Female Founders Fund founder Anu Duggal’s beautiful waterfront home in Water Mill, NY is all things feminine power. The home has been designed to reflect her personality as much as pay an ode to all those strong women out there shattering the glass ceilings.
A Ladies Library, wall papered in dusty rose, features a curation of books by and about women like Jane Austen, Eleanor Roosevelt, Coco Chanel and Lady Bird Johnson. Duggal hung framed vintage Jantzen women’s bathing suits that she believes are from the 1920s and 1930s on the walls. She hung bright floral wallpaper by the likes of Gucci and de Gournay in shades of pink and purple, and in patterns featuring flowers and birds.
Featured in The Wall Street Journal article, Duggal, 41, said she wanted her house to be a sort of physical embodiment of her passion for female success. Her venture-capital firm exclusively invests in female-founded technology companies and she said she is already using the house to host groups of female entrepreneurs at the property for retreat-style brainstorming sessions.
The home is also inspired by Duggal’s Indian heritage. All of the bedding is custom designed and made using a block printing technique in India, and she displays maps of Indian cities like Kochi and Mumbai and snippets of poetry by Rupi Kaur, an India-born Canadian poet known for posting short pieces of visual poetry on social media.
In the living room, a painting by artist Maria Kreyn, a contemporary oil painter, merges the faces of three women of different ethnicities. “I told her I wanted a piece that was about women coming together from all different backgrounds,” Duggal said.
Duggal, who is single, spent more than a year, and roughly $275,000, putting her stamp on the summer cottage, she said.