Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse - PART 2

Equestrian chic is certainly a popular in decor right now and this living room designed by Patrik Lönn is so luxurious.  Incorporating timeless pieces gives an authentic feel to the space and the classic colour scheme of white, taupe, brown and black creates a very handsome look.

I think that the brown used in the club chairs is the perfect colour for  suede/leather.  I love the the layering of fabrics and textures.  Even the saddle stitching on the chair adds to the equestrian style of the room.

In addition to the dramtic artwork used throughout the space, the ceiling displays custom wallpaper inspired by a Hermès scarf.  Gorgeous!!!

I always look for ways to incorporate fashion into interior design and these riding boots look so stylishly cool in the room. 

Favourite details: The stunning wallpaper on the ceiling, bronze wall sconces, subtle patterns used and lots of throws and pillows.

This open, bright and airy den, designed by Kate Singer is the perfect place to relax, read or have a cup of tea.  This blue and tan room is a perfect example of how to mix fabrics and patterns.  As dramatic as the drapes are, balance on the opposite side of the room is absolutely required. 

And it does not disappoint, with this beautiful gallery wall.  This is a mix of mostly original pieces of land and seascapes.  The vignette created below with the table and chairs is casually comfortable.  Even the Tiffany saphire blue suede tote is effortlessly incorporated into the room. 

The guest suite designed by Jennifer McConnell is a mix of blue watery tones with pops of bright coral and fuscia.  This room has a real nautical theme with the blue stripe carpet, tie-dye inspired print on the curtains and side chairs.

Favourite details: Tufted daybed, four small tables used as one large coffee table, tie-dye printed fabric used on the curtains and side chairs.  Tip:  When you introduce an accent colour into a space use it at least three times (as done here with the cushions and the ottoman pillow). 

Source: Traditional Home via Facebook


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse - PART 1

Showhomes are so much fun to tour and this one in the Hamptons would be no exception.  If you ever get the opportunity to visit a showhome in your area, you should.  The work of highly talented interior designers is showcased and you get to see what some of the current trends are and how you can incorporate them into your own home. 

This shingled house, located in South Hampton, was built by Grande Design Residential, Inc. and is currently on the market for $5.395 million!!

Until I can actually make it to this annual event, I will have to settle with this online tour. Here are a few of my favourite rooms.

A fabulously designed room by Mabley Handler Interior Design.  This room has impact and in order to make it work, repetition of the aqua and peacock was perfectly done.  Favourite details: the painted wall and ceiling panels, drum shade pendant and the dining room chairs.

A "great" room designed by Lilian August.  This goes to show that you can still make a huge statement with a neutral palette.  Favourite details: Textures used, ceiling height, as well as all of the architectural details. 

Fun Room designed by Libby Langdon.  The perfect seating arrangement makes this a great room to hang out in.  The sofas and chairs have a sophisticated, yet casual feel to them.  Notice the oversized brass chandelier over the coffee table.  Yes...brass is back!   Favourite details: Colour scheme, the globe arrangement and that beautiful chandelier!

A gorgeous kitchen by Bakes & Company.  This is a modern take on a white kitchen with white classic cabinetry, walnut lower cabinets and two islands!!!  The working island has some open storage, carerra marble counters and a beautiful nickel bridge faucet.  The second island is used for the eating and entertaining.  A simple gooseneck faucet with a long, narrow sink can be filled with ice and a few bottles of white wine, champagne, etc.  The ultimate design feature in this kitchen has to be the gorgeous mosaic backsplash.  It's a showstopper!  It anchors the room and provides a modern, yet sophisticated vibe. 

This master bedroom, designed by Robert Passal, was inspired by a bouquet of fresh flowers.  This bright, eye-popping colour scheme mixed with luxurious, tailored furniture creates a space with major appeal.  the beautiful watercolour painted walls truly create magic in this room.  Stunning!  Placement of the bed in the middle of the room commands prescence (not to mention the lush green Schumacher velvet).  Favourite details: Green velvet bad, wall of windows and doors to outside and the watercolour walls.  Heaven!

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