Hampton Designer Showhouse 2020

Top design firms transform a Sag Harbor home to benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
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Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Presented by HC&G, the Hampton Designer Showhouse has raised funds for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for nearly two decades. In this year’s installment, in light of COVID 19, 11 design firms converged on a 9,000-square-foot shingle-style home to design 12 out of 17 spaces in Sag Harbor, transforming run-of-the-mill rooms into jaw-dropping spaces. The Sag Harbor, New York home courtesy of Town & Country East End Builders is situated on 2+ acres with a pool.

Proceeds from donations have been specifically earmarked for the hospital’s Healthcare for Heroes Fund for COVID-19, which helps support hospital staff and provide additional equipment and resources. Read on for more about how great design can benefit a good cause.

Be sure to stay tuned for a special virtual tour of the home led by the designers that will debut on C&GTV.

Entry Foyer by Melanie Roy Design

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Entry Foyer by Melanie Roy Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

A dramatic bentwood light fixture by John Procario was the inspiration behind Melanie Roy’s vision for the double-height entry, which she describes as a “celebration of nature and rebirth.”

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Entry Foyer by Melanie Roy Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

A predominantly neutral palette—consider the Stark carpet, as well as the onyx sconces and a bleached milpa wood console table, both from Homenature—is punctuated by an Erik Skoldberg–painted surfboard with turquoise and green accents.

Dining Room by Studio Frazar

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Dining Room by Studio Frazar, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

When devising her scheme for the dining room, Lisa Frazar applied the same “real world” practicality she has adopted in her own home, keeping the yellow-underpainted glass-topped table by Joaquim Tenreiro free of ornate china and available as a surface for work and play.

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Dining Room by Studio Frazar, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

“This is a modern dining room, where kids can do homework or adults can sit and read,” she says. The space also features acrylic on canvas paintings by Kikuo Saito through Leslie Feely Fine Art, a circa-1970s credenza, and a Stilnovo chandelier.

Kitchen by Ciuffo Cabinetry

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Kitchen by Ciuffo Cabinetry, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

In this cheery, welcoming open kitchen, Gary Ciuffo aimed for a “timeless and contemporary space with a bit of glam,” pairing high-gloss white cabinetry with polished nickel hardware from Top Knobs and Statuario Nuvo countertops from Caesarstone. The nine-foot-long island not only features a Kohler Prolific sink, but also a remote-controlled pop-up morning bar with a coffee maker and mugs.

Breakfast Room by Scot Meacham Wood Design

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Breakfast Room by Scot Meacham Wood Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Scot Meacham Wood strived to create a “warm and cozy” breakfast room that “celebrates hospitality, food, and camaraderie.” Furnishings in the light-filled space include a pair of rope-wrapped console tables from Currey & Company, a dining table constructed from century-old pine boards, and webbed leather chairs from English Country Home. Adding contrast to the room’s bold textures is Meacham Wood’s Elizabeth Botanical fabric, used for the window treatments and as a tablecloth.

Den by Christina Nielsen Design

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Den by Christina Nielsen Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Christina Nielsen transformed the den into a library/drinks room that’s “fun and brightly colored, in keeping with the Hamptons’ summer aesthetic.” Meant to feel comfortable and lived-in, the space features more than a dozen sculptures, paintings, and drawings from different periods.

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Den by Christina Nielsen Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Additional highlights include a Garouste and Bonetti–designed sofa and chairs with branch-shaped legs in coral cast-resin, plus a ceiling and walls painted Sherwin-Williams’ Knockout Orange in a high-gloss finish.

Great Room by Brendan Flanigan Interiors

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Great Room by Brendan Flanigan Interiors, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Brendan Flanigan envisioned a great room that can accommodate a variety of functions—from cocktail parties to movie nights to a work-from-home setup.

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Great Room by Brendan Flanigan Interiors, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

A low-slung sectional upholstered in an oxblood cotton velvet, an Industry West curved settee in a navy velvet, and a live-edge coffee table are “coolly juxtaposed against white whites and darker furnishings” elsewhere in the room.

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Great Room by Brendan Flanigan Interiors, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Additionally, a cane armoire provides storage, and a desk can be used for business or as a drinks table. “It’s a multi-generational space that allows for effortless living.”

Living Room by Transitional Designs

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Living Room by Transitional Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

For his “Dorothy Draper–inspired” living room with a “Palm Beach flair,” designer Javier Fernandez chose a sculpted wood veneer from Phillip Jeffries as a neutral backdrop for his bold design gestures.

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Living Room by Transitional Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Included are a vintage settee upholstered in a pink fabric, a mounted zebra head, sinuous antique burnished-brass Kelly Wearstler Avant sconces for Visual Comfort, and Sherwin-Williams’ Arugula in high gloss on the ceiling.

Powder Room by Elan Design

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Powder Room by Elan Design, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Eryn Oruncak channeled “romantic glamour” for her powder room, which features glossy black walls, black wall tile with gold splatter from The Tile Shop, and a floating black Kohler vanity. Thomas O’Brien’s Albertine sconces for Circa Lighting and Oruncak’s own artwork add another layer of sophistication.

Junior Master Bath by Elan Design

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Junior Master Bath by Elan Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

To create a “warm and comforting” environment in the junior master bath, designer Eryn Oruncak paired Sherwin-Williams’ Starry Night, a subtle lavender shade, on the ceiling with the brand’s Unique Gray on the walls. Dip-dyed teak stools from Serena & Lily sit outside a shower with Kohler fittings, while Missoni’s Yari towels add graphic punch.

Junior Master Bedroom by Mabley Handler Interior Design with Serena & Lily

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Junior Master Bedroom by Mabley Handler Interior Design with Serena & Lily, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler partnered with Serena & Lily to conceive a bedroom that Mabley says “belongs in a beach bungalow in Amagansett.”

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Junior Master Bedroom by Mabley Handler Interior Design with Serena & Lily, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

To achieve what Handler describes as a “bohemian vibe,” the couple selected the brand’s palm-leaf Granada wallpaper, a pair of Venice rattan chairs, and a raffia-covered Mercer dresser, among other furnishings.“We wanted to put a smile on people’s faces,” adds Mabley, “with a space that’s relaxed and uplifting.”

Master Bathroom by Greg McKenzie Designs

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Master Bathroom by Greg McKenzie Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Showhouse design director Greg McKenzie dreamed up a master bath swathed in blacks, whites, and silvers, from a graphic black and white Thibaut wall covering to the black-and-white mosaic tile floor.

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Master Bathroom by Greg McKenzie Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

Adding to the mix: a soaking tub and computerized shower, both from Kohler, and a large chaise of his own design. McKenzie opted to keep the large picture window bare in order to flood the room with light and create a “sense of openness.”

Mudroom by Greg McKenzie Designs

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Mudroom by Greg McKenzie Designs, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

To create a “chic mud room for laundry”, Greg McKenzie outfitted the utilitarian space with an LG washer and dryer through Plesser’s Luxury Appliances and a Kohler faucet and sink. Thanks to smart organizational solutions by Ciuffo Cabinetry, the area also doubles as the home’s “command central.”

Rear Terrace by Elizabeth Dow Home

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Rear Terrace by Elizabeth Dow Home, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

For a pool-facing stone terrace spanning the length of the kitchen, living room, and junior master bedroom, Elizabeth Dow conceived spaces for dining, lounging, and intimate conversation with furnishings from English Country Home, Oasiq, and her own East Hampton store, as well as lighting from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights.

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Rear Terrace by Elizabeth Dow Home, Photograph by Anastassios Mentis

“In the time of COVID-19,” she says, “it’s all about being outdoors. Everyone is spending more time entertaining family and friends outside and enjoying what the Hamptons has to offer.”
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A special thank-you to our generous sponsors:

Design Sponsor:
Kohler
Exclusive Paint Sponsor:
Sherwin-Williams
Gold Sponsors:
Bellagio Kitchens & Baths
Bevolo Glass & Electric Lights
Caesarstone US
Plesser’s Appliances
Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove
LG Home Appliances
The Tile Shop
Wolffer Estate Vineyard

If you have been a loyal supporter over the years and have enjoyed your visits to the Hampton Designer Showhouse, we would be grateful if you would consider making a donation this year.