If you are looking for ideas for designing sophisticated and relaxing seaside interiors with decorative rugs, you will find plenty of great inspiration in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse just published in the August 2014 issue of Traditional Home. Here are my picks for the 7 best rooms.
A bold grey and beige zig zag patterned geometric rug brings electric energy to the Celerie Kemble designed octagonal sitting room. Grey wallcovering with a vertical foliage pattern adds contrast as does the the small scale geometric fabric on the chairs. A petal cocktail table adds warmth.
In sharp contrast to the high energy sitting room, Celerie Kemble’s master bedroom feels soothing and calm because of the grey tonal damask rug and blue and white fabrics. The same grey wallcovering creates a visual connection with the sitting room.
A textured green rug placed on a polished dark wood floor makes Lillian August’s dining room feel refreshingly cool and warmly inviting. Green dining chairs and green walls in the colors of beach grass feel calming and a blue and white coffered ceiling reminds us of a cloud dappled summer sky.
A sheepskin bench with Lucite legs pops against a blue rug in Barbara Ostrom’s “honeymoon hideaway” bedroom. A custom made bed canopy, faux coral mirror and a floral ceiling mural of trellis and vines creates an atmosphere that is both romantic and whimsical.
A cream and grey Moroccan style geometric rug creates a relaxing mood in Sherill Canet’s seaside family room. Canet added punch and color by using a pink, grey and white Ikat fabric throughout the room- on the oversized ottoman/coffee table, pillows and drapes. Tonal cream and beige wallcovering and upholstery add subtle layering.
Bradley Stephens sitting room evokes the seaside with a blue contemporary rug layered on top of a taupe and beige geometric rug and grasscloth wallcovering in the color of driftwood. A colorful abstract painting and a yellow exotic burl credenza add pop. An Art Deco writing desk and chair are part of a fascinating mix of styles, shapes, volumes, textures and materials.
A white contemporary rug with an etched floral pattern adds interest and calm to a bedroom seating area designed by Barbara Page. A a textured cream coffee table, geometric taupe wallcovering, lavender drapes and a chandelier made of coiled aluminum-wire complete the chic look.
Images courtesy Traditional Home Magazine. For more Hamptons Showhouse interiors see the August 2014 issue.