Hampton Designer Showhouse 2016: Kate Singer


I visited the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse yesterday, and it was so good that this year, instead of doing my usual Part I and Part II posts, I’m going to have to go room-by-room…so much great design! The 10,000+ square foot house was built by Bodenchak Design and Build, and all of the finishes are high-end and beautiful. The house this year is a bit more modern than past houses, with a floating staircase and white shingled exterior. I’m so excited to share all of my favorites spaces, starting with Kate Singer’s great room. Read on to check it out…

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Walking into this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse, the first thing that struck us was that this house lacked a traditional (i.e., gigantic) great room – which I couldn’t have been more happy about! Great rooms are super popular in these types of houses, but they are not my favorite, with their cavernous ceilings and comically gigantic draperies. I much preferred this airy and lovely sitting room designed by Kate Singer.

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A hand-painted de Gournay mural sits above the fireplace, and I love the bench in front of it. So many wonderful details in this room!

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The custom bookshelves, crafted by ALM Bespoke Designs, are gorgeous – the antiqued mirror on the cabinets adds a nice patina to the room, while the incredible trim on the top lends even more architectural interest. The Pratt and Lambert paint on the backs of the bookshelves offsets the creamy accessories perfectly.

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Interesting how the couch had no back cushions, but rather was lined with throw pillows. I like it!

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An antique settee provides a swath of green, echoed in the wooden sunburst mirror above.

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Kate used many Ballard Designs pieces throughout the room…can’t guarantee it but I think this is the Thurston Wing Chair with Nailheads.

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Linen fabrics created a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere in the room, which opens onto the patio and pool area (and tennis court, of course).

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A mix of antiques and newer pieces gave the room a layered, collected vibe.

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I love this planter, which lends a sense of gravity and permanence. I also absolutely love the Lee Jofa linen curtains – perfect faded floral.

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Above, the Ballard Designs Square Louis Side Chair. My Mom and I were really impressed with the quality of the upholstery, which was double-welted. I love that she decided to put this little breakfast table in the corner of the room…who would think to do that? It works perfectly.

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Much more to come from the 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse!

Hampton Designer Showhouse 2016

1597 Noyac Path, Sag Harbor

Open daily, 11AM-5PM, through September 5, 2016

photos by me

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  1. Pat wrote:

    Great write-up and beautiful photos on the 2016 Hampton’s Showcase great room by Kate Singer. Did you happen to source where the iron & glass coffee table came from? Thanks for your great work!

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