Does it get any better than summer in the Hamptons? Staying with wonderful friends, visiting childhood pals, attending family wedding out in Montauk, staying on the beach until dusk? Well, yes, this year it was just a notch better...the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2014 had just opened when we arrived!
My dear friend was one step ahead of me and arranged for the two of us the tour the house Sunday morning before all the crowds arrived. We blissfully roamed around this 12,000 sf Hamptons gem to our hearts' content. It was thrilling to see the work of such luminaries in the designer galaxy as Tobi Fairley, India Hicks, Phoebe Howard, Katie Leede in person to savor every little detail. Believe me when I tell you that my iPhone photos hardly do it justice. I'm sure the media will cover this one in great detail (maybe already out there? I'm still away on vacation!) Here is a peek at some of the highlights for me (mostly bedrooms as it turns out!).
|the welcoming little corner of the bedroom with the tufted turquoise leather settee...|
almost Chesterfield in feel...and the hanging pendant
with quatrefoil motifs, the oversize painting...
|a closeup of the little curved turquoise chesterfield, |
and those Katie Leede fabric pillows..so inviting
|pretty tile-patterned carpeting in soft hues by Country Floors is|
the perfect backdrop for a chic Provençal haven for lucky guests
|Kate Singer mixed the old and the new successfully in this serene space... love |
that bergere and ottoman in linen with nailhead trim, the beautiful whitewashed
carved wooden floor lamp and the leaning mirror... and the beautiful appliquéd
pillow.. pure indulgence!
|the adjacent bathroom featured this "tomettes"-shaped tile pattern |
that works perfectly with the Provençal bedroom
|here is a view with the full effect of the chandelier in the room... so pretty!|
|the Master Bedroom... ta da!! is by Tobi Fairley, and is exuberance that manages to somehow also be soothing in grays and orange toile.... perfectly balanced...as only Tobi can do it!..|
|impressive balanquin over the high, upholstered headboard works beautifully with the|
high ceilings and lends drama and glamour to the traditional toile de jouy..
|Tobi has a way of mixing fabrics, patterns and textures that is unmatched!|
|and this would be your upstairs porch off the master...sweet view!|
|I couldn't ID the wallpaper she used in the master bedroom but it creates wonderful energy for |
the sunny room and a perfect foil for the grays and oranges .. and the art is pitch perfect
|pair of lovely wing chairs in the same toile as the bed and draperies...|
|and here's a close up ...|
|the wallpaper too...|
|this dazzling living room downstairs took my breath away...the furry bench, the|
stunning starburst pendant the restrained palette punctuated with orange...
|you see a mix of golds and silver metallics in this room, and it |
works together beautifully.. the walls are stunning...
|the front of the beautiful Hampton Designer Show House in classic cedar shingles|
|side view of the house and the pool house|
|back view from the tennis court to the pool house|