With the Hamptons’ social season in full swing, there’s no better time to visit all of the designer showhouses that have been popping up along Long Island’s East End. Dozens of the country’s top interior designers have been selected to participate in the showhouses, which provide endless inspiration for design enthusiasts and professionals alike. If you find yourself in the Hamptons between now and Labor Day, take a break from the beach and tour these magnificent homes.

Holiday House Hamptons Presented by HC&G, Water Mill, NY
Through September 4, 2016

The Holiday House Hamptons.

The Holiday House was founded in 2008 by Iris Dankner—an interior designer and ardent supporter of breast cancer research, who felt that there was a lack of high-profile design events in the New York City area benefitting women’s issues. The Holiday House Hamptons, a spin-off of its Manhattan counterpart, supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is meant to highlight the special moments in life that have inspired each participating designer.

Foyer by Maddux Creative.
Kitchen/Living Area by West Chin Architects.
Dining Room by Kara Mann.
Bedroom by Melanie Roy. Photography by Anastassios Mentis.

Now in its third year, the Holiday House Hamptons has transformed a modern, 13,000-square-foot estate in Water Mill. Nestled on two acres in Mecox Bay, the $18-million home features stunning water views and ample outdoor living space. Dankner and Kendell Cronstrom, the Editor & Chief of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, hand-picked the twenty designers—both established and emerging—who have revamped each space in the house using striking modern and contemporary furniture, decorative objects, and fine art, including works by Alex Katz and Andy Warhol. Participating designers include 2Michaels, Kara Mann, and Wesley Moon, Inc. The showhouse is chaired by celebrated interior designers Thom Filicia, Robert Stilin, and Vicente Wolf. Click here for more information.

The Coastal Living Hamptons Showhouse, Bridgehampton, NY
Through September 4, 2016

The Coastal Living Showhouse. Photography courtesy of Lindsey Stone/Coastal Living.

Coastal Living, which has been organizing showhouses across the country for years, made its Hamptons debut in June with a purpose-built home designed by the Long Island-based architecture firm, Fred Throo Architects. Local designer Meg Braff oversaw all of the 6,800-square-foot home’s interiors. The showhouse, which is awash in traditional architectural details, spotlights the best of today’s coastal design and decor.

The Coastal Living Showhouse. Photography courtesy of Lindsey Stone/Coastal Living.
The Coastal Living Showhouse. Photography courtesy of Lindsey Stone/Coastal Living.

Braff, who has worked on projects in a number of seaside locales, including Palm Beach, Bermuda, and Jamaica, put a fresh spin on the interiors, opting for natural materials, modern forms, and bursts of bright colors that echo the showhouse’s exquisite surroundings. The result is a refined yet relaxed beach home that speaks to Bridgehampton’s effortlessly elegant appeal. The showhouse is currently for sale and will be featured in the September issue of Coastal Living.  Click here for more information.        

Hampton Designer Showhouse, Sag Harbor, NY
July 24-September 5, 2016

A rendering of the Hampton Designer Showhouse.

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home magazine, will open with a Gala Preview Party on Saturday, July 23. The Hamptons mainstay, which is in its sixteenth year, is helmed by an inimitable team of designers—Mario Buatta is the Honorary Showhouse Chairman, while Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton serve as the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen.

This year’s showhouse, a traditional Shingle Style abode, will feature twenty-five top interior designers and decorative artists, including McGrath II, Melanie Turner Interiors, Dodson Interiors, and Michael del Piero. The showhouse will benefit the Southampton Hospital. Click here for more information and stay tuned to InCollect for a peek inside the Hampton Designer Showhouse once it opens to the public.