The Hampton Designer Showhouse is a celebration in creative design and a definite destination for anyone interested in seeing the best in interior design. A place where creativity overrides practicality, you are sure to see some over the top design ideas, incredibly unique furniture and decor items and of course, some things you will love and some things you may totally hate, but it’s all in good, expensive fun ;). The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse featured work by over 20 different designers but today I want to highlight a specific designer, the one who created the nursery in the house, Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey.
Tamara Kaye-Honey left her native Canada for New York City in 1996 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, she was hired as a clothing buyer for Bergdorf Goodman. In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles with her husband and one-year-old daughter, and so began her foray into interior design. Tamara is inspired by design and architecture from both the past and present. She customizes, re-works and reinvents pieces to create spaces that are fresh and playful, yet retain a timeless quality. In 2010 she opened House of Honey, a home decor shop and design studio as an ode to her signature style, “The New Vintage”.
Here is the initial concept sketch of the nursery design…
How amazing is this? The mix of patterns seems to really work as they all have a coordinating color and the gold and brass accents add a touch of glam to the already luxurious abode.
Brass butterfly on the ceiling? Why not!
The gorgeous nursery furniture was actually designed by Tamara as well for the contemporary children’s furniture company, Nurseryworks. The Uptown Collection playfully weaves classic inspirations with contemporary tastes. Bold, mirthful pieces draw visual inspiration from 15th century Britain, and are adeptly designed to keep up with your growing child. Swoon-worthy style for years. The Uptown Collection comes in two youthful and sophisticated cream/black lacquer combinations, both exquisitely elevated by high-contrast reveals and over-scaled brass hardware.
Here are a few more photos of the rest of the room. Enjoy!
So tell us, what do you think of this design?