Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Alexa Hampton: Her Father’s Daughter


The saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” certainly applies to the accomplished interior designer, artist, and lecturer Alexa Hampton, the daughter of the late design legend Mark Hampton.

In her recently published book The Language of Interior Design, Hampton highlights her classical aesthetic by showcasing a design style that follows her father’s footsteps. She embraces classic traditions with a touch of modern, which will always stand the test of time.
The tour that you get from reading this book takes you into the finest homes where you see Hampton’s approach in a thoughtful, clear, organized way--making sure that her clients get what they want.

What I love about the book, in addition to the exquisite interiors, is her portrayal of her projects with respect to every decision and every choice made, always keeping in mind the elements and principles of interior design as a guide.

The book starts and ends with a touching tribute to her father Mark Hampton and to his enormous influence on her life.

A mix of modern & traditional at a young family's apartment

Alexa's bedroom, the paintings are by Alexa (top) and by Mark Hampton (bottom)
Photo 1 courtesy of Hampton's website
Photo 2 photography by Amal for Picture of Elegance Blog
Photo 3,4 photography by Scott Frances
Photo 5 photography by Gianni Franchelluci

5 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

I love her work. She is a very talented lady. Her book is on my list.
Thank you for sharing.
Teresa

Edith Hope said...

Dear PoE, These interiors are certainly very stylish. I love the understated elegance and the subdued colour palettes with just flashes of dramatic colour.

Pigtown-Design said...

I got to meet Alexa at a book signing in NYC a few weeks ago!

Picture Of Elegance said...

Thank you for your comments. I had the pleasure of attending one of her lectures at the Washington design center. Her lecture and her passion for design were very captivating.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I put this book on my Wish List. What I love about Alexa is that she has managed to follow in her father's footsteps, but in her own shoes. Her classical aesthetic is always gorgeous, never the expected. Thanks so much for this post. Lidy

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