Steven Gambrel for Firefly FarmsOne of the highlights of the summer season is the Hampton Classic, a week long equestian show and competition that brings competitors from around the world and crowds of spectators looking to see and be seen. Its fun to mill about the grounds during the week, watch the events and shop the beautiful boutiques, but the grand VIP tent is where all the action is. On Grand Prix Sunday, more than 250 tables were set to impress, each spectacularly decorated in a variety of styles: classic "Bits and Bridles" Equestrian, country garden vignettes and corporate themes dominated the tables which were judged by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstom in the annual Table Decor Contest. I walked amongst the tables festooned with beautiful flowers, impressive centerpieces and great looking swag bags finding myself taken with so many of the table designs. Designer Steven Gambrel's understated and so chic tablescape for Firefly Farms was one of my favorites and took first place. Soft and sophisticated-- vintage leather chairs surrounded a long farm table in grey and cream linen with a handpainted chest laden with bowls of ripe cherries and white aubergines. So exquisite, I was ready to grab a chair and join their party!
Other favorties included-
Bloomberg Corporate table set in sunny oranges and vintage pressed glassware
Jet Set Chic at the Pilatus corporate table
Classic Hampton Blue and White scheme with mountains of flowers via
Shades of pink
Wolffer Vineyards via
Bloomberg, Firefly Farms and Pilatus photos courtesy of Brook Altman