Holiday House Hamptons

Summer has (at long last) arrived and its time to make the most of the season. Luckily, the Holiday House Hamptons has provided us with the perfect reason to head out to the beach and browse some seriously stylish room designs by some of our favorite designers.


Each year the designer showhouse not only features rooms curated by a selection of top designers, but is housed in a space that alone is worth the visit. This year, visitors are invited stroll through the ultra-modern new construction (going for $18 Million if you are in the market) simultaneously soaking in the water views and the designers’ work in each of the rooms.


If your visit leaves you smitten with a particular piece, you are in luck. A selection of items featured in the show will be available for purchase online through Greenwich based luxury home décor boutique, The Local Vault.


To make the event of the designer showhouse an even more inspiring way to spend an afternoon, the event is dedicated to raising funds for a most important cause: research for the prevention and cure of breast cancer. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales as well as pieces sold will go to the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


We checked in with a few of the participating designers to find out what they have in store for visitors and in the process snagged some of the designers favorite Summer cocktail recipes, perfect to enjoy after a relaxing and charitable afternoon spent seaside.

Wesley Moon - Peter MurdockPhoto Courtesy of Wesley Moon

Manhattan based designer, and Martha Stewart alum, Wesley Moon spent his formative years watching his mother work in her design studio, so it comes as no surprise that design has become his lifelong pursuit.

His contribution to the Holiday House is not to be missed. Taking his inspiration from palms, his space is the very essence of beach chic and casual elegance. The designer explains, “My goal was to create a room for rest that’s not sleepy. I can easily imagine sleeping late in this canopy bed then having coffee and re ading the paper over in the sitting area and loving life.”

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Pair of Kimille Taylor Pierre Lamps


Tuxedo Sofa in Emerald Velvet


“The Bikini Girl on the Board Walk” by Georges Dambier


If a summer cocktail is on the agenda, we recommend whipping up one of Wesley’s favorites, aptly named, “The Bungalow.”

The Bungalow – “The perfect drink for any Sunday in a place where there are palm trees, or a beach, or a pool, or a porch, or any combination of the above.”

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 6 people so multiply alcohol accordingly):


Fresh Basil Leaves

Gin, 8 shots or 12oz

Apricot Brandy, 2 shots or 8oz

Triple Sec, 1 shot or 1.5oz

White Grapefruit Juice

Directions: Fill a blender completely with ice. Muddle basil leaves in a small amount of water in a separate glass and pour over ice in the blender. Pour in remaining ingredients, using your judgment on the amount of grapefruit juice you would like (You can fill the rest of the blender, but remember: the less juice, the stronger the drink!). Blend until smooth. Pour in a nice tall glass and garnish with a sprig of basil and a colorful umbrella (optional).



Maddux Creative Ricardo Labougle portraitPhoto Courtesy of Scott Maddux and Jo leGleud

Designers Scott Maddux and Jo leGleud of the UK bring their distinctly British sensibilities state side with a space that takes its cues from the Cornish coastline in summertime.

“Since living in the UK, I have fallen in love with the coastline in Cornwall, with its mix of remote rugged cliffs and wide sandy beaches. It has become one of my favourite escapes. St. Ives especially has a strong modernist art culture which I find just as inspiring as the beautiful natural surroundings.

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The flat weave rugs, from the latest collection by Vanderhurd, reflect the modernist spirit and the palette of the surroundings there, as does the rugged texture of the bleached oak centre table. “


For Jo, having lost her Godmother to breast cancer 20 years ago, makes her participation in the Holiday House personally profound.

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Gotham Light Up Table Sculpture by Dan Schneiger


Robert Kuo Chalice Side Table


Segovia Rug by Lorenzo Castillon from The Rug Company

Here, she shares a favorite recipe inspired by “a deliciously summery aperitif” from Porthminster Café in St. Ives.

Jo leGleud’s Cornish Cocktail


2 parts Mother’s Ruin Gooseberry and Elderflower Vodka

3 parts sparkling wine (such as Camel Valley “Cornwall Brut”)

A strawberry

A slice of cucumber

Directions: Slice large strawberries or leave small ones whole. Macerate the strawberries in the Gooseberry and elderflower vodka, for 10 minutes. Top up with ice-cold sparkling wine and float a slice of cucumber on top.


Sasha HeadshotPhoto Courtesy of Sasha Bickoff

Sasha Bickoff is no stranger to a beach vibe. She frequently takes inspiration from the aesthetics of the Hamptons, Miami, Palm Beach, and Palm Springs and is known for her whimsical, colorful designs that incorporate the colorful vibrancy of Art Deco Revival and Space Age design.

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Her space in the Holiday House is no exception. “I was inspired by this idea of a magical swim under a starry night when I saw the midnight blue De Gourney gold leaf fish wallpaper. It seemed appropriate for the Hamptons as it evokes the true essence of summer nights which are so mysteriously magical.”

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King Size Lucite Bed

“The canopy bed from Pierre Anthony Antiques is Marcello Mioni from the 1980’s and gives off a very glamorous Hollywood regency vibe.”


mabley_handler2014-5655CroppedSqPhoto Courtesy of Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler

Husband-and-wife team Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler joined forces to establish their full service interior design firm based in the Hamptons where their work is appreciated for being as stylish as they are serene.

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“The room that we’ve designed is a calm, yet sophisticated space to entertain friends and family, to have cocktails and participate in games of leisure and skill, such as chess and backgammon.

This is a game room for adults…you won’t find any ping pong table or pinball machines in here! And in the spirit of the holiday of Graduation, when you enter our room, you’ve graduated from the kids game room to our game room!”

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Oomph Benjamin Moore Smokestack Gray Backgammon Coffee Table


Ro Sham Bo ‘Frankie Malibu 24’ Chandelier with Coke Bottle Glass


Michelle Hatch Embroidered Moroccan Burst Pillow


Carmina Roth HeadshotPhoto Courtesy of Carmiña Roth

To Carmiña Roth, decorating “is a fun process we take very seriously,” a thought which is echoed in her interiors firm’s unofficial motto. The Greenwich, CT based designer began her career in finance but after spending a decade in the field, changed directions and began dedicating all of her efforts to her passion for interior design. The hard work paid off and after studying at the New York School of Interior Design she established her own firm.

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Joseph Dermody Veneer Wall Sculpture


Medium Ceramic Bowl by Andrew Rouse


Set of 4 Ceramic Spoons by Andrew Rouse


What: The Holiday House Hamptons Interior Design Showhouse, founded by Iris Dankner, is Presented by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with proceeds benefitting BCRF, Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Where: 100 Crescent Avenue Water Mill

When: Open to the public June 19th– July 26th and shoppable online at The Local Vault (www.localvault.com).

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