photo: Jared Siskin PMC
        Anne Tarasoff Interiors, Apartment 48, Art Works & Designs, Inc., Ashbourne, Baltimore Design Group, Brady Design, Ciuffo Cabinetry, Davin Interiors, East End Home Co., Eddie Ross for The Mine, English Country Home, Eva Art & Design, Inc., Grayson De Vere , Greg McKenzie Design, Gregory Shano Interiors for East Hampton Gardens, Jean Liu Design, LLC, Ken Gemes Interiors, Kim E. Courtney Interiors, Libby Langdon Interiors, Lillian August Furnishings + Designs, Lisa Mende Design, M. Frederick Design, Mabley Handler Interior Design, Mancaves, Melanie Roy Design, Michael Del Piero Good Design, Old Town Crossing Interior Design, Rajni Alex Design, Sea Green Designs, Vintage Interior Design, Inc. and Wolf Interior Designs. photo: Jared Siskin PMC


              Every July, the Hampton Designer Showhouse opens on Long Island, providing designer pizazz to benefit the Southampton Hospital. This years house, presented by Traditional Home, is located in The Fields in Southampton. Legendary Interior Designer, Jamie Drake and global Design Maven Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairs. Mario Buatta was the Honorary Showhouse Chair.


              Paramount Custom Homes donated the two Southampton homes on 78 Rosko Lane and 82 Rosko Lane. Saunders & Associates is the 2017 Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor, Hamptons Purist is the 2017 Regional Magazine Sponsor, and Kohler Co. is the 2017 Design Sponsor. Other sponsors: Circa Lighting, Crossville Tile, Garnet Hill, Hunter Douglas, Lillian August Furnishings + Design, The Mine, Silestone by Cosentino, Stanton Carpet, Thibaut and Woodard. Did I get everyone?  Are we all lit?


                Michael Del Piero + Judson Barrett- O’Keefe photo: Jared Siskin
                  Michael Del Piero photo: Alan Barry
                    Rayman Boozer + Kevan Miller photo: Jared Siskin
                      Tamara Matthews Stephenson + Toma Clark Haines + Lisa Mende photo: Rio Hamilton
                        Lisa Mende photo: Alan Barry
                          Chris Mead – English Country Antiques
                            Gregory Shano + Michael Giannelli East Hampton Gardens photo: Jared Siskin
                              Jaithan Kocher + Eddie Ross The Mine photo: Jared Siskin

                              The Hamptons style homes were layered with chic living accents and color crush innovations created by 30 top-tier designers. Each designer worked their magic to bring their space to life within these new development properties. “Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be.” Joan Crawford – I think I’ve digressed . . .

                              We arrived about 6:20 pm for the opening party and it was already a full house – shoulder to shoulder and sandal to shoe, that opening night party was hopping boo boo.  The temperature on the previous day had been extremely hot and humid so there was a sense of relief as the sunset party progressed at 80 degrees with no cool breeze.  The enthusiastic crowd was dressed in colorful summer frocks, bright khakis, button down oxfords, short skirts and even a few moo moos.

                              In the house: Rajni Alex Design designed an amazing Ladies Lounge with a malachite-like hand painted wall and stunning closet doors. Michael Del Piero and Judson Barrett- O’Keefe styled an ultra chic dining room. The kitchen by Ciuffo Cabinetry-Linden Kitchen was spacious, cool and amazing the counter tops were Silestone by Cosentino. That was definitely a ‘kitchen’ moment!

                              I had a camera malfunction just 20 minutes after we arrived.  damn camera.  Then an iPhone camera notice suggesting no storage space after an hour into the fun party.  damn iPhone.  Then a wardrobe malfunction when a button came off my shirt. damn button. damn Burberry button.  The only thing working in my favor was the clear path to the Rum Punch Bar. damn rum punch.  So some of my best camera angles regrettably were blurred and unsalvageable. Thanks to everyone, who took a moment to smile for the camera. I have added a few pictures from the master photographer, Alan Barry. And a few more courtesy of society lensman, Jared Siskin PMC.

                              Thank you, Traditional Home Magazine for your double show house opening party was a grand time.  And, the new Editor In Chief, Jill Waage was so incredibly charming – I’ve just renewed my subscription.

                                Rajni Alex Design
                                  Ciuffo Cabinetry-Linden Kitchen photo: Alan Barry
                                    Ciuffo Cabinetry-Linden Kitchen – Silestone by Cosentino photo: Alan Barry
                                      Grayson DeVere photo: Alan Barry
                                        Ken Gemes photo: Alan Barry
                                          Eddie Ross photo: Alan Barry
                                            A-List Interiors photo: Alan Barry
                                              Baltimore Design Group photo: Alan Barry
                                                Melanie Roy for Garnet Hill photo: Alan Barry
                                                  apartment 48
                                                    Alexa Hampton admires the glasses of Chris Mead Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2017
                                                      Hamptons Designer Show House 2017
                                                        Hamptons Designer Show House 2017 friend, Gideon Mendelson and Tony Manning
                                                          Hamptons Designer Show House 2017
                                                            Jill Waage Editor In Chief, Traditional Home and friends
                                                              Alex Cohen + Ayme Sinclair + Frederico Azecedo
                                                                Tori Mellot + Jill Waage
                                                                  Libby Langdon + Keith O’Hea
                                                                    Rio Hamilton + Kate Rumson Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2017


                                                                          Rio Hamilton

                                                                          Rio Hamilton is a business development professional with vast marketing and sales experience.He specializes in brand promotion for the luxury interior design and lifestyle industries. Rio works with companies, individuals and groups on concentrated brand identity and elevation. He has a popular website that chronicles "the who's who" at design and fashion events throughout greater New York.

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