by Lynn Byrne
My favorite part of the dining room by Lillian August, a corporate sponsor to the Hampton Designer Showhouse, is the palette of chartreuse and aqua. If you have visited my Montauk house, you know why. I use those same colors, albeit in a very different way. Beachy, but not the typical blue and white. Additionally, Lillian August reminds us about the importance of addressing the “fifth wall” (the ceiling) in a room by wallpapering it in that very pretty shade of blue.
The chandelier by Corbett Lighting was the focal point of the room. Take a closer look.
Lillian August used a fabric, Eden Chartreuse, from Romo’s Black Edition collection for the draperies.
Nice tabletop too. I would like a set of gold ware (as opposed to silverware) just to change things up when I entertain.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse has been a summer must-see out on the east end of Long Island for the past 13 years. Always filled with creative design ideas, the Showhouse never disappoints and this year is no exception.
For the past 10 years, proceeds from the Showhouse have benefitted Southampton Hospital, a critical institution for all of those who vacation here or call the Hamptons home. I can’t tell you how many times I have been to their emergency room with one of the boys, or someone else in our family. It is vital here to support the hospital and I hope anyone who visits the Hamptons this summer makes a point to see the Showhouse in person. It will be open until September 2.
I have been covering the Showhouse for the past several years (see past years’ posts here, here, here , here and here), but this year is the first time I had the treat to see the Showhouse on its opening day, at the gala party. I met most of the designers and many have sent me some professional photos to share with you. Plus, I had more than an hour before the gala started to snap some great pictures of my own, so please visit regularly this summer as I cover my favorite rooms.