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2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse
From guest bloggers Jayne and Joan Michaels of 2Michaels Design...
Last Saturday we had the pleasure of attending the gala preview of the 2010 Hamptons Designer Showhouse to benefit South Hampton Hospital, 129 Stony Hill Road Sag Harbor. Approximately 25 designers were chosen to create rooms in a house built by Frank Bodenchak of Edge Real Estate. This year there was an emphasis on soft coral and lilac colors, flat weave woven rugs, Scandinavian accents and more traditional furnishings.
We were drawn to Lisa Sternfeld's loft above the garage, which was inspired by the craft and process of how things are made. She chose deconstructed forms, burlap curtains and an un-upholstered sofa by Jonas upholstery.
Kevin Isbell's warm and delicate master sitting room made us want to spend hours reading in the gently curved sun faded orange sofa. Photo by Peter Margonelli.
Whimsical elements were seen in Irwin Weiner's bedroom with his handmade chandelier, vintage art pieces, and wainscott drapery panels.
We felt right at home in the airy and fresh guest suite by Brady Design that provided crisp detailing and pops of color in the orange sofa and bright blue photograph above the bed by Eric Striffler.
We wanted to shoot a game of pool in Bradley Stephen's game room. Inspiration was derived from the the two vintage Swedish rugs from Hakimian with such distinctive colors as navy, aubergine, lilac and gold. The antique pool table came from Blatt Billards. Photo by Nick Johnson.
The grand finale was Nathan Egan's Pop Art wine room in collaboration with Paris Ceramics. We felt as though we stepped right into a Verner Panton collage. It was a daring move that paid off nicely as people packed into the space to experience its party vibe.
For more information contact hamptondesignershowhouse.com, 631-377-3500. Open from July 25th-September 5th, 11:00-5:00.