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2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse: Second Floor

Fabulous style continues on the second floor

Written by Jenny Bradley and Clara Haneberg
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  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant
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    Interior design: Tobi Fairley and Landon Shockey, Tobi Fairley Interior Design, 5507 Ranch Drive, Suite 103, Little Rock, AR 72223; 501/868-9882,

    BedroomBed (“Simone Upholstered Bed”/in Artisan Birch #1667-11, by Suzanne Kasler, custom finish): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, Headboard, pillow, and drapery fabric (“Nanjing”/Jade #174432); rail fabric (“Province Duck”/White #2634481): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Roman shade (“Lattice Work”/Vermillion #31071.19): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    King blanket (“Grant”/White); king blanket cover and shams (“Morada”/Coral, discontinued): Sferra,
    Bedside table (“Lancaster Side Table”/Artisan Birch #6482-10, custom finish NOT SHOWN); Benches (“Anastasia Benches”/Cream Lacquer #1512-30, by Suzanne Kasler): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Hardware on Lancaster table (NOT SHOWN): Marjorie Skouras Design, 323/469-3636,
    Bench fabric (“Allia”/Lemongrass #F1795/31, by Designers Guild): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333,

    Secretary (“Park Avenue Tall Cabinet”/Cream Lacquer #6249-10, custom finish): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Green trim on secretary (“Jade Green” #2037-20): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Chandelier (custom): Marjorie Skouras Design, 323/469-3636,
    Wall paint (“Coral Spice” #2170-40); ceiling paint (“Coral Spice” #2170-40, and “Dove Wing” #OC-18): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, Writing desk to right of bed (Regency Bamboo Writing Table”/Artisan Birch with striping #5210-19, custom finish): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, Acrylic desktop: Plexi-Craft, 800/247-5394,
    Desk hardware:  Marjorie Skouras Design, 323/469-3636,
    Mirror (antique): Old Town Crossing, 631/283-7740, Table lamps (“Rock Candy”/Emerald): through Doug Taylor, 501/414-8898.
    Floral arrangement (“Coral Rose Cube”): NDI, 800/522-2627,
    Acrylic tray on desk: Dabney Lee, 718/596-4169, Desk chair (“Fretwork Arm Chair” #2551-10): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Chair color (“Quite Coral” #SW-6614): Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794,
    Chair cushion (“Bistro”): Tobi Fairley Home, Wall shelves (“Blair Wall Bracket”): Global Views, 888/956-0030,
    Urns (“French Matte Finish Urn”): Ballard Designs, 877/485-2952,
    Area rug (“Purl”/Ivory): Merida, 800/345-2200,

    Closet—Closet system: California Closets, 888/336-9707,

    Toward chest—Chest (“Artisan Curved-Front Chest”/Cream Lacquer #190-70, custom finish): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Lamp (“Large Ring Table Lamp” #CHA8970, by Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
    Sculpture (Amethyst Quartz, Studio B5B Collection by Tish Mills): Harmonious Living by Tish Mills, 404/814-3838,
    Painting (Toe Shoes, by Jane Booth): Tobi Fairley Gallery, 501/868-9882,
    Wall paint (“Coral Spice” #2170-40): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,

    Toward chair and drapery—Drapery and chair fabric (“Nanjing”/Jade #174432): Schumacher, 800/523-1200,
    Roman shade (“Lattice Work”/Vermillion #31071.19): Kravet, 888/457-2838,
    Chair (“Queen Anne Wing Chair” #1934-55): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Chair paint (“Quite Coral” #SW-6614): Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794,
    Table (“Crystal Side Table” #7788-10, by Mariette Himes Gomez): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579,
    Vase (vintage Blenko): Culture Objects on 1st Dibs, Throw: Williams-Sonoma Home, 877/812-6235,
    Area rug (“Purl”/Ivory): Merida, 800/345-2200, Wall color (“Coral Spice” #2170-40): Benjamin Moore, 888/236-6667,

    Toward art—Prints (custom, in Chinoiserie frames): Soicher-Marin, 941/308-7500,

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    Designer Patricia Fisher set out to create a serene guest room space. She did this by dressing the bed with custom linens, cool color tones, and simple, stark white furniture.

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    Ethereal artwork hangs on the wall near the desk. A tie-dye pillow adds drama while the antique desk and tabletop accessories bring a bit of whimsy to the room. “It’s all a subtle balancing act,” explains Fisher.

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    Interior design: Patricia Fisher, Patricia Fisher Design, 1111 Park Ave., 11C, New York, NY 10128; 917/324-0586,

    Bedroom—Wall covering (“Sasha,”/Aquamarine #1090): Koroseal, 212/751-1595, Ceiling paint (“In Your Eyes” #715); trim paint (“Super White”): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Headboard (custom): Patricia Fisher Design, 917/324-0586, Headboard and bed-skirt fabric (white piqué, custom); bed linens (custom): Leron Linens, 212/753-6700,
    Bed-skirt trim (“2-inch French Grosgrain Ribbon”/Lagoon #977-44933-687): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000,
    Drapery: Duralee, 800/275-3872,
    Headboard, bed skirt and drapery fabrication: CZR Workroom, 212/753-4600. Area rug (one-of-a-kind): Stark Carpet Corp., 212/752-9000,
    Bedside tables (“Piedmont 1-Drawer Side Table” #PIE-110-19): Bungalow 5, 201/405-1800,
    Lucite table lamps (“Stacked Cube Lamp”); chaise (“Ladies Longue” in cream linen); coat rack (“‘40s Brass Coat Rack”); sheep: John Salibello Antiques, 212/838-5767,
    Table beside chaise (custom): Patricia Fisher Design, 917/324-0586, Ceiling light (1940s): designer’s collection.
    Bench (“Subes Style Bench”): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700,
    Bench fabric (“Southampton” #NC0804-213): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340,
    Desk (“George I Hall Table” #M107 ELG, reproduction): English Georgian America, 212/935-4005,
    Desk lamp (“Distressed Wood Finial Lamp”): English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606,
    Tabletop accessories: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, Desk chair (“Anson Folding Garden Chair” #G1500): Dessin Fournir, 785/434-2777,
    Seat cushion on desk chair (“Southampton” #NC0804-213): Nancy Corzine, 212/223-8340,
    Pillow on desk chair: designer’s collection.
    Mirror (“Hotel Mirror”): Master Framemakers, 212/308-6152, Throws, Tray, pitcher, glasses, books: designer’s collection.
    Art (by Robert Harms): The Drawing Room, 631/324-5016.

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    Inspired by leisurely afternoons perusing Hampton’s antique shops, Keith Baltimore describes his showhouse space as a “peaceful guest room with a collected, comfortable look—a snapshot reminiscent of the 1950s.” The orange and lime-green palette, striped chair, and overscaled headboard with linear slats all come together to achieve the retro look.

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    “The elements have context and contrast,” says Baltimore. The chair’s patterned fabric, mid-century commode, and loud artwork are examples of the eclectic mix of materials in the guest bedroom.

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    The blonde-wash floor lamp’s unique structure sparks conversation, while the settee with window views provides the perfect place to get lost in a new book.

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    Interior design: Keith Baltimore, Baltimore Design Group, 35 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050; 516/944-2400,

    Bedroom—Bed and headboard with attached side tables (custom): Baltimore Design Group, 516/944-2400,
    Headboard fabric, gray bolster pillows (“Umi” #1677, by Harlequin): Zoffany, 212/319-7220,
    Bed sack, top fabric (“Lena Washable”/Autumn #2114/01, by Villa Nova); bed sack, side fabric (“Lars Washable”/Autumn #2115/01, by Villa Nova); square pillows (“Astrid Washable”/Autumn #2117/01, by Villa Nova); drapery: Romo, 800/338-2783,
    Jumbo welt on bed, orange bolster pillow fabric (#2514, by Harlequin): Zoffany, 212/319-7220,
    Wall covering (“Geology”/Mineral #4124-A): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 800/576-5455,
    Wall paint (“Annapolis Gray”); ceiling and trim paint (“Swiss Coffee” #OC-45): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Chandelier (“Modo Chandelier, 3-sided”): Roll & Hill, 718/387-6132,
    Area rug: Baltimore Design Group, 516/944-2400, Commode (mid-century Italian); art (French jazz club scene, c. 1960s): R.E. Steele, 631/324-7812,
    Striped chair beside commode (mid-century): Baltimore Design Group, 516/944-2400,
    Striped fabric on chair (“Corinthian Stripe” #30031): Zoffany, 212/319-7220,
    Floor-to-ceiling lamp behind chair (“Ziyi Tension Pole Lamp” #TOB1013, by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323,
    Accessories: Baltimore Collection, 516/944-2400, Gray settee (mid-century sofa and attached side table): Baltimore Design Group, 516/944-2400,
    Settee fabric (“Loop Vellum”/Putty #K5042/05, by Kirk By Design): Romo, 800/338-2783,
    Floor lamp (“Mangrove Aluminum Floor Lamp”/Blonde Wash, 84 inches #LA4): Serge de Troyer Collection, 786/364-3588,
    Lucite cube with rope handles under floor lamp: Grace and Blake, 818/652-7304,

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    Dubbed “the landing pad,” Gideon Mendelson’s landing is any aviation junkie’s dream-come-true. A propeller-inspired light fixture hangs from the ceiling and continues the theme throughout the landing area. Jelly-jar pendants are evocative of tarmac lights.

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    An antique propeller rests on the wall above the stairs and nailhead trim on the wall treatment references airplane rivets. Mendelson, who installed all 1,500 rivets himself, also hand-painted stripes on the walls in his effort to add rich texture to the grass cloth.

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    A tripod table lamp adds unique flair to the side table. Framed artwork from Bonni Benrubi Gallery complements the color of the square ottoman made of white hide with whipstitch detail.

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    Interior design: Gideon Mendelson, Mendelson Group Inc., 969 Third Ave., Suite 3B, New York, NY 10022; 212/371-1901,

    Upstairs landing—Wall paint (“Wythe Blue” #HC-143); ceiling paint (“Marble White” #942); trim paint (“Chelsea Gray” #HC-168): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667,
    Grasscloth wall covering (“Daylily” #2100-11, Flora Collecditon, by Elizabeth Dow): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241,
    Nailheads on wall covering (#OG806): D’Kei Inc., 800/535-3534,
    Stair and hall floor covering (“Bargello”/Silver): Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000,
    Binding for floor covering (“100% Linen”/Aquamarine #P-0116-07): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068.
    Shag area rug: Maison 24, 631/537-2488,
    Ceiling light (“Three-Arm Spider Ceiling Lamp” #MCL-SP3, by Serge Mouille): Guéridon, 718/384-2499,
    Pendant lights (antique, “Jelly Jar Glass Pendants” #HL3417): Remains Lighting, 212/755-5484,
    Window treatment (“Soho Brush”/Azur #2140/03): Dedar, 800/493-2209,; through Jerry Pair & Assoc., 212/546-9001,
    Solid fabric for throw pillows (“Confection”/Herb #910057-09): Rogers & Goffigon, 203/532-8068. Fretwork fabric for throw pillows Michael Devine at John Rosselli & Assoc., 212/593-2060,
    Fabrication of window treatments and throw pillows: Mark David Interiors, 212/714-1001. Sofa (by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, c. 1968): Downtown at Claremont, 212/486-7551,
    Sofa fabric (“Chenille Diamond Weave”/Java, Ivory #4697): J. Robert Scott, 212/755-4910,
    Sofa reupholstery: Dune, 212/925-6171,
    Oversized lounger (by Milo Baughman, c. 1950): Pascal Boyer Gallery, LLC, 212/242-5594,
    Lounger fabric (“Couture Tweed”/Pistachio, Bone #9839/03): Glant Textiles at Hines & Co., 212/754-5880. Television (46-inch): Samsung, Propeller (four-bladed mahogany propeller from Royal Aircraft Factory Scout Experimental 5A Biplane Fighter, English, c. 1917): Nicholas Brawer Gallery, 212/772-2664,
    Art consulting: Elizabeth Moore Fine Art, 212/744-8177. Framed art work: Bonni Benrubi Gallery, 212/888-6007,
    Coffee table (by Robsjohn-Gibbings, c. 1950s): Eric Appel Inc, 212/605-9960, Desk (“X” base modernist desk by Modernage, American, c. 1940s): Mendelson Group Inc., 212/371-1901,
    Side table (“Orbit”): Roman Thomas, 212/473-6774,
    Metal trunk on stand (c. 1950s): English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606,
    Pair of square ottomans (white hide with whip stitch detail); large camel leather bucket: Mecox Gardens East Hampton, 631/329-9405,
    Metal magazine basket: Irwin Feld Design, 203/588-0567, Tripod table lamp (by Gerald Thurston, c. 1950s): Mendelson Group Inc., 212/371-1901,
    Wool throw on lounger: Turpan, 631/324-2444,

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    A special thank-you to the showhouse sponsors: Benjamin Moore, Bevolo, California Closets, Century, Circa Lighting, Georg Jensen, Gloster, Hickory Chair, Lillian August, Mirage Floors, and Schumacher.

    Be sure to also tour the showhouse’s lower level and outdoors as well as the first floor.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.