Wednesday, October 14, 2009

She Has Plans for You

Alexa Hampton, president of Mark Hampton LLC and designer of rooms like this (above and below)

furniture like this

lamps like this

and rugs like this

can currently be seen, and read, on the website of Williams-Sonoma Home. Their Designer Series, under the Design Center heading, features interviews with interior designers and style experts who offer practical tips and guidance to home decorators. In her piece, Ms. Hampton gives us tried and true, smart and sensible advice about planning and furnishing a room. Read it here—

Once you've absorbed all that Ms. Hampton has to say, you might also want to see what others in the series have contributed. Tastemaker Carolyne Roehm talks about fabrics and color (of course color!) and design blogger extraordinaire Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic chats about the details and key elements that make a room work. And as long as you're already in the Design Center, take a look at the glossary of decor terms and play around with the upholstery design tools.

In her feature, Alexa Hampton says her favorite Williams-Sonoma piece is the Mark Desk (above). Chosen, she says, for its classic styling and the architectural feel of its stretcher base and column legs, this beautiful desk was actually designed by Alexa, manufactured by Hickory Chair, and named for her design legend father, the late Mark Hampton.

And because this is my blog, here's my favorite: the very feminine Carlyle Chair looking chic in ivory leather.

One more time, CLICK HERE to read Alexa Hampton on Creating a Furniture Plan at Williams-Sonoma Home.

Interior photos and Alexa Hampton portrait via Architectural Digest
Alexa Hampton furniture via Hickory Chair
Alexa Hampton lighting via Visual Comfort
Alexa Hampton rug via Stark Carpet
Williams-Sonoma furniture via


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The William Morris paper in the top photo covers the walls in my bathroom!!

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh that is wonderful work, so elegant

Melanie said...

Love! That is all I have to say about every one of those pictures. Wow, is it all beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the chair! Love it...
pk @ Room Remix

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! Now this is gorgeous!...Debbie

Struggler said...

Funny; the first room reminds me of pea soup but I like the other two very much.
I will check out the article!

Sarah said...

Hi, Tracy! Sorry, I'm just coming over now from PK's Mood Board Monday party. Thanks so much for stopping to check out my mood board and for your sweet comments. I love yours! I would say you hit a home run for your first time going digital:) I like how you gave yourself an imaginary client, this seems a lot harder than me just picking whatever I like for me, so even more props to you. And you managed to incorporate both inspiration fabrics in a sophisticated yet fun space. I really like the pops of raspberry (and that bird pillow). I would loved to have had a room this chic right after school:) Great to meet you!

Janet said...

ooo, that white chair is beautiful.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That dining room is lovely!