It was a great honor to be invited to be one of the designers for this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse. I was asked to design the pool area. I could do anything I wanted. Anything at all. All sorts of naughty ideas came into my head. But I remained true to my traditional classic self, and with the help of Frontgate, we created an area that felt laid back, elegant and easy.
My whole theme was a soft palette, with little color, and lots of natural textures. Somewhere you could enjoy a game of backgammon, as the kids dried off on an oversized sun-lounger, and the dogs snored under the table, and in the evening you danced under the stars with friends and family.
Next door to me, another designer was busily readying their area. A small outdoor terrace, showcasing their aesthetic. Loud bright colors, energetic mixed patterns, plastic modern furniture.
The Yin to my Yang.
This week there was a big reception party and lots of press and buzz and chit chat about the Showhouse. Everybody seemed excited.
I received many kind comments, in particular an email from an admirer who said she just adored what I had designed, she loved the whole approach, in fact she wanted to buy every last bit of it.
She just loved my bright color schemes and mixed patterns and plastic modern furniture. http://www.frontgate.com/homeplusstyle/decor/2014-hampton-designer-show-house