As a photojournalist for many years, Laureen Vellante captured reality, but her own work was about the abstract. Through the years, Laureen loved the coast and had her camera with her wherever she went. She photographed the oceans from Maine to Florida and amassed a huge collection of work with hundreds of thousands of images of waves, water, and surfers. Laureen started commissioning a few pieces in local galleries and stores, and now she has opened her own home decor business, Destination Haus, in the Hamptons with her daughters Kendra and Carlyn. Word of mouth spread and her artwork has garnered a large following among owners of coastal homes and beyond.