“When Michael Hampton and his husband, David Kantor, were looking for a home in Rockport, they had a vision of an old house with classic details and great architectural character. After looking at many homes that didn’t quite fit, Michael walked through the front door of his home-to-be and saw its architectural finesse, refined details, and captivating natural light, and he immediately knew he had found the place. All those things, and a stunning view of Rockport Harbor and the Goose River, just outside the back door…”
“Spectacular workmanship abounds in a venerable Dupont Circle townhouse. American walnut doors and cabinetry feature the species’ pale heartwood, formerly the bane (and detritus) of a woodworker’s studio. Decorative plaster applied in subtle layers brings an inner glow to every wall. And distinctive furnishings, woven like jewelry through the rooms, reflect the owners’ regard for the hand of the artist at work…”
“This historic cottage, a former blacksmith’s shop, is situated on a beautiful overlook on the Goose River right at the spot where it empties into Rockport Harbor. “It’s a stunning view, and what struck me about it when I first stepped into the house we now call home was the way it celebrates the beauty outside and also brings it within,” says designer Michael Hampton, who’s based in Washington, D.C….”
“When their landlord suddenly decided to sell the Logan Circle apartment they were renting a year and a half ago, designer Michael Hampton and his husband David Kantor had to find a move-in-ready place quickly. Fortuitously, a newly renovated floor-through in an 1885 Dupont Circle row house had just come on the market. The location, just three blocks from Hampton’s office, was perfect…”
“This weekend the eighth annual D.C. Design House benefitting the Children’s National Health System will open the doors of its latest digs: a modern farmhouse in the Virginia countryside. From a cool and collected master bedroom to a sophisticated and sunny kitchen, the range of interiors created by 24 design firms in the greater D.C. area is sure to inspire….”
“Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites. Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of industry professionals to discover their picks for the leaders in this innovative, ever-evolving community—as well as their votes of confidence in those just making their mark. We also ask area architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from audio/video and appliance showrooms to antiques dealers and art galleries. Following is a list of the complete survey results for 2015…”
“Michael Hampton is the principal of D.C.-based Michael Hampton Design, which specializes in residential projects on both the East and West Coasts. As a California native, Michael grew up appreciating the qualities of natural light and the outdoors, understanding their integral role in the mood of a space plavix medication. His designs marry this reverence for natural light and the spirit of the West Coast with the traditions and classicism of the East Coast, creating interiors with a uniquely relaxed yet refined and modern feel. Hampton is also an accomplished painter who specializes in architectural watercolors. His paintings have been featured in Elle Magazine and House Beautiful …”
“A West Coast native, Michael Hampton got his start in San Francisco but arrived in Washington six years ago to work as a senior designer for the renowned Thomas Pheasant. “It took my experience to a whole new level,” Hampton says appreciatively. After five years he felt ready to go out on his own, and so far he hasn’t looked back. “I love it,” he says. “I wish I’d done it sooner.” …”
• A console table defines the entry and seating area.
• The niche works as a more convenient place for the television.
• Grasscloth wall covering behind the television adds texture and contrast.
• The pedestal table and pendant light anchor the dining area.
• Track lighting emphasizes the brick wall and artwork.
• A sisal rug, cut to fit the space, makes the room feel larger and more finished.