“We had to reimagine the entire house,” says Aamir Khandwala of the Bellport, New York, getaway that he transformed for his close friends in just a year. For Khandwala, who established his own firm in 2014 after more than a decade under Robert Couturier, the project was a reinvention in more ways than one. “After working for Robert, I had to come from his mindset into the mindset of: This is Aamir Khandwala Interior Design. What do you want to do under your own name?” he muses.
The metaphors came fast and furious for Khandwala as he completely rethought a home designed for an era and lifestyle that didn’t fit its new owners, Maneesh Goyal and Andrew Wingrove, avid hosts and art collectors—and