How to Decorate Your Home Like a Hamptons Celebrity

The Hamptons has its share of talented residents who create the awe and glamour at the beach, but many just want some down time in a place they call home. Here are some easy ways that you can update your home inspired by Beyonce, Jerry Seinfeld and Brooke Shields.


1. Seinfeld Outside

Jerry & Jessica Seinfeld love to relax in their East Hampton mansion that they purchased several years ago from Billy Joel. “When it came to decorating, I wanted to avoid any feeling of fussiness—Jerry and I are the least formal people” Jessica Seinfeld told In Style.2. Seinfeld Family Room

Their sunroom is referred to as “party central.”  Jessica said “We clear off the tables and put out plates of antipasti. Guests just sit on the floor and eat dip and cheese and crackers.”

A bead board ceiling, stone fireplace and blue and white striped fabric are typical Hamptons style and is an ideal look for any seaside space. Large plump pillows add an air of relaxation as does the charming window seat where guests can easily congregate together nibbling on simple goodies.

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3. Brooke Outside

Brooke Shields decorated her home herself. She loves to sift through wares in antique shops and flea markets and her personal style and warmth is reflected in her eclectic selections.

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Love the pops of pink and orange in the artwork, bergeres and large circle pillows. These accent colors can easily brighten a room that starts with a neutral colored background on the walls, sofa, rug and drapery.

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5C Brooke Shields Media Room

Charming and cozy, this inviting media room combines bead board and a weathered coffee table with transitional upholstery and color blocking.

5. Brooke MBR After

Serene and charming, Brooke’s nautical themed bedroom is carried out to the enth degree yet it doesn’t seem cutesy- just dreamy!

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6. Beyonce Outside

More like a playhouse than a home, Beyonce and Jay Z’s Hamptons estate has multiples of everything you could ever imagine- multiple living rooms, guest rooms, a media room with 5 TVs, a screening room, a bowling alley, indoor basketball court- but does it have love?

7. Beyonce LR

Having a theme for a room gives it focus and can get the ball rolling. This living room starts with a square as one theme- square coffered ceiling, square coffee tables with bottom openings for books or objects, square quilted ottomans – The huge red-orange sofa becomes the focal point in the midst of the dramatic black, tan and white backdrop.

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8. Beyonce BR

Periwinkle blue is calming for a bedroom and the crystal chandelier adds glamour to this stunning master bedroom.

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9. Beyonce Media Room

The bright orange accent wall and colorful pillows are easy ways to enhance any room. So are the 5 TVs!

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10. Beyonce Bowling

Once again orange appears as the accent color in the bowling alley of all bowling alleys! Sorry I don’t have any tips on how to actually afford the bowling alley!

Tobi Fairley: Bright, Bold & Tailored

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Tobi Fairley is all about color! She is as vivacious as her designs and is filled with boundless amounts of energy. We enjoyed interviewing her and getting further insights into her new Duralee textile collection which perfectly captures her spirit and design credo.

Barbara Karpf: How do you think being a southerner has influenced your aesthetic?

Tobi Fairley: It definitely gives you a respect for classic design details and traditional styling. We have some stunning stately homes throughout the South, many of which have been around for centuries, and they give us a lot of style cues. We also love color in the South – you’ll rarely see women dressed all in black here!

Barbara Karpf: What is your signature style?

Tobi Fairley: It’s definitely bright, bold, and tailored. I’m known for my work with color and pattern, in particular.


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Barbara Karpf: What color trends are influencing your work right now?

Tobi Fairley: You’ll definitely see blush and cobalt in a lot of my work right now, and I love yellow and black. I like to mix colors in new and different ways, mixing bolds with neutrals, too.

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Barbara Karpf: How do you mix patterns?

Tobi Fairley: There should be one pattern in a room that’s dominant – meaning that it takes a place of prominence. And then you can mix in other patterns of varying scales to support it. I will usually use 3-4 patterns per room, no more, and none of them will be the same scale. That’s important because you don’t want the patterns to fight for attention.

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Here is an example of Tobi mixes pattern.

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Barbara Karpf: How has your business background helped grow your company?

Tobi Fairley: Having an accounting degree, an MBA, and an interior design degree (yes, I went to school forever) gives me a more creative way of looking at the business world, and it also makes me keep business in mind when I’m designing. I want to be a good steward of my client’s money, for example, or I will pay attention to what really sells for my product designs. And of course it’s helped me create and grow a consulting business to help other creatives develop and grow their companies! That’s become such a big part of my own company that it’s about half of my business today!


12 Dazzling Rooms From The #OneRoomChallenge 2016

DecoratorsBest is a proud sponsor of The One Room Challenge and did these 12 designers make us proud! It’s a great feeling to see our products come to life and used in such creative spaces. From bright bold colors to edgy black and white with blues and neutrals in between, there are fabulous ideas for every taste and budget.

The One Room Challenge is the brain child of Linda of Calling it Home which inspires a group of carefully selected bloggers to  design and implement a complete room’s makeover in only six weeks. I’m sure the adrenaline rush and midnight bursts of energy contribute to the sparks of genius in these photos!



After many years of restrained decorating, vibrant colors are happily making a comeback.



Photos by: Christina Wedge

Channeling Lily Pulitzer for her pink and green family room, Paige Minear designed a warm and welcoming den that blended with her newly decorated kitchen for the Fall ORC.

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Mid-century meets sunny and blue. These uncharacteristic colors for this period give an edge to this light filled bedroom.

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Brightening her black and white kitchen with pops of red on her bamboo chairs “for a fun moment”, Naoimi Stein placed her Dash & Albert Rhapsody rug in her dining room.  “It bridges the gap perfectly between my kitchen and living room and adds a little warmth to this space.”

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Nicole Cohen did a makeover of her sister’s childhood bedroom. We love the bubblegum pink walls accented with black patterns to give it a very stylish look.

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At the opposite end of the spectrum is black & white which is used by our ORC participants in so many diverse and wonderful  ways.



Photos by:  Ashley Capp

‘It feels super good to be in’ wrote Christine Dovey about her newly renovated “grown up” bedroom.

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Laundry takes on a whole new meaning when doing this mundane chore in such a lavish laundry room! Congratulations to Sue De Chiara for focusing on this forgotten room.

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Craving storage space in her small home, Melanie Thompson first focused on cabinetry. Then the fun part- how to make the overly large and awkward tub area a space for her to luxuriate in.  She discovered  our terrific Schumacher Andromeda Charcoal fabric which pulled the entire room together.

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My favorite color combo for master bedrooms is blue and white. Serene and beautiful, it is timeless AND couples all seem to like it!



A major talent in the making, Kevin O’Gara juggled working on his first ORC project while finishing his high school ones! His father’s bedroom makeover is stunning- love the blue ceiling and chandelier as well as the creative way Kevin placed the bed against the window.

“The bold curtains were one of my biggest design risks in the room, but I’m so glad I took it! The curtain fabric is Futura by Robert Allen, found at a fabulous price at DecoratorsBest.”

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Kristin Jackson selected a client’s master bedroom renovation for her ORC project. The goal was a light and airy space. Her color palette and mixing of patterns and furniture styles definitely accomplished this.

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Photos by: Leslee Mitchell

This charming guest suite with an Asian flair is flooded with light. Meg Kelly said “Our little breakfast nook is the perfect spot for guests to escape with the New York Times and an espresso.”

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Grey and beige are easy to live with and appealing to a wide range of  tastes and styles. Whether you are a traditionalist, eclectic or modernist these colors will always work.



Struggling through one setback after another, Kris Jarrett managed to complete her master bedroom project on time! Inspired by the floral print on her pillow, she proceeded to follow in soft grey tones to create this calming bedroom.

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“Serene. Chic. Functional.” An apt description for this spacious master bath and walk-in closet, Cristin Priest warmed up this  area with two of our fun and fabulous Cole and Sons wallpapers.

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Thank you to our One Room Challenge design bloggers on their kind reviews or shout outs! We really appreciate it. Take a look at some of them below.

Design Manifest:

Thank you to DecoratorsBest for providing the beautiful fabrics that I turned into pillows.  I love the little repeat of leopard from the counter stools and the pop or red-orange in the ikat.

The Pink Clutch:

When I began to choose fabric for the room I immediately went to DecoratorsBest.  I absolutely love this company.  The customer service line is so helpful in helping me locate what I want.  

The Pink Clutch:

Oh, and when I changed my mind at the 11th hour for wallpaper they were so good to make the change and send me the new pattern.  No questions asked and nothing but “of course, its on the way”. Amazing products and incredible customer service!  #yesplease!!

With DecoratorsBest I achieved just that.  And every single time I needed to add more, I ordered it and a few days later it would show up.  I needed more samples?  No problem, here they came.  

Thou Swell: 

The bold curtains were one of my biggest design risks in the room, but I’m so glad I took it! The curtain fabric is Futura by Robert Allen, found at a fabulous price at DecoratorsBest.

The Zhush:

One of the nice things with Decorator’s Best, a direct to consumer site, is they tell you right up front if the papers in stock (or not)-thankfully it is!


Kips Bay 2016 Color Trend: Moody Blues

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The 2016 New York Kips Bay Designer Show House features luxurious living and quiet retreats from the bustling world. One major theme was gold accents- metallics, fabrics, wallpapers, to bring warmth and light to a room and blue was one of the predominant colors.


Known for their layered look and mixing old, new, humble and luxurious, this team designed the dark, moody lounge featured above for private time away from the hectic pace of New York living. “Multiple layers let you discover a room slowly” said Lance Scott, one of their principle designers. “We featured marine blue and gold tones from bronze to gold which add warmth to the space.”

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Opulent and serene describe the spacious master bedroom. Damasks, velvets and fur mix magnificently together. Draped Prussian blue silk draws attention to the luxurious half-tester canopy and bed setting.


“Always start with the floor” said Brian Sawyer. Inspired by an Italian Deco villa, this salon’s focal point is the custom designed terrazzo floor, asymmetrical to give an edge to this richly decorated space.


All Interior Images: Credit to Phillip Ennis, with the exception of Drake Anderson’s space, which should be credited to Marco Ricca.

6 Stunning Ways To Use Our Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper

Make your home unforgettable with Scalamandre’s uber-fantastic Zebra wallpaper. It’s now one of DecoratorsBest’s best sellers!


Fanciful Powder Rooms



 Make a bold statement with a safari theme.  Powder rooms and guest bathrooms are fanciful places to indulge your guests.

Running In The Wild

Sam Allen’s design for this guest room is enhanced with these brown zebras and pops of orange.

An Enchanting Nursery


This charming eclectic nursery is a special place for both young and old.

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

gray and white china cabinet with zebra pattern, Parker Kennedy Before and After: Furniture Facelift, April 2014
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Before and After: Furniture Facelift, April 2014

Use your leftover wallpaper to decorate a storage piece.

Photo Sources: DecoratorsBest, Vigliante Living, We Heart It, Interiors by Studio M, Houzz, Southern Living, Lonny

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3 Design Bloggers Plan Their #OneRoomChallenge With DecoratorsBest

The One Room Challenge™, currently in its tenth season, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. This year DecoratorsBest is beyond proud to be apart of this. Take a look at how these top tastemakers transform a room into a brand new refreshing space with our fabric and wallpaper.

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“The other fabrics are going to be dressing the bed, the most important area of the room. Bed Pillows will be made out of the Pyne Hollyhock Floral & the Indigo Betwixt Fabric. I will also be taking the white bed to a new level by adding in lots of textures & details… One of my tricks from being a Hotel Designer in my previous life. Every hotel wants a White Bed! You have to switch them up somehow.” – Kristin of Hunted Interior

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Thou Swell


“I knew I wanted to make a statement with a large swath of pattern in the room, but I wasn’t sure whether this pattern would be incorporated through fabric or wallpaper. I ended up choosing Robert Allen’s FUTURA FABRIC from DecoratorsBest that will be featured in two huge curtain panels.” – Kevin of Thou Swell

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“As for the look and feel, I had a good idea what I wanted from the start. We used a neutral wave pattern wallpaper by Cole and Son (available through ORC sponsor, DecoratorsBest) in our last closet and loved it so much I’m using it again. It has a wonderful calming effect that my husband loves and it’s a great starting point for the overall design.” – Cristin of Simplified Bee

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4 Eco-Friendly Rooms that will Enhance Your Home and Lifestyle

In celebration of Earth Day, we are featuring four LEED certified interior designers who have an in-depth understanding of the most current green principles and interior design practices. Their designs will surely spark your imagination and help you create an environmentally friendly home.


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The media room in this San Francisco home features a wool sectional and a pair of vintage Milo Baughman armchairs reupholstered in velvet.

Green Design Tip: Antiques are recycled treasures.
Let your spouse know just how environmentally conscious you are when buying THAT antique!

DecoratorsBest has a multitude of products made of sustainable & eco-friendly materials, including organic and mercerized cotton, wool and hemp.

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Photo by Jessica Helgerson Design

Once a public library in Portland, Oregon this building was remodeled into a unique home. Library shelving was added in many rooms to keep the spirit of the original structure.

Green  Design Tip: Restore Buildings
Instead of building a new home, save a building from destruction and restore it as your one of a kind home.

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Photo by Lynn Hoffman Design

A modern and clean look is warmed by the custom mohair chairs in this dining area. Mohair is sheared from the angora goat and this textile provides a unique, renewable and sustainable source of fiber.  Since it is very durable, it is an excellent choice for upholstery.

Green Design Tip: Stone floors
As a natural product, stone is inherently earth-friendly and has many environmentally friendly qualities: durability, ease of care and maintenance, recyclability, an enduring life-cycle plus quarry and manufacturing best practices.

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Photo by Blanche Garcia Designs

Soothing earth tones in eco-friendly fabrics like hemp, organic cotton and linen are layered to provide texture to this design. A punch of orange enlivens the space.

Green Design Tip:  Upholstered Cushions
Use natural latex cushions wrapped in organic wool for upholstery in order to eliminate chemicals.

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