This year Linden House is the site of the Traditional Home 2017 Hampton Designer Showhouse. Designer Ken Gemes has featured my Choros Chandelier from Visual Comfort as the centerpiece of the Entry, Stair Hall, and Gallery.
I recently talked to Ken and asked him about the inspiration for his beautiful room.
“I have always loved the light in the Hamptons, and nowhere are there more spectacular beaches. The watercolors of the sea are varied and beautiful and I wanted the Entry to reflect that. We had a diptych of blues and deep teals created by Zoe Bios, which looks like ocean colors. The 7’-tall panels flank the Dining Room entrance and set the tone for the space.”
“The most challenging part of the Entry was to find a chandelier that was of large scale, but not overwhelming, to draw your eye to the hallway above. Barry Goralnick‘s Choros Chandelier, with its aged iron and brass accents, was the perfect choice.”
“Some of the key elements are: a round center hall table in a gloss white finish, and X-base stools in a blue/teal herringbone fabric by Highland House. A fabric from Zak & Fox in tonal blues, reminiscent of water, was used as upholstery on a tufted settee from Erinn V. The graphic geometric carpet in marine blue and ivory provides the perfect link to the Gallery hallway. Art was the thread that leads you through the house. An mix of photography, paintings, textural works, and mixed media pieces were grouped in vignettes to give each area its own personality.”
Ken Gemes started his firm in 1999, after years in the Fashion Industry. He has a less-is-more approach to design; cognizant of the daily demands of the modern family, Gemes’
design aesthetic focuses on creating environments that are at once elegant and inviting. He is well known for his sense of color, developed in his years in fashion, and commonly uses soft tones that are soothing and welcoming.
Fee Fi Faux, Inc.
New Growth Designs
Osborne & Little
Van Cleve Collection
Wendover Art Group
Zak & Fox
Zoe Bios Creative