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!
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.
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
The 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.
McConnell created an enveloping effect by painting the ceiling the same shade as the walls.
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.
Lovely vignettes are created with Arteriors accessories, Circa lighting and NDI flowers.
I particularly liked McConnell’s choice of artwork. All original pieces from North Carolina artist Douglas Freeman, they reemphasize the colorways and natural landscape.
The 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?”
9 thoughts on “2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse Guest Suite”
THIS is SO LIVEABLE!!! Honestly, I just *sighed* looking at those images. Take me away… franki
Love that watery fabric. Perfect.
That striped rug really “grounds” the room and it all feels fresh.
I not only love the room, the contrasts and juxtapositions, but I love your photos. You reveal the picture and the small (no pun intended!)
have a great weekend.
I feel like I’m there, Stacey! Lovely photos & I always, always adore your love of detail.
Stacey, thank you for coming through the space and really “getting” the mood of Jennifer’s room. Your ability to capture details is wonderful. Terrific photos!
I absolutely love Pearson furniture! And Jennifer McConnell did such a fabulous job in this room. Have a great weekend!
Absolutely beautiful work all around! Jennifer has such an elegant and interesting aesthetic.
Love the Pearson case goods. Do you know what color was used on the walls or was it custom?