A Room We Love from the 1stdibs 50: Mark Hampton

Each week, we spotlight one of the notable talents from the roster of our most recent 1stdibs 50.
Sitting room by Alexa Hampton in New York
Photo by Steve Freihon

Mixing and matching with the confidence and nuance of the second-generation decorator that she is, Alexa Hampton finds the through line for this Manhattan sitting room not in a period or a style but in strong patterns and textures. “Though there are many things going on, nothing is competing,” she explains.

“The embroidered fabrics, tiger-velvet chairs and colorful gallery art are grounded by neutral glazed walls, classic wood antiques and an apple-matting carpet.” The composition of the room is also pleasingly balanced: a pair of barrel-back low chairs, an unmatched pair of high-back chairs, to sofa tables, twin lamps. Easy. Or, as Hampton sums it up, “This project is a not-so-vanilla-mille-feuille, with layers and layers of warm color and eclectic pattern.”


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