Thursday, August 4

Gushing over interior designer Barbara Page's Designs at the Hampton Designer Showhouse, 2016

We love Barbara Page Home's interior design,
and we are smitten with her Game Room at this year's 
Hampton Designer Showhouse

The 2016 Hamptons Designer Showhouse sponsored by Traditional Home magazine, offers myriad views of a luxurious lifestyle set in the gorgeous landscape of the Hamptons.  The East End of Long Island has incredible topography--big sky, crashing surf, lots of manicured landscaping set against the rustic natural elements, and this year's home produces a design worthy of all that surrounds.  You may have read my post about Melanie Turner's living room, and Tilton Fenwick's bathroom at the show house, but today let's head to the lower level of the home to glimpse at Barbara Page's exotic space.  What I love about Barbara's aesthetic is how versatile she can be as a designer---her perspective can be at once preppy and traditional, then when you think it's a thing, she showcases her edgier, sophisticated side.  That is a tall order for designers these days, and Barbara does it beautifully as she interprets the architecture and surrounding designs in a space then builds her designs from there.  This year the house and spaces throughout followed a similar nuanced, design.  It's as if the designers all took from the same page of design, keeping their aesthetic in a similar vein.  The house flows well, as a home should and showcases rooms that are sleek yet soft, texturally layered with a beautiful neutral palette throughout.  Everywhere in Barbara's game room there are interesting and eclectic furnishings and accessories to catch your eye, all well curated but not overly done.  I enjoy the unusual and exotic pieces such as the bronze discs and hurricane lamps from Arteriors; John Lyle's game table and table chest in shagreen; and, Kelly Wearstler's pendant lights from Circa Lighting.  The custom designed sofa and chairs are donned with Beacon Hill fabric and the draperies from Robert Allen.  As the case with many well designed rooms, the art sets the tone.  I enjoy the graphic art throughout, and all from Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton.  Congratulations to Barbara Page, and please stop by the Hampton Designer Showhouse, which is open until September 5 (Labor Day weekend).
1597 Noyac Path, Sag Harbor
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara