20 Questions for Alexa Hampton

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What are you most inspired by?  Travel, my clients, and fellow designers

Who are your style icons?  Hubert Givenchy and Bill Blass for their interiors; the young Lauren Bacall for how she wore clothes

If you weren’t a decorator, what would you be?  An artist or competitive napper

What’s your go-to hostess gift?  Good manners, lively conversation, and her favorite wine

 

Favorites

Movie interior?  The Ritz Hotel in Love in the Afternoon

Album?  Talking Book by Stevie Wonder

Museum?  The Louvre in Paris

Restaurant?  Le Bristol in Paris

Overseas shop?  Mallett in London for the wow factor

Flower?  Purple anemone

 

I believe there are four components of design that take a room beyond pretty or livable and make it extraordinary: contrast, proportion, color, and balance. To me, these essential elements represent hundreds of years of reasoned design choices that are critical to the way I approach space.

— Alexa Hampton

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Decorating

What paint colors are you obsessed with?  Right now, Farrow & Ball Light Blue, Donald Kaufman Taupe DKC16, and Benjamin Moore’s Middlebury Brown HC68

Do you have a decorating cheap thrill?  Throws

Are there any decorating tricks you swear by?  Colored, custom lampshades

One decorating technique you’d never use?  A double self-welt in upholstery

 

Resources

What’s your favorite fabric brand?  Kravet and Lee Jofa

Who makes the best bedding?  Leontine Linens

Who do you trust for lighting?  Visual Comfort and Marvin Alexander

Where do you go for amazing flowers?  Ariston Flowers in NYC

Who do you love for catering?  Glorious Food in NYC

Are there any local shops you adore?  Archivia Books and Mark Murray Fine Paintings in NYC

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4 Responses to “20 Questions for Alexa Hampton”

  1. Diane says:

    Get real.

  2. Wendy Bondo says:

    Oh, that dining room. And the second bedroom; The first one is not so much my taste, kinda looks like a few of the hotels I’ve stayed in. but the second one… yes.

  3. Nancy Whitehead says:

    Alexa is her fathers daughter…..She certainly has his talent…..Bravo, Alexa

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