Designer of Choice: Alexa Hampton
Born into a famous decorating family (her late father was Mark Hampton), Alexa Hampton’s interiors are so timeless and tasteful you might think traditionalist was in her DNA. The New York-based designer embraces classic motifs in a way that’s surprising but never staid.
Color & Pattern:
Striking Red & Stylized Chinoiserie
Color: Farrow & Ball’s Blazer
Perfect for an Upper East Side dining room, this red has refined roots—it was named after the color of the blazers worn by the students at St. John’s College in Cambridge.
Ever since Louis XV embraced this stylistic motif, it’s been a favorite of traditionalists for its subtle exoticism and sophistication.