Archive for the ‘Showhouse’ Category

Wallpaper Weekly, no. 38 / Robert Passal + Black Crow Studios

Manufacturer: Black Crow Studios / Pattern: Custom by Robert Passal Interiors

Robert Passal Interiors, Hampton Showhouse 2012

How beautiful is this room by Robert Passal at this year’s Hampton Showhouse?! The statement wallpaper is a custom design with Black Crow Studios. Cannot wait to see this showstopper in person soon.

Detail Shot!

Tilton Fenwick, Traditional Home Hamptons Showhouse 2011, photo: Jonny Valiant

Back from a little r&r in Spain (recap coming tomorrow!) and we’re delighted to see some additional photos of last summer’s Hampton’s Showhouse currently on Traditional Home’s website.

Above, a great detail shot of our Lower Level Family Lounge, where Philip Jeffries Rivets wallpaper is featured in all it’s glory! We’re so looking forward to seeing what’s been cooked up at the Hamptons Showhouse this year – complete list of this year’s designers here.


Wallpaper Weekly, no. 9 / Brad Ford + Jennifer Angus

Last night we attended a great panel discussion hosted by Williams Sonoma Home which included panelists Brad Ford, Michelle Adams, Celerie Kemble, and Keith Granet (the author of the new book, The Business of Design).  Moderated by Elizabeth Blitzer, it was a lively chat about the importance of designers and small businesses to build a brand.

In the discussion, Brad shared a story of being a fairly young designer asked to participate in the Hampton Designer Showhouse in 2007.  He was overjoyed until discovering his room assignment: the mud room (oh how we could relate! read: 2011 Basement Rec Room). Brad described the importance for him to wow in a small and “unimportant” space in the house.

Here are images of his final product and our wallpaper of the week (though admittedly this wall treatment is so spectacular it should really be categorized as art)!

Brad Ford Interior Design, 2007 Hamptons Showhouse

Wallpaper detail, Brad Ford's Mud Room, Hampton Designer Showhouse 2007

In collaboration with Wisconsin artist, Jennifer Angus, they hand-applied preserved insects onto the walls of the wallpapered mudroom.  Brad says, “A mudroom is a portal from the outside. I wanted to play with that idea, to literally bring the outside in.” See more of his interview with the NYTimes.

Brad Ford's Mud Room, Hampton Designer Showhouse 2007

Detail...insanely gorgeous! Brad Ford Interior Design

Detail. Brad Ford Interior Design

Vote for Phillip Jeffries Rivets!

Tilton Fenwick Family Lounge, 2011 Hampton Designer Showhouse

Without fail, visitors to our room at the Hampton Designer Showhouse this summer would inevitably respond to the wallcovering…many would even run their hands over the raised grid of “rivets” on the walls. Now, our favorite “Rivets” wallpaper has been nominated by Interior Design Magazine as Best Product of the Year!

If you love Rivets too, vote for them here!

Vote for Phillip Jeffries' Rivets

Eco-Chic Paper Mills

Tilton Fenwick Powder Room, Hampton Designer Showhouse 2011

It would not be the first time we’ve gushed over our love for the gang at Studio Four NYC, our favorite home boutique carrying carpeting, wallpaper and fabrics, just a few blocks from our office.  While at Studio Four for our Matchbook Magazine photoshoot, we stumbled upon the bold block print wallpaper “Little Havana” by PaperMills, seen above and installed now in our little downstairs Powder Room at the Hampton Showhouse.

Has anybody seen my decorator? Tilton Fenwick Powder Room, Hampton Designer Showhouse

We went crazy for this stylized palm frond block print paper (perf for Hamptons), nevermind the excitement when we discovered PaperMills is an entirely eco-friendly company, producing wallpapers with eco-products by local vendors, all made by hand in Brooklyn.  SCORE!  Read more about their process and unwavering commitment to green design here.  All our thanks to the amazing teams at both Studio Four NYC and Paper Mills!! Check out these other fab colorways (did we mention, they’ll also do custom?)…

Paper Mills "Little Havana - Perido" via Studio Four NYC

Paper Mills "Little Havana - Henri" via Studio Four NYC

Paper Mills "Little Havana - Buena Vista" via Studio Four NYC

Paper Mills "Little Havana - Adriana" via Studio Four NYC