7.19.2012

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...

FIRST FLOOR

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.  

BACK YARD - EXTERIOR 

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 
SECOND FLOOR

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.

LOWER LEVEL

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.

Cheers.

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