Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Holiday Season at Hound Hill Design

Wishing you all the most magical holiday! Now that the store has been decorated I am off to bake the cookies....

The holiday theme for the village of Southampton is white. Well, that is easy for me! The front display window of the store ready for the season. The winter white owl watches the activity in the courtyard in front of the store and out on the street...see some of my favorite ornaments on the little tree including the polar bear in front. Remember to click on any photo to enlarge to see details...

Close up shot of this pretty arrangement of greenery with my favorite dogs in the background.

I love these charming gilded quails so much I use them all year round at home.
The floral Bennison pillows are perfect to add a bit of red for a holiday theme.

Old peely cracked planter is perfect for this holiday display.

I like these burlap covered dining chairs mixed in with the elegant Limoge plates. And of course the mix of white with the dark oak dining table custom made in England. Overhead is a chalk white horn chandelier.

Nice vintage swan decoy with original horse shoe weight underneath.

My current favorite piece in the store: this large old wood mirror has a great texture on the frame. Nice heavy stone planter with the paper whites just starting to give off their heady fragrance. New natural selenite snow ball votives sparkle when lit.

This chair just arrived at the store. Very exciting to unpack something with the winning combination of good looking and comfortable.

Twigs and flowers have white and silver sparkle all over - so pretty!
Oooh... Santa just arrived. Oh, my mistake, just the FedEx guy with new merchandise!
Have to go back to work now.
Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday with your friends and family....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Ads

Summer 2010
July / 2010

August / 2010

August / 2010

Labor Day / 2010

This year for the first time we have advertised in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine with a 40,000+ circulation. I put many hours into styling and photographing the merchandise from our store and I am happy to say it worked! I would love to hear which is your favorite shot – and remember to click on any photo to enlarge.

Hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


A petite pretty lady showed up enexpectedly at my store and we started having a friendly conversation that led to her coming over the next day to my home.
Jacqueline de Montravel, the editor of Romantic Homes magazine, together with Jickie Torres put together this wonderful article about my home and store in their current issue. Needless to say, we are thrilled with the outcome!
Jacqueline travels coast to coast, most recently meeting with Brooke over at Velvet and Linen
for an upcoming article in Romantic Homes.
Have a look - Don't you think she has done a great job of combining all these photos into a cohesive collage focusing in on the brown, blue, and coral colors shown both at home and at the store? And please notice my beloved whippet, Tigger. She would not budge from her blankie heaven on the sofa even for Romantic Homes magazine!
Click on any photo to enlarge to see detail.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bedroom/ Before, After and a Contest!

Hound Hill Design starts a new project. After many years of a blue bedroom it was time for a much needed fresher look.

Interior design by Hound Hill Design.
Custom headboard, curtains, bedcover, pillows, furnishings and accessories all from Hound Hill Design custom department and our store. Please contact us for design consultation, product questions or to purchase @ 631.377.3165.

Remember to click on any photo to enlarge.

Ceiling fan and old vents are removed, and fresh coats of paint are put on. New dark wood wide planked floors would have been our first choice, but the wall to wall carpet had to stay.

Sketching the proposed headboard directly on the primed walls! We wanted to make sure the wonderful detailed curves and nailhead were going to show above the pillows.

A start for a new design scheme. As you will see, the room became much less busy than what is shown on this first board. The gorgeous, heavily textured hyacinth wallpaper was used in the hallway leading into the bedroom.

Completed new bedroom enveloped in cream linen making a much more serene, light feeling room. The side table will eventually be replaced when just the right piece comes along and a beautiful simple crystal chandelier is on its way.

Close up showing the rich color of the aubergine velvet European square pillows, the intricately patterned China Seas fabric used on the long pillow, and the lavender silk monogrammed boudoir pillow.

Again, showing you the bedroom before, and after completion of the project. Now, our contest question for all of you:


Analyze who this room was designed for - what personality would be happy here? If there are twenty or more comments coming in, the person closest to answering correctly wins something special shown in the room... so put your design minds to work!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Description: Hand Painted Rooster Motif Table - Wood Top/ Metal Base
Measures: 30"Diameter x 30"High
Design Ideas: Great in a kitchen area or as a side table
1 - In stock
Original Price: $1820.00
SALE through JAN 22: $500.00

Description: One Pair of Stationery Curtain Panels / Fabric: Brunschwig & Fils Linen
Design Ideas: Multi colored on off white background adds warmth to any room
1 - Pair in stock
Original Price: $1600.00
SALE through JAN 22: $900.00/ pair

Description: Wheat Sheath Chairs - Walnut Wood with Rush Seat
Measures: 18"Wide x 20.5"Deep x 38"High
Design Ideas: Small scale, very comfortable - ideal for kitchen or dining area or as an extra pull up chair.
4 - In stock
Original Price: $425.00
SALE through JAN 22: $250.00/ea
Please call us @ 631.377.3165 for additional information or to purchase.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


To start off the New Year in a nice way we thought here at Hound Hill Design we would start something new that perhaps you would all like. We will be offering every Monday a different favorite item from our store at a very special price for that week only. It only takes one or two unique pieces to give a whole new look to your room... so here is our first selection - hope you like it! Please give us a call for more information or to purchase.

Description: Beautiful oversized custom rectangular 100% linen pillow with matched pattern on both sides, self flange and zipper closure. Feather/down pillow stuffer included. Color: Grey and white
Measures: 36"Long x 22" High
Design Ideas: Use this as your center pillow on your sofa flanked by two square pillows for real impact or as part of a collection of pillows on your bed.

Original price: $360.00
SALE thru JAN 10: $185.00