The Best of 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse

2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse
(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse)

The 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse features 25 prestigious interior designers and decorators who have beautifully transformed the interior and exterior spaces of a newly built barn-style Bridgehampton home.

Currently in its 15th year, the Hampton Designer Showhouse Foundation consistently presents a taste of America's leading design talent while gaining recognition as one of the most successful Showhouses in the country.

Traditional Home is the 2015 chief sponsor for the seventh consecutive year and happily participates in helping to raise funds for Southampton Hospital. Admission to the Showhouse is $35.00 and is open to the public through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.

The Showhouse is a newly constructed 7-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home built by Christopher Tufo Design & Build and is currently listed with Hedy Tufo at Sotheby's International Realty for $5.8 million.

Located on 3.4 acres with a heated pool and tennis court, the residence is fully equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen, formal dining room, private master suite, movie theatre, outdoor covered dining room, 6 fireplaces and a secondary kitchen in the backyard cabana.  

Our editor chose 6 designers who masterfully transformed different areas of the home, including the family room, library, terrace, game room, bedroom and master bathroom.

Check out our favorites from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse and for more information on visiting the home, visit here

1. Brady Design


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Brady Design / Family Room)


Designer, Franco Bsicardi, and architect, Brian P. Brady, of Brady Design decorated this year's family room.

Prior to establishing the firm in 1989, Mr. Brady studied Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, spent a year in Rome to study Classical Architecture and then moved to Athens, Greece where he was an Architect Intern at the International Design Center. Mr. Biscardi joined Brady Design in 2000 and spearheaded the interior design vision and is a graduate of NYU and an attorney. The firm is headquartered in Southampton, New York with a satellite office in Palm Beach. 

We were initially drawn to this room by its neutral palette creating a soothing atmosphere. The pieces chosen within this space have unique characteristics to them, yet are understated and functional, idyllic for a family room.

The wall art enhances the interior, bringing that bit of surprise to the room above the fresh, white sectional. We are avid supporters of a white couch, and we love how this space feels livable and uncontrived. 


2. Robert Brown Interior Design


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Robert Brown Interior Design / Library)


Robert Brown of Robert Brown Interior Design completed the home library. Based in Atlanta, Robert Brown is known for his refined aesthetic, designing with expert tailoring and classic proportions as the foundation of his residential and commercial spaces.

With an eye for creating interiors in a sophisticated, elegant manner, Brown recently launched Townhouse — a curated selection of art, accessories, furniture and antiques from his own collection.

Brown's style is evident in the home's library, there is a unique richness to the space that is evoked through the quality of furniture. The blending of shapes and materials are clean and traditional, establishing a caliber of décor ideal for a library, or reading room. The room's color palette is still warm and inviting, which is an important component in designing a room for someone to leisurely read and spend time in.


3. Madcap Cottage


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Madcap Cottage / Covered Terrace)


John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the designers of Madcap Cottage. The interior design firm is based in North Carolina and is recognized for colorful, whimsical decorating approach.

Madcap Cottage is best described as an evolving design laboratory, a curated selection of exclusive, high-quality vintage and antique pieces sourced from around the globe. With their imaginative, pattern-filled point of view, Loecke and Nixon presented their eccentricity within the home's outdoor terrace.

The covered terrace is located just off the kitchen, featuring an outdoor fireplace and views of the pool and landscape. The space boasts hues of blue with rattan furnishings and exotic Morocco-meets-India-inspired décor. It is flavorful, festive and all that was missing is a pitcher of (spiked) lemonade!


4. Black & Poole


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Black & Poole / Game Room)


Specializing in residential and commercial interior design, Black & Poole reigns in designing one of the most attractive game rooms we've come across. The firm is headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn. and is operated by owner, Gretchen Kubiak, alongside lead designers Adam Verboys and Lisa Hines.

This interior's Midcentury aesthetic is very "now" and the color and print combinations create such an enticing visual. We particularly love the camouflage couch, the tufted leather armchairs and the beautiful abstract area rug. The blending of vintage games and activities used as décor do not veer on the border of cheesy and seem organically placed around the room.

The room is just right, offering a mixture of styles that represent today, while also suggesting a space for both the younger and older generations to enjoy. 


5. Denise McGaha Interiors


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Denise McGaha Interiors / Bedroom I)


Denise McGaha approaches interior decorating with a fashion perspective and experimental approach. Denise specializes in a concierge-level design service, transforming her clients' lives in 90 days or less.

Prior to establishing Denise McGaha Interiors, Denise spent a decade in the corporate world, working with luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus.

Denise designed bedroom one on the second level of the home, presenting a sophisticated interior with the use of different materials and textures. We were immediately captivated by the room's wall collage of gold and neutral tone frames against the rich green colored wallpapered.

One can sense her understanding of fashion appeal, the room juxtaposes elegance and glamour, with the perfect doses of edge and androgyny. The room was filled with collectibles, generating a curiosity to know the history behind each piece.  


6. Baltimore Design Group


(Photo : Phillip Ennis Photography - Baltimore Design Group / Master Bathroom)



This year designer, Keith Baltimore, of Baltimore Design Group is celebrating his firm's 25th year in the luxury residential and commercial industry.

Baltimore's approach to design juxtaposes the emerging, cutting edge aesthetics and timeless, classic styles. His distinguished portfolio showcases his appreciation for glamour and his interest in fantasy, which is evident in the master bathroom he designed for the home.

The white, plush area rug atop the white glassos floor is stunning. From the cathedral ceiling hosting the ornate chandelier blending with the tropical leaf metallic print wallpaper to the contemporary wood seating and glass table, the opposing materials result in a one-of-a-kind bathroom. We wouldn't mind starting and ending our days here.   



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