1. I wanted to pull out the colors from the koi pond images from my new collection of wall decor for Paragon and add lots of texture and pattern. I love the Imperial Dragon fabric from Thibaut in coral — it’s the perfect mix of shades of bright coral and multi blue combinations. It truly melded all the colors I wanted to use in the space and it feels fun, fresh and very much like a happy Hamptons home. I was thrilled to use the newest collection of wallcoverings from Phillip Jeffries, the Harmony Hyacinth pattern. I thought the blue color was the perfect tone to match the water in the artwork, and it’s made from water hyacinth leaves that are cut into a modern geometric pattern. Its texture and look are so incredibly perfect to add depth and dimension to the design repeating the water theme. The coral trim tape on the custom drapes are from Thibaut, and that vertical line with the beautiful trellis pattern adds one more layer to the pattern scheme. My Silver Streamers rug design from my collection for KAS rugs also mimics the silver and cream tones in the water. The trellis pattern is viscose, offering a beautiful sheen and sparkle.
2. I wanted to highlight the furniture from my collection for Fairfield and draw attention to the silhouettes of the upholstery. I used contrast welt and nailheads on the chairs and sofa, so you really notice the beautiful angular shapes of the pieces. I had fun mixing and matching fabric on my Percy wing chairs with a blue pattern fabric on the back and solid cream fabric on the inside front. The small Cartwright ottomans take the boldly patterned Imperial Dragon Thibaut fabric beautifully. The navy contrast welt on the tan Harry Sofa and white welt on the coral McAleer Chairs highlight the stylish arm shapes that give the pieces a custom, curated feel specific to this space. The room also has beautiful, high white wainscoting on the walls. Bringing in some of my Fairfield end tables and nesting cocktail tables in richer, darker finishes gives it wonderful contrast against the white woodwork.
3. Since this was a showhouse space, it’s really license to have fun with a bold interior design look. I wanted to paint the ceiling a high gloss orange finish and since that’s such a style statement — and the wallpaper is a strong hue too — I kept the table lamps simple but still with an interesting shape. The Elliot chandelier from my lighting collection for Crystorama is a series of thick solid glass rods and polished nickel framing, adding a clear and bright feel to ground the center of the space. The chandelier is truly like a special piece of jewelry in the middle of the room that is highlighted even more because it’s against the bold ceiling. The finishing touches using accessories from my A&B Home collection round out the room, and get it feeling fabulous and finished. Creating a stylish bar area with gorgeous pieces from Replacements Ltd. add the perfect Hamptons entertaining element: chic, stylish and oh so festive!