The allure of the Hampton Designer Showhouse interiors at the Gala Preview Cocktail Party, presented by Traditional Home Magazine
to benefit the Southampton Hospital
, was so strong, that given the choice between drinks and hors d'oeuvres or touring the rooms, the houses were full. Not to worry. Our glass of wine was waiting for us when we rejoined the large party on the lawn.
was the Honorary Showhouse Chairman; Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton
, the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen.
"This year it's the pleasure of having two houses, so it's double the fun," the ever effusive Jamie Drake explained. "What's unique is that many of the rooms are not overwhelmingly big and it's nice to see intimacy again. For the designers it's probably a little less of a challenge to furnish a room that's a bit smaller than some of the ones we're typically accustomed to."
We asked Drake, whose high profile clients have included Mayor Bloomberg
, what caught his eye. "I am always surprised and delighted to find people I don't know and new suppliers," he continued. "Ciuffo Cabinetry has done a spectacular job on the kitchen and all the bath vanities and it's somebody I think I will use."
Oscar Mandes, Melanie Wambold, and Southampton Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Chaloner. (Photo: Jared Siskin/PMC)
"There's definitely a lot of color here," he said of the overall look. "If you see Eddie Ross' master bedroom and Lillian August
's living room, there is a lot of vibrancy."
But, can we ever leave grey and white? I wondered out loud.
"I think we might," Drake responded. "It might not be an embrace of color again because we just had that, with all the citrus tones ten years ago. Maybe it's time to start seeing - not that I'm seeing it in this house - beige and brown again. That's my prognostication!"
Thirty A-list interior designers and decorative artists participated: Anne Tarasoff Interiors, Apartment 48, Art Works & Designs, Inc., Ashbourne, Baltimore Design Group
, Brady Design
, Ciuffo Cabinetry, Davin Interiors, East End Home Co., Eddie Ross for The Mine, English Country Home, Eva Art & Design, Inc., Grayson De Vere , Greg McKenzie
Design, Gregory Shano Interiors for East Hampton Gardens, Jean Liu Design, LLC, Ken Gemes Interiors
, Kim E. Courtney Interiors, Libby Langdon Interiors, Lillian August Furnishings + Designs, Lisa Mende Design, M. Frederick Design, Mabley Handler Interior Design
, Mancaves, Melanie Roy Design, Michael Del Piero Good Design, Old Town Crossing
Interior Design, Rajni Alex Design, Sea Green Designs, Vintage Interior Design, Inc. and Wolf Interior Designs.
The Southampton homes are located at 78 Rosko Lane and 82 Rosko Lane. (Photo: Jared Siskin/PMC)
Custom Homes donated the two Southampton homes on 78 Rosko Lane and 82 Rosko Lane. Deluxe provided the Showhouse Boutiques. Saunders & Associates
is the 2017 Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor, Hamptons Purist
is the 2017 Regional Magazine Sponsor, and Kohler Co. is the 2017 Design Sponsor.
Other sponsors were: Circa
Lighting, Crossville Tile, Garnet Hill, Hunter Douglas, Lillian August Furnishings + Design, The Mine, Silestone by Cosentino, Stanton Carpet, Thibaut and Woodard.
The houses will be open through Labor Day
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, visit hamptondesignershowhouse.com.
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!
Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices
from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff.
Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant.
Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.
Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.
Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.