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After announcing the closure of her Paris concept store colette in 2017, Sarah Andelman has been hard at work with her consulting agency Just an Idea. But if your life is that busy, you’re going to need a peaceful getaway.

As per Architectural Digest, Andelman and her husband, music video director Philip Andelman, have bought a five-acre property in the Catskills in rural New York state, renovating its modest ’70s cabin into a peaceful holiday home. The couple now spend their summers and vacations there in the hamlet of Chichester with their young son Woody, a world away from the bustle of Paris, their home for the rest of the year.

The house is built out of white oak with a colette-blue terrace and surrounded by plenty of greenery.

The interior is also made primarily of wood, with large picture-frame windows offering expansive views of the scenery outside. The color palette is minimal, with a mixture of natural wood finishes and white, as well as a gray slate bathroom.

“Originally I was like, ‘It’s going to be a guesthouse, it doesn’t matter,’” Philip told Architectural Digest. “But once you make one expensive decision, you don’t want to cheap out on the rest.” Sarah, meanwhile, described their holiday getaway as “paradise.”

For more pictures and details, visit Architectural Digest.

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Words by Candice Nembhard
Staff Writer

A Berlin-based gal from Brum.