2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Den

Tucked between two larger rooms on the main floor is a lovely den. While most of us envision such rooms as secluded enclaves, designer Kate Singer rose to the challenging task of decorating the open space, visible from both adjoining rooms and overlooking the terrace, pool and backyard beyond. Inspired by the beauty of the Hamptons landscape, Kate wanted to connect to the natural outdoor surroundings, choosing a soothing palette derived straight from the ocean, sky and sand.

Traditional Home 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

As it turned out, her choices flows seamlessly to the soft neutrals of the great room and kitchen on either side. It was the beautiful blues in the Kelly Wearstler’s Bengal Bazaar for Groundworks/Lee Jofa draperies, above, that set the tone for the room.

Traditional Home 2012 Hampton Designer showhouse

Opposite the windows, Singer created a charming gallery wall featuring “a collection of  mostly original pieces by some of my favorite artists from here on Long Island, Palm Springs and as far away as Paris.” I love how the blue theme is continued in such a non studied way – it all feels very casual and comfortable.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Looking closer, you can appreciate the eclectic assemblage of elements. It’s a pleasing set of contrasts – the dark and modern lines of the Kravet Parsons Console against the soft whites of the antique marble lamp, organic coral and plump rounds of the Barbara Barry vase for Global Views.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

The brightly lit transitional space would be the perfect spot to relax with a cup of tea and some reading material. Clearly Singer was thinking the same with this pretty textural vignette. Her custom ottoman is casual chic in Lee Jofa’s Thirlmere in denim.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

More accessories in blue and tan add to the rich textural variety of the room. I love the classic  Tiffany reversible tote in a sapphire suede and the tonal jeweled pillow from Gracious Home adds just the right amount of sparkle, like glistening sand in the sun, to the understated linen on the charming Thibaut tufted Brentwood chair.

Traditional Home 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Our look at more rooms will continue through the weekend so do stop back to see more of the beautiful Traditional Home Hampton Designer showhouse.


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10 Responses to 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Den

  1. Elle says:

    A picture is worth 1K words, but you are masterful with both lens and pen!. These beautiful images capture the overall beauty as well as the details of the room. I love the color choices, Wearstler’s fabric as inspiration and the arrangement, especially how you show and describe the den’s integration to the rest of the house. Bravo. Great coverage that I really appreciate seeing (and filing for future reference.) Have a great weekend.

  2. Franki Parde says:

    Ooooh, that pillow….I admit…I have a pillow fetish…in fact, I attach vintage brooches to pillows to make them sparkle. (I turn them around when I need them for a back support! :) franki

  3. Another beautiful room with blue hues! I’m sensing a theme? I have loved every space you have shown and love this one as well. A perfect space to sit with friends and chat or read a great book!

    Happy Friday!
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  4. annechovie says:

    I love it! Very chic. Hope you enjoy your weekend! xx

  5. Tina Smith says:

    I must disagree. In my opinion this room is lifeless an predicable. There are no textures or layers. There’s nothing interesting or original. Looks like a something a second year design student would do,

    • Ann M. Morris says:

      If you can’t say anything nice, please don’t say anything at all…..The work that goes into creating these rooms can’t even be described…..Less is more……absolutely lovely.

  6. Catherine DiMatteo says:

    Absolutely lovely as usual! Soooo inviting. Serene and sophisticated for such a small space! There is a sense of lightness, and peacefullness in all the rooms you design.
    Timeless as well, as all good taste is. Would love to see what you could do with a bigger space next time. You pulled the outside in, as well as pulling the two surrounding rooms together.
    Job very well done. Can’t wait to see what is published next.

  7. anne says:

    Love this space! It’s so soothing and inviting. I can’t wait to see the space close up when I am at the showhouse this week.

  8. Robin says:

    Kate Singer has done it again! Her rooms are always so special. Serene and refreshing at the same time. I love the blue color palette and the art wall is gorgeous. I want that Tiffany tote!
    Can’t wait to see it in person.

  9. Allison says:

    This room has demonstrated the ideal den. Absolutely beautiful but gives off a soothing and relaxing feel. As always, a job perfectly orchestrated.

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