I’m back! – with my second post about the Traditional Home 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse. My second round of favorites starts off with the adorable mini flamingo float in the pool above – is that not the cutest??
One of the lovely outdoor spaces at the showhouse was designed by Rajni Alex, whose glamorous bedroom was one of my favorites at last year’s showhouse! I was happy to see that she was back this year, and her outdoor terrace inspired by the South of France made me eager to get to Provence one of these days. She created this space in collaboration with Woodard Furniture.
Rajni was inspired by the South of France and Morocco when she created this outdoor room, and I think you can really see that inspiration in the vibrant colors and rich textures she incorporated throughout. Vintage shutters from Marseille with climbing bouganvillea served as a beautiful backdrop.
Can’t go wrong with black and white stripes!
Look how cute these little flamingoes are! Obsessed. Also wouldn’t it be nice to have this pool and tennis court in your backyard? Only in the Hamptons!
The petite butler’s pantry was designed by Mark Addison, and he really made the most of this tiny space! He transformed the pantry into a cocktail closet (inspired by his book Cocktail Chameleon), with exuberant wallpaper, an epic art wall, and colorful, jewel-toned glassware. It was a riot of color and just really eye-catching and creative.
Amal Kapen Interiors did one of the numerous basement rooms, and I really loved this space. The Les Touches lampshades pulled me in instantly – I absolutely love a patterned lampshade and Les Touches is one of my favorite fabrics. I love the texture in the window shade and those chunky rattan (?) chairs, as well as all of the color and mixed patterns. She actually also created a boxwood outside the window which you can kind of see, to cover the concrete wall – I didn’t even realize that until my Mom pointed it out. No detail goes overlooked!
I love the Kenian Home Bassett Hall rattan chairs at the game table, and the lovely wall sconces.
Also – hot pink scrabble tiles! Yes, love.
One of the other downstairs spaces was designed by Sam Ciardi of Samuel Robert Signature Spaces, who was the only designer present in his room at the time when I visited. It was great to meet Sam – he was super friendly and funny and I always love to hear some of the stories behind the creation of the room.
Robert used a china cabinet to house books instead of dishes, which of course I am all for! It’s a great way of modernizing a piece that can feel sort of stuffy and old-fashioned. He made numerous trips to the Southampton Public Library to source books that had spines that worked with his color scheme! On the right is a really chic secretary desk that actually you may recognize from the Sex and the City movie – it’s the desk that Big buys for Carrie, which has a TV in it (which she does not appreciate). It’s such a versatile piece – I love it.
How cute is this tiny chair?
A serene moment in the upstairs hallway.
I’m a huge fan of Kate Singer’s work and was so excited to see this gorgeous room that she designed in collaboration with Garnet Hill. I’m actually a huge fan of Garnet Hill as well – they make my favorite linen sheets which I’ve written about a few times (and currently am sitting on as I write this).
Kate also designed the en-suite bathroom, a detail of which you can see on the right.
I always love when designers include a cozy reading space in a bedroom (like Mark Sikes did in his Kips Bay room). Also loved the sweet side table with its delicate curved legs. The room had something of a ballet theme and I thought the basket of pointe shoes was such an interesting touch.
How gorgeous are these side table vignettes? Perfectly styled. I love the nightstands themselves and the lamps are also so chic.
The 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse is open through Labor Day and proceeds benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. If you find yourself out that way this summer I hope you’ll visit – the designers did an amazing job this year and I had a blast photographing it. If you can’t make it I hope you enjoyed this peek and don’t forget to check out Part One if you missed it.
PS – my posts from last year’s Hamptons Showhouse here!