DESIGN:redefined By Alexis Petras, Contributing Writer Mecox Gardens As a designer, one of my goals for my Hampton’s projects is to engage the landscape when designing and decorating a client’s home. The boundaries between the exterior and interior space should be minimal. It’s no surprise that my favorite source for achieving this goal is Mecox Gardens, where we both share a philosophy to create an overall balance between the indoor and outdoor living environments. With emporiums in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Dallas and Chicago, their flagship Southampton store has three acres of display gardens, indoor and outdoor rooms and a conservatory. Their Easthampton store also carries an extensive display of spectacular one-of-a kind antiques and the unusual re-editions, which Mecox is known for. The Barcelona chair, which retails for $1,350 and is one of Mecox’s most popular items, has a “worn” leather upholstery look to it. Mecox also has a limitless selection of antique smalls and wonderful mirrors framed in exotic woods and materials. Their collection of artwork, especially the massive Bob Tabor horse prints have received a lot of positive attention. He does limited editions, in a series of 18, which retail for $7000 each and are really spectacular. Mecox also has quite an extensive and substantial selection of outdoor furniture. I love the concrete tables that make outdoor living more of a lifestyle choice with an understated but relevant purpose. I cannot think of a more peaceful and timeless environment to spend those long, lazy summer afternoons in. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.