It’s a first…I’m starting over with a new blog since my last website and blog disappeared into cyber space (along with a graphic design and web host company that failed) in August 2009.
I’ve working on rebuilding my portfolio and I’ve really convinced myself that maybe the disappearance of my website and blog meant I would rebuild a stronger site.
August was a crazy month as I prepped for the Clark County Parade of Homes. I was hired by the home owners back in February before ground was broken and started working on their plans along with the builder, Tamarack Corp. The home was designed to be a 7,200 sq ft victorian wood shingle home. My task was to make sure the aesthetics of the home were that of stepping into a home on the East Coast and in particular Long Island’s Southampton and East Hampton. And that is how we came up with the name The Hampton. The clients both had attended their undergraduate school on the East Coast and had a admiration for the classic styled homes steeped in traditional appointments.
The clients were also huge fans of the acclaimed movie set for Something’s Gotta Give. It’s one of those sets that in the interior design world I hear all thru the year; if I could recreate that house I’d live in it forever. So we took inspiration from the SGG set design of the main house’s kitchen and worked from that point. The architect was also instructed to include the transom windows throughout the main level of the home as what they had viewed in the SGG home. The transom windows create an idea of greater space and height as you walk into the home through the front door.
We used an ebonized stain for the wide plank oak floors and the trim throughout the home was painted with Benjamin Moore’s Decorator White (one of my favorite whites) this combination of light and dark creates such a wonderful contrast and the details of the craftsmanship stand out proudly thru the home. The walls on the main level are Benjamin Moore’s Whispering Spring 2136-70 which is a fresh soft blue…creating a feel of the sandy beaches must be close by. I told the clients I intent on making sure the home did have a kitchy beach house feel…no sea-horses or lighthouses in this home’s decor. Alright, so I used a huge pelican…can you blame me…so darn fun.
I’ll post more pics of the POH Hampton House over time. What a privilege as an Interior Designer for me to work on such a beautiful home with such great builders and sub-contractors.