Alexa Hampton Book Signing
Alexa Hampton owns and operates her own interior design firm in New York City, Mark Hampton LLC. She also designs licensed products within the home furnishings category through her company Alexa Hampton Inc. Alexa Hampton is a graduate of Brown University. She did graduate work at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy and in New York City.
She cut her design teeth working with her late father, the legendary Mark Hampton, in the firm that he opened in 1976, both as an apprentice at a young age until later achieving the position of senior designer. After her father’s death, she took over Mark Hampton LLC and continues to own and run the business. In 2000, Alexa Hampton launched her first licensed product collection with a fabric line by Kravet. She now also designs lines for Hickory Chair, Visual Comfort and Stark Carpet.
In Hampton's book, Decorating in Detail, Alexa shares the development process for eight elegant homes in locations from New York City to New Orleans. Walking readers through each room, she describes how she and the homeowners chose all of the elements, from textures to fabrics to furniture. Sidebars on the best placement for lamps, outlets, and more (inspired by her popular Wall Street Journal "Where-to" column) and Sharpie drawings that show how she visualized the room's transformations help the reader build an unprecedented understanding of interior home design as a whole.
Alexa Hampton has had a steady stream of important projects and accolades including her designation from 2002 to the present as one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 of the world’s best interior designers and architects. Since 1999, Alexa Hampton has also been included in House Beautiful’s list of “America’s 100 Best Designers.” In 2002, Hampton was named one of New York’s “100 Best Architects and Designers” by New York Magazine. Interiors Magazine named Hampton one of eight “Female Leads” in the design industry, and she was named one of twelve “Fun, Fearless Females” by Cosmopolitan Magazine. Alexa Hampton was awarded the “American Spirit Award” by the American Folk Art Museum in January 2005 for her commission as the interior designer of the Trowbridge House, the official guest house of past presidents of the United States in Washington, DC. Hampton received an honorary doctorate in 2008 from Moore College of Art & Design and regularly lectures about design all throughout the country.
Hampton has served as senior design consultant for PBS TV’s This Old House. She was the show’s first and only regularly appearing female cast member. She was also a co-host on Find!, a PBS series, and she worked on a special magazine edition of Find! and contributed to their website. She continues to make various television appearances.