Welcome to the Hampton Designer Showhouse in Southampton. This year, we teamed up with designer Melanie Roy to contribute a beautiful guest bedroom to this stunning home. Melanie and her team mixed natural elements with modern design details to create a space that’s both comfortable and luxurious.
COLORS & THEME
The design speaks to Garnet Hill’s ethos, Beautiful, Naturally — and it showcases the Pantone color of the year, Greenery. To suit the theme, Melanie sought pieces that meld organic shapes and natural materials with modern elements. Pops of green stand out in an environment of soft whites with highlights of black.
THE GARDEN WALL
An affordable option for creating a stunning accent wall was to cover it with faux ferns. This design choice brings the beauty of a woodland glen indoors. Easy to install, the greenery brings the color story and natural theme to life. Accented with a swinging chair — this blast-from-the-past seating option has resurfaced as a fun summer decorating trend.
NOW LOOK UP!
Melanie selected a sputnik-style chandelier (from Arteriors Lighting) that incorporates wooden-branch spokes into its contemporary starburst form. To add more ambiance, the ceiling was covered with shell wallpaper (by Romo) to give it subtle sheen and highlight the light fixture.
Flaxen and silken fibers add rustic charm and elegance to the space. From the linen upholstery of the headboard and bench to the washed-silk bedding, the fabric choices lend a casual Hamptons vibe to the room. Scoring extra points for creativity, Melanie used a sheepskin rug as a luxurious dressing at the foot of the bed.
Pieces of driftwood, sculptural coral, green foliage, moss, and bubbled glass… These elements enhance the Beautiful, Naturally theme. Distressed wooden finishes add texture to the nightstands (from SERENA & LILY) and painted artwork (by Jason Middlebrook). The artwork over the bed is actually a series of decorative plates by Lori Katz, organic designs adorned with mod geometric shapes.
WALLS THAT TALK
Wallpaper continues to make a comeback. It’s a great way to accent a wall and add pattern to a space. The subtle striated pattern on the bedroom walls (by Romo) brings the design elements together. Go bolder in smaller spaces, like the custom palm print (from Phillip Jeffries) in the entryway or Judy Ross Brushstrokes in the bath.