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Frampton Co

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Regions Served

  • Chicago & Midwest
  • Los Angeles & S. CA
  • New York City & Mid-Atlantic
  • San Francisco & Bay Area
  • Southeast U.S.
  • Texas & Southwest

Frampton Co is an interior design studio and art advisory with an eye for the unexpected. Based in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York, the cross-disciplinary team specializes in environments that put art at the heart of their vision. The studio is led by Elena Frampton, who brings an innate empathy and understanding of what works to every project. This unique skill translates into highly-considered, personalized spaces, recognized for their ability to transcend style and medium.

Through its in-house art advisory service, Frampton Co helps clients deepen and discover the pleasure of collecting and living with art, drawing on its close relationships with artists and vast insider network to find the right works for the right spaces. The studio’s wholly-integrated vision for living comes to life at its gallery, Exhibition the Barn, in Bridgehampton, New York.

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Principal

  • Elena Frampton

Locations

  • 141 Maple Lane
    Bridgehampton, NY 11932
  • 31 Union Square W, #15E
    New York, NY 10003

Featured Projects

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Amagansett Dunes House

Facing the ocean just steps from the water, the owners of this new construction in the Amagansett Dunes wanted to create a visually calm oasis to complement its tranquil setting.

Responding to our surroundings, we sought to reflect the tones and textures of the outdoors within the 5,200-square-foot home. The design elevates artful living beyond conventional Hamptons luxury through art, light and materiality. We selected strong, minimalist artworks by Ted Kurahara and Michael Boyd, along with a three-dimensional wall sculpture by local artist Sydney Butchkes to bring form and texture to the home in a restrained way. A complex neutral color palette and a variety of ceramic works, from various objet to a handmade raku wall installation, complete the experience.

Completed in collaboration with Consiglio Builders, Barnes Coy Architects and LaGuardia Design Group.

AiA Long Island Archi Award Commendation for Outstanding Achievement in Residential Single Family in collaboration with Barnes Coy Architects.

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Central Park West Apartment

Located on Central Park West, this apartment was purchased by a young woman and first-time homeowner seeking a serene, sophisticated space as she embarked on a new chapter. When Elena first encountered the home, it was clear that the space required finessing to reach it’s true potential, and conceived an airy, ethereal vision of both quietude and strength.

In response to what was initially a conventional high-rise envelope, we reoriented the home’s shared spaces and improved the spatial experience. Open sight lines in combination with custom curvilinear elements, achieve a tailored result with smooth, sinuous flow between kitchen, living, and dining areas. Throughout the home, nature abounds in form and motif – but it’s the living area with a custom, hand-painted mural wrapping the space in a soft, grayscale forest that elevates the home to a true work of art.

The client, a new collector, brought an eagerness and interest in art to the process. We selected works by contemporary artists Terry Evans, Laura Fayer, and James Clar that would elevate the spirit of simplicity and beauty within the home, while bringing a well-rounded, multimedia approach to the burgeoning collection.

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Bridgehampton Estate

When a long-term repeat client purchased this Hamptons beach house compound, he brought his vast art collection with him. We helped him to rethink the artwork and bring it new energy by installing it in a way that encouraged interaction both with the space, and between the works themselves.

The vast estate, which encompassed a substantial addition to the existing main house and two new structures including a pool house and carriage house, required extensive construction work that eschewed drywall in favor of a more comfortable, rustic look. We also created meticulous millwork and an interior design which plays at the intersection of formal and informal, classic and modern.

Completed in collaboration with Rimland Construction and landscape architect Perry Guillot.

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UES Prewar Duplex

Located within the landmarked Studio Building on the Upper East Side, this duplex apartment was purchased by clients with an appreciation for the historically significant architecture. Our renovation and interior design focused on reimagining the classic spirit of the space, simultaneously softening and amping up the drama with youthful energy and artistic exuberance.

The centerpiece of the home is the double-height grand salon. We emphasized the volume of the space with the addition of a chandelier and mirrors flanking the fireplace, while creating a sense of livability and containment by reducing the number of openings. A custom-designed banquette sofa anchors the room, surrounded by vignettes that reflect the clients’ sensitive regard for vintage pieces and mid-century design. In the adjoining living spaces, we favored saturated color and pattern for more intimate, jewel box experiences.

Project in collaboration with architect Jeffrey Hall.

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Waterfront Estate

Working to an expedited deadline for a repeat client, we simplified the architectural renovation of the 6,500-square-foot main house in favor of a timely cosmetic design. With expansive views across Shinnecock Bay as our focal point, we streamlined existing moldings and trims, created a soft color palette and installed gauzy window treatments to reflect the expansive estate’s dreamy setting.

We built the art program for this property around the client’s interest in Abstract Expressionism. In addition to paintings by prominent 20th-century artists including Michael Goldberg, Friedel Dzubas, and Miriam Schapiro, we introduced vibrant, contemporary works by the likes of Matti Braun, the Campana Brothers and Merete Rasmussen to interact with the rest of the space. All together, they bring a layered and modern richness that is unexpected from its Hamptons setting.

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Florida Estate

Situated at the renowned Bear’s Club estate in Jupiter, Florida, this 17,000-square-foot property was purchased by a repeat client wanting to move south from New York. Through a surgical renovation of the new site and a furnishings plan combining new selections with an inventory of vintage pieces from the previous Frampton Co-designed property, we created a personalized home for living comfortably surrounded by art, both indoors and outdoors. The result is a striking yet utterly livable showcase of mid-century and contemporary design, nestled within its Mediterranean architectural context.

Across the voluminous interior spaces and the sprawling exterior grounds and terraces, we installed 85 post-war and contemporary works alongside newly commissioned pieces. Select artists represented in the collection include Joe Overstreet, Miriam Schapiro, Ray Parker, Kikuo Saito, Kyle Morris, Howard Kanovitz, Michael Boyd, Jorge Fick, Sidney Geist, Mia Fonssagrives Solow, Elise Ferguson, Douglas Denniston and Sydney Butchkes.

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Gramercy Townhouse

Frampton Co created a highly personalized, boldly feminine interior for a rebellious, romantic spirit. Our renovation of the property – an 1848 townhouse in Gramercy Park and the client’s childhood home – sensitively married original classic elements with a past renovation’s sleek architecture, all while bringing cohesion and new vision to the space.

With a complex and fashion-forward palette, we layered ornamentation, glamour, and femininity into the design. Dismantling any sense of rigid formality, we balanced the traditional with playful elements, installing a metallic wallcovering alongside original wood staircases, and multi-hued cocktail lounge chairs for an unexpectedly laid-back dining room.

Custom-commissioned works of art and design offer moments of surprise and reflect the homeowner’s personality: from dramatic, floor-to-ceiling sequin-embroidered drapes; to an Ini Archibong-designed chandelier composed of gleaming, multi-colored glass pendants; and a diptych by Kelly Reemtsen.

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Brooklyn Townhouse

Built in 1853, this rare wood-framed townhouse in the Fort Greene historic district was purchased by repeat clients as a new home for their young family. Our design strategy focused on preserving its good bones and accepting its quirky elements, complementing them with select modern interventions.

The clients’ personalities are expressed through custom millwork and metalwork, an array of color and contrast studies, menswear- inspired textiles and bird and floral prints that blur masculine and feminine notions and provide the ideal context for the vintage furnishings purchased over time.

Architectural additions consist of a new kitchen, new bathrooms, central air conditioning and a skylight that floods the stairwell with natural light. Tying everything together is the artwork, which includes a Robert Youngerman diptych, a large-scale Andrew Moore photograph, and a Robert Moreland graphic shaped canvas, juxtaposed with re-framed flea market finds.

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Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

As part of the inaugural Showhouse in association with New York Cottages & Gardens and the Brooklyn Heights Association, we were invited to design a temporary interior in a classic New York brownstone, along with 16 other designers.

The second-floor study embodies our vision of integrating art with decor and create moments of surprise throughout. With a focus on mixing mediums and harmonizing multiple artworks within one room, we brought together a large shaped canvas and paper collages by Sydney Butchkes, works on paper by Michael Boyd and a color field painting by Kyle Morris.

Inspired by the canopy of trees lining the block, the room is wrapped in a custom colorway of Flavor Paper’s Wild Thing pattern and antique mirror panels. We developed custom hand- dipped ombré fringe-lined draperies to soften the mood, while a grouping of rugs creates texture underfoot. The arrangement of custom and vintage furniture, as well as designs from our F Collection, bring fresh spirit into a classic context.

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The Leyton

With a highly visible location off 63rd street, this high-rise development artfully nods to its landmark neighbors. We created comfortably and luxuriously layered interiors for the building’s collection of 38 full-floor residences. Working across a diversity of spaces, we responded to the unique architectural features of individual units, highlighting grand double-height spaces, and sweeping park and city views.

Across all units, a sense of tailored refinement is enriched with contrast and charismatic moments of discovery. An emphasis on volume and organic materials provide a serene canvas for everyday life, with wide-plank oak flooring, custom millwork, and neutral color palettes throughout. We introduced elements of surprise in a measured way, balancing simplicity and gracious volume with subtly patterned finishes, sculptural lighting, and dramatic, double height stone fireplace surround.

For the penthouse model unit, Frampton Co applied a full interior design strategy. We focused on enhancing the interior with rounded, exploratory forms for smooth visual and physical flow, and engaging the gracious proportions with strategic lighting and art placement. Layering in color and texture, we employed a suite of exclusive paint colors, bespoke floor-to-ceiling wall covering, and patterned fabric and wallpaper selections.

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Sun Loft

Integrating art, design and construction from the off, this modern loft belonging to a repeat client occupies a corner unit inside the Annabelle Selldorf–designed building on Bond Street. A vibrant playfulness is carried throughout the apartment to reflect the owner’s lust for life, expressed through rich hues, layered patterns and textures, and surprising sculptural forms.

Subtle details, such as the brass trim on the kitchen cabinets and the leather seam on wool-upholstered bedroom walls, neutralize the more adventurous additions and root them in reality. The ceiling is lacquered to complement the wall-to-wall windows and reflect the bustling street life below.

The art selection for this home focused on boldness and precision. The Tomás Saraceno sculpture at the corner window was custom commissioned to be experienced from inside as well as out, interacting with the architecture in a specifically exhibitionist way. Other works by Tarik Kiswanson, Matthew Stone and Banksy add dynamism throughout.

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Madison Avenue

Spanning 4,000 square feet, this Upper East Side apartment is home to a jet-setting international family of seven who sought to create a highly stylized yet comfortable and familiar pied-a-terre.

The design represents the client’s courage for bold statements and sensibility for daily life. Featuring custom millwork and bespoke furnishings throughout, from graphic, geometric bookshelves to built-in bunk beds, a glass and steel door developed hand in hand with the craftspeople who made it, and a custom lacquered dining table with gloss stripes, the result is a sophisticated and tailored space that is equally approachable.

The art program in this dynamic family home is a celebration of female artists. Torched paper by Cornelia Parker, a powerful geometric diptych by Clare Rojas and photography by Lisa Kereszi live alongside the family, adding to the abundance of creativity at the heart of their home.

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15 Hudson Yards

As part of the expansive Hudson Yards development, Frampton Co was invited by Related Companies to design a model residential suite within the firm’s new tower. With the goal of expressing a personal, modern and eclectic way of living in the new construction, the curated space utilizes art as a focal point to balance the striking city and river views. A smoke photograph by Irby Pace features prominently in the living room, its visual impact maximized by the design decision to layer the work with wallpaper; an unconventional choice. Strategic use of pattern and an unabashed use of color distills the design to its essence.

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Flatiron Loft

Marking a 10-year collaboration with the client and their growing family, this project turned a 4,500-square-foot Flatiron loft into a comfortable home for the family and its art collection. After initial property scouting and spatial arrangement, we updated nurseries into bedrooms, created a playroom and a library, and completed an extensive kitchen renovation. Meticulously-selected furniture includes pedigree vintage and custom-tailored pieces in intimate arrangements that stand up to the task of entertaining guests, while providing the whole family with a comfortable space to hang out in on a daily basis.

In response to the loft’s vast space and abundance of light, we selected large-scale, powerful works that wouldn’t get lost. A photograph by Joseph LaPiana stands out above the fireplace, while a graphic, site-specific mural frames the space and creates a sense of containment. Works by emerging artists are shown together as a salon-style wall in the entry.

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Larchmont House

This thorough renovation of a 1929 upstate Georgian house included extensive work on the kitchen to maximize its function and style. Across 4,900 square feet, including 8 bedrooms, we worked to preserve the building’s original qualities while introducing select modern alterations to increase livability. The relationship between the indoors and outdoors was crucial to achieving our aim, which included the addition of windows and a careful edit of contemporary materials, fixtures and art that reveals itself in the details.

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Exhibition The Barn

A stone’s throw from the ocean, Exhibition The Barn is situated in the serene hamlet of Bridgehampton in Long Island, New York. Through high-profile curatorial partnerships and immersive exhibitions, the gallery brings a modern and engaging contribution to the east end’s artistic heritage.

Driven by a constant search for innovative work to display in equally innovative ways, the gallery program operates without constraint; featuring a variety of media from both established and emerging artists, alongside our own F Collection black label furniture pieces.

Curated by Elena Frampton, The Barn manifests our vision of artful living and helps you experience art in new ways. It’s here that you truly get a sense of the ideas and sensations that fuel our practice as interior designers and art advisors.

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