Interior designer Suzanne Shaker and art conservator Pete Dandridge designed their outdoor clothes line based on a childhood memory: a vision of white sheets blowing in the country wind.
Dandridge built the clothes line using two strips of cedar that are joined at the top with a stainless steel dowel pin, which allows the height to be adjusted to keep longer sheets from dragging on the ground. The clothes line, as Shaker says, “is the essence of simple function.”
You can learn more about the couple’s Shelter Island home in our book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces.
Photography by Matthew Williams for Gardenista.