Today I’m sharing my photos from the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse! I visited a few weekends ago when I was out on Long Island at my parent’s house for the week, and we had a great time touring the house (which was particularly well-attended this year!). Here are some of my favorite spaces:
Alessandra Branca: Living Room
Probably my favorite room in the house was the living room, designed by Alessandra Branca. The red and blue color scheme is typically not my thing, but the particular tints she chose made me love it here! It was almost like a pink and a light blue. How calming is that wall color? I also went mad for this artwork of the face peeking out, so much so that I asked on Instagram if anyone knew the artist and it turns out it’s Lino Lago. His pieces sadly are in the tens of thousands of dollars so I won’t be hanging one in my home anytime soon but isn’t that just the best?
The paisley fabric here is from Alessandra’s forthcoming line, Casa Branca, as is the blue “Branca Stripe” on the pillow. She used a beautiful mix of materials, textures, and patterns to create a really layered and interesting space. The blue lamps are from Objets Plus.
RoseHyll Studio did the custom drapery, which was tailored beautifully and actually surrounded the whole room to create an option for separation between the living room, foyer, and kitchen.
The beautiful area rug is by Stark Carpet. I love how she mixed in natural materials like jute and wicker with upholstered pieces…essential for any space but especially apropos for one in the Hamptons!
Morgan Harrison Home: Bedroom
Another space I enjoyed was this nude-pink bedroom designed by Michelle Morgan Harrison of Morgan Harrison Home in collaboration with Welsey Hall Furniture. There were a lot of pretty details and she did a great job of making the somewhat cavernous space feel intimate and enveloping. I truly fell in love with the minimal art in the corner there, from Tulsi by Tara Hogan. It’s so much better in person, believe me!
No side table, no problem!
The pretty ceramic vessels on the desk are from Brooklyn-based studio Franca NYC.
Alexa Hampton: Bedroom
Alexa Hampton designed this master bedroom for Theodore Alexander – similar to the living room, this space prominently featured red with cooler accents of teal and green. The wallpaper is Uzbek by Quadrille, and the bed is from Alexa’s new collection for Theodore Alexander. The antique rug is from Nazmiyal.
Leta Austin Foster: Guest Bedroom
Leta Austin Foster designed this cozy guest bedroom in an interesting palette of chocolate brown and crisp blue, which I feel like I don’t see all that often. There was something intriguing about it! She packed a lot of personality into the tiny space, helped along in part by the bold wallpaper from Quadrille.
Leta actually runs a company called Pretty Fabulous Rooms that offers a Room in a Box…which is basically exactly what it sounds like. You go on the site, pick a room, and buy it. This guest bedroom is a version of their “Southampton Bedroom” – so you could basically go on her site and buy it for your home. It’s pretty interesting and definitely different – you can learn more about it on her site!
Carter Design: Bedroom Number Five
Genevieve and Cy Carter of Carter Design created this bedroom as an homage to the creative spirit of Long Island. Genevieve is a descendant of the famed architect Stanford White (of McKim, Mead, and White) and they prominently featured a stunning original Stanford White gilt mirror in the space. The gallery wall above the desk features three generations of artists who are also descendants of White, including Genevieve’s own work. The walls are Setting Plaster by Farrow and Ball and the desk is from Volk Furniture in Brooklyn. For more sources and the story behind the design you can visit Carter Design’s blog post about the room here!
Courtney Sempliner: Laundry Room
This little laundry nook was designed by Courtney Sempliner – love the unexpected touches like the wallpapered ceiling and the little bookcase!
Danielle D. Rollins for Woodard Furniture: Patio
Another red and blue space! It’s always funny to me how certain elements repeat in a showhouse even though the designers don’t collaborate or communicate on their designs. Danielle D. Rollins designed this bright and cheery outdoor patio space in collaboration with Woodard Furniture. Danielle was inspired by coastal towns in the French and Italian Riviera and sought to mix that retro Slim Aarons vibe with the classic all-American palette of blue and red. She used Sunbrella fabric in Mineral Blue and wicker pieces from Woodard. Read more about the inspiration behind the space on Danielle’s blog here! PS – did you see Danielle’s Atlanta home tour? I LOVE IT.
Brittany Bromley: Garden and Pool Space
Last but not least, Brittany Bromley crafted a unique and lovely pool space that had an English garden vibe I absolutely loved. It seems that her goal was to create an outdoor room, and I think she achieved that in spades! I’m really glad I came across her work via the showhouse because I really love it. And how gorgeous is that shade of blue of the pool? Wish I could jump in right now!
That’s it for now! I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my favorite spaces in the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse. The showhouse runs through Labor Day with all proceeds benefitting Stonybrook University Hospital (my alma mater!), so I hope if you’re in the area you’ll stop in and take a look!