Alexa Hampton, President and featured designer at Mark Hampton- a world famous design firm; has received accolades from the press and the interior design industry. She is also a trustee for the board of the New York School of Interior Design, a published author, a contributing columnist to the Wall Street Journal and was 1 of 3 interior designers who launched Gilt (fab flash site) Group's Home Design Boutique. Who would've guessed with so much recognition and accomplishments under her belt, she's only in her 40's!
Her work is classic, traditional and eclectic. Like her late father, Mark Hampton, Alexa has the rare ability to make classic design comfortable, and in the same token, make people comfortable with classic design (not always an easy task). She has successfully collaborated and designed furniture, fabrics, rugs, and lighting collections. The one I can really relate to is her furniture collection with Hickory Chair Furniture Co. I love the way she combined classic inspiration with modern sensitivities to comfort, scale and elegant personalized details. Alexa is one of my many design icons. Who's yours?