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Dazzling Hamptons Showhouse

The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse highlighted bold pattern and color

Written by Jenny Bradley
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  • John Bessler and Jonny Valiant

    If the extroverted interiors in this Hampton Designer Showhouse on Long Island are any indication, the Hamptons are no place for shrinking violets.

    Over 25 designers eschewed quiet palettes and subtle adornments for audacious pattern and daring color in the 8,500-square-foot gambrel roof structure. Turquoise hobnobs with coral. Animal prints flirt with florals. Herringbone cozies up to large-scale stripes. Dressed to the nines, each space seems ready for its moment in the spotlight—eager to impress and inspire. Join us for a tour. 

    Photography: John Bessler and Jonny Valiant

    Builder: Steven and Thomas Graziano, Grande Design Residential, 3 Oceanview Pkwy., Southampton, NY 11968; 631/384-8781.

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    Foyer by Lee W. Robinson

    Immediately setting the tone for pattern play is the foyer decorated by Kentucky-based designer Lee W. Robinson. Here, bluegrass meets coastal serenity. Large-scale horizontal stripes in the hues of the Hamptons coastline set the palette, while fabrics and accessories give an unequivocal nod to Kentucky’s equestrian influence. A framed Hermès scarf hangs as art over the stairwell. An upholstered bench with equine legs adds whimsy.

    See more of the foyer on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Lee W. Robinson, The Lee W. Robinson Co., 211 Clover Lane, Lousiville, KY 40207; 502/895-1401 and 917/224-7785, leewrobinson.com

    Wallpaper (“Cremona” #NCW4012-3, by Nina Campbell): Osborne & Little, 212/751-3333, osborneandlittle.com.
    Trim paint (#OW134, Lee W. Robinson Private Paint Line): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Carpet on stairs: Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Carpet trim (“Greek Key”/Tangerine #3053910): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com.
    Brass stair rods; art in stairwell (vintage Hermès scarf with vintage Hermès ribbon applied to matt); console table (antique): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Table lamps (“Brookline Ceramic Lamp” #68277): Chelsea House Inc., 252/446-3266, chelseahouseinc.com.
    Faux bois lampshades; custom painting on lamps; Staffordshire dogs (antique); bowl containing flowers (antique): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Flowers (Phalaenopsis Orchids”/White #STOC48-72/4WH, and “Hydrangea Stems”/Cream #STHG01-110/12CG): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com.
    Chandelier (antique): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Bench (rebuilt by Lee W. Robinson Co.): Noir, 866/806-8808, noirfurniturela.com.
    Bench fabric: Jim Thompson Fabrics, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Bench trim (“2-inch Desert Linen Border”/Apricot #977-42631-08): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Wing chair: Noir, 866/806-8808, noirfurniturela.com.
    Wing-chair fabric (“Enter the Dragons”/Spice #2099/01): Jim Thompson Fabrics, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Area rug: Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Rug border (“Greek Key”/Tangerine #3053910): Fabricut, 800/999-8200, fabricut.com.
    Fauteuil (antique): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Fauteuil fabric (“Chinese Steps”/Spice #2100/04): Jim Thompson Fabrics, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.

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    Foyer by Lee W. Robinson

    Says Robinson of his studied mix, “All of these elements allow one to transition from those things steeped in tradition to those associated with the insouciant life of the Hamptons.”

    Screen (custom): Lee W. Robinson Co., 502/895-1401, leewrobinson.com.
    Screen fabric: Jim Thompson Fabrics, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Orange trim on screen (“2-inch Desert Linen Border”/Apricot #977-42631-08): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Brown trim on screen (“Tympani”/Walnut #5000101): Vervain, 800/611-8686, vervain.com.
    Pedestal; bust of Athena: designer’s collection.

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    Living Room by Patrik Lönn

    In the adjoining living room, designer Patrik Lönn expands on the equestrian motif. A warm-hued horsehair wall covering enfolds the space, establishing a subtly textured backdrop for Lönn’s signature mix of sophisticated elements. Custom panels inspired by an Hermès scarf from the 1950s grace the ceiling. Leather club chairs with saddle stitching face handsome horse photographs by Bob Tabor. Low-hanging lights illuminate a custom-made coffee table with a back-painted glass top, a collaboration with artist Vesna Bricelj. All shine against a determinedly subtle palette.

    See more of the living room on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Patrik Lönn, Patrik Lönn Design Inc., 12 Desbrosses St., New York, NY 10013; 212/400-4841, patriklonn.com. 

    Wallpaper (“Horsehair”/Grey #3250): Phillip Jeffries, 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
    Trim paint (custom): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Ceiling wallpaper (custom, by Patrik Lönn with Vesna Bricelj): Patrik Lönn Design Inc., 212/400-4841, patriklonn.com.
    Hanging lights; sofa (custom design by Patrik Lönn Design); table lamp behind sofa: Roman Thomas, 212/473-6774, romanthomas.com.
    Sofa fabric (by Lelievre): Stark, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
    Striped pillows on sofa: Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
    Throw on sofa (by Bruno Cucinelli): Patrik Lönn Design Inc., 212/400-4841, patriklonn.com.
    Art over mantel; photos: designer’s collection.
    Coffee table (custom design by Patrik Lönn): with Morgik Metal Designs, 212/463-0304, morgik.com, and Vesna Bricelj, 718/230-1850, vbricelj.com.
    Pair of lounge chairs: Patrik Lönn Design Inc., 212/400-4841, patriklonn.com.
    Lounge-chair fabric (Suede Leather in Noisette, by Old World Weavers): Stark, 212/355-7186, starkcarpet.com.
    Pillows in lounge chair: Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
    Throw on lounge chair; area rug: F.J. Hakimian, 212/371-6900, fjhakimian.com.
    Table between lounge chairs: Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
    Table lamp (vintage Royal Copenhagen): designer’s collection.
    Drapery (“Chalonnaise”): Stark, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
    Tall container with hay; belt around hay (custom, made with Hermès bit): L’Olivier Floral Atelier, 212/774-7676, lolivier.com.
    Photo behind container: by Bob Tabor, 917/715-9351, bobtaborimages.com.

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    Living Room by Patrik Lönn

    “The colors are derived from the equestrian world—the color of the horses and the leather goods,” explains Lönn. “I prefer rooms in neutral palettes so that the art and people can shine in the space. Cream, brown, gray, dark ebony, black, taupe, and mocha were used with blood-red accents for the coffee table, leather-topped table, and bookcases. The crisp white ceiling, moldings, and doors provide a stark contrast to the neutral palette.”

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    Great Room by Skye Kirby Westcott and Nancy Galasso

    Spirited yet restful, welcoming yet grand, Skye Kirby Westcott and Nancy Galasso’s great room for Lillian August is a study in contrasts. With its grand proportions, scale and warmth are key elements. A prodigious, clean-lined sectional sofa anchors the space, softened by plum-hued upholstery, a smattering of pillows, and an impactful fabric with pretty details used for window treatments. “We decided to use blues, grays, and purples as our colors,” says Westcott. “We found the perfect fabric for the windows and pillows for the sofa, which is the hero in the room.”

    See more of the great room on the following slide.

    Interior designers: Skye Kirby Westcott and Nancy Galasso, Lillian August, 32 Knight St., Norwalk, CT, 06851; 203/847-1596, lillianaugust.com

    Paint (“Mirage Gray” #28-31): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Drapery (“Caserta Floral” #26869-005): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361. scalamandre.com.
    Sectional sofa (“Lange Sectional” #LA7140, Lillian August for Hickory White); sofa fabric (“Glynn Grey”); coffee table (“Gavin Cocktail Table” #LA94313-01, Lillian August for Hickory White); desk (antique); desk lamp; chair by window (antique): Lillian August, 203/847-3314, lillianaugust.com.
    Floral pillow on sofa (“Caserta Floral” #26869-005); chair fabric (“Ankara” #36298): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361. scalamandre.com.
    Area rug (“Sentinel”): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.com.
    Peacock; decorative painting on peacock (by Decorative Arts + Design); pedestal for peacock; ceramic stool by mantel; hurricanes on coffee table: Lillian August, 203/847-3314, lillianaugust.com.
    Fire screen (“Bercy Fireplace Screen”): La Forge Francaise, 631/591-0572, laforgfrancaise.com.
    Art on mantel: Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113, markhumphreygallery.com.
    Wallpaper panel above bookcase (“Bermuda Hemp”/Graphite #5261): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.

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    Great Room by Skye Kirby Westcott and Nancy Galasso

    Large-scale furnishings from Lillian August help to balance the proportions of this lofty space. In a corner, a regal hand-painted peacock holds court, its discerning eye surveying the well-appointed scene.

    Landscape art on bookcase: Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113, markhumphreygallery.com.

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    Dining Room by Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

    Vibrant somehow seems an inadequate word to describe the dining room designed by the husband-and-wife design duo of Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler. With its two-toned blue palette and lively mix of pattern, it became the showhouse’s upbeat epicenter.

    To encourage engagement, Mabley and Handler chose a peacock blue grass cloth wallpaper that makes a statement but remains casual enough for the beach. Mixed with white woodwork and aqua accents—on the dining chairs, the embellished drum-shade light fixture, the wainscoting, and the ceiling’s coffered panels—“the color scheme is unexpected and fun,” says Mabley. “It’s a dining room worthy of a luxurious Hamptons beach house.”

    See more of the dining room on the following slides.

    Interior designers: Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler, Mabley Handler Interior Design, 34 Head of Pond Road, Water Mill, NY 11976; 631/726-7300, mableyhandler.com. 

    Wall covering (“Juicy Jute Grasscloth”/Blueberry #4829): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
    Ceiling paint (“Azurean” #22-5): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Dining table (“Vase Rectangular Table”/Blanc); arm chairs (“Gentil”); side chairs (“Gentil”); turquoise linen fabric on dining chairs (#26246-13); inset fabric on chair back (“Wabash”/Aquamarine by Jonathan Adler): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Dinnerware (“Berry and Thread Whitewash Stoneware”); flatware (“Villandry”): Juliska, 888/414-8448, juliska.com.
    Crystal: designer’s collection.
    Placemats (“Corsica”): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
    Ceramic shark on table (“Unglazed Porcelain Shark Sculpture”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
    Candelabra (“Turned Maple Candelabra”/Commodore of the Yacht Club Blue): Dunes and Duchess, dunesandduchess.com.
    Light fixture (“Edinburgh Drum Pendant” #C-168, by Michelle Hatch): Bone Simple Design, 212/627-0876, bonesimple.com.
    Area rug (“Turquoise Haveli,” cotton flatweave): Madeline Weinrib, 646/602-3780, madelineweinrib.com.
    Buffet (“Remy Buffet” #WSB92 DRL DDR, with Starfish nickel handles): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Lamp on buffet (blue glass globe lamp): Rumrunner Home, 631/725-1379, rumrunnerhome.com.
    Art over buffet (Shackleton’s Sea): by Paton Miller, patonmiller.com.
    Tray on buffet: C. Wonder, 855/896-6337, cwonder.com.
    Seahorse on buffet (“Unglazed Porcelain Seahorse Sculpture”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.
    Beverage dispenser on buffet (“Berry and Thread Whitewash Stoneware”): Juliska, 888/414-8448, juliska.com.
    Drapery (“Wabash”/Aquamarine by Jonathan Adler): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Round table by window (“Turquoise Blue-Ribbed Side Table”): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, mecoxgardens.com.
    Flowers (“Hydrangea Watergarden”/Cream #STHG01-110/12CG): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com.
    Etagères (“Lamar Silver-Leafed Etagère”): Worlds Away, 901/529-0844, worlds-away.com.
    Blue vases at top of etagere: discontinued.
    Blue bowls on étagère (“Matte Teal Wiggle Bowls”): Jonathan Adler, 800/963-0891, jonathanadler.com.   

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    Dining Room by Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

    “Dining rooms are usually the most formal room in a house and often the least used,” says Handler. “We wanted to create a beach house dining room that was not only sophisticated but playful and punchy—a room that entices you to entertain by drawing you in rather than making you feel as though you need to keep out.” Dishes and flatware are from Juliska.

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    Dining Room by Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

    A multihued chevron fabric by Jonathan Adler for Kravet adds a touch of lively pattern to the space.

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    Kitchen by Bob Bakes

    A singularly color-free zone in a multihued house, the kitchen created by Hamptons-based designer Bob Bakes has no fear of standing on its own—vivid color or not. The little black dress of the house, its simple elegance is bejeweled with stainless steel appliances, nickel fixtures, a luminous mosaic backsplash, and Carrara Bianca marble. (“It’s a slightly whiter type of Carrara marble,” notes Bakes.)

    A double island with curved walnut-veneered columns makes the large space feel surprisingly cozy. “It’s unusual, in my experience, that a double island can really make a kitchen flow, but this was a rare exception,” says Bakes. “And the curved ends really help to carve the two pieces into the overall fabric of the design.”

    See more of this kitchen on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Robert Bakes, Bakes & Co., 106 Wildwood Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963; 631/725-1010, bakesandcompany.com.

    Island (“Delamere”/natural walnut veneer curved end columns); hardware (custom design by Robert Bakes); island faucets (Margot from France, polished nickel): Bakes & Co., 631/725-1010, bakesandcompany.com.
    Quartzite countertop: Southampton Gallery of Marble & Tile, 631/283-8566.
    Wood countertop: Engrain Wood Countertops, 586/463-2300, engraintops.com. Through Bakes & Co., 631/725-1010, bakesandcompany.com.
    Sink (brushed nickel farmhouse sink: Texas Lightsmith, 512/264-2266.
    Refrigerator; range; oven hood; wall oven; microwave: Dacor, 800/793-0093, dacor.com.
    Hanging lights (“Caged Lantern with Paper Shade” #SC5160, by Eric Cohler): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Upholstered bar stools; large urns; dinnerware on bar: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Paint: Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Jars beside range; bowl on island; whale sculpture: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.   

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    Kitchen by Bob Bakes

    The elaborate custom-designed backsplash becomes the centerpiece of the otherwise uncomplicated space—playing off the gray and white of the marble and drawing the eye to its intricate sunburst pattern. “This is a classic example of the phrase, ‘Don’t be afraid to mix it up,’” says Bakes. “I’m a big fan of accents and pleasant distractions in a room—whether through the subtle injection of color or shape or the drama of something like a custom-designed backsplash. Design should be fun and energetic.”

    Backsplash (custom design by Robert Bakes): New Ravenna Mosaics, 757/442-3379, newravenna.com.

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    Conservatory by Judy Hadlock and Sean Bruns

    In the adjoining conservatory for Old Town Crossing, Judy Hadlock and Sean Bruns used a mix of intriguing patterns in black and white—flame-stitch upholstery on a tub chair and geometric throw pillows—to create a restful albeit visually striking room perfect for lounging. A weighty black-lacquered coffee table with chow legs anchors the room, crowned by a shapely chandelier—feminine and flowery yet substantial.

    See more of the conservatory on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Judy Hadlock, Old Town Crossing, 46 Main St., Southampton, NY 11958; 631/283-7740, oldtowncrossing.com.

    Sofa (custom); cow hide rug on sofa; crystal obelisks; black leather tray; ottomans (in faux ostrich); area rug; chandelier: Old Town Crossing, 631/283-7740, oldtowncrossing.com.

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    Conservatory by Judy Hadlock and Sean Bruns

    An updated faux bois fabric covers an antique armchair echo the room’s contemporary aesthetic and stark color scheme.

    Desk (black lacquered console table, antique); box on desk (Anglo Indian bone box, from Kashmir); steamer trunk (antique); chair by desk (“Chateau Chair,” antique); lamps: Old Town Crossing, 631/283-7740, oldtowncrossing.com.

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    Den by Kate Singer

    Sand, sea, and sky—the Hamptons triumvirate—were the inspirations for the quietly confident den designed by Kate Singer. “I’m always inspired by nature,” says Singer. “The Hamptons landscape is among the most beautiful and inspirational of all. I wanted this room to feel directly connected to that.”

    See more of the den on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Kate Singer, Kate Singer Home, 1 Huntington Bay Road, Huntington, NY 11743; 631/261-8376, katesingerhome.com.

    Sofa (“Westwood” #7702-S82); sofa fabric (“Rye Linen”/Natural #AF10208, by Anna French Linens); tufted-back chair (“Brentwood Chair” #7731-C28); chair fabric (“Oatmeal Linen”/Natural #AF10214, by Anna French Linens): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
    Dark blue pillow on sofa (“Abacus Figured Velvet”/Mediterranean #BR-89661.255): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Slate grey pillow on sofa (“Currents Silk”/Slate, Grey #GWF-3112.511 by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks); patterned pillow on soa (“Channels”/Periwinkle, Oat #GWF-3101.516, by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Throw on sofa: Yves Delorme, 800/322-3911, yvesdelorme.com.
    Jeweled pillow on chair: Gracious Home, 800/338-7809, gracioushome.com.
    Telephone table next to tufted chair (by Mrs. MacDougal): Donghia, 800/366-4442, donghia.com.
    Drapery (“Bengal Bazaar”/Grey, Indigo #GWF-2811.511, by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Floor lamps (“Lotus Floor Lamp” #BBL1002, by Barbara Barry): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Area rug (“Kente”/Nickel): Stanton Carpet, 888/809-2989, stantoncarpet.com.
    Ottoman (custom): Kate Singer Home, 631/261-8376, katesingerhome.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Thirlmere Weave”/Denim Blue #2005153/5, colorway discontinued): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Mugs and dessert plates (Juliska Country Estate Collection): Juliska, 888/414-8448, juliska.com.
    Iron cricket chair: vintage.

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    Den by Kate Singer

    The updated ikat fabric used on the windows was the room’s impetus, sparking a selection of elements with Hamptons appeal—sand-hued linens, a gallery of azure paintings, and diminutive skirted ottomans in the perfect shade of blue. “I was directly inspired by the beautiful blues of the ocean and the sky and the sandy beiges of the shore,” notes Singer. “Each element is represented.”

    Console (“Parsons Console”/Walnut #OT418): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Marble table lamp (antique); ottomans under console (custom): Kate Singer Home, 631/261-8376, katesingerhome.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Sunbleached”/Indigo #GWF-3110.550, by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks): Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com.
    Vase on console (Barbara Barry for Global Views): Global Views, 888/956-0030, globalviews.com.
    Wicker chair (“Saybrook”): Pottery Barn, 800/922-5507, potterybarn.com.
    Fabric on wicker chair (“Rye Linen”/Natural #AF10208, by Anna French Linens): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
    Art wall (original works by Gretchen Fuss, Maxine Jurow & Picasso Art & Framing; mirrors): Kate Singer Home, 631/261-8376, katesingerhome.com.
    Paint (“Windham” #33-11): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.

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    Lounge by Greg McKenzie

    Turning the lower-level lounge’s biggest challenge—its lack of natural light—into its strongest asset, Greg McKenzie embraced the room’s windowless status and created a cozy retreat made for relaxing. Instead of shunning dynamic pattern and color, the designer saturated the space, installing a burnt-orange embroidered grass cloth on the walls and contrasting it with turquoise accents and dramatic chevron throw pillows.

    See more of the lounge on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Greg McKenzie, Greg McKenzie Design, 65 Montauk Hwy., Suite D, East Hampton, NY 11937; 516/819-1554, gregmckenziedesign.com

    Wallpaper (custom grasscloth by Credenza Designs for John Rosselli): John Rosselli & Assoc., 212/593-2060, johnrosselliassociates.com.
    Trim paint (“Whimsical White” #SW-6826); ceiling paint (“Browse Brown” #SW-6012): Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794, sherwin-williams.com.
    Carpet (“Cypress,” Sisal Collection): Stanton Carpet, 706/624-9385, stantoncarpet.com.
    White area rug: Dimitri Fine Furs & Leather, 631/462-1313, dimitrifurs.com.
    Coffee table (mid-century): R.E. Steele Antiques, 631/324-7812.
    Candlesticks on coffee table (by Michael Aram): designer’s collection.
    Flowers (orchid mix): The Laurel Group, 631/726-6610, thelaurelgroup.net.
    Chandelier (“Roark Modular Ring Chandelier,” by Ralph Lauren): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Lounge chairs (“Classic English-Style Club Chair”): Old Town Crossing, 631/283-7740, oldtowncrossing.com.
    Chair fabric (“Zen”/Ivory #91-VS836): Sonia’s Place Inc., 212/355-5211.
    Red-and-white pillows on lounge chairs (“High Voltage”/Berry & Spice #173981): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Blue table between lounge chairs (“Zig Zag Table”); blue side chair (by Bunny Williams for Mecox Gardens): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, mecoxgardens.com.
    Art behind blue chair, left (Untitled (The Wall) 1961, by Al Hansen); art behind blue chair, center (Untitled 1961, by Al Hansen); art, right (Untitled (The Old Merry Go Round) 1961, by Al Hansen): Mark Borghi Fine Art, 631/537-7245, borghi.org.

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    Lounge by Greg McKenzie

    Tucked into a corner next to the sideboard, a unique zebra-and-glass chair adds an artistic note of contemporary fusion.

    Sideboard (mid-century): John Salibello Antiques, 212/838-5767, johnsalibello.com.
    Lamp on sideboard (“Spitzmiller Patricia Lamp,” by Christopher Spitzmiller): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, mecoxgardens.com.
    Mirror over sideboard (antiqued): Old Town Crossing, 631/283-7740, oldtowncrossing.com.
    Zebra and glass chair (“Zebra Chair,” one-of-a-kind): Andrew Martin, 212/688-4498, andrewmartin.co.uk.
    Table beside chair (African antique): designer’s collection.
    Small sculpture on table: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Landscape painting (by Terry Elkins); circle art (by Idoline Duke): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, mecoxgardens.com

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    Lounge by Greg McKenzie

    And don’t forget the art, advises McKenzie. “A room with art is a room that has life,” he says. “Here, the wallpaper just enhances the art and adds a punch to a room without natural light.”

    Sofa (“Courtney”); floor lamps (by Christopher Spitzmiller): Mecox Gardens, 800/487-4854, mecoxgardens.com.
    Throw on sofa: Frette, 800/353-7388, frette.com.
    Art above sofa, left (B/w, 2012, by Ed Moses); art above sofa, right (G/Blk, 2012, by Ed Moses): Mark Borghi Fine Art, 631/537-7245, borghi.org.

  • Game Room by Lee Najman

    Billed simply as “Her Space,” Lee Najman’s game room on the lower level had just one thing in mind: utter relaxation. To that end, he used a serene white-on-white cloud-inspired palette and a cocoon-like structure that acts as a comforting room-within-a-room.

    See more of the game room on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Lee Najman, Lee Najman Designs, 55 Channel Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050; 516/944-7740, leenajman.com

    Wall paint; gazebo paint (“Snoflake” #16-1): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Carpet (“Swainson”/Travertine): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Gazebo (custom): Lee Najman Designs, 516/944-7740, leenajman.com.
    Hanging sofa: custom.
    Woolly pillows (Fuschia; Chartreuse): Cynthia Rowley, 212/242-0847, cynthiarowley.com.
    Metallic pillows (by Karigar Mastercrafts); chandelier (“Particle Chandelier” #660502, by Alphaville Design, with custom modifications): Lee Najman Designs, 516/944-7740, leenajman.com.
    Tray on ottoman; tall planters: West Elm, 888/922-4119, westelm.com.
    Plants (“Magnolia Watergarden” #12F571-251): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com.
    Tray table: Peter Andrews, 800/266-0971, peterandrews.com.

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    Game Room by Lee Najman

    “The intention was to create a fantasy space for the woman of the house so that she instantly feels as if she’s in a remote location,” explains the designer. “It’s the shortest trip one can take—to a vacation spot without ever leaving the house.”

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    Fun Room by Libby Langdon

    For designer Libby Langdon, the goal in the fun room was “to create a relaxed retreat reminiscent of an English club room, with a modern, sexy twist,” she says. “I wanted it to be an inviting space as ideal for cocktails and billiards with friends as it is for quiet moments reading a good book.”

    See more of the fun room on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Libby Langdon, Libby Interiors Inc., 50 W. 57th St., Suite 1209, New York, NY 10023; 212/501-0785, libbylangdon.com

    Wall paint (“Gig’s Grey” #28-26); ceiling and trim paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Carpet (“Boston Common”/Monument): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Billiard table (antique); lights over billiard table (antique); cabinet by billiard table; bird statue; table holding bird statue: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Decorative painting on support pillars: Gerri Wilson Faux Real Treatments, 631/786-4204, gwfauxreal.com.  

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    Fun Room by Libby Langdon

    At almost 1,200 square feet, the room’s plan was a challenge. To humanize the space, Langdon used multiple seating and gathering areas and delineated the spaces with sculptural light fixtures and creative furniture placement.

    Wall paint (“Gig’s Grey” #28-26); ceiling and trim paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Carpet (“Boston Common”/Monument): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Sofa (“Andrews” #5010-011); sofa fabric (#386, color 88); sofa welt (#824, color 84); lounge chairs and ottoman (“Merrill” #5734-001); chair and ottoman fabric (#309, color 91): Libby Langdon Upholstery for Braxton Culler, 336/861-5800, braxtonculler.com, and libbylangdon.com.
    Throw pillows; coffee table; hurricanes; chandelier; area rug; end table; magazine rack; art: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Drapery fabric, dark (“Antwerp Weave”/Ash #65260); drapery fabric, light (“Chatelet Weave”/Bone #66473); sheers (“Cordelia Sheer”/Bone #55971): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Decorative painting on support pillars: Gerri Wilson Faux Real Treatments, 631/786-4204, gwfauxreal.com.

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    Fun Room by Libby Langdon

    Noteworthy accessories—antique boat replicas, globes, maps, and old books from English Country Antiques—entice interest. “I wanted to visually draw you in as you enter the space,” says Langdon. “I thought of the homeowner as a world traveler who loved collecting lots of beautiful objects. They truly became a focal point of the space.”

    Work table; bench; chandelier; model ships; globe: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com

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    Playroom by Diane Guariglia

    The focal point in the playroom by Diane Guariglia was a bit more theatrical. “I designed a room where I envisioned Christian Grey [the main character in the Fifty Shades trilogy] would reside,” notes Guariglia. “I wanted the room to be edgy and sexy, dark and complicated.”

    See more of the playroom on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Diane Guariglia, Dyfari Interiors, 50 N. New York Ave., Suite 10, Huntington, NY 11743; 631/659-3539, dyfariinteriors.com

    Sofa (“Kinkou Cantilevered Sofa” #142004): Bolier & Co., 212/684-0070, bolierco.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Seville Washable Nickel” #1043/149, by Villa Nova): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
    Seat cushion (“Moreno”/Ardoise #7096 in color #620): Castel, 212/758-9900, castelmaison.com.
    Bolster pillows (“Cosmo”/Sharkskin): Jerry Pair, 800/909-7247, jerrypair.com.
    Pair of pillows (“Raccoon” #Z165-01, by Zinc, discontinued): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
    Wall covering (“True Paper”/Silverback #TP-1055-S): Maya Romanoff, 773/465-6909, mayaromanoff.com.
    Wall paneling (“Reclaimed Barn Wood”/Antique Grey #WPODW011): Architectural Systems, 800/793-0224, archsystems.com.
    Wallpaper on ceiling (“Aviator”/Quimby Steel #5755): Phillip Jeffries, 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.
    Paint (“Rialto” #32-21, semi-gloss): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Art above sofa: by Megan Sirianni-Brand, megansirianni-brand.com.
    Wall brackets flanking art (“Wall Cube”/Stainless Steel #9.91579); statues on wall brackets (“Pair of Contempo Statues/Black with White Limestone” #8713): Global Views, 888/956-0030, globalviews.com.
    Sofa side tables (“Lucretius”): Inox New York, 212/805-9556, inoxnewyork.com.
    Lamps on side tables (discontinued): John Richard, 888/218-2352, johnrichard.com.
    Coffee table (“Metal Strap Coffee Table” #675001): Lazy Susan USA, 888/578-7288, lazysusanusa.com.
    Upholstery on coffee table top (“Slicker Shock”/Pewter #20): Maxwell Fabrics, 800/663-1159, maxwellfabrics.com.
    Wing chair (Chair No. One Eighty. Two): The New Traditionalists, 212/226-1868, thenewtraditionalists.com.
    Chandelier (“Roark 20-inch Modular Ring Chandelier”/Chrome, by Ralph Lauren): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Carpet (“Swainson”/Platinum): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.com.
    Area rug: Tufenkian, 877/889-4593, tufenkian.com.
    Roman shade (“Testino”/Graphite #Z178/04, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
    Cornice (“Glant Iridescent Leather”/Platinum #9694-01): Glant Textiles, 800/884-5268, glant.com.
    Drapery panels (“Amanda”/Grey, by Sahco): Donghia, 800/366-4442, donghia.com.

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    Playroom by Diane Guariglia

    She created contrast by pairing rough-hewn barn-wood wainscoting with a sleek wall covering—both in (you guessed it) shades of gray—and layered in masculine materials—dark faux fur, patent leather, and nickel—to expand on the uniform scheme.

    Bistro table (“Go Home Cafe Paris Table” #GOH-11548, by Go Home Ltd.): Arcadian Home, 888/228-8856, arcadianhome.com.
    Chairs at bistro table (vintage): Dyfari Interiors, 631/659-3539, dyfariinteriors.com.
    Chair fabric (“Kribi”/Mercury #Z199/02, by Zinc, and “Auric”/Slate #Z170/02, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.
    Candlesticks on table: Barreveld, 845/265-6052, barreveld.com.
    Floor lamp (“Boom Arm Floor Lamp” #RL14028, by Ralph Lauren); chandelier (“Roark 20 Modular Ring Chandelier”/Chrome, by Ralph Lauren): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.

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    Playroom by Diane Guariglia

    “Honestly, the monotone color palette was solely used as a reference to the novel,” laughs Guariglia. “I happen to love color!”

    Occasional chair (“Martini Strap Armchair,” by Four Hands, discontinued): Four Hands Home, 512/225-0333, fourhandshome.com.
    Pillow on occasional chair (“Night”/Liquorice #Z183/01, by Zinc): Romo, 800/338-2783, romo.com.

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    Guest Suite by Jennifer McConnell

    Playing off the cool blues of the showhouse pool, designer Jennifer McConnell chose a water-inspired scheme for the guest suite she created for Pearson Furniture. A blue-and-white palette (with accents of bright coral) and an undulating pattern on the room’s dominant fabric set the watery tone, accented by watercolor pillows and shots of gilded iron.

    See more of the guest suite on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Jennifer McConnell, Pearson Furniture, 1420 Progress Ave., High Point, NC 27260; 336/819-7723, pearsonco.com

    Daybed (#2392); daybed fabric (linen chenille #6557-92); teal-and-coral pillows on daybed (digital print #8078-43); blue-patterned pillow on daybed (“Lucky Dragon Hand-Blocked Print” #8080-54); sofa (#2399-2); sofa fabric (linen chenille #6557-92): Pearson, 336/882-8135, pearsonco.com.
    Cocktail table (shagreen bunching tables #9675); side table (#9674); bookcase (#9839); bench (#165): Pearson, 336/882-8135, pearsonco.com.
    Bench cushion and coral pillows (custom coral-dyed hair on hide leather): Townsend Leather, 800/852-0144, townsendleather.com.
    Pair of side chairs (#1633); chair and drapery fabric (#8074-54); pillows on side chairs (“Lucky Dragon Hand-Blocked Print” #8080-54): Pearson, 336/882-8135, pearsoncompany.com.
    Drapery fabrication: Casa Fiora, 866/339-7869, casafiora.com.
    Wall and ceiling paint (“Mica” #26-30): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Hanging pendant (“Metal Banded Pendant” #CHC2530Gl); lamp on bookcase (“Bedside Ring Table Lamp” #CHA8969AB-NP); lamp on end table (“Medium Stacked Pot Form Table Lamp” #CHA8638TS-NP): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Flowers (“Hydrangea Watergarden” in glass cylinder #791-195; “Agapanthus Hydrangea Watergarden” in glass cube #12F772-344): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com.
    Area rug (“Cabo del Sol”/Harbor Blue): Karastan, 800/234-1120, karastan.comArt (by Douglas Freeman): Douglas Freeman Artworks, 336/209-3536, douglasfreemanartworks.com.

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    Guest Suite by Jennifer McConnell

    “I wanted this room to be a comfortable oasis, reflecting the idyllic views of the pool,” says McConnell. “I love layering bold patterns, and I think as long as you have a theme tying your patterns together, you can’t go wrong. In this case, the unifying theme is playfulness and whimsy.”

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    Guest Suite by Jennifer McConnell

    Contrasting patterns–the tie-dye fabric from Pearson and the striped rug from Karastan–work together swimmingly in the suite, which overlooks the swimming pool. Punchy corals and a gilded light fixture from Circa Lighting offset the cool blue palette. Furniture is from Pearson. Flowers are from Natural Decorations, Inc.

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    Powder Room by Timothy Brown

    Known for the warm, edited, part-vintage, and part-modern spaces that he creates for clients, Timothy Brown went for full-on color in the beach ball-inspired powder room. “I wanted something that said beach and summer fun,” he says. “I think powder rooms are places that can be unexpected and a little crazy, so I chose high-gloss blue and yellow wallpaper with a red-orange light fixture.”

    Interior designer: Timothy Brown, Timothy Brown Studio, 1133 Broadway, Suite 616, New York, NY 10011; 212/255-4895, timothybrownstudio.com.

    Blue wall covering (“Delfo”/Pale Blue); yellow wall covering (“Delfo”/Sun): Stark, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
    Ceiling and trim paint (“Designer White” #33-1): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Red hanging lantern (vintage Scandinavian): Robert Altman LLC, 212/832-3490, robertaltmanllc.com.
    Vanity table (custom): Timothy Brown Studio,  212/255-4895, timothybrownstudio.com.
    Sink: Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
    Faucets (“Flyte Cross Handle”/polished chrome): Waterworks, 800/899-6757, waterworks.com.
    Countertop: Carrara marble.
    Light above vanity ( “AJ Eklipta Lamp,” by Arne Jacobsen): Danish Design Store, 800/688-0974, danishdesignstore.com.
    Mirror over vanity: custom. 
    Art (by Sam Falls); butterflies on wall (by Jeff Vilensky): Timothy Brown Studio, 212/255-4895, timothybrownstudio.com.
    Toilet   (“Happy D” 3-piece toilet): Duravit, duravit.us.

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    Master Bedroom by Robert Passal

    A feminine palette fills the master bedroom designed by Robert Passal. Various tones of apricot keep the eye moving throughout the space—from the watercolor mural Passal designed with Black Crow Studios to the throw pillows and lampshades. For contrast, a large tufted bed custom-designed by Passal was upholstered in a plush citrus-green cotton velvet. “The concept is that your bed should be as comfortable as your sofa,” says Passal, “and multifunctional.”

    See more of the master bedroom on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Robert Passal, Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design, 36 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010; 212/242-5508, and 6580 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 207, Miami, FL 33141; robertpassal.com.

    Bed (custom design by Robert Passal): Savoir Beds, 212/226-3640, savoirbeds.us.
    Bed fabric (“Gainsborough Velvet”/Apple #42871): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Bed cover (“Bristol”/Meadow): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, hollandandsherry.com.
    Tray on bed: VW Home, by Vicente Wolf, 212/244-5008, vicentewolf.com.
    Glasses and champagne bucket: Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design, 212/242-5508, robertpassal.com.
    Art (black and white abstract, by Mark Humphrey): Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113, markhumphreygallery.com.
    Area rug (wool and jute area rug with green border): Patterson, Flynn & Martin, 212/688-7700, pattersonflynnmartin.com.
    Drapery (“Armagh Glazed Plain”/Ivory #62101): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware (White Powder Coated Rods .87WPC): Morgik Metal Designs, 800/354-5252, morgik.com.
    Wall covering (custom printed watercolor wall covering): Black Crow Studios, 310/266-7819, blackcrowstudios.com.
    Paint (“China White” #PM-20): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Chandelier (“Seville Glass Chandelier #CLA43): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Desk (“HE Jean-Pierre Desk” #101): Profiles, 212/689-6903, profilesny.com.
    Desk chair (“Chippendale Side Chair” #1820-02): Hickory Chair, 800/349-4579, hickorychair.com.
    Lamp on desk (“Mimizan Vase”/Turquoise #CE55/TU): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
    Chest of drawers (Syrian); lamp on chest of drawers: Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design, 212/242-5508, robertpassal.comMirror over chest: designer’s collection.

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    Master Bedroom by Robert Passal

    The room’s lively, spring-like palette was inspired by a bouquet of flowers spotted at a farmer’s market. “I was having difficulty in conceptualizing a color scheme for the room,” says Passal. “Once I saw this bouquet of flowers in citrusy apricot, yellow, and green, I knew that was it.”

    Daybed (custom design by Robert Passal): Savoir Beds, 212/226-3640, savoirbeds.us.
    Daybed fabric (“Armagh Glazed Plain Linen”/Ivory #62101); fuchsia pillow (“Isolde Cotton Weave”/Hibiscus #64387): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Mattress ticking (“Laveno Barre Mache”/Bianco #149137, by C+C Milano); tangerine pillow (#149106, by C+C Milano); brown pillow (“Silk Matka”/Bitter Chocolate #DE12562); hot pink-and-white bolster pillow (“Fathom”/Hot Pink, by Christopher Farr/Cloth): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, christopherfarrcloth.com.
    Lime green stool (“Morocco Table,” by Wendell Castle): Dennis Miller Assoc., 212/684-0070, dennismiller.com.
    Area rug under daybed (“Oxalis III”): Stephanie Odegard Collection, 212/545-0205, stephanieodegard.com.
    Photograph (Danielle II): by Michael Dweck, michaeldweck.com.
    Sculpture in front of fireplace (Vietnamese): vintage.  

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    Master Bedroom by Robert Passal

    A brass side table by Stephanie Odegard sits next to the bed for a touch of metallic shine. The sea urchin-shaped piece in the corner adds textural interest in an unimposing white.

    Brass bedside table (“Round Brass Louise Table”): Stephanie Odegard Collection, 212/545-0205, stephanieodegard.com.
    Lamp on bedside table (“Aswan Ceramic Lamp” #CE61, with custom linen shade): Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.

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    Master Sitting Room by Stephen Mooney

    In the intimate master sitting room created by Stephen Mooney, the mix of patterns and jewel tones was inspired not by a floral bouquet but by an equally kaleidoscopic source. Used as draperies, the striking chinoiserie fabric becomes the room’s touchstone. “It’s full of vibrant, rich colors,” says Mooney.

    See more of the master sitting room on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Stephen Mooney, Stephen Mooney Interiors, 6 Via Parigi, Palm Beach, FL 33480; 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com. 

    Wallpaper (“Picnic Texture”/Vanilla #WP88200-001): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Trim paint (“Mascarpone” #AF-20): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Sofa (“Bedford” #BR-2111): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/538-1880, brunschwig.com.
    Sofa fabric (“Stoddard”/Pine Green #36205M-020); gold pillow on sofa (“Pickfair”/Canary #36359-002); raspberry pillow on sofa (“Powers Court”/Plum #30212-026); tiger pillow (“Tigre”/Ivory, Gold, Black #26167M-001); striped pillow (“Noyon Taffeta Stripe”/Neutrals #36211-001): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Sofa end table: DAFA-Decorative Arts & Fine Antiques, 954/567-1570, dafainc.com.
    Table lamps: Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Club chair left foreground (“Bedford” #BR-2108): Brunschwig & FIls, 800/538-1880. brunschwig.com.
    Club-chair fabric, drapery fabric (“Shanghai”/Multi on cream #16264-001): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Club chair by window (“New Raffles”): Brunschwig & Fils, 800/5381-880, brunschwig.com.
    Chair fabric (“Herringbone Di Lusso” #26907-001); pillow in New Raffles chair (“Upcountry”/Plum #36287-013): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Tray table in front of window (antique): Stephen Mooney Interiors, 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.
    Blinds: Conrad, 866/426-6723, conradshades.com.
    Seagrass rug (Herringbone Seagrass): Carpet Source, 954/925-1303.
    Ottoman: Stephen Mooney Interiors, 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.
    Ottoman fabric (“Belgravia Trellis”/Oro Scuro #26521-005): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Wooden-backed chair in front of window: Stephen Mooney Interiors, 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.
    Chair-seat fabric (“Volnay”/Beige #26267-001): Scalamandré, 800/932-4361, scalamandre.com.
    Wood chair in foreground: vintage Mcguire.
    Art over sofa (by Arnie Aspelin): Frederick Fine Art Gallery, 954/257-0156, frederickfineart.com.
    Art flanking sofa (by Roberta B. Marks): Mary Woerner Fine Arts, 561/832-3233, marywoernerfinearts.com.
    Still life (by Ruth Mooney): designer’s collection.
    Floral arrangements (“Hydrangea Blue Purple WaterGarden” in glass cube #3F782-239): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com

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    Master Sitting Room by Stephen Mooney

    Colors—amethyst, citrine, and jade—were sprinkled throughout the space, mingling with moody animal prints to create what the designer refers to as “an intimate space to retire.”

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    Master Sitting Room by Stephen Mooney

    Small details–like a gilded walnut from Stephen Mooney Interiors–add metallic interest to the space. Floral arrangements are from Natural Decorations, Inc.

     

    Gilded walnut and crystal vase on end table: Stephen Mooney Interiors, 561/659-1862, stephenmooneyinteriors.com.

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    Master Bath by Mercedes Courland

    The gray-and-magenta master bath designed by Mercedes Courland is all about glamour. “I wanted to maximize the look of the marble,” says Courland. “I envisioned a rich charcoal wallpaper with a transitional pattern, but it had to be the appropriate scale for this huge space, unifying the traditional builder details such as the coffers in the ceiling and the crown molding with the more modern details.”

    See more of the master bath on the following slide.

    Interior designer: Mercedes Courland, Mercedes Courland Design Inc., 44 Glenwood Road, Roslyn Harbor, NY 11576; 516/759-4802, and Naples, FL; 239/595-5900, mercedescourlandinteriors.com

    Wall covering (“Antoine Trellis”/Silver on Charcoal #T7676): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
    Trim paint: Sherwin-Williams, 800/474-3794, sherwin-williams.com.
    Area rug (“Whittier”/Gun Metal): Stanton Carpet, 706/624-9385, stantoncarpet.com.
    Rug border (“Palais Royale” #32150-9410): Houlès, 310/652-6171, houles.com.
    Vanity cabinet (existing, painted by Amanda Peppard); paint on vanity (chalk paint by Annie Sloan); dressing table (antique, painted by Amanda Peppard): Suite Pieces, 716/982-3664, suitepieces.com.
    Vanity sink; faucets: existing.
    Chair at dressing table: antique.
    White pillow on chair (Tibetan/Mongolian lamb): Curly Fur Imports, 800/628-2381, curlyfurimports.com.
    Photo of water lilies (by Mercedes Courland): Mercedes Courland Design Inc., 516/759-4802, mercedescourlandinteriors.com.

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    Master Bath by Mercedes Courland

    A hot pink chaise longue provides a burst of color in the center of the master bath. The throw pillows are covered in a gray-and-magenta fabric from Schumacher that marry the room’s two featured colors.

    Drapery side panels (“Fern Tree”/Ivory, Grey Flannel #2643881, by Kelly Wearstler); sheers (“Emilia Sheer”/Ivory #55820): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Cornice fabric (#89188-79 in Charcoal): Duralee, 800/275-3872, duralee.com.
    Cornice trim (“Ribbon Flanged Cord” #T30212): Kravet, 888/457-2838, kravet.com.
    Chandelier (“Six-Light Chandelier” #515497): Elements, 516/747-4748, elementsathome.com.
    Bathtub; tub fixtures: Kohler, 800/456-4537, kohler.com.
    Marble floor and tub surround: Carrara marble, standard white.
    Mirror by tub (“Howard Elliott 60151 Cabrera Mirror”/Bright Silver Leaf with Basketweave Accents): Bronson Design, 877/703-8080, bronsondesign.com.
    Corbels under mirror (“Acanthus” #W1310): Wohners, 201/568-7307, wohners.com.
    Shelf under mirror (magenta mosaic glass tiles): through Fancy Fixtures Inc., 516/349-3003, fancyfixtures.net.
    Flowers on shelf (by Patrisha Hyman): Patrisha Hyman Interiors, 631/745-7119.
    Chaise (custom design my Mercedes Courland): Mercedes Courland Design Inc., 516/759-4802, mercedescourlandinteriors.com.
    Chaise fabric (pleated velvet): Nobilis, 800/464-6670, nobilis.fr.
    Table behind chairs (bone and metal, by Ironies): through Jerry Pair, 800/909-7247, jerrypair.com.

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    Guest Bedroom by Katie Leede

    Both bohemian and traditional, the guest bedroom designed by Katie Leede is pure granny-chic. “My imagined ideal guest for this room is a super-cool grandma who loves art and texture and all things wild and wonderful,” effuses Leede.

    See more of the guest bedroom on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Katie Leede, Katie Leede & Co., and Digs By Katie, 1324 Lexington Ave., Suite 273, New York, NY 10128; 646/707-3569, and Los Angeles, 310/394-7524, katieleede.com

    Wall covering (“Menna” #MNA-02): Katie Leede & Co., 646/707-3569, katieleede.com.
    Trim paint (“Abstract Blue” #24-25): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Chandelier (“Flame of the Forest Light”): Stephanie Odegard Collection, 212/545-0205, stephanieodegard.com.
    Drapery (“Stonewash”/Salt #LP445); cornice fabric (“Luxor”/Lichen #LUX-02): Katie Leede & Co., 646/707-3569, katieleede.com.
    Drapery trim (“Leakey Beaded Bone Fringe”/Coco #977-326675): Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
    Blinds (“Provenance”/Yorktowne Brown): Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
    Desk (“Zebra Sawhorse Desk”): Gavin Zeigler, gavinzeigler.com.
    Desk lamp (“Sebastian Architect’s Light” #TOB3205, by Thomas O’Brien): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Portrait of girl on desk: designer’s collection.
    Mirror over desk (“Slated Sculptural Mirror,” 1960): John Salibello Antiques, 212/838-5767, johnsalibello.com.
    Desk chair (“Melrose Chair” #7739-D24): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
    Chair fabric (“Kyoto Key” #03): Katie Leede & Co., 646/707-3569, katieleede.com.
    Area rug (“Alpaca”): The Rug Co., 212/274-0444, therugcompany.com.
    Bed (“Calla Quen Bed” #7660-10, by Hickory Chair); bed fabric (#3041-11 GR40, by Hickory Chair): Lillian August, 203/847-3314, lillianaugust.com.
    Bed linens (“Bark Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set”): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
    Throw on bed: De le Cuona, 212/702-0800, delecuona.com.
    Tray on bed (“Rectangular Large Tray” #1294825-X): Lillian August, 203/847-3314, lillianaugust.com.
    Art on wall by window (Falling Birds III, 2002, by Ross Bleckner): Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113, markhumphreygallery.com.
    Floor lamp (“Parish Floor Lamp” #1264955): Lillian August, 203/847-3314, lillianaugust.com.
    Chairs by window (“Brentwood Chair” #7731-C28); chair fabric (“Vera Wheat”/Brown #AF10190, by Anna French Linens); piping and buttons (by Anna French Linens): Thibaut, 800/223-0704, thibautdesign.com.
    Throw on chair (“Maharaja Leading Edge”): Katie Leede & Co., 646/707-3569, katieleede.com.
    Pillow on Brentwood chair (“Suri Fur Pillow” by Rosemary Halgarten): Holland & Sherry, 212/355-6241, hollandandsherry.com

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    Guest Bedroom by Katie Leede

    While the palette was relatively quiet—watery blue and soft creams—the punch comes from the pattern. Leede used a fabric of her own design to upholster the walls above a soft blue wainscoting. “The wallpaper is definitely the star here in terms of color and intensity,” notes Leede.

    Bedside table in (“Demi-Semanier”/Silver): Stephanie Odegard Collection, 212/545-0205, stephanieodegard.com.
    Flowers (“Anemone Stem”/Cream #STAN01-50/24CM): NDI, 800/522-2627, ndi.com.
    Wall sconce by bed (“Boston Swing Arm Wall Lamp” #SL2920): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
    Art above bed (Rock Garden, 2012, by Nancy Lorenz); art to left of bed (Blue Pod, 2012, by Kim McCarty): Morgan Lehman Gallery, 212/268-6699, morganlehmangallery.com.
    Pale blue pillow on bed (“Glacis”/Nori #2361/13): Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, 323/651-2202, rosetarlow.com.
    Yellow pillow (embroidery backed with Fortuny fabric); round blue pillow (with fringe detail): Katie Leede & Co., 646/707-3569, katieleede.com.

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    Guest Bedroom by Katie Leede

    To balance that intensity, other elements were kept somewhat simple. An alpaca rug creates a blank but textural slate. The upholstered headboard, glass-top trestle desk, and slipper chairs offer traditional forms with a twist, providing respite in the complex scheme. “My favorite thing about the room is how harmoniously everything works together,” says Leede. “The overall effect is actually quite serene and artful.”

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    Nursery by Tamara Kaye-Honey

    In the dramatic nursery by Tamara Kaye-Honey, audacious pattern plays graciously with classic forms. Chosen for its “graphic punch and youthfulness,” says Honey, a coral-and-white fabric by textile designer Lulu deKwiatkowski envelops one wall, coyly coordinating with a large-scale wallpaper used from chair rail to lacquered ceiling. “The bright coral and turquoise along with the pattern were the perfect complement to the dark, moody walls,” says Honey. “The coffered ceiling and wainscot had more impact when painted a glossy, darker shade.”

    See more of the nursery on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Tamara Kaye-Honey, House of Honey, 1518A Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030; 626/441-2454, houseofhoney.la.

    Wallpaper (“Lush Wallpaper”/Red): Makelike, 503/233-4843, makelike.com.
    Paint (“Anthracite” #25-19): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Area rug (“Shaggy Kasbah”/Sel de Mer): Stanton Carpet, 706/624-9385, stantoncarpet.com.
    Drapery (“Cha-Cha”/Coral #174961, by Lulu DK); drapery liner (“Aurelia Sheer”/Ivory #55770): Schumacher, 800/523-1200, fschumacher.com.
    Drapery hardware (by JAB Anstoetz): Thomas Lavin, 310/278-2456, thomaslavin.com.
    Ceiling light (vintage Italian brass chandelier with 8 glass globes): 1st Dibs, 1stdibs.com.
    Crib (“Uptown”); changing table (“Uptown”): House of Honey for Nurseryworks, nurseryworks.net.
    Mirror over changing table (vintage): House of Honey, houseofhoney.1stdibs.com.
    Poufs (“Turquoise Moroccan Leather Pouf”): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
    Table between poufs: House of Honey, 626/441-2454, houseofhoney.la.
    Phonofone (“Phonofone II”): Tristan Zimmerman, Science + Sons, 416/858-0508.
    Pedestal under Phonofone (vintage, signed Curtis Jere brass pedestal column): House of Honey, houseofhoney.1stdibs.com.
    Gold disco ball by pedestal: House of Honey, 626/441-2454, houseofhoney.la.
    Sheep sculpture (vintage, Francois Zavier Lalanne-style): House of Honey, houseofhoney.1stdibs.com.
    Toys: Giggle, 800/495-8577, giggle.com.

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    Nursery by Tamara Kaye-Honey

    Nursery furnishings from Honey’s new collection for Nurseryworks add a classic appeal—inspired by both legendary decorator Dorothy Draper and fashion designer Coco Chanel.

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    Nursery by Tamara Kaye-Honey

    “My theory is that by mixing old and new with whimsical pieces, patterns, shapes, and colors, the outcome is fresh, playful, full of personality!” the designer explains. Patterns in the nursery are anchored with the nubby and durable “Shaggy Kasbah” carpet from Stanton.

    Rocker (“Vetro Rocker” #S1020CA): Nurseryworks, nurseryworks.net.
    Tier table: House of Honey, 626/441-2454, houseofhoney.la.
    Poodle lamp (vintage, Italian porcelain): House of Honey, houseofhoney.1stdibs.com.
    Accessories; art: House of Honey, 626/441-2454, houseofhoney.la.  

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    Guest Bedroom by Tammy Connor

    In the guest bedroom designed by Birmingham, Alabama-based designer Tammy Connor, serenity takes a layered approach. “The wallpaper was my starting point,” says Connor. “And while the palette was a natural fit for the coastal setting, changing the direction of the stripe on the walls resulted in a playful design element. We then layered contrasting textures, patterns, and antique furniture, and suspended trouble lights to add some quirkiness to the room—creating a collected-over-time feel.”

    See more of the guest bedroom on the following slides.

    Interior designer: Tammy Connor, Tammy Connor Interior Design, 1809 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209; 205/871-9797, tammyconnorid.com.
     

    Wallpaper (“Closet Stripe” color 362): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Drapery and Roman shade fabric (“Flax Linen”): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
    Roman shade trim (blue linen): Tammy Connor Interior Design, 205/871-9797, tammyconnorid.com.
    Drapery hardware (custom design by Tammy Connor): Iron Studio, 404/835-2385, iron-studio.com.
    Trim paint (white): Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667, benjaminmoore.com.
    Green ceiling paint (“Moss Green” #16-29): Pratt & Lambert, 800/289-7728, prattandlambert.com.
    Bed (“Harbour Cane Bed”); duvet and Euro sham (“Ventura”); bed linens (“Aqua Gobi”); sham with border (“Aqua Border Sham”); blanket (“Herringbone”/Surf): Serena & Lily, 866/597-2742, serenaandlily.com.
    Striped pillows with Chinese knot ties: Tammy Connor Interior Design, 205/871-9797, tammyconnorid.com.
    Bamboo mirror; bedside table (bamboo with leather top); chair (“Bobbin Corner Chair”): English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Framed butterflies: Laurin Copen Antiques, 631/537-2802, laurincopenantiques.com.
    Hanging light over bed (by Christopher White): Whiteslate, whiteslate.org.
    Area rug (antique dhurrie): Keivan Woven Arts, 404/266-3336, keivanwovenarts.com.

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    Guest Bedroom by Tammy Connor

    To keep the layers from overwhelming the small room, Connor ensured that the striated wallpaper was the main event. Texture played a role in playing up the room’s more subtle patterns.

    Chest of drawers: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606, ecantiques.com.
    Lamp on chest: Tammy Connor Interior Design, 205/871-9797, tammyconnorid.com.
    Butterfly art, large: Laurin Copen Antiques, 631/537-2802, laurincopenantiques.com.
    Butterfly art, small: Bunny Williams Trade Secrets, tradesecretsct.com.

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    Guest Bedroom by Tammy Connor

    “The heavy surface of Serena & Lily’s caned beds layered with their crisp percale bed linens and a raffia woven tray table introduce texture to the room,” says designer Tammy Connor. The bedside table and bobbin corner chair are from English Country Antiques.

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    Exterior by Steven Graziano and Thomas Graziano

    The home’s exterior features traditional East Coast design elements.

    Builder: Steven and Thomas Graziano, Grande Design Residential, 3 Oceanview Pkwy., Southampton, NY 11968; 631/384-8781.

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    Deck by Jeff Lincoln

    Jeff Lincoln mixes textures—woven rattan, teak, and stainless steel—in his arrangement of furnishings from Gloster for the back deck. Outdoor area rug is from Stanton Carpet; lantern by Hinkley Lighting.

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    Pool Pavilion by Tara Seawright

    Positioned at poolside, Tara Seawright’s pavilion is protected from the sun with draperies of Trina Turk’s fabric for Schumacher. “I wanted it to feel like a living room outdoors, cozy but big enough to seat a large group.” The deep armchair and ottoman are by Laura Kirar for Barlow Tyrie.

    Meet the sponsors of the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse

    Barlow Tyrie
    Circa Lighting
    Dacor 
    Gloster
    Hinkley Lighting
    Juliska
    Karastan
    Lillian August
    Natural Decorations, Inc.
    Pearson
    Pratt & Lambert
    Raymond Vineyards
    The Rug Company
    Schumacher
    Serena & Lily
    Stanton Carpet
    Thibaut

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