2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Guest Suite

Clearly the Hamptons’ natural environment made an impression on all the designers. What is so interesting is how each interpreted it to make their room unique. As VP of Design at Pearson, Jennifer McConnell oversees both the furniture and textiles divisions. In her lovely guest suite, she assembled a wonderful collection of Pearson upholstery, case pieces and fabrics to reference the view of the yard and pool in blues and natural colors, accented with bright pops of coral that I loved!

Hampton Designer Showhouse

The sofa, upholstered in a super soft Belgian linen chenille is the perfect foil for the pillows, accessories and nautical Karastan rug. Featured on the curtains and side chair, the signature print is a gorgeous tie dye-inspired digital print from Italy.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

One of my favorite Pearson case pieces anchors the corner. I love the juxtaposition of the contemporary feeling fabric against the traditional fretwork of the chair – such a wonderful interplay of pattern and texture

Traditional Home 2012 Hampton Designer ShowhouseThe hand blocked “lucky dragon” linen adds another layer of pattern to the watery tones of the chair upholstery and rug. Across from the sofa is an inviting tailored tufted daybed.

Jennifer McConnell for Pearson design

McConnell created an enveloping effect by painting the ceiling the same shade as the walls.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

The addition of coral color really pops within the sea of blues. The pillow and fun horse legged ottoman are finished with dyed hair on hide from Townsend Leather in upstate NY.

Jennifer McConnell of Pearson guest suite at Hampton Designer Showhouse

Lovely vignettes are created with Arteriors accessories, Circa lighting and NDI flowers.

2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse

I particularly liked McConnell’s choice of artwork. All original pieces from North Carolina artist Douglas Freeman, they reemphasize the colorways and natural landscape.

2012 Traditional Home Hampton Designer ShowhouseThe designer said it best, “The room is a comfortable oasis, reflecting the idyllic views of the pool. There is a soothing feel with all the water tones, and creates a wonderful space to read a book and relax. Used as a guest room, the sofa could easily be a pull out sofa, and who doesn’t love to curl up on a plump daybed?”


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