Get Inspired at the Caumsett Showhouse

I didn’t think I would participate in a Designer Showhouse this year with the pandemic happening. I really enjoyed the last three years in a row doing a room in the Hampton Designer Showhouse.  With COVID-19 still being a serious concern, showhouses have been mostly virtual. When I got the opportunity to participate at the Caumsett Showhouse sponsored by Cottages and Gardens publications, I wasn’t sure if it was right for us.

Then, I visited the stunning Caumsett State Park where the Summer Cottage was being restored by the amazing interior designer, Kate Singer, who used to ride horses at the park. This park is filled with history!

The summer cottage was part of the estate of Marshall Field III. The Field family lived in the summer cottage during WWII when the main residence became a government office. You can visit the Caumsette Showhouse  in person by buying tickets in advance. You will schedule a time to tour to allow for social distancing. You will be filled with inspiration after visiting this restored building filled with rooms designed by 15 incredibly talented designers (including me :).Plus, the proceeds from the Showhouse will benefit the Caumsett Foundation, a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization whose mission includes ongoing restoration projects, educational, cultural and environmental programs at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.

I’m featuring just a few of my favorite spaces in this blog post. I hope you’ll get inspired, and if you live anywhere near Lloyd Harbor, I hope you’ll visit and support the Caumsett Foundation in preserving the stunning property!

Amal Kapan created an incredible atmosphere with her design for the foyer. She also has an incredible store in Huntington. Check it out here

Wander up the stairs to one of the guest rooms designed by Christine Gentille of Ashbourne Designs. I absolutely love the palette of cool blues in the room!

You will truly be inspired by the coastal vibe of the master bedroom by Barbara Page Interiors.

Of course, Kate Singer’s room is spectacular! I’m in love with this feature wall and the weeping willow wallpaper. You will love the details in this room.

I met Laurie Duke of Laurie Duke Design for the first time at while we were putting the finishing touches on our spaces and became a fan instantly. Laurie created an inviting space filled with beautiful details that you are sure to get your creativity flowing.

I saved my room for last since it’s really the last one you see when you walk through the house. I really enjoyed putting this small space together. I filled it with some of my favorite pieces like the bistro table and chairs by Fermob. I also incorporated indoor/ outdoor rugs, poufs, and throws in gorgeous coastal colors. Can you believe they are made of recycled plastic bottles?

Stay tuned for more pics of our room. I will be posting some before and after photos this week.

XO, Shannon

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