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Hardy2
July 26, 2006

A Casa Of Color: The Hampton Designer Showhouse


Color — vibrant and well-mixed — is the hallmark of the 2006 Hampton Designer Showhouse. Located off Highland Terrace in Bridgehampton, the 18,000 square foot arts & crafts style home features the work of some of the country's top interior designers. From the striking orange-hued dining room to the vibrant pinks of an upstairs sitting room to the warm browns of the library, the house is a testament to the power of the palette. Thirty-two interior designers and decorative artists brought their disparate aesthetics to the design of the eight-bedroom, 11 bathroom abode.

New York-based designer Buzz Kelly used a combination of ivory, blue, chocolate brown and burnt orange in his design for a rear bedroom (above). "I wanted to create a warm and inviting ambiance with an edgy quality," Kelly said. "The room combines funky elements with serious furniture pieces."

The dining room, designed by Healing Barsanti of Westport, Ct., draws its tones from the wall covering displaying pomegranates and leaves in shades of cream and taupe. The whimsical, Zia Priven-created chandelier is made from ping-pong balls.

The showhouse is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through August 27. Admission is $30 and includes a journal; proceeds from the showhouse will benefit Southampton Hospital. For more information, call 537-9688.

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