Welcome back to my little tour of the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. In my last post we visited the pool house, and today I’m taking you back inside, to the Great Room and Living Room.
The Great Room was designed by Patrik Lonn Design: http://www.patriklonn.com/ This room is mainly neutral: tans and soft greys, with small pops of vibrant color showing up in the accessories throughout.
When entering the great room from the kitchen, visitors are greeted with a lovely seating area. The comfortable club chairs, and metallic round cocktail table give off an Art Deco vibe. I really like the low bookshelves used as a room divider here.
Across the room is the fireplace faced with a grey stacked stone. The contemporary artwork has neon turquoise butterflies scattered through what looks like crumpled tinfoil.
I highly approve of the comfortable seating found throughout this space. Nearly all of which is upholstered in a very light natural linen. The pair of shapely ottomans in front of the fireplace are great-looking.
One of my favorite items in this entire space is the small gold table at the bottom left of the photograph. It’s made to appear like a shiny gold tree stump with fungi. Absolutely exquisite!
In the opposite corner of the great room, resides a stunning white baby grand piano (worthy of Liberace, himself!). The square piano stool is an identical match to those placed in front of the fireplace. Another oval ottoman is tucked under the body of the piano and white-framed black & white photographs are hung asymmetrically above. In this photograph, you can also see the simple full-length draperies in an embroidered neutral stripe.
Let’s move on into the Living Room of the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse. This space was designed by Lillian August Designs.
They did a terrific write-up on their own blog about the room, which you can read here :
The living room has entrances from either side of the great room fireplace. This image is your first impression upon entering the room.
The pair of gold metallic etageres are beautifully arranged with large books and metallic accessories. The large comfortable sofa has simple large pillows that inject the bold orange accent color into the room’s design. The coffee table base is a giant piece of tree-root or drift wood. Organic forms and natural elements are very important in this space. Did you notice that chandelier? It reminds me of a sea anemone.
If we turn counter-clockwise, the view is of a fabulous Lucite based console with a live-edge wood top. The extra large starburst mirror is fantastic too…and that lamp! Also from this angle, you get a better view of that lovely cocktail table base. Isn’t it so wonderfully earthy and organic?
I really enjoyed both of these comfortable living spaces, with simple neutral envelopes and bold colors injected through accessories. You can learn a lot about using metallic finishes from studying these two rooms. What did you think of the Living Room and Great Room at the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse? Next time we’ll visit the Library and adjacent full bathroom.
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