We’re back home and had a wonderful time at the Hamptons and while there I visited the Hampton Designer Show House. By the way, it has almost the same layout as the 2009 house. I was thrilled and happy to find that many of my favorite rooms featured, very interestingly the same natural palette. Many people think only about blue and white and then blue and white when it comes to decorating a beach house. Though if we look in the bottom of the ocean, it happens to be more colorful than the outside world actually. Or even when looking at shells we can find all different types of colors ranging from black to light beige and many shades of pinks. We collected many shells while walking on the beach, my husband loves to do that! It occurred to me then, that many of the rooms I liked were in these shades of color and that’s why I wanted to pair them next to each other to see how well they represent each other respectively. My favorite room in this year’s showhouse was, hands down, the dining room, designed by Robert Stilin. I was so impressed with the exquisite and unique selection of furniture that I forgot to take all the pictures I wanted to of this room. Robert used French furniture from the 30’s and 40’s (my favorites) leaving the chairs in their natural old upholstery. The chair that you see in the far right corner was magnificent, I sat on it and it was so comfortable! The walls were upholstered in a graish/brownish seagrass and the clear textured linen shades softened everything up. This room may appear to many as a little bit masculine but I think it was more neutral than anything else. I think this room would appeal to a young millionaire CEO who is very forward minded.
I took a picture of this lighting fixture below and I really felt like taking it down and just run out with it.
My second favorite room, hands up and down again, was Salon des femmes designed by Raji RM Associates. Again because of the selection of furniture. Raji Radhakrishnan also chose, from what I can tell, transitional furniture from the 30’s and 40’s and everything looked just perfect. So eclectic and rifined, this room made me want to have it as my personal space. This is definitely a room I would use as a sitting area in my master bedroom and enjoy my everyday afternoon coffee.
I adored the idea of gluing the poster directly on the wall which was framed by the center boisserie. I love the sconces. I think a chic room, as this one is, should have some tension and modernity hence the shape of the rug. A room that is entirely classic and traditional cannot be chic!
I understood the use of the shag rug on the lucite chair but I didn’t prefer it. I would actually have opted for a completely different type of lucite chair.
The french pottery below were adorable and the lamp spoke to me so eloquently.
The powder room below designed by Tilton Fenwick was just fun and lively. I really loved it. The pop of red against of the green and black wallpaper was just brilliant!! Below is an image found online of a coral mixed with seaweed. Isn’t that combination just gorgeous!! The same color scheme found the this powder room.
Below are the images of the Guest room which was designed by Keith Carroll. I was very interested in studying this room because even when I didn’t love the wallpaper everything was pulled off so well. Which is in essence what a well designed room should feel like. The combination of purples, browns and yellows were very soothing and cozy.
I loved this cozy seating area in the room.
The Guest living room was designed by Eddie Lee and I really loved the color scheme also. This room was in blue, pink and earth tones all in a pastel scale. I adored the sectional sofa!
One of the bathrooms was designed by Meg Braff and the palm wallpaper was very Palm Beachy.
This vignette by Haus Interiors was very boho chic!
I also enjoyed the very interesting and unique artwork throughout the house as seen below. How smart and unique.
Whenever I have a beach house I have to get one propeller and use it as art. This one was used by Meldenson Group on the upstairs landing.
Another uber-cool art used in the second floor of the pool house. Designed by Brady Design. What kid wouldn’t like to have an ice popsicle as art?
I think that this men’s dressing room in the master bedroom (below) designed by The Paint Palette would look great as a country home foyer. Don’t you?
All images are taken by me with the exception of the proppeller (material Girls), second image of Raji Radhakrishman’s room by My Notting Hill.