Monday, March 5, 2012

BEHIND THE PRIVET: SUMMER SHOWHOUSE SPLENDOUR

My home for Behind The Privet this week is a past Hampton Designer Showhouse (2007) that is currently listed for summer rental. I remember touring the Showhouse and was impressed with the home's traditional architecture and cohesive interiors. More often than not, showhouse interiors are a patchwork of individual designer dreams--gorgeous stand alone rooms displaying the latest design trends. While it's fun to see each designer's vision, I think it would be difficult to live in a showhouse with such diverse interiors. I like this Showhouse because the rooms do feel connected; a shared soft palette with a nod to nature, the rooms are relaxed and elegant. It's a Hampton's retreat perfect for a summer of entertaining and fun.
PETER LENTZ
CELERIE KEMBLE
RINFRET INTERIORS
ARTHUR FOWLER
RENA FORTGANG
STEPHEN MILLER SIEGAL
MARK EPSTEIN
DUNHALLOW INTERIORS

Photos courtesy of Francis Smith photography
HAPPY MONDAY!

21 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

Gorgeous! You're right, the rooms are so cohesive, I'm not sure I would've known it was a show house.

I Dream Of said...

Agree with Belle, we might not now it was a show house had your not told us. I could move right in!

The enchanted home said...

Love this one Barbara..that back yard shot is sheer perfection! Looks fabulous and so not "show house-y"! Have a great Monday!

Acquired Objects said...

Wow I would have never guessed the inside looked the way it does from the front outside. This home is stunning!

Enjoy your day!
XX
Debra~

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

So beautiful, Barbara! Pinning several of these images - is that lavender grasscloth? Wow!
Stop by my blog if you have a moment, I'd love to hear your opinion!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

The French Tangerine said...

LOVE the back of the house! Could not be prettier!
Thanks for sharing.. Love to go on home tours!
Jan

Ispirato Design said...

Definitely not your average show house- way too staged look! Is that fish scale wall covering in that one room or something else? -It's stunning!

Splendid Sass said...

Gorgeous. I love the neutral palette here, even though there is color.
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful designs. The back yard is gorgeous! Cant wait to get at my back yard and add some charm!

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration.
I wish you a lovely week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Ohhhhhhhh Barbara.... I could die! Love this (every single inch)... maybe we could get a group rate and have a Blogger Conference there this year! Thanks for sharing... the perfect way to start the week. - Jalon

JMW said...

To. Die. For.

5th and State said...

oh what a fun tour, very unexpected from the exterior but very impressive.

wonderful post. wishing you a lovely week
debra

christy said...

Beautiful home. Doesn't look like a showhouse, looks like somone could easily move right in.

Leslie said...

Beautiful home! The backyard would be great for a BBQ and love the kitchen. I'm ready to move in!

Donna said...

This is such a gorgeous home, and I love how this home does blend well from room to room.


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Karen said...

What a dream home. I love, love the exterior and the interior is so liveable for what appears to be a large home. The guest/pool house is great.
Karen

classic • casual • home said...

I love going to show houses...especially this one. Thanks.

SHERRY HART said...

Just beautiful. I'd live there :)

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