Mark Hampton at Home in Southampton
Mark Hampton on the awning-covered terrace of his Southampton, Long Island home. Photo by Durston Saylor for Architectural Digest. The recent post about Lakeview House, Palm Beach mentioned that one of the former owners, Madame Balsan (Consuelo Vanderbilt) spent summers in Southampton, a village settled in 1640 on Long Island. Her estate Gardenside (also known as Cara Mia) on Ox Pasture Road featured a circa 1900 shingled house and several outbuildings. After Madame Balsan's death in 1964…
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An American Design Legend: Mark Hampton
The late decorator and artist Mark Hampton was among the New York’s elite interior designers whose influence will never be forgotten. Hampton’s philosophy in design was to follow the classics with an added touch of the modern. Mark Hampton came from a small town in Indiana. As a child, he was passionate about drawing, in particular drawing pictures of houses. He earned his masters degree from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. His education and talents helped him train with…
Picture of Elegance Blog
I came across an article in Victoria magazine that highlighted a line of intaglio jewelry called Extasia. This jewelry design was inspired by René Lalique, who used colored glass in fine jewelry. Extasia’s intaglio designs are based on old methods of creating pressed glass that originated in Bavaria, Germany. The timeless look of these pieces is very inspirational. It reflects cool and quiet elegance, which will always be in vogue. Photos courtesy of Victoria, photography Jim Bastardo