If you follow me on Instagram, you know I loved this room by Samuel Robert Signature Spaces. It hit all the right notes for me. It is livable, tranquil, fashion forward and has a warmth about it. The pictures do not do it justice. The Thibaut wallpaper in silvery blue gave you a sense like you were underwater, but the furniture insured the room was grounded.
Also on the lower level was this lovely reading lounge by Mary T. Miller. I liked how Mary created faux windows on either side of the room (mirroring each other) and dressed them with all the thoughtful details we have come to expect to give the otherwise dark show house room the illusion of space and light. No doubt a cozy space that you would want to curl up in with a good book and a glass of wine.
As we moved upstairs I loved the calm moment on the upper landing. The ombre walls that we saw downstairs give way to soft (mostly) solid wall color in the upstairs rooms.
Having said that, I did enjoy the whimsical jellyfish wallpaper in a contemporary guest bathroom. The bath inspiration was the "tranquil submersion" one might feel underwater; perfect for a home by the sea, by Petrie Point Designs
Kate Singer Home for Garnet Hill with their beautiful linen textiles and Kate's favorite color ~ pink was a "would be" ballerina's dream bedroom. The soft, romantic, lyrical space is a match made in Hamptons heaven.
I loved the boy's bedroom with its hip, surfer vibe by Cocobolo Interiors. The wallpaper looked like a series of pictures strung together a la Instagram from one of my favorite design stores in the Hamptons, Elizabeth Dow, and it played off perfectly with the painterly fabric used for the drapes.
Mikel Welsh Designs had maybe the most dramatic room in the house. I loved it for its soft background with a strong ethnic message. The room looked like treasured artifacts from the owner's travels were collected over time and expressed him/her/them to a tee. While I was in the room a few ladies came in and really reacted to the urchin light over the bed. The beauty of a show house is that you can do things that you would not ordinarily do in someone's home. It is bad feng shui but it's just for show!
The Hampton Designer Show is open until Labor Day, so there is still plenty of time to get there if you are in that neck of the woods.