Aside from its world class beaches, The Hamptons has many diverse areas. Driving along Bridgehampton’s tree-lined and shaded Brick Kiln Road, we headed towards The 2013 Hampton Designer Showhouse. Here are some of our favorite looks from the house:
Many of the designers seemed to be subliminally influenced by the woodland area surrounding the mansion. Naturalistic wallpapers were seen in numerous spaces, including Brian Del Toro’s airy and contemporary living room and Barbara Ostrom’s lovely guest bedroom.
Hamptonites prefer outdoor and casual living and rarely use dining rooms so it was no surprise that the showhouse dining room was architecturally small and nondescript. However, Lillian August’s talented designers Tina Anastasia and Skye Kirby Westcott featured a superb dining room. Their work exemplified how interior designers can take an ordinary space and turn it into a “Wow!” space. Combining a chartreuse-colored grasscloth on the walls with a blue grasscloth inset on the coffered ceiling is definitely original and no easy feat!
Patricia Fisher’s keeping room is definitely “A keeper!” Incorporated with the kitchen, this contemporary setting has an open and casual ambiance. The soft metallic Phillip Jeffries grasscloth added warmth and texture to the space while the chartreuse pillows added a pop of color amidst the beiges and grays.
Celerie Kemble took a page out of her recent book, “Black & White: And a Bit in Between,” when designing the master bedroom. The light-toned contemporary furniture and bedding appeared to float amidst a dark background created by Celerie’s Acanthus Stripe grasscloth wallpaper. A master at mixing patterns, Celerie combined a chevron carpet and fabric with the walls’ stripes, and her iconic Betwixt Charcoal/Ecru with a stunning black and white floral fabric.
Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013
990 Brick Kiln Road, Bridgehampton, New York
Open Sunday, July 21 to Monday, Semptember 2 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013 Designers: