Alexa Hampton, daughter of the influential interior designer Mark Hampton, is an old friend of mine. We met while I was studying architecture at RISD and she was attending nearby Brown University. I will never forget the summer day when Alexa typed up my first resume on the living room floor of her beautifully appointed apartment in Providence, Rhode Island. I was lucky enough to be able to see her recently when she came to my NYC apartment to celebrate this year’s September Decorating issue.
Now Alexa (a designer in her own right) is carrying on her father's incredible legacy. Her newest book, The Language of Interior Design highlights her work in 18 unique spaces.
Alexa understands that for something to be beautiful it has to be functional. I can not think of a better book for someone to read who is an interior designer or architect, a student of interior design, or someone who is just passionate about the subject.
It's obvious that Alexa is fluent in the language of interior design -- the colors she chooses, the architectural details she employs, and the balance and elegance of every room shows just how detailed and informed her work is. She retains a timeless aesthetic throughout every room she creates.
Take a look inside of her gorgeous masterpieces…
In addition to being an author, Alexa Hampton's products can be found at Visual Comfort (lighting), Kravet (fabric), Stark (carpet) and Hickory Chair (furniture) -- and these products can all be ordered online!