A mention of the Hamptons conjures up an image of beautiful, lazy summer days, in rich, generous country homes, and leisurely parties with neighbors that you barely know from your main residence in the city. Everything is beautiful, super-designed, and dream-like. Well, it was. The 18th Hampton Designer Showhouse in Bridgehampton on the eastern end of Long Islands confirmed the Hollywood image of this part of the United States and the opulent, upper-class lifestyle. More than 20 contemporary American and international interior designers participated in the 2018 edition of the successful Hampton Showhouse. The house on Scuttle Hole Road was presented by Traditional House and built by Barsalin Building & Design and decorated and furnished in modern to nautical styles by popular designers and artists. The awe-inspiring designs are setting the trends for the interior design scene in North America going into the cooler months. The 8,000 square-foot new construction on three levels sits a mere quarter mile from Channing Daughters Winery and is framed by a huge horse farm and an even bigger property on the other side. Yet, the location is not too remote, and it is only a short drive to Sag Harbor Village and Bridgehampton Village. The generous, open interior floor plan connects the interiors optimally with the well-designed exteriors and plays to the global trend of transcendence from outside to inside and vice versa. Two master bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms and five additional bedrooms make this house an optimal venue for weekend get-aways with friends or extended family. To further the feeling of retreat and reclusion, the lush backyard, bluestone terraces, and gunite pool, as well as the overflowing hot tub and the North-South tennis court, turn the Hampton Designer Showhouse into relaxation oasis. As in previous years, the Hampton Showhouse Foundation that has produced more than 50 designer showhouses across the New York Tri-state area was behind the project and collected the proceeds from 22 July to 3 September to the benefit of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. It goes without saying that the stunning, amazingly beautiful house would not have been possible without the help of the generous sponsors. Among them, Kohler Company was the 2018 Design Sponsor and also supplied the latest electronic plumbing systems. The list of designers reads like a ‘who is who’: Amal Kapen Interiors, Barbara Page Home, Barclay Butera Interiors for Lexington Home Brands, Cocobolo Interiors Designs by Fernando, Ltd., Extreme AVS Inc., IBB Design for CR Laine, Jackie Young for Baltimore Design Group, Kate Singer Home for Garnet Hill, Katharine Jessica Interior Design, Kim Radovich Interiors for Lloyd Flanders, Laura Michaels, Lisa Friedman Design, Lisa Mende Design for Wesley Hall, Mark Addison / ENTERTAIN!, Mary T. Miller Interior Design, Mikel Welch Designs, Petrie Point Designs, Rajni Alex Design for Woodard, Reine Cenac for Lee Industries, Samuel Robert Signature Spaces, Sea Green Designs, The Rinfret Group for Lloyd Flanders. Fall is now knocking on doors. The Hampton Showhouse has closed its doors to the public, but the beautiful interior designs live on to inspire with visitors and other designers who had a chance to visit the premises. Check out the latest design house in Mexico, Kips Bay Decorator House New York City, and San Francisco Decorator showcase for more applied design trends.
Source: some of the photos are courtesy of Hampton Designer Showhouse facebook page, photo credits: Marco Ricca and Ric Marder.