Archive for the ‘Showhouse’ Category
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.
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)!
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.
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!