Alexa Hampton’s New York Apartment

Yesterday, I stumbled upon the image above of Alexa Hampton‘s Manhattan apartment and gushed to Simon, “this is my dream bedroom!” It’s no surprise, that the interior designer’s home is the envy of maximalist’s everywhere. I love Alexa’s traditional decorating style paired with her fearless use of color (the plum walls in the bedroom are so good). Below, explore more images of Alexa’s apartment and find my suggestions for channeling a similar look in your own home.

How to channel Alexa’s bold, traditional style:

Roman Bust Statue

Parthenon Pedestal

Velvet Tiger Pillow

Marble Dipped Ceramic Vase

Scalloped Placemat

Large Seagrass Basket

Lambay Table Lamp

Constance by Bernardaud Dinnerware

Hagia Sophia Architectural Drawing

Purple Suzani Pillow

Swing Arm Sconce

Greek Key Bone Inlay Wall Mirror

Wingback Arm Chair

Amethyst Goblet

Architectural Diptych

Penshell Obelisk

Purple Velvet Ikat Pillow

(photography by Steve Freihon and Brittany Ambridge)

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Monogrammed Linen Cocktail Napkin

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