Friday, August 26, 2011

Hamptons Designer Showhouse: Details

To wrap up my coverage of the Hamptons Designer Showhouse, I thought I would share some of my favorite details found throughout the house which I hadn't shown.

The lower landing, which stopped most viewer's right in their tracks was completed by Welhil Interiors. They filled the space with a beautiful bar, a la 1950s and used this beautiful lucite chair at the base of the stair. The end wall was papered with an enormous blow up of a Long Island Map, charming!

The dining room off of the foyer was decorated by Robert Stilin. Robert created a contemporary space anchored by a great chandelier that I wanted to take home with me! Robert has been a fixture in showhouses for quite awhile; past Hamptons designer showhouses as well as Kips Bay (see coverage of his 2011 Kips Bay room on Habitually Chic).

The Mendelson Group created a modern stair landing (including this incredible lamp) on the 2nd floor. Notice the wallpaper with the great subtle details.Patricia Fisher designed a beautiful and feminine guest room which was a sea of blues. I loved this console table (notice the Hickory Chair stools which were found throughout the house used by a few designers.

Haus Interiors decorated the foyer and it was definitely an eye catching space. This console table and stools reminded me a lot of a Missoni print.Lillian August decorated the living room in a charming vintagey beach style. I loved the large scale landscape drawing on the wall.Meg Braff, never one to disappoint, turned a pokey butler's pantry and powder room into beautiful spaces through texture and color. This powder room is perfect for a beach house.

Eddie Lee turned the guest sitting room overlooking the pool into a sophisticated retreat. The colors of celedon green and beautiful blue seemed fresh and crisp. I loved the tufted sofa.

This seating area looked like a great place to sit down with a good book (and martini!)

Keith Baltimore decorated one of the bedrooms in a vintage style which was so fun: I loved the house of the Hickory Chair column in the corner.

The beautiful kitchen was completed by Bakes and Company. The carrara tile backsplash is what I would put into my own kitchen and I loved these old storage jars.Behind the house lies a beautiful pool and enormous poolhouse (the size of most houses which I preferred to the main house!)The main sitting room of the poolhouse was decorated by Eileen Kathryn Boyd. The windows facing the neighbor's yard are covered in gorgeous yellow curtains and enhanced by urn topped columns.
Even the changing area, also decorated by Eileen, left no detail untouched. I see a lot of cute pillows and totebags I'd want to take with me to the beach!

I hope you enjoyed my coverage of the Design Showhouse. You still have time to visit the house and see it for yourself for another week -it closes on September 4th.


Mark D. Ruffner said...

I'd love to get my hands on that lucite chair.

The Devoted Classicist said...

I, too, especially like the lucite klismos chair and the big map!

Pigtown-Design said...

i love the huge chart of long island. i worked in an office that was papered in charts of the chesapeake.... at the chesapeake bay foundation!

TSL said...

Just found your blog, has a great feel, and love pve's header!

Lisa -- Welhil Interiors said...

So glad that you enjoyed our room in the Hampton Showhouse! Sounds like the map had just the impact we hoped for, and isn't that lucite chair fab? I am secretly hoping that no one buys it so it can come home to my house. The bar was the inspiration for the whole space -- we found it in wrecked condition and brought it back to life. Hope you saw the inside of the bar too (there is a pic on our website just in case...) Thanks for your very kind comments -- I am loving your blog!

Annie at PlumSiena said...

Could you tell if the blue textured walls in Patricia Fisher's room were a texture finish or wallpaper?

Looks like blue was a popular color there this year.

Nice to see all of the photos!

Glen said...

Looks like it is a splended blend of styles and colors.