as often can happen when it comes to design and real estate – impulsively inspired. Sag Harbor exceeded our expectations on all levels, the people, the schools, the beauty, the water, the farm stands, and the homes.
Now 2012, we have fully (my husband is trying to catch up) made the transition, highlighted by the buying, planning, and building of MONC XIII. Being a lover of finely tuned curation, I dreamed of opening a store that would combine my love of old and new, traditional meets modern. MONC XIII, is that. And, we have added a fully planted yard on three sides that strives to be a community center point for friends, family, and lovers of design – with two goals, inspiration and fun.
Previously, I was an interior designer based in Los Angeles and earlier in my career, the President of Wilhelmina Models. I was born in Canada, raised in Germany and Switzerland, attending Aiglon College for high school and Babson College in Boston.
My husband and partner, Matt Coffin, is an Internet investor and entrepreneur and we have two children, Orchid and Sky. This combines to form our shop and store name MONC XIII – M (Matt), Orchid (O), Natasha (N), Coffin (C) and Sky was born on the 13th day.