Hamptons Magazine - Home, Sweet Home

“We wanted the spaces to feel serene and calm so the art would be the statement,” says Jennifer. As a result, the designers decided to keep the colors beachy and light, with pale wood floors, white-painted millwork, a fireplace with a stone veneer and fabric accents, and furnishings in “garden tones, like frosty lavender,” says Austin, which give the rooms pops of color.”

From “Home, Sweet Home” by Jean Nayar
Hamptons Magazine: Labor Day 2016, page 240

Beach Magazine - Designs on Each Other
“As for the benefits of being both life and work partners? "The upside is we have very similar aesthetics, and nine times out of ten we pick the same things, whether it be furniture or color schemes," says Handler. Adds Mabley: "Many people have told us, 'I could never work with my spouse,' but it works for us, and we're very lucky to be our own bosses.”

From “Beach House Profile - Designs on Each Other” by Bill Schulz
Beach Magazine: July 12-25, 2016, page 60
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - Holiday House Hamptons
“Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler created a sophisticated game room fit for adult entertaining and lounging, incorporating a striated wall covering from Phillip Jeffries and a beaded Ro Sham Beaux chandelier. “It’s not your conventional game room,” says Handler. “It’s for entertaining friends and enjoying cocktails while playing chess and backgammon.”

From “Holiday House Hamptons” by Alyssa Bird and Kelly Velocci
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens: July 15, 2016, Page 70
Hamptons Magazine - Incorporate Nautical Trend in Your Home
"Mabley adds, “We also referenced design elements throughout the home that you might normally fnd on a high-end yacht, such as a kitchen with stained high-gloss walnut and white lacquer kitchen cabinets, an entry with teak & holly-style foors reminiscent of the decking on a classic wooden boat, a stairway railing that uses metal cabling similar to the rigging on a sailboat.”

From “Sea-zing the Opportunity” by Andrew Stone
Hamptons Magazine: Labor Day 2015, page 252
Traditional Home - 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse
“We wanted to be bold and daring,” says Austin Handler, who designed the vibrant blue bedroom with Jennifer Mabley. The bed’s custom navy-and-white coverlet with matching shams joins the eye-catching area rug and hemp wallcovering in a modern-trellis design to wrap the room in pattern.”

From “2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse” by Clara Hanenberg
Traditional Home: July/August 2015, page 86
Curbed Hamptons - Tour the Model Homes at Ponquogue Point
“The new Ponquogue Point development in Hampton Bays has just opened the first decorated models by well-known Hamptons design firm Mabley Handler. The first is the two-bedroom Summer Nautical model, and the decoration certainly lives up to its name, with a jaunty red, white, and blue color scheme and lots of nautical references.”

From “Tour the Model Homes at Ponquogue Point” by Laura Euler
Curbed Hamptons: July 22, 2015
Luxe Interiors+Design - Hamptons 50: Primary Color
“One of the design considerations was how to take advantage of that dramatic transition,” Mabley explained. “From the poplar planked ceiling beams to the wraparound fireplace, and right down to the furniture and fixtures selected for all three rooms, the idea was to make the interior soar.”

From “Hamptons 50 - Primary Color” by Miranda Agee
Luxe Interiors+Design Hamptons: Summer 2015, page 70
Industry Magazine - Home+Design: Meeting of the Minds
“One of the design considerations was how to take advantage of that dramatic transition,” Mabley explained. “From the poplar planked ceiling beams to the wraparound fireplace, and right down to the furniture and fixtures selected for all three rooms, the idea was to make the interior soar.”

From “Home+Design - Meet Meeting of the Minds” by Matt Scanlon
Industry Magazine: May/June 2015, page 182
Long Island Pulse Magazine - Inside Design: Be Our Guest
“A well-appointed guest room that makes in-laws feel relaxed can help keep the peace. It’s not just about clean sheets, it’s about creating a home away from home. Austin Handler—owner, interior designer and half of the husband/wife duo of Mabley Handler Interior Design in Water Mill—explained the art of perfecting the guest room experience.”

From “Inside Design - Be Our Guest” by Casey Dooley
Long Island Pulse Magazine: December 2014/January 2015, page 38
NBC LX.TV Open House NYC - Designer Living in Bridgehampton
Host: Cristina Greeven Cuomo / Designer: Austin Handler
Cristina: This room is such fun, I feel like I'm underwater!
Austin: That was our idea...We played up the blue again because it's a great aquatic color, and we used a lot of coral and sea shell accents throughout the room to give it a nice aquatic feel.

From “Designer Living in Bridgehampton” Cristina Cuomo & Austin Handler
LX.TV Open House NYC on NBC - Original air date: August 10, 2014
Hamptons Magazine - Under Blue Skies
“The homeowners had come across the couple’s work while researching local designers online and in magazines. “Their color schemes are very soft, relaxing, and easy to live with. They manage to create an understated, beachy sophistication,” Nick says. And there turned out to be good chemistry between clients and designers.”

From “Under Blue Skies” by Raul Barreneche
Hamptons Magazine: August 1-7, 2014, page 134
Shawn Elliott Luxury - Masters of "Sophisticated Beach"
“When asked to describe their home interior style, Jennifer Mabley & Austin Handler aptly put it this way: "Sophisticated Beach." The Hamptons duo – partners in both marraige and business – have developed a reputation over the past decade for designing homes on the East End which reflect that unique approach.”

From “Mabley & Handler: Masters of Sophisticated Beach” by Linda Saslow
Shawn Elliott Luxury: Summer 2014, page 18
New York Cottages & Gardens - A House from the Heart
“We design lots of beach houses and wanted to bring some of what we do to this project,” says Austin Handler. “We’ve enjoyed participating in many designer show houses,” adds Jennifer Mabley, “and are always sad that show-house rooms have such a short life span. Here the rooms will serve well-deserving families for years to come.”

From “A House from the Heart” by Michael Lassell
New York Cottages & Gardens: December 2013
KDHamptons - Mabley Handler Hamptons Film Fest Green Room
“The fun and fabulous Hamptons husband & wife design duo were recently asked to design the VIP Green Room at Guild Hall for the Hamptons International Film Festival, which left many guests whispering that they could take the whole room home with them! Perhaps more aptly named a blue room vs. a green room...”

From “Modern Beach Signature Style of Mabley Handler” by Kelli Delaney
KDHamptons.com: November 13, 2013
House of Turquoise - Ronald McDonald House Project Design
“Mabley Handler Interior Design created the beachy space for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter to families with children receiving care in area hospitals. Unlike showhouses, this one remains intact and families will actually be using it.”

From “Ronald McDonald House Project Design” by Erin Olson Moser
HouseOfTurquoise.com: October 22, 2013
Hamptons Magazine - To Boldly Go
“Summing up a home in a single word can be tricky, but Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler don’t hesitate. “Color,” say the husband-and-wife team almost simultaneously, when asked about the starting point for the grand yet breezy Bridgehampton retreat. “The foundation of this house is the use of bold color, in the right places,” says Mabley.”

From “To Boldly Go” by Stephanie Murg
Hamptons Magazine: August 16-22, 2013, page 94
Quintessence - Stylish Shopping: Susanna Salk & Mabley Handler
“Susanna and I traveled out to the Hamptons on behalf of Serena & Lily to visit their first bricks and mortar store, the Serena & Lily Beach Market in Wainscot. Tag along as we meet up with the Hamptons interior design duo Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler, to tour the shop and all that it has to offer.”

From “Video: Stylish Shopping at Serena & Lily” by Stacey Bewkes
Quintessence.com: August 14, 2013
25A Magazine - Mabley Handler Designs a Haven of Peace
“The overall design featured throughout each project possesses a common “be at peace” theme. Certain shades of whites and off-whites, blues, greys and beiges provide relaxing and soothing accents. Using a mineral palette to imitate the soft and natural elements of sand, water and sky, subtle tones of green add to the allusion of the ocean.”

From “Mabley Handler Designs a Haven of Peace” by Natalie Gaebelein
25A Magazine: July/August 2013, page 40
Traditional Home - 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse
“Vibrant somehow seems an inadequate word to describe the dining room designed by the husband-and-wife design duo of Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler. With its two-toned blue palette and lively mix of pattern, it became the showhouse’s upbeat epicenter. “The color scheme is unexpected and fun,” says Mabley.”

From “2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse” by Jenny Bradley
Traditional Home: July/August 2013, page 112
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - Holiday House Hamptons
The “In By Memorial Day...” Great Room, on the cover of HC&G
“For anyone buying, building and/or rennovating a summer house in the Hamptons, the mantra is to be “in by Memorial Day,” says the firm's co-founder Austin Handler. "So our great room is designed as a soothing space to host a summer kickoff cocktail party.”

From “Holiday House Hamptons” by HC&G Editoral Staff
Hamptons Cottages & Gardens: July 15, 2013, page 70
Hamptons Magazine - Mabley and Handler Toast 10 Stylish Years
“Creating calming spaces for busy clients is another Mabley Handler trademark. Their aesthetic is comfortable, stylish, and serene, with a preponderance of soothing pale blues and grays. “We call it ‘Sophisticated Beach’ or ‘New Hamptons,’” says Mabley. They are finding that their signature look now registers with the public.”

From “Mabley and Handler Toast 10 Stylish Years” by Raul Barreneche
Hamptons Magazine: June 28-July 4, 2013, page 102
Newsday - Design ideas from Holiday House Hamptons
“Mabley Handler Interior Design went for a polished but organic feel in the blue and white "In By Memorial Day" great room. "Its evocative of natural elements with a pop of sophistication," says Austin Handler, partner with wife, Jennifer Mabley, citing the mother of pearl coffee table with white lacquer finish.”

From “Newsday - Design Ideas: Holiday House Hamptons” by Valerie Kellogg
Newsday: June 19, 2012
Lonny - Inspired Design at the 2013 Holiday House Hamptons
“Interior designer and philanthropist Iris Danker started New York City's Holiday House in 2008. This summer, Danker extended her efforts to Long Island's Bridgehampton. Lonny's favorite design moments from the expansion: Mabley Handler Interior Design created a formal seating area outfitted in beachy decor that's perfect for a casual cocktail hour.”

From “Inspired Design at 2013 Holiday House Hamptons” by Lonny Editors
Lonny.com: June/July, 2013, page 40
Hamptonite of the Week - Jennifer Mabey & Austin Handler Q&A
“Q: When did you start coming to the Hamptons and how has it changed since then? A: The funny thing is, we never came to the Hamptons before we moved here! It wasn’t until we worked on an amazing project in the estate section of Southampton Village that we came out here and got to know the area.”

From “Hamptonite of the Week” by Hamptons Magazine Editorial Staff
Hamptons-Magazine.com, August 20, 2012
House of Turquoise - Mabley Handler Beach House Dining Room
“From the very first moment I laid my eyes on this glorious room, I was done for. Dead and gone to turquoise heaven, I tell you! Designed by the Hamptons design duo Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler for this year's Hampton Designer Showhouse, this dining room is the talk of the house!”

From “2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse” by Erin Olson Moser
HouseOfTurquoise.com: July 31, 2012
Quintessence - 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Dining Room
“We enter a bold ode to the oceanic hue...Local design team Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler, focussing on projects in the Hamptons and North Fork, wanted to create a dining room for the Hampton Designer Showhouse that was fresh and fun, all about the relaxed yet stylish entertaining that is so ubiquitous in these parts.”

From “2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Dining Room” by Stacey Bewkes
Quintessence.com: July 26, 2012
KDHamptons - At Home With Hamptons Power Couple of Design
KDH: What is your favorite room in the house and why?
J&A: Our favorite room in our house is probably our kitchen! We spend so much time in there, so everything we did to that room was with great purpose. We intentionally designed it without an island, and instead placed a huge farmhouse table in the middle of the room.

From “At Home With Hamptons Power Couple of Design” by Kelli Delaney
KDHamptons.com: July 13, 2012
Dan's Papers - Quite the Showhouse in the Hamptons
“The pool lounge, designed by Mabley Handler Interior Design in Water Mill, is a blast from the past. If Betty and Don Draper (from "Mad Men") had a pool, they would definitely spend their time lounging in this room with a Vodka Gimlet! To serve those cocktails, the designers found a vintage console table bar from Triangle Studio, Water Mill.”

From “Quite the Showhouse in the Hamptons” by Donna Avedon
Dan's Papers: July 23, 2010, page 81
The Southampton Press - Accessories Make the Home
“The lower level contains a wine room, home theater, game room and Mabley Handler’s eye-popping pool lounge, which summons up a retro bar, leanly accessorized with drinks, books and glassware. The entire area spins the color wheel until it ticks down to the opposites that attract: turquoise and orange.”

From “Interiors by Design: Accessories Make the Home” by Marshall Watson
The Southampton Press: August 5, 2010
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - The Shingle-Style Traditional
“Mabley cites the master bedroom as 'my favorite bedroom we've ever done.' With its silk-velvet tufted chaise longue, mirrored console and white lacquered bed, the room has a sophisticated, luminous quality. 'There may be an undertone of Hollywood Regency,' Mabley says. 'Dorothy Draper goes to the beach,' adds Handler.”

From “The Shingle-Style Traditional” by Cara Greenberg
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: June 25, 2010, pages 66-73
Hamptons Magazine - My Blue Heaven
“Mixing up the textures, shapes and patterns gave the home an extraordinary level of dimension: Square tables and ottomans complement the square frames on the sofa, love seat and chairs; circles on the silver tables reflect those of the large Dana Volkert painting in the living room.”

From “My Blue Heaven” by Jill Sieracki
Hamptons Magazine: June 18-July 1, 2010, pages 106-109
Hamptons.com - Mabley Handler: A Love Story Wrapped in Design
“Interior design couple Mabley-Handler, married with children and a flourishing design studio in Water Mill, lovingly designing the East End while in love with each other. As Austin Handler simply put it, 'We met and fell in love in New York City and decided we wanted to get married and raise a family out here.'”

From “A Love Story Wrapped in Design” by Douglas Harrington
Hamptons.com: February 9, 2009
Hamptons Magazine - Think Global, Shop Local
“Water Mill residents Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler Interior Design share their favorite products designed and produced right here in the Hamptons, from Mecox Gardens, Homenature, Fishers Home Funishings, Maison 24, Hound Hill Design, lighting designer Helen Gifford, and artist Susan Vecsey.”

From “Think Global, Shop Local” by Jennifer Mabley & Austin Handler
Hamptons Magazine: August 7-13, 2008, page 42
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Idea House 2008
“Mabley Handler Interior Design’s playroom is green through and through, not only in color but also in its use of environmentally friendly furniture, all by ducduc. The white-painted room features a bold, kelly-green stripe that zips around the walls and ends in a box highlighting six Warholesque photographs of children on canvas.”

From “Idea House 2008: Children's Playroom” by Samuel T. Clover
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: September 2008, page 120
Dan's Papers - 25 Designers at Hampton Designer Showhouse
“'It was the expansive three-panel headboard pulled together with a mirrored look that really launched our room at the Showhouse,' explained Jennifer Mabley of Mabley Handler Interior Design. What we loved about the Mabley Handler room was also how they mixed touches of glamour with casual items to create very livable spaces.”

From “Designers at Hampton Designer Showhouse” by Karen Amster-Young
Dan's Papers: August 15, 2008, page 75
Newsday - Hampton Designer Showhouse: Large, Energy-efficient
“Mabley Handler Interior Design of Water Mill used reflective surfaces in a guest suite - including a mirrored headboard - to create 'a more ethereal feel,' says designer Jennifer Mabley. With a serene gray and ashy purple palette, silver metallic pleated, and silver accent tables and accessories, they hoped to produce 'a glamorous but livable look.'”

From “Hampton Designer Showhouse: Energy-efficient” by Valerie Kellogg
Newsday: July 24, 2008
Hamptons Magazine - Designing Duo
“What makes design pair Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler such a sought-after East Wnd interiors team? Taste, flair, and two wildly imaginative design minds. The pair share an undeniable connection–so much so that they take on an average of four to five projects at a time, each working on all aspects.”

From “Designing Duo” by Kathryn Wilson
Hamptons Magazine: June 6-12, 2008, pages 124-129
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Slice of Life
“Mabley and Handler parlayed a talent for interiors and strong people skills into a thriving business...For the past five years they have been enjoying a short commute across their own parterre to their 300-year-old horse barn turned studio/guest house. 'When we saw the property, we really fell for it,' Mabley says as she tours the park-like backyard.”

From “Slice of Life” by Alejandro Saralegui
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: September 2007, pages 114-121
Hamptons Magazine - What's in a Home: Real Estate Roundtable
“'A lot of our clients have similar needs for their homes, but are coming from different points of view. Some are trying to capture a feeling from a summerhouse they rented. Some people want a house where they can do a lot of entertaining; some want a house that's very private...But they all want the same thing: to be able to relax and enjoy,' said Handler.”

From “What's in a Home” by Michael Braverman
Hamptons Magazine: June 13-19, 2007, pages 114-119
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Idea House 2006
“'The Great Room is so dramatic that we immediately bonded with it because of all the opportunities that the height, volume and views would give us,' explains Jennifer Mabley of Mabley Handler Interior Design. And since they conceived the design directive for the house, they followed it closely here.”

From “Great Room” by Alejandro Saralegui
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: September 2006, pages 130-131
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Idea House 2006
“'There's an aquatic quality to this bathroom imparted by the colors and materials that seems so appropriate here on the East End,' comments Jennifer Mabley. 'The color reminds me of that pale sea foam green you see at the Beach Club. Along with the traditional hardware we used, there is a nice retro-seaside feel to this master bathroom.'”

From “Master Bathroom” by Alejandro Saralegui
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: September 2006, pages 148-149
Newsday Long Island - Home
“The point, says showhouse design director Austin Handler, is that this is a place where you can picture yourself living. Upstairs, Mabley Handler's master bathroom is crowned by an extra-large shower that's 7 feet wide. An elegant slipper tub rests on a picturesque, wave-patterned mosaic tile floor.”

From “Picture Yourself Here” by Shawna Vanness
Newsday Long Island: August 17, 2006, page B21
Hamptons Magazine - At Home with Hamptons
“In the designers' capable hands, the house quickly took shape. The floors were refinished a deep chocolate brown, and the walls were painted pale shades of blue and ivory. The living room's palette of soothing blues and warm chocolate browns sets the tone for the rest of the Mabley Handler-designed interior.”

From “An Elegant Setting” by John Loecke
Hamptons Magazine: August 26-September 1, 2005, pages 196-201
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Idea House 2005
“As the house began to rise, designers Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler Interior Design immediately recognised the magical light and cool breezes that this outdoor room enjoys. 'One of the quintessential things about summer in the Hamptons is entertaining,' Handler says.”

From “Dining Terrace” by Katherine Lagomarsino
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens: September 2005, pages 148-149
The New York Post - Pulse
“Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler sought to make the terrace comfortable year-round. With weather-resistant fabrics, teak furniture and seagrass rugs, the area can keep you warm through the roughest Hamptons winter. The outdoor fireplace makes it a cozy spot for an after-dinner drink and cigar.”

From “Home Sweeeet Home” by Selim Algar
The New York Post: August 18, 2005 – New York Pulse, page 43
The Southampton Press - Residence
“The summer dining terrace by Mabley Handler Interior Design is a grand sun room...The space, a play of circles and squares in orange and green, has a pleasantly ambiguous feeling of being neither inside nor out. It is a joyous netherworld that one can only imagine turns even more magical as the light changes from day to night.”

From “Residence - HC&G Idea Housae 2005” by Selim Algar
The New York Post: August 18, 2005 – New York Pulse, page 43
Hamptons Cottages and Gardens - Idea House 2004
“The duo realized that a combination of good design and a prudent use of new technologies would allow the creation of a new kind of media room – one that actually looks as good as it sounds. 'We wanted to design a room for watching media, but also one that you could use to entertain...'”

From “Media Room” by Lockhart Steele
Hamptons Cottacges and Gardens: June 1-15, 2004, pages 92-93
The New York Times - House & Home: Currents
“The Idea House of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine in Water Mill, N.Y. opens for tours on Saturday, May 29...The media room by Mabley Handler incorporates a pair of racy red leather poufs.”

From “Currents” by Craig Kellog
The New York Times: May 27, 2004 – House & Home, page F3