Getting back to some 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse spaces today! I completely loved this covered porch and terrace designed by Gregory Shano with East Hampton Gardens. There was something so captivating about it – you just wanted to sit down with a drink and never leave! Gregory brought the indoors out by decorating with a plethora of blue and white urns, vases, and stools, sisal rugs, and a gilded mirror on the wall. The concrete pillars holding bowls of flowers brought an English-garden type vibe that was only enhanced by a burbling fountain on the lawn.
Check out that painted ceiling – love! Such a perfect detail that coordinates nicely with the cushions on the chairs at the dining table.
The outdoor space on the second house featured this covered porch by Lisa Mende Design. I liked the styling of the bar cart (I’m a sucker for a bust!).
Libby Langdon designed the adjacent outdoor and pool space using her furniture line for Northcape, along with her outdoor rug line for KAS Rugs, launching this fall. Using her rugs and furniture, she created intimate seating areas to break up the 47 foot long expanse – always a smart strategy for large spaces! Wouldn’t you just love to lounge out there overlooking that pool? Sigh.
How chic are these white chairs? I love that she did contrasting deep navy cushions with white piping. They feel modern and sleek.
Instead of just doing a bunch of chaise lounges, Libby created this layered and dynamic seating area by the pool, almost the way you would design an interior. I love the arrangement.
I love the striped cushions on the love seat, and the gray wicker which gives a little more depth and interest than the typical white wicker. Libby accessorized with gorgeous silk flowers by Diane James Home as well as lots of shells and coral pieces from Blooming Shells in Sag Harbor. A lot of designers at the showhouse this year used silk flowers, I noticed (more practical since the showhouse runs until Labor Day!).
Check out this video that Libby did to see more of the space!