The 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse: The Kitchen, Breakfast Area, and Swimming Pool
Welcome back to my little tour of the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. Today I’ll take you through the kitchen and on out to the pool terrace, by sharing photos I took on my visit at this lovely property.
The stunning shingle style house has many eaves and a lovely front porch. The gravel drive is typical in the Hamptons…I think it lends a vintage appeal, don’t you?
Entering the kitchen from the dining room, you can appreciate the richly stained dark-wood floors. They provide a wonderful contrast to the white wood paneled ceiling and glossy white cabinetry throughout. You’ll also notice the waterfall grey-veined marble top on the large kitchen island and the shiny nickel nautical-style lanterns hanging down from above.
The gas stove is placed in an alcove to the right. Isn’t this mosaic marble backsplash pretty?
Travelling through to the opposite end of the room, an upholstered banquette provides seating in the bay window, which overlooks the sunny pool terrace. There’s a fabulous shiny nickel chandelier suspended above the uniquely shaped kitchen table.
Circling around to the far side of the kitchen, upper cabinets feature shiny nickel door frames recessed in the glossy lacquered cabinetry. I’m sure these would be a real chore to keep clean and free of fingerprints, but they sure are glitzy and eye-catching! An interesting feature of the cabinetry is the back-lit frosted glass fronts on some of the cabinets, which allow colorful glassware to glow through from the inside.
This photo can be found on the Ciuffo Cabinetry Facebook Page. It shows jazzy green stools tucked under the waterfall countertop at the island, and the full layout of the kitchen and breakfast area. (Click on this image to be taken to the Facebook Page)
There are doors in the breakfast area, leading out to the stately bluestone terrace, designed by Anne Tarasoff interiors. http://www.tarasoffinteriors.com/
Ample bench seating (which thoughtfully does not obstruct the inside view out to the pool), combined with useful lanterns and gorgeous tall topiaries enhance this useful extension of the home.
The terrace leads down to the amazing pool area with umbrellas and chaise lounges.
The pool surround was designed by India Hicks, the famous designer and world traveler (not to mention, daughter of the late designer David Hicks). She is part of the ‘design aristocracy’, in my opinion…and not just because of her ultra-famous designer father, her mother was British Aristocracy–the daughter to the Earl & Countess of Mountbatten of Burma, India. Inda Hicks was also a bridemaid in that super famous wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana!
A detail of the lovely chaise lounges beneath useful umbrellas found poolside at the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. To the right, you can catch a peek of a lovely sitting area with comfortable wicker-style outdoor furniture and more potted topiaries used to define the lounging space.
I hope you enjoyed this part of my showhouse tour. The kitchen is so sleek and elegant in this home. I loved the bright, shiny finishes throughout. The outside pool area is amazing too! Next time I’ll show you around the other outdoor spaces. There are three more outdoor living spaces I have yet to share! You can find out more about this marvelous designer house by visiting their website here: http://hamptondesignershowhouse.com/
Until then, leave me your comments below–I’d love to get your opinion on the kitchen and pool area at the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. And don’t forget to tell everyone you know about Kristine Robinson’s Interiors…I need all the friends I can get!