I was so excited to be a part of the 2017 Hamptons Designer Showhouse last year (and am excited to be a part this year, too!) Last year was the first time I had done a Showhouse, and I hope I get to do many more…
Ever wonder what the designer sees the first time they walk through to look at the rooms and try and envision what they could do with the space?
These photos are from my first and second time seeing the rooms…
I was really fortunate to get two adjacent rooms with a Jack and Jill bath which allowed me to create a retreat. One space was for sleeping, and another as a study, where one could also relax and reflect.
The intention was to make the space feel like a get-away, through the layered use of patterns and textures in both fabrics and finishes. The faux-finish on the walls in sandy tones was used to bring warmth back to the space. The color scheme throughout is inspired by the Coastal Hamptons environment—and the floral embroidery of the pillow and mirror were the pieces to bring land and sea together.
What do you think? Did I accomplish my goal of creating a retreat? Do the finished rooms look like they are in the lower level, i.e. basement?
Of course, staying true to our mission statement, “Changing the world, one home at a time,” all of the pieces I used in the Beachcomber retreat were chosen for their element’s sustainability. One chandelier is made of recycled Coke bottle glass, most pieces are made in America, and those that are not, are made from renewable resources. Even the mattress is organic!
See more of the rooms and home in this month’s Traditional Home. My fellow designers created some amazing spaces! It was an honor to participate with them.
If you happen to be visiting the Hamptons this summer, come visit this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse in Bridgehampton.