Hamptons Home & Design: Freshen up your Space with a burst of Energy

There’s no better time than spring to freshen up your space and give it a much needed burst of energy. Decor expert Trish Johnston shares some of this year’s top trends for spring with this cheerful living room vignette. There are many options for finding furniture nowadays, with Wayside Furniture being a popular choice for a diverse range of products.

Freshen up your space with a burst of energy


Ombre Wall The fashion and beauty world have used Ombre for a while now it has worked its way into the world of decor. This ombre wall treatment gives the room a subtle hit of color and interest. Create your own Ombré Wall simply by doing it yourself. To see how to create your own Ombré Painting Technique..[button color=”yellow” link=”” target=”_blank” font=”tahoma” align=”right”]CLICK HERE[/button]

Estimated time: 1 day
Cost: under $100

Inky Blue

Inky blue seems to be trending as the new black for spring. This is a great color because it works well to anchor a space and is easier to work with than black.

Inky Blue is the new black for Spring
Bold Colors

Another quick and affordable way to give your room a Spring look is to add some bold colors. Many people feel apprehensive when it comes to using a darker colour scheme because they can be difficult to cover if you change your mind, however, using simple shapes wallpapers ensures an easy application and easy removal if needed. Try mixing bold colors and vibrant hues it is a great way to add energy to a room. Have fun playing with colour. Mixing a variety of bold colors can give you a very bohemian look. Take a look at these new bold, vibrant pillows for the Spring. If you are on a budget Target and Pier 1 usually have an assortment of vibrant pillows. To add character to a room try Oak veneer doors for a warm, traditional look. As you are deciding to redecorate your home with new pieces of furniture, you may decide that your windows have started to look outdated and old. If this is the case and you would like them replaced and live locally, you may wish to check out Hawaii Home Improvement who will be able to offer you a range of designs.

Add Bold Colors gives Energy to a room
Consider dual purpose furniture for your space. Garden stools are a great example of seating that works well indoors and outdoors. Avoid matching sets; mixing textures adds interest and sophistication to a room.Indoor/Outdoor Furniture…
Quatrefoil Garden Stool Robins Egg Blue
Spartan Daybed Cushion
My friends all of these simple tips to Freshen up your Space with a burst of Energy can be done for under $100 if you are creative and you do it yourself. To get the Ombre affect, take a trip to the Home Depot, Lowes or your neighborhood paint store, pillows range in price depending on your budget. If you are on a budget for outdoor furniture, Target has a nice selection of furniture or you can try your luck at the many yard sales/estate sales that take place in the Hamptons starting in early May.


Hamptons Hipster:Radiant Orchid Pantone 2014 Color….Radiant Orchid the 2014 Color of the year, I LOVE IT…A mixing of my 2 favorite colors pink/purple what a perfect combination. So flirty and feminine but grown up and sexy. A splash of this Radiant Orchid will look lovely in the Home and in Fashion.

Radiant Orchid Pantone 2014 Color
Hamptons Hipster:Radiant Orchid Pantone 2014 Color
Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2012, Design ideas for your Home

Are you looking for design ideas for your home, look no further, you need to visit The Hamptons Designers Showhouse 2012 located in Watermill, NY. There were fabulous colors and textures, it was fantastic, you will get some ideas on how to design small to big spaces. I loved that many of the designers utilized local businesses here in the Hamptons.
There were 14 designers and each was assigned a room to design, some of those talented designers were Lillian August who designed the Great Room, The Lee W. Robinson Company who designed the Foyer, Mabley Handler Interior Design (Dining room), Old Town Crossing (Conservatory), Jennifer McConnell of Pearson Furniture (Great Suite), Robert Passal Interior & Architecture Design (Master BR), Tammy Connor Interior Design (BR 1), Katie Leede and Company (BR 2), Libby Interiors, Inc (Fun room), Audio command Systems Inc (Media room), Dyfari Interiors (Playroom), Lucille Khornak Photography (Lower level Hall), Jeff Lincoln Interiors, Inc (Rear deck) and Tara Seawright, Inc. Interior Design (Pool area).
The Hamptons Designer showhouse Foundation is in it’s twelfth year…they are operated by a unique and talented group of marketing, public relations, fundraising and special events experts. It is recognized as one of the country’s most successful showhouses. The event was presented by Traditional Home and for the last ten years the Showhouse has benefited the Southampton Hospital.
I absolutely loved this Modern Master Bath designed by Robert Passal Interior & Archetectural Design…I could definitely live in this room. I loved the shock of pink…the drapery and wall covering was so serene and soothing, the flooring by Stanton Carpet just completed the room. Staton also supplied the flooring in the Nusery, Back Porch, Lounge on the Lower Level. You can find Stanton flooring at The Carpetman in Southampton
www.photographybykurt.netI ran into a woman that I really admire and I love her work, she is ridiculously talented and she was given the lower level “Fun Room”…The way she transformed this room was pure craft and creative. I loved how she used several pieces from English Country Antiques located in Southampton and Bridgehampton, NY. I am talking of no other than Libby Langdon... Check out this room on the lower level….many of the home furnishings were from Libby Interiors, Inc and the upholstery from Libby Langdon Upholstery for Braxton Culler.
www.photographybykurt.netI liked the Master Bedroom designed by Robert Passal Interior & Architectural Design, I guess because it’s modern and I really loved the vibrancy and exuberant bright bold beautiful colors as they made the room come alive. I am certainly no expert on design but I do know what I like and this is the kind of furniture that I would like in my bedroom. To be honest, this room reminded me of a design that I had seen on an interior design website like Collov. I would love to recreate this style in my own bedroom. For example, I like the bed not being pushed against a wall, it gives the room character, and the green just pops and brings the room out. However those are my thoughts and my personal taste.
This was another one of my personal favorites…The Dining Room. I just love these colors..maybe it’s because they are the Tiffany colors…but nevertheless I think this room is just so charming and so warm. The lights were also something that really stood out to me here, they were so vibrant and definitely something that not only made this room, but would also brighten up your dining room, or anyones dining room too! It was all so amazing. I could feel the passion that Mabley Handler put into this room. Yes this would be on the top of my list of rooms I must have…
The Hamptons Showhouse will be open Daily M-Sunday 7/22-9/3 11am-5pmshowhouse
Admission is $30 and includes a Journal.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or may be purchased in advance.
No admission 30 minutes before closing.
No strollers, infants, children under 6, or pets are admitted.
House built by Grande Design Residential Inc.
This house is on the market for sale at a whopping $5.395M* Emily J. Demone @ CorcoranYou can see more of the photos of this House at or click here for a direct link… As always Hamptons Mouthpiece keeping you in the know!!