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Chic at Work: Alexa Hampton

by habituallychic

05 . 01 . 13
Interior designer Alexa Hampton is someone who is as comfortable talking about Corinthian columns and classic architecture as she is RevitaLash and hair care, and that’s why I love her.  In an industry that sometimes takes itself too seriously, she is a breath of fresh air and one of the funniest people I know.  Alexa’s father was the legendary designer Mark Hampton and after his death she took over the firm that he founded in 1976. She’s also written books including a new one that will be out this November and is now designing a very chic collection for HSN.  I popped over to her office to chat about it recently and give you a peek at what to expect.  Alexa had a hand in all the designs including those that carry her signature Greek key motif and made sure it all feels as good as it looks.  The linens are going to be another great item for the summer rental season and beyond.  There are some pieces already available online or you can tune in to HSN on Thursday, May 2nd when Alexa is live on air.  Who knows, you might even get some beauty recommendations while you’re watching. 

The blue and white lines are perfect for this summer. 

Just a sampling of what’s in the collection that will eventually include furniture. 

Alexa waxing poetic about your new products. 

A headboard slip cover that fits the headboards in the collection. 

This is going to be a top seller I can already tell! 

I need these towels! The 6-piece Turkish Towel Set is only $49.95 too. 

I’ve never thought of red as a color to use in a bedroom but this collection is changing my mind with her 6 piece jacquard comforter set

Inspirational drawing for the Alexa Hampton for HSN collection. 

I told Alexa that I just want to come over once a week and look at all her books.  She doesn’t even need to be there but obviously it would be more fun if she was. 
She has duplicates of all her favorite books at home too. 

Tools of the trade. 

Love these plates!

I brought Alexa a copy of my book and she sat down to read it again. 

So jealous that she has a copy of The Givenchy Style! 

The rainy day view from her office.  Not too shabby. 


Another catalog I don’t own yet.  

Bill Blass was a dear family friend and one of Alexa’s drawings that she gave to him ended up in the auction as “drawing by unknown 20th-century artist” which she joked could not be truer. 

A drawing of Alexa’s father Mark Hampton. 
All photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic. 
I was not compensated in any way for this post. But I would totally take a set of towels as a thank you!

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  1. always chic May 1, 2013 | 8:01 pm

    Heather…great tour of Alexas office..I agree,the view is pretty nice..even on a rainy day.
    You cracked me up with the “Ill
    take the towels as a thank you”!
    Thanks for making my afternoon.

  2. Jill May 1, 2013 | 8:56 pm

    I saw her speak once at the Washington D.C. Design Center and met her briefly as she signed my copy of her book. She is a wonderful public speaker and the entire room was in love with her.

    She was warm and approachable and even allowed me to take her picture for my blog.

    Thanks for taking us inside her office! I don’t usually watch HSN but I will be looking for her pieces.

  3. parisbeekids May 1, 2013 | 11:19 pm

    Maybe you can get a set of towels as a contest gift too 😉 Thanks for the post, the Turkish towels would be perfect for our bathroom in the countryside. Now I’m going to need to figure out how to get them to France!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  4. Handpicked by Ron and Chris May 2, 2013 | 2:05 am

    Thanks for “bringing us along” to Alexa’s envy inspiring and beautiful office 🙂

  5. The Lost Muse May 2, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Gorgeous linens! And that white side chair with black leather upholstery in photo 20 is sheer perfection…I want it!!

  6. MJH Design Arts May 2, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Oh, I’m feeling much better! The creative nature of her office is warming my heart–I’ve been organizing this week…Great post on a super designer.

  7. Karen Albert May 2, 2013 | 2:54 pm

    I can see I would get along well with Alexa, Heather, her love of books how she sorts her creativity on projects. Great new home collection!

    Art by Karena

  8. BRASWELL May 2, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    She has always been a favorite designer + even more now. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  9. mamavalveeta03 May 2, 2013 | 9:24 pm

    Funny, but I’ve ALWAYS wanted a red bedroom. I guess it will be when I have my guest room for my grandbabies. I’ve got tear-sheets saved in a file of my favorite “red rooms.”

  10. currentlychic.com May 2, 2013 | 11:14 pm

    Just heard her speak at the Casino Club in Chicago this past Tuesday and I completely concur with your characterization of her. Alexa is a breath of fresh air! None of us expected her to be so funny and utterly charming. She told a story about selling her car to buy a chair. When her soon to be husband asked her in disbelief is she really sold her car for a chair, she said to him, “I am just so glad you are seeing this now before we are married because it’s only going to get worse!” She shared many other funny ditties. What a talented and fun lady.