Every year there is a great decorator showhouse in the Hamptons! It's a good excuse for a girls' Road Trip!! So, fill the Jeep w/ a decorator (Patty) and her 3 sidekicks/assistants/interns (MJ, Babs and moi ). Load the car on the 7:30 a.m. ferry to Long Island.....Hamptons here we come!!!
Here are some interesting ideas I saw there:
The patio doors in the living room are bi-fold. They were a great option instead of sliders or French doors because they fold and lay flat on door frame.This was a cool painted iron window hanging. If you're not concerned about privacy, it's a great option to add dimension to the window and room.
Studded wallpaper.I didn't really care for this lighting fixture hanging over the front staircase. It's so confusing to me, that I'd be afraid I'd get disoriented and fall down the stairs!!
Après the Showhouse.....
Oh, did I mention that the 2nd leg of the trip was about shopping in the Hamptons?? Well, we can't go home empty handed!!!,
East Hampton, South Hampton are awesome, but we have a FAVORITE store in the Hamptons and that's the TJ Maxx in Bridgehampton......we have a history at this TJ's.....we are all TJ's connoisseurs and have hit TJ's all over the country and this is by far...THE BEST!!! A destination TJ's!!Patty (the decorator) had the most success at TJ's (a few dresses, pocketbook, and a few odds and ends). As for the rest of us, well....we weren't depressed but, can't win em all. Then it was off to East Hampton to....window shop?!? All I have to say is I did damage at Calypso due to the pressure from my friends to get these pants....they loved them (or so they said). The jury is still out for me. What do you think??
Oh, and I also did some damage at Roberta Roller Rabbit. It's such a great store that's full of color but I managed to find the only white dress in there (go figure?) But, this purchase I love!After lots of traffic and a missed exit off the expressway, our Google maps got us back to Port Jeff for a quick dinner and Chardonnay before boarding the boat back to Ct!
Cheers to a great day in an awesome place!!
P.S. I almost forgot we had a Michael Kors sighting on the check out line at a local market (sorry I didn't have the nerve to snap a photo)