I made my way out East at the beginning of last week to take a walk through The Hampton Designer Showhouse and visit with my favorite designer duo Tilton Fenwick – who are as chic as they are talented. They created a gorgeous family room in what most would use as recreation, and pulled it off with gorgeous style and class. As for the rest of the house there were certainly some highlights for me, but I have to say, I wasn’t blown away by all the rooms. I found a few “tricks of the trade” and interesting ideas that I will certainly keep in my bag of tricks for future use, but other things just lay sort of flat for me — and by that I mean, I’ve seen it a million times! The show is definitely a MUST see for those who can make the trip. Each room will inspire people differently, which is the beauty of design, so please visit the house to see what catches YOUR eye.
Tilton Fenwick’s gorgeous family room with hemp wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, custom made banquettes upholstered in Schumacher’s Gainsborough Velvet 42863, ODLR tortoise parchment table from Century Furniture, curtain panels made from Robert Allen’s Ultima Alabaster, trimmed with Brunshwig & Fils’ Tamerlane Aquamarine, a cabinet by Pearson Company, a French Chateau hanging lantern by Vaughan Lighting and a gorgeous painting entitled “Summer Sky” from Emily Amy Gallery
They clearly had a well thought out plan that was executed perfectly!
It’s all about the details and the styling! The ostrich covered game table is a custom design by TF using “Exotica Ostrich” by Stark Fabric
The gold etagere is from Elizabeth Bauer and is vintage from the 1960’s. You can see the wallcovering up close and personal which looks as though they’ve applied nailheads to the wall – not the case! It’s all part of the paper
Look at the gorgeous slipper chair which was custom designed by TF using Muriel Brandolini “Chartreuse” fabric as their center panel and Ellora Stripe “Aqua/Jade” by Stark as their side panel fabric
This coffee table spoke to me in a “I’m simple with a hint of glam” kind of way
Meg Braff did a lovely design in both the powder room and pantry on the main floor. Simple with a touch of sophistication and calmness you want to see in a beach house in the hamptons.
The wallpaper against the carrara marble and white cabinets is divine
Two of my favorite “rooms” in the house were the ladies’ dressing room and the men’s dressing room off the Master Bedroom. The colors are insane (in a good way) and the strong contrasts make me want get a lot bolder with my projects. The gorgeous hand painted mural on the wall was done by The Paint Palette. Absolutely amazing!
Another shot! Even the clothes have an abundance of color and groovy style
The men’s dressing room has just as much boldness with a touch of vintage
I would spend a lot of time in here if my dressing room looked like this!
The Mendelson Group did a fantastic job on the upstairs landing with their version of “The Landing Pad” using avaiation as the theme. A perfect place to land after a long day
This is a detailed nook in the guest house by Eileen Kathryn Boyd
The pantry/wet bar in the guest house also done by EKB. I love the reversable curtains in grey and lilac against the grey striped wall
The upstairs portion of the guest house was done by Brady Design and was done with great “pops” of color and creativity
The best feature had to be the custom painted beer pong table that rested on polished nickel work bench legs. LOVE
These are just a few highlights so please make your way out East to see the show with your own eyes. After all, design has much more of an impact in person!