I mentioned a while back that I thought Mario Buatta deserved to have a book published about his life and work. I still do, and I think I need to add Mark Hampton to that list. Not only did Hampton have style in spades, but it seems as if he was quite knowledgeable and smart as a whip too. Why a book on Hampton has not yet been published is a mystery to me. Let us hope that someone remedies this situation soon! In the meantime, here is a Manhattan apartment decorated by Hampton that was published in HG, Sept. 1992. I think the look here is quite classic and comfortable, but I also know that this style of interior decoration has fallen out of favor a bit. Do you think we'll ever come back to this look??
I also might add that Hampton seemed like the type of designer who would have kept up with the times. Were he alive today, don't you wonder what his aesthetic would be like?
(Apologies for the not so crystal clear photos. Alas I'm having scanner issues.)