Alexa Hampton: The Language of Interior Design

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At an early age, Alexa Hampton learned the language of good design, the vocabulary to speak it, and the elements that define it. As the daughter of interior design legend Mark Hampton, she traveled the world by her father’s side, touring the great architectural landmarks and discovering beauty, training her eye.

Now one of America’s most influential designers herself, Alexa Hampton provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio.

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Overview

At an early age, Alexa Hampton learned the language of good design, the vocabulary to speak it, and the elements that define it. As the daughter of interior design legend Mark Hampton, she traveled the world by her father’s side, touring the great architectural landmarks and discovering beauty, training her eye.

Now one of America’s most influential designers herself, Alexa Hampton provides a tour of stunning residences from her own portfolio.

Eighteen classic spaces illustrate in rich detail the elements that govern cultivated design—contrast, proportion, color, and balance. Among the residences are a landmark 1912 McKim, Mead & White restoration on Fifth Avenue in New York City; an eclectic house by the sea layered in textures, patterns, and colors; a contemporary apartment distinguished by simple geometry and clean lines; and Hampton’s own apartment, filled with an exquisite collection of architectural elements.

Hampton also explains how she tailored each space to meet her clients’ needs while retaining a timeless aesthetic, and she provides design expertise on everything from fabric schemes to the particulars of paint. From a French neoclassical tour de force of architec-ture, artwork, and design to a Queen Anne summer cottage furnished to showcase the house’s graceful nineteenth-century dimensions, the spaces here speak the language of design—a language that, under Hampton’s tutelage, anyone can master.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307460530
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 291,336
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ALEXA HAMPTON, president of Mark Hampton, LLC, since 1998, has annually been listed in Architectural Digest and House Beautiful as one of the country’s top interior designers. She is also the designer of a growing stable of eponymous licensed products for the home, including furniture, fabrics, carpets, and lighting. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
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  • Posted November 13, 2010

    Marvelous

    When I purchased this I didn't realized Alexa Hampton was Mark Hampton's daughter - and I had just purchased "Mark Hampton, an American Decorator" a few week prior. I see exceptional taste runs in the family! While many of the rooms in her book are grand and obviously high-end, she speaks to the reader in a very down to earth manner, with no air of superiority noted. Her book is filled with many useful tips the novice home decorator can use and alter to his/her needs, such as mixing wood tones in the dining room (dark wood table with lighter or white chairs). Beautiful, and much better than the typical furniture showroom setup; shows just a wee bit of bravery works beautifully! One of my new favorite books!

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