by Marisa Marcantonio

Summer is here, well not officially, but almost. Why not add some summery touches at home?
HB Home has recently rolled out a wonderful collection of brightly printed fabrics. They kicked off their collection designs with furniture with Kindel, which I showed awhile back. The HB Luxe fabric collection, made of 100% Belgian linen, has a charming and graphic sensibility that incorporates florals and quatrefoils. I prefer the small block print repeat patterns, since they can work on upholstery, window treatments, pillows and beyond. They have a summery feeling and the color combinations help create a scheme to work around in a room. If you happen to be in Long Island, they are opening at 32o Wheatley Plaza in Greenvale, adding to their NYC, Westport and Greenwich CT, and East Hampton shop locations.

Thistle in Dusk Plum

Thistle in Kiwi

Thistle in Pomegranate

Thistle in Zest

Thistle in Dusk Grey

Galaxe in Marine Navy

Galaxy in Pomegranate

Galaxy in Dusk Blue

Meadow in Dusk Plum

Meadow in Kiwi

Meadow in Latte

Meadow in Dusk Grey

Meadow in Pomegranate

Meadow in Zest

Natural Lotus in Kiwi

Natural Lotus in Dusk Grey

Natural Lotus in Zest

Natural Lotus in Pomegranate

Strata in Kiwi

Strata in Marine Navy

Strata in Pomegranate

Another great addition, HB Home has started carrying a collection of cotton dhurrie rugs that add a casual ease to city and country settings.

A large scale Moorish looking flourish creates a strong graphic element on this rug.

A crisp bold awning stripe is a sure classic.

A zig zag diamond pattern brings pattern into a scheme.

An abstracted tight pattern can look like an animal print or a punchy organic pattern.

Intersecting star and geometric patterns pack a punch.


by Marisa Marcantonio

Pat Healing and Dan Barsanti, the founders Westport, Connecticut-based interior design firm and shop, HB Home have a new collection with Michigan-based Kindel Furniture. The fresh American made designs, fretwork details, and easy silhouettes of the HB Home Collection were designed by the duo to fill a designer driven niche of usable well-scaled items they created for their clients. Working in light, cerused finishes, in woods like White Oak, the timeless forms in upholstery and case goods are "tried and true with a twist," says Southport resident Patricia Healing. Healing and Barsanti puts the focus on classic, crisp forms for easy living. The modern pared-down classics are so well executed, I think you will agree, this is a great addition.

Photos courtesy of Kindel/HB Home
A casual seating arrangement with pops of blue and white fabrics at the windows and sofa throw pillows. This design formula HB Home has brought them a following at their retail shops in Westport, CT, East Hampton, Lexington Avenue and Greenvale, LI.

A wide yellow and white stripe on the wall balances the vivid print on the upholstered chair.

A chest in a light finish and simple brass hardware sits alongside a comfortable reading chair.

Punchy over - sized brass bubble drawer hardware makes a statement in the same way a great bracelet does.

A mid-century modern inspired coffee table had an extra shelf for storage and really comes to life with the addition of sparkly accessories.

The Hazel Cabinet is a simplified classical piece, with two doors and adjustable shelves inside.
A queen bed with upholstered headboard, side rails and foot board, the Brett bed has many qualities of a custom piece.
A Neoclassic hall table has become essential in a large entry hall these days. The Shetland Library Table with white accents has hand carved feet that show Kindel craftsmanship at work. It has been a bestseller for years, and this fresh finish is sure to please.

The Serafina Side Chair in White Oak has a nice corner detail on the back and could be used in a hall or around a dining table.
Stella Lounge Chair has a tight back with a sloping curve.
The Elsa Ottoman works well with a chair or on its own. The raise square pattern on the leg ties it in with the rest of the collection as a signature element.
With a deep seat and channel upholstery, the Wedge Sofa has back pillows to sink into.
Four back pillows come with the roll arm Swing Sofa By the Inch.
The Marabelle Chest of Drawers in a Cerused Bark finish has a slight bow front and tailored curve at the base.

The solid brass hardware on the Mabel Nightstand reminds me of Dots Candy from childhood.
I can think of a million ways to work with the upholstered Chloe X Bench.

The narrow five shelf Baby Babette Fretwork Bookcase is great for city living and for its sunshine yellow color.

The more ample Babette Fretwork Bookcase in Cerused Oak and white could be put together to create a room divider or flanking a sofa.
Expecting company for dinner? The pedestal base Colby Dining Table comes with two leaves.
Nice feet! The early American - inspired Theo Round Lamp Table has nickel toe caps. And yes, it is a chic deep blue finish you see.

Smart! A tin liner makes using the Shutters Planter a snap.

Lacking nice ways to display that antique urn? The Hudson Shagreen Pedestal has you covered.


by Marisa Marcantonio

The Hampton's Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbor looks pretty, pretty, pretty good (to borrow Larry David's favorite quote). The stable of designers is solid, and the spaces are livable and chic. The 11,200-square-foot postmodern house was built on spec by Frank Bodenchak and spans five acres. This can be something of a rarity in a showhouse, since they are used to break new ground and sometimes get a little off the wall! Sponsored by Decorati, One Kings Lane and Traditional Home, this year's showhouse is on until September 5th. The layout includes a line up of good design, and rooms that are cozy and full of life, created by Lucas Studio, Arden Interiors, Bradley Stephens, Nathan Egan, Foley and Cox and others. It is on the market with Edge Real Estate for $5.25 million. Are you game?

Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas make up Lucas Studio, the firm they began in 2005. They are LA based but have hit the showhouse scene, also doing New Jersey showhouses.

An artist's studio came together with a rug from F.J. Hakimian, fabrics from Hugh St. Clair, Holly Hunt, Jim Thompson, Claremont Furnishings, Fabrics Co and Ferrick Mason. Elizabeth Eckhardt did the flowers and the walls are done in an amazing paper from Italian Idarica Gazzoni, available through Harbinger, Joe and Parrish's LA shop. The Oyster Bay Coffee Table is part of their line, and the sconces and stone ottoman are Colleen and Company, all from Harbinger.

The room's design was inspired by artist and fabric designer Alex K Mason, part of Ferrick Mason. A vintage chair from Mary Ann Lembo in Bridgehampton is upholstered in a Hugh St Clair fabric through Kathryn M. Ireland. The wonderful horse print is by Bob Taylor through Mecox Gardens. An acrylic and nickel drafting table was used as an updated easel for her work.

The space, they imagined, was for "woman of the house" was an artist and this was her haven....a place to work and relax in the country.

Photo by Antony Todd
Lisa Sternfeld created The Loft.

Photos by Peter Margonelli
Lisa Sternfeld founded her firm, LSID, in 2006 to focus on developing high-end residential and hospitality projects. After learning the trade working for Thomas O’Brien and Adam Tihany, she set out on her own. What sets her apart is her interest in hand made and designed items she uses, and the process of how things are made. She created a space she calls The Loft space. The artistic feel was created with a distressed wall treatment done by JJ Snyder Studio. The upholstered sofa and tailored raw burlap curtains appeal to her appreciation of craftsmanship.

A screen cordons off a seating nook.

She sourced lighting, accessories and artwork from Etos, Aero and Old Town Crossing. A soft blue wash of paint makes the walls ethereal.

She used an F.J. Hakimian rug, and John Boone, Aero and OId Town Crossing for furniture, and Lee Jofa and Clarence House fabrics for upholstery done by Jonas.

Christina Murphy of Christina Murphy Interiors had a big feature story with a lot of spring green schemes in the newest issue of House Beautiful, congratulations, it looks terrific!

She created an outdoor room with a sun porch. The area included a sofa and two chairs from Walter's Wickers, a coffee table from Old Town Crossing and end tables from one of my fave shops, Mecox Gardens. The lumbar pillow is made from a Romo fabric.

Antique children's chairs add character to the space. The mirror over the sofa is from Summer Hill and a Stark Carpet sisal border was painted by Christopher Rollinson with his Rollinson Hues custom paints.

Arden Stephenson and her firm Arden Interior Architecture and Design designed the master bedroom. Arden spent years with Cullman and Kravis and has a lovely take on tradition. She created a sunny yellow sanctuary and sits near Greek Key/Mamgo Wood Pillows from Gracious Home.

Two twin beds made up in custom linens from Julia B. with custom designed headboards together have been pushed together and are upholstered in a fun modern fabric Kamofleur Kollection from her sister's fantastic new showroom Studio Four NYC. Silver-leaf Quatrefoil Tables from Two World Arts are a charming detail.

A great turquoise painted hall chair sits beside a cerused oak console table from HB Home, a retail store and design firm that also created a room in the showhouse.

An antler chandelier from Linda Horn makes the eaved ceiling appear even higher. She designed a comfortable Vintage 40's Curved Sofa covered in a Scalamandre fabric filled with bold pillows and flanked by white end tables and a beautiful Florence Broadhurst Area Rug from Studio Four NYC.

A paper mache artichoke lamp from Stray Dog Designs sits on the matching linen wrapped end tables from Bungalow 5. Fun!

Patrik Lonn Design created a room inspired by the beach.

Patrik Lonn's theme was dry beach, creating a beachy atmosphere inside, with neutral tones. An antique low side table in ceramic with leaf inlay from Bernd Goeckler Antiques and a 1940s Vintage Kilm Rug from Hakamian with a painting by Johnnie Winona Ross from Jayne H. Baume Gallery.

A sculptural drift wood centerpiece and white coral accessories from L'Olivier sit near a Walnut Console from Roman Thomas. Great linear striped curtains running horizontally create a relaxed feeling in the space.

Metal Sculptures by Joel Perlman from Jayne H. Baume Gallery and Ellen Carey's Black and White Polaroid Pieces are hung above a Patrik Lonn - designed custom natural Walnut bookcases.

Photo by Peter Murdock
Bradley Stephens created a vast gameroom and bar area.

Photos by Nick Johnson
Bradley shared, "When we first visited our room in the Hamptons Showhouse, we were intrigued by the coffered ceiling, extensive trim detail, and recessed paneled columns that divide the space. Located in the basement, the space has no windows, so lighting was key to setting the loungy mood of my space." The generous floor plan includes a billiard table, an expansive bar, a game table, a lounge area, a wine cellar, and an adjacent octagonal room he calls "the archive". A cluster of vintage glass pendants from 145 Antiques hang over the pool table as a glittering focal point. Vintage Swedish area rugs are from Hakimian, and n the far wall.

He created a three-dimensional art piece incorporating a grid of vintage Charlotte Perriand sconces and a hand-carved antique frame from Sebastian and Barquet.

He lined the walls with gray oak cabinetry, filled the shelves with gold painted books and a collection of antique and modern decanters and barware from Thomas O'Brien and High Style Deco. "I envision the space as a library and tasting room for a client that collects rare vintage spirits. The "client" could lounge on one of the exquisitely detailed Bugatti side chairs, on loan from Sebastian and Barquet."

The tessellated coral game table from Lobel Modern is surrounded by sleek cane-backed promenade armchairs from Lorin Marsh.