The Hamptons.

Just the words conjure images of beautiful people living in beautiful houses on beautiful beaches, driving beautiful cars on hedge-lined streets. I could go on about the lavish parties, celebrity sightings or the balcony seating at Sunset Beach restaurant.

Despite the generally high cost of housing, the towns and villages on the eastern end of Long Island offer a variety of second-home options for many different kinds of fortunes and many different personalities.

Long Island is the largest island on the East Coast, stretching about 120 miles from New York City. And large islands need large homes.

Celebrated as one of the country’s most successful showhouses, The Hampton Designer Showhouse presented by Traditional Home each year continues to showcase fresh, beach-inspired decor that combines everyday luxury with color and comfort.

Since 2000, the showcase which is orchestrated by Tony Manning Consulting has featured top designers who have transformed Hampton homes into mesmerizing rooms of color, abundance and memorable design.

The 2018 Hampton Designer Showhouse opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 21st. Proceeds benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Returning as the Presenting Sponsor is the wonderful and respected magazine – Traditional Home, the 2018 Regional Magazine Sponsor is The Purist, and the 2018 Design Sponsor is Kohler Co. Over 20 top interior designers participated in this year’s showhouse.

    Interior Designers – Laura Michaels + Katharine McGowan + Sam Ciardi

    The Showhouse is located at 2148 Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton, NY and provided by Barsalin Building & Design.

    The expansive 8000 sq. ft. new construction is chic new addition in Bridgehampton or Sag Harbor. And in a special location, ¼ mile past Channing Daughters Winery, nestled between a 16-acre horse farm and 17-acre property, yet only a couple miles to Sag Harbor or Bridgehampton Village.

    From the moment you enter, the volume of the house creates a sense of scale that is unique. A two-story foyer leads to a two-story Great Room, with a 22′ wall of glass in the back. The home features not one but two master suites, one on each floor. The lower level seemed splendidly massive – almost like a glamour pit for spoiled children adults.

    Outside, the property offers 2 acres of lush grounds, with ample bluestone terraces, a gunite pool, overflowing hot tub, and a North-South Tennis Court. I can watch you play tennis while I’m floating in the pool. “Promise, that I’m watching”. Stop and visit the Hamptons Designer Showhouse before it closes on September 3rd.

      Pool Surround by Kim Radovich Interiors for Lloyd Flanders.
        Covered Terrace by Rajni Alex Design for Woodard Photo Credit: Rikki Snyder
          Great Room by Lisa Mende Design for Wesley Hall Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
            Family Room by Barclay Butera for Lexington Home Brands Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
              Lounge by Laura Michaels Design Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
                Second Floor Bedroom by Cocobolo Interiors Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
                  The Reading Lounge on the Lower Level by Mary T. Miller Interior Design Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
                    Front Bedroom – Lower Level by Amal Kapen Interiors Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
                      Dining Room by Lisa Friedman Design Photo Credit: Marco Ricca
                        Rec Room + Lower Level by Katharine Jessica Interior Design
                          Rec Room + Lower Level by Katharine Jessica Interior Design Photo by Ric Marder
                            gorgeous 2nd-floor bedroom designed by Mikel Welch
                              Tony Manning + Jamie Drake
                                a friend with Interior Designer Brett Beldock
                                  Interior Designer Guy Clark + Butler’s Pantry Designer Mark Addison
                                    Barclay Butera + Hannah Berbos
                                      PR Maverick Brendan Von Enck + Rio Hamilton
                                        Interior Designer Melanie Roy + PR Maven Jennifer McGraw
                                          Samantha Kahn + Greg Mckenzie
                                            Jill Waage – Editor-in-Chief, Traditional Home and design business ladies
                                              Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2018 Gala Preview
                                                Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2018 Gala Preview
                                                  Interior Designers – Keith Baltimore + Jackie Young
                                                    Interior Designer Lisa Mende
                                                      Brendan Von Enck + Kayla Wall & friends
                                                        Rio Hamilton + Interior Designer Rajni Alex
                                                          Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2018 Gala Preview Party
                                                            Interior Designer Tamara Stephenson + Roberto Reino of Christofle + Melissa Feldman of Christofle
                                                              Interior Designer Mikel Welch + James Bianca + Rio Hamilton
                                                                Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2018 Gala Preview Party



                                                                    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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