What the Windows were Wearing at the Hamptons Designer Showhouse


I have to admit I am a window treatment snob, when I enter a room, my eye always goes right to the windows to see what they’re wearing. I can’t help taking mental notes of  a new detail or trend; oohhing and ahhing or tweaking a design here and there to fit my aesthetic. (Don’t we all?)  So, I was so happy to see treatments on most of the windows at this year’s Hamptons Designer Showhouse, though it was no surprise to see the style of choice was still stationery draperies on decorative rods.   Here is a roundup :

Master Bedroom designed by Robert Passal

Passal let the walls be the star with simple soft white sheers on white rods.Though I like drama at the window sometimes it need to be a supporting player.

Guest Suite by Jennifer McConnell for Pearson


Guest Suite by Jennifer McConnell for Pearson

McConnell used Pearson’s Tie Dye linen for the draperies that are spot on examples of two of today’s trends:  Pattern at the window and Blurry Prints

Patrick Lonn's Study


Horizontal stripes make this treatment and emphasize the room’s  equestrian theme.


Katie Leed's bedroom

Leeds mixed and matched stylings, colors and details and played with contrasts to create a “New Vintage” bedroom. Leeds used different trims on the cornice, shade valance and panel’s leading edge and colorblocking with a teal cornice and cream draperies over bamboo shades. Teal banding on shade edges finished the look.


Katie Leed's Bedroom




Nursery by Tamara Kaye-Honey

Nursery Draperies

Love the homage to Dorothy and out- of- the- box  choice of pattern and color, but wished the draperies were blackout lined for napping- especially with the crib at the window. ( I know Window Pros give a little cringe when they see that, but thank God she didn’t choose corded blinds !)


Master Bath


Master Bath by Mercedes Courland

Love the 50 Shades of Grey inspiration; just not quite sure about the treatment choice with the shower to the right( picture without shower doors) and tub underneath. Plus, sill length sheers?

Dining Room by Nancy Creek

Gorgeous in it’s simplicity, the black window frames make it! I have to get my clients to consider painting frames in a contrast.

Second Story Entry by Lee Robinson

Love these appliqued awnings and the play on outside coming in. Why can’t second story windows make a statement?

Conservatory off of kitchen by Old Town Crossings

Mini blinds seem dated? Yes or No?

Images via Quintessence , Tradtional Home, Nest, Suite Pieces

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