24 April, 2010

"Meanwhile at the Hampton's . . . "


Greetings,

Just some quick love for the great article in the New York Times on Duane Hampton's gracious, timeless apartment in New York. If you have a moment over the weekend, read of the great interview with Duane here.

In the meantime, here are some great images of the lovely interior.

Though the space was only most recently re-designed
in 1991, it still feels so fresh and current.
It's a testament to classic design and beautiful fabrics.
The straight forward colour story simply makes the
room so incredibly calm and elegant.


"Alexa Hampton's old bedroom is now her mother's office. The wallpaper
is a copy of paper that was designed for the Houses of Parliament.
Henry Koehler, a family friend, painted the watercolor of
Mark Hampton near the lilies, which, Ms. Hampton
pointed out proudly, are fake."

Mark Hampton's manifesto. Perfectly captured in a tiny silver frame.

"I don't believe that less is more. I believe that more is more.
I believe that less is less. Fat fat, thin thin, and enough is enough."

And a classic red Dining Room. Complete with Venetian mirror, neoclassical etchings, and exuberant custom table linens.

And don't forget that the newest "Tastemaker Tag Sale" today at One Kings Lane is featuring items from the delightful Windsor Smith. Starting at 11am EST. Click over and have a look!

Cheers,
tartanscot

5 comments:

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Stunning! I love the layers in the rooms and the feel of well lived in spaces.

Karena said...

Really timeless, classic, love the reds....

Karena
Art by Karena

Windlost said...

Wow, amazing rooms...so much to admire. I like that wee framed manifesto although I often think that less is more for me as I cannot clear my mind in too busy a space. Maybe i just need a few thousand more square feet...

Have a nice Sunday!

xo's Terri in Canada

Annie@A View On Design said...

WOW I'm loving that master retreat in the first pic - just divine!!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Just got the Mark Hampton book and LOVE it. You might like my latest post on how I got started loving Ralph style.

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