With a Maserati and piano in the garage, a beach-inspired dining area and crisp white drapes surrounding an elegant backyard terrace, the Holiday House Hamptons is meant to encapsulate a carefree summer fantasy. Or at least, the dreams of 24 designers from all over the country each assigned a distance in a shingled gambrel-roof new home by Villadom Custom Homes and made by McDonough & Conroy Architects.
Every room from the sprawling 7,900-square-foot house is inspired by a different holiday with a solid emphasis on celebrating girls and breast cancer survivors. All profits from the show home benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.)
2013 Holiday House Hamptons: 4 Fair Hills Lane, Bridgehampton, New York; through July 21, 2013; available Fridays–Mondays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m.; $30 general admission. More information
Kitchen and dining room:”Summer Solstice”
Design group: Duneier Design (this picture and following )
Inspired by the longest day of the year and summer entertaining, Jennifer Duneier integrated bright pops of warm-weather colours for a festive, summer vibe. “I was inspired by the clean lines of this snowy Arclinea cabinetry, which was chosen first,” states Duneier. The polished traditional moldings mix with a tiled accent wall, and a custom stainless steel hood ties it all together. Duneier implemented her go-to colour, turquoise, into the 12-foot ceiling.
Light fixtures: Confetti Glass Collection, Avram Rusu Studio; countertops: Carrara marble, ABC Stone, Ital Marble; accent wall tiles: Shelly Tiles; appliances: Sub-Zero & Wolf
Drapery fabric: Robert Allen; accessories: Gracious Home; furniture: Artistic Frame; rug: Stark Carpet
Lower-level couch: “The Ladies Lounge”
Design group: Design House (this photo and previous)
Maria Greenlaw and Suzanne Caldwell of Design House mixed modern and ethnic materials and bits in honor of International Women’s Day. This room includes a set of Barcelona seats, a classic lacquer altar table and a very special upholstered alcove (this picture ) covered in DH Textile cloth for relaxing near a fiddle leaf fig plant. The area is inspired by the family members of both of the designers who have battled breast cancer.
Artwork: Mark Humphrey Gallery; window treatment cloth: Peter Dunham Textiles; window treatment trim: Samuel & Sons; alcove cloth: DH Textiles; window treatments: Paul Sciacca;upholstery: Christopher W. Swift; wall covering installation: Nino Rosa
Media room:”Bastille Day”
Design group: Guillaume Gentet (this picture and following )
This lively media room, dedicated to the designer’s grandma, is meant to get a modern Marie Antoinette. The cheerful pink tone of this room was inspired by the reflective pink-stone surfaces of the Petit Trianon (a wedding-present château given to the young queen) in Versailles, France.
Sweet treats from Ladurée adorn a trio of modern tables from Roche Bobois, which provided most of the furnishings within this area. Muriel Valette-Roger of About Details reproduced delicate Marie Antoinette bows after employed on the queen’s dresses for the chair upholstery and detailing as well as the beading on the Louis XV seats.
Consoles: Volutes, Roche Bobois; couches: Tangram, Roche Bobois; drapery fabric: Verel del Belval, Creations Metaphores; Place Vendôme mural: Chesley McLaren
The walls have been finished with an accented pink patina, and lots of the large rectangular image moldings above the amount of the chair railing sew swaths of pink Venetian plaster. This usually means that wall surfaces alternative between a pink patina, classic silver-leafed surfaces and the mica-infused light pink Venetian plaster.
Marie Antoinette illustration: Chesley McLaren
Toilet:”In Search of the Sublime”
Design group: Inson Dubois Wood (this picture and following )
The team in Inson Dubois Wood took on the task of designing a bare garage to be an elegant sanctuary, pairing a grand piano with a Maserati. A classic high-pile shag rug warms up the concrete floor, while a trio of glistening car-hood-like lacquer lounge chairs add seating.
Artwork: Jeff Koons and Keith Haring; piano: Faust Harrison Pianos
Living room: “Each Day Is a Holiday”
Design group: Thom Filicia (this picture and following )
Thom Filicia’s formal living room showcases his latest collection of furniture and cloth with Kravet. The room is dedicated to Filicia’s mum, who passed away from breast cancer. She encouraged his imagination and encouraged him to celebrate each day as if it were a holiday. The painting, by Scott Redden, ties with the calm feeling of this room, lined with a wood veneer wall covering and dotted with all nautical, seaside accents from Creel and Gow.
Mandolin electronic circuitry box: Lorin Marsh Showroom; wall covering: Wood Circle, Winfield Thybony Design; console:Winded Black Oak Strathmore, Vanguard Furniture; feces, table: John Salibello Antiques; curtains: Stinard by Thom Filicia; Kravet and Kirsch natural colors: Calico Corners; rug: Wellwood, Safavieh; couch: Highbridge Sectional, Kravet
Great room:”Museum Day”
Design group: Mabley Handler Interior Design (this picture and following )
From the Hamptons, anyone building, renovating or decorating a home wishes to be in by Memorial Day to prolong the summer season as far as you can. This distance celebrates the spirit of being a hub to get a summertime cocktail party or just somewhere to unwind. The room is inspired by the designer’s buddy and breast cancer Michelle Hatch, who created the cushions accenting the upholstery by Aerin Lauder for Lee Jofa.
Carpet: Custom Cool Rugs; lighting: Helen Bilt Lighting; wall covering: Phillip Jeffries; landscape paintings: Susan Vecsey
Screened w /”Arbor Day”
Design group: Huniford Design Studio (this picture and next)
This transitional area is outfitted primarily in stone, wood and mica and gives tribute to Arbor Day. “Given its proximity to the rear of the house, we set out to create the perfect indoor-outdoor escape — a place to enjoy a cup of tea or a cocktail, a mid-afternoon nap or a late summer’s day by the fire,” says designer James Huniford. The showpiece is a habit swinging daybed inspired by a tree swing.
Console: Karl Springer from the Jean-Michel Frank series, Nicolas Kilner; daybed cushion fabric: Duralee; cushions: Lee Jofa and Rose Tarlow fabrics
The palette is inspired by the huge succulent arrangement and the custom copper sculpture over the fireplace. The distance is dedicated to the designer’s mum, who is a breast cancer survivor.
Plant stand: Russ Steele Antiques; rug: Sacco Carpet
Design group: Donna Livingston Design (this photo and previous)
Challenged by the absolute scale of a 22-foot-high foyer, designer Donna Livingston stitched the space with a 17th-century Chinese rug representing a dragon and”excellent fortune,” she states. Artwork celebrating girls includes a 6-foot-tall bronze sculpture, a smaller Madonna sculpture by J.D. Hansen on the games and an abstract nude titled”Natural Beauty” by Robert Farber, utilized in a Newsweek issue on breast cancer.
Painting: “Yonder,” by Frank Bowling
Dining room:”All About Yves”
Design group: Richard Mishaan Design (this picture and previous)
The motif of the dining room is a fantasy birthday supper for Yves Klein, the artist behind the deep, sensual cobalt hue known as Klein blue. With a specially created paint by C2 paint to complement the Klein sculptures,”Winged Victory of Samothrace” and”Venus de Milo,” this chamber excites each of the senses.
Sitting area/guest bedroom
Design group: Lynne Scalo Design
Taking inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci’s quote”Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” designer Lynne Scalo kept everything inside her bedroom couch an earthyneutral tone so guests can experience a sense of relaxation in a room layered with soft textures, including billowy white curtains.
Upholstery, finish table: Donghia; Shade: Merida Meridian; artwork: Jennie Motherwell; accessories: Lynne Scalo Design Showroom
Master package:”Ella’s Hollywood Starlet’s 1st Hamptons Birthday Celebration”
Design group: Ally Coulter Designs (this picture and previous)
This master suite is created for a star starlet’s very first summer in the Hamptons. The primary inspiration stems from Marilyn Monroe, and the largely white and reflective chrome palette is meant to exude lightness and a feminine elegance. A custom closet, bath and breezy balcony finish the space.
Home office:”Father’s Day”
Design group: Timothy Brown Studio (this photo and previous)
Designer Timothy Brown started with the Kartell desk, and the rest of the space evolved around it. He states,”Somehow it all falls into place with a little sweat.” Hunting to find bits that could work collectively, Brown found the yellow upholstered chair in a buddy’s antiques shop, then added personal touches such as the Lego phone atop the desk which, was a youth gift from his mom. The area celebrates the demand for fathers to have their own modern yet masculine retreat.
Carpet: gray sisal and mohair overlay, Sacco Carpet; light fixture: Trans.Luxe; desk lamp: Italy,’60s, Gambone, Robert Stilin Shop; couch, upholstered chair, wooden bookcase: RE Steele Antiques; drapes: Interior Decorating by E&J
Bedroom:”Midsummer Night — The Swedish Summer Solstice”
Design group: Marshall Watson Interiors (this photo and previous)
This lavish bedroom with nice linens, lush carpeting and abundant wall finishes is inspired by the designer’s own Continental furniture collection and a Scandinavian palette of summer solstice colours.
Stenciled words from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are showcased on oil-glazed walls in a rich buttercup hue by Judy Mulligan. Additionally, a translation matches the inner panels and confirms the lovers’, Hermia and Lysander’s, proclamation of romance.
Area Shade: Doris Leslie Blau; bed, side table, couch, armchair: EF and LM, Marshall Watson Continental set; round mirror, teak and resin java tables: Mecox Gardens; lamps: English Country Antiques; bedding: Julia B.
Laundry room:”Beach Chic”
Design group: Tamara Magel Home
Inspired by actress Talitha Getty’s bohemian-chic, 1960s luxe design, designer Tamara Magel makes laundry glamorous with her graphic printed textiles. The walls are lined with her own Burst background pattern, and colorful florals and tribal patterns on robes mix with soft, embroidered linens and bleached wool. The countertop is bleached oak.
Modes: English Country; rug: sisal, Stark Carpet
Bedroom:”Summer of 40 Something”
Design group: James Michael Howard
With a passion for living well and casual elegance, the designer underscores the liberty of show house design in a bedroom filled with objects that mix old and new. Scale was crucial in this distance, and the mattress is meant to draw the viewer’s eye away from the ceiling prior to more interesting bits in the room.
All fabrics: Hodsoll McKenzie; steel canopy bed, bedding, mattress accessories: Mrs. Howard; brownish fur throw: Romo Fabrics; upholstered seats: Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill, English Country Antiques; place rug: Antique Rug Galleria
Wine bar and hall:”Landscape Majestic”
Design group: Fawn Galli Interior Design (this picture and previous)
Inspired with a colorful, bright summertime landscape filled with gold deer, hot-pink bunnies and buzzing bees, the design team utilized colorful restrained geometrics to bring the outside in, since this space does not get any outside light. A lively sense of mystery, miracle and the anonymous is evoked within this underground area through oversize winged creatures and graphic art by Polly Apfelbaum and Hurvin Anderson.
Background: Eskayel; ottoman: Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; Shade: The Rug Company; toss: Silver Peacock
Dutch trimmed gables and massive Marvin windows are seen on the outside of the gambrel-style new build, made by McDonough & Conroy Architects and constructed by Villadom Custom Homes.
Design group: The Design Studio (this photo and previous)
Drawing upon the French Fête du Muguet, or May Day, holiday, the outside living spaces are meant to catch a serene and refined atmosphere. As a sign of the holiday and the idea of renewal, the colours of dogwood blossoms — pink and white — are carried throughout the plan. A simplistic colour palette, varying opacities of decorative elements as well as the layering of textures and materials blend in each of the 3 outdoor lounge areas.
Design group: Elizabeth Bolognino Interiors
This outdoor surf-shack cabana with white terry cloth sofa cloth is prompted by what the designer calls the afterglow — the euphoric”Life is good” feeling one gets after a very long day at the beach. In neutral and natural colours to complement the pops of seasonal colours across the house, the Dedon Mu couches finish this outdoor retreat.
Towels, side tables, white ladder: Serena & Lily; stitched lounge seats: Dala, Stephen Burks, Dedon Mu
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