Lovely Lanterns

I have been in search of the perfect classic hanging lantern for some time.  All the ones I love tend to be antiques.  Circa Lighting has some of my favorite reproductions.  Here is one I do like:


Height: 27" *
Width: 16"
Canopy: 4 3/4" Round


Fixture Height: 30 1/2" *
Minimum Overall Height: 36"
Width: 20"
Canopy: 6" Round

Looks lovely in this hallway.


 Height: 34 1/4" ;
Width: 20 1/4";  Canopy: 5 3/4" Round $2100


 Height: 43 1/2" *
Width: 25"
Canopy: 5 1/2" Round;

How about these offerings from Curry & Co.:

24"W x 24"D x 48"H$2306

Measures 14"Rd x 30"H
Retail $652
24"W x 24"D x 48"H

How about this bone beauty?

W16.5 x D16.5 x H24

Here is lovely solid brass lantern meant to be hung outdoors:

Here is a twist on a lantern, kind of looks like a paper lantern but I like it:


Height: 30 1/4" *
Width: 23 1/4"
Canopy: 4 3/4" Round




Don't miss the incredible Meg Braff Today on One Kings Lane!!!

Look for Meg in the 

Hampton's Cottages and Garden's Sale 
("HC & G")

She will be listing new items for sale on her website as well ---- 

Katie Leede -- 2012 Hampton Showhouse Bedroom

Katie Leede was the designer of another room I really liked -- a cool blue organic-glam bedroom. The fabrics and amazing wallpaper are from her textile company Katie Leed & Co.  which really must be seen in person to fully appreciate.  Katie, who happens to be as lovely as she is talented,  was generous enough to provide an extensive list of her sources which I have attached below.  Luckily, will be seeing more of her work on the East Coast as she has a just move to NYC. Welcome Katie Leede!
Side tables by Stephanie Odegard Collection; Calla Queen bed, Lillian August; Lamp: DemiUrge Earth Goddess Lamp; Pillows: Katie Leede & Co.; Rug: The Rug Company, Alpaca Rug.

Watercolor: Kim McCarthy, Morgan Lehman Gallery

Desk: Gavin Zeigler "Zebra Sawhorse Desk"; Mirror: John Salibello Slated Sculptural Mirror 32.5" diameter.

Stephanie Odegard Collection, Flame of the Forest Light

Chairs: Thibaut Brentwood Chair; Side Table: English Country Antiques Kashmiri Sidetable

If I missed anything here is the rest:


Greg McKenzie - 2012 Hampton Showhouse

In continuing with my posts on the 2012 Hamptons Showhouse, Greg McKenzie did a fun lounge space that was colorful, comfortable and treat to behold in person.  It was really bright and cheerful space despite it having no windows.  I absolutely loved the Crezana Designs wallpaper by John Roselli & Associates, which was a custom grasscloth in a diamond pattern.  How about that insanely good looking zebra chair from Andrew Martin NYC?  Hanging just above the zebra chair is a wonderful oil by artist Terry Elkins.  Also am loving the mid-century lucite and birds-eye maple cocktail table. These Pictures don't do the space justice. 

Love that landscape by local Long Island artist Terry Elkins.


Hampton Designer Showhouse: Dining Room by Mabley Handler Interior Design

Saturday night I attended the Gala Premier Party for the 2012 Hampton Showhouse and it was great to see the designers in their element chatting about their spaces.  Among the folks I spoke with were the husband and wife team of Mabley Handler who told me that the inspiration for their room was the Jonathan Adler fabric on front of the chairs. The details of the room follow below.  You can read more about them at their website by clicking here.

Mabley Handler
Mabley Handler

Mabley Handler

Mabley Handler

Mabley Handler
Hampton Designer Showhouse - Dining Room designed by Mabley Handler Interior Design

Room Highlights:

1.    Furniture: Dining table, dining chairs, buffet and bench are from Kravet (to the trade only).
2.    Fabrics: All fabrics are from Jonathan Adler’s brand new Utopia collection for Kravet, available in the fall. Note: This is the premier of these fabrics.
3.    Light Fixture: This linen drum light fixture with silver nailheads and Swarovski crystals is a collaboration between Michelle Hatch New York (Nailhead-embellished home furnishings) and Bone Simple Design (drum light fixtures). Note: This is the premier of this product.
4.    Artwork: All paintings are by noted local Hamptons artist Paton Miller.

Design Inspiration:

Our inspiration for the room was the multi-color blue chevron fabric by Jonathan Adler for Kravet (Pattern: Wabash, Color Aquamarine, used on the drapery and back-seat panels in the dining chairs)…We saw the fabric at Kravet earlier this spring, and even though the collection won’t be released until the fall, Kravet was able to get us some of the fabric for us to use at the Showhouse this summer. We loved the combination of peacock blues and aqua tones, it really set the color scheme for the whole room. The aqua and peacock blue tones in the room are bold and fun, yet still relaxing…They are referential to the ocean and to the Hamptons in a fresh and current way. Dining rooms are usually the most formal room in a house, and often the least-used, so we wanted to create a Hamptons dining room that was both sophisticated and playful, a room that entices you to entertain by drawing you in rather than making you feel like you need to keep out. We accomplished this by combining the fun, fresh Jonathan Adler/Kravet fabrics with high-quality Kravet furniture in white that had the weight of a formal dining room yet the light, airy feel of a Hamptons summer house…And since Mabley Handler Interior Design works exclusively in the Hamptons, we wanted to create a room that was representative of our vision for the direction of design in the Hamptons.

Full room resource info/credits:

Kravet – Vase Rectangular Dining Table
(Size: 84” x 44”, Color: Blanc, Top: Wide Plank, Finish: Minimal/No Distress)

Kravet – Gentil Arm & Side Dining Chairs, Fabric: Inset inside back panel – Jonathan Adler for Kravet: Pattern: Wabash, Color Aquamarine
(Wood Color/Finish (legs): Blanc, Nailheads: Nickel, Hardware (feet): Nickel)

Kravet – Remy Two Section Buffet
(Color: Blanc, Hardware: Starfish Handles in Nickel, Finish: Minimal/No Distress)

Kravet – Parsons Bench, Fabric: Jonathan Adler for Kravet: Super Nova, color: Teal
(Size: 54”w x 19”d”, Color: Blanc, Nailheads: Nickel, Finish: Minimal/No Distress)

Jonathan Adler for Kravet: Drapery fabric – Pattern: Wabash, Color Aquamarine
Jonathan Adler for Kravet: Bench fabric – Pattern: Super Nova, Color Teal

Michelle Hatch New York for Bone Simple Design – Linen drum shade light fixture with silver nailheads & Swarovski crystals.

Paton Miller – Paintings by local (Water Mill) artist: Shackleton's Sea, and Bear and Salmon

Dunes & Duchess – Turned maple Candelabras in Commodore of the Yacht Club blue

Worlds Away – Lamar Silver Leafed Etageres
Madeline Weinrib – Haveli cotton flatweave rug in Turquoise

Rumrunner Home – Blue glass globe lamp

Juliska – Tableware (Berry and Thread Whitewash stoneware, and Villandry stainless flatware)

Serena & Lily – Corsica placemats

Phillip Jeffries – Juicy Jute Grasscloth Wallpaper in Blueberry

Pratt & Lambert Paint – Azurean 22-5

Drapery manufacturing by U&Pet Workroom

Room Painting (Ceilings and inset panels) by Jireh Paiting

Wallpapering by Jamie Haeger

Assorted accessories from Jonathan Adler, Mecox Gardens, C. Wonder, and Rumrunner Home

Natural Decorations, Inc. - Silk Hydrangea arrangement


First Look at 2012 Hampton Showhouse

Yesterday I spent my early afternoon at the 2012 Hampton Showhouse previewing the rooms and chatting it up with a few of the designers.  The Showhouse is spectacular and worth a visit.  One thing I noticed is that the economy has made us all practical in a good way -- the designers' rooms, inside and outside, were inspiring spaces for the real world.  They were filled with great inspiration and I urge everyone who can go to see the space in person as these photos do not capture the stylish creativity of these talented designers.  I am going to blog more specifically about the details of my favorite rooms in the upcoming week, but until then . . .  Here is a sneak peek of the Showhouse (click here for more info).  

By the way, Traditional Home, the sponsor of the Showhouse will be coming out with its fantastic photos soon.  

Some details:  The Showhouse had three floors of rooms, the main level, the second floor and the lower level. The photos below are mine, and I apologize to the designers as none of them capture the rooms as they should. I will list the rooms in order as you tour the house...


Foyer: The entry way was a two story monster of a space and The Lee W. Robinson Company of Louisville KY, did a fantastic job with the foyer and upstairs hallways...

The Dining Room by Mabley Handler Interior Design of Watermill, NY, was a departure from the usual serene spaces by the husband and wife design team -- but still gorgeous:
Mabley Handler Interior Design

The Living Room, dubbed the "Riding Room" for its equestrian theme was designed by NYC designer Patrik Lönn:
Patrik Lönn.  As you can see, there were photographers in there the entire time making it difficult to get a good shot of this beautifully designed space.

The two story Great Room was designed by Lillan August Furniture Company's  designers Skye Kirby Wescott & Nancy Galasso;
Lillian August
Lillian August

The main floor Guest Room was styled as a sitting room by Jennifer McConnell of Pearson's Furniture who did a great job using Pearson's upholstered pieces and case goods:

Pearson's Furniture

Kate Singer of Huntington Bay, NY,  designed the serene Den in hues of blue:

Kate Singer

The Kitchenby Bakes and Company, was not complete when I visited  (the Showhouse is not due to open until Sunday), but I was able to snap these photos: 
Bakes and Company

Bakes and Company

The Conservatory, the room directly off the kitchen, was designed by Old Town Crossing of Southampton. Sean Bruns, Judy Hadlock and Mary Carpenter were responsible for the space.

Sean Bruns, Judy Hadlock and Mary Carpenter of Old Town Crossing of Southampton.  


Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc. of New York, designed the Rear Porch and these photos do not do the space justice. I love the crisp blue stripes: 

Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc. 

Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc. 

Tara Seawright, Inc./Interior Design of New York, designed the gorgeous and inviting Pool Area, which had not been completed due to some delivery issues.  I had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Ms. Seawright who advised me that Barlow Tyrie manufactured the fabulous outdoor furniture and that Mecox Gardens supplied the ceramic garden stools. The fabric was by Schumacher, a sponsor of the Showhouse and Vicki Cardaro of Buttercup Design Group designed several of the large planters. She also had the Pergola built for the space.

Tara Seawright, Inc./Interior Design 
Tara Seawright, Inc./Interior Design 

Tara Seawright, Inc./Interior Design 

One of my favorite rooms was a bedroom by the amazing Katie Leede,  a Los Angles designer who has just moved to New York.  If you haven't heard of her, you will soon. I will be blogging more specifically on her space in the upcoming week...

Katie Leede

Katie Leede
The colorful and fun  Master Bedroom was designed by Robert Passal Interior & Archtectural Design of NY:

Robert Passal

Robert Passal

Stephen Mooney of Palm Beach did a wonderfully classic Master Sitting Room filled with terrific art:

Stephen Mooney

The Master Bathroom was designed by Mercedes Courland Design Inc. of Roslyn Harbor, NY: 

Mercedes Courland Design Inc.

Mercedes Courland Design Inc.

Tamara Kaye-Honey of the House of Honey in California designed a deliciously chic Nursery:

Tamara Kaye-HoneyTammy Conner Interior Designs of Birmingham, AL designed a bedroom as well. Unfortunately, there was an issue and not able to photograph the room.
Tammy Conner Interiors
 I inadvertently omitted the Master Deck by Cast Classics, apologies to Eyal Arad.


Greg Mckenzie Design of East Hampton, NY designed another of my favorite spaces in the house, the Lower Level Lounge.  I have to get back to you with more photos and more details because this space was a joy to see with a great mix of pieces and terrific art.
Greg Mckenzie Design

Greg Mckenzie Design. 

Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors, LLC in Cold Spring Harbor designed the too cool Playroom:

Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors

Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors

Lee Najman Designs, designed the Game Room

Lee Najman Designs

Libby Langdon of  Libby Interiors Inc., based in NYC, designed the Fun Room.  This room had to get most improved; the enterprising Ms. Langdon transformed this unfinished basement space into a welcome "British styled" gathering room complete with bar and billiards table.  The upholstered pieces are from her new collection of furniture which can be found locally at English Country Antiques in Bridgehampton. 

Libby Interiors Inc.

Libby Interiors Inc.

Libby Interiors Inc.

Enjoy the pictures and try and make it out to the Showhouse.