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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 Brudgehampton, 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 halps 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 two gallery locations, Exhibition Penthouse in Manhattan and Exhibition the Barn in Bridgehampton, New York.

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Principal

  • Elena Frampton

Locations

  • 9 East 19th Street, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10003
  • 141 Maple Lane
    Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Featured Projects

Amagansett Dunes House

Comprehensive interior design for a new construction oceanfront house in the Amagansett Dunes. The design strategy sought to create a warm, textured, and sculptural interior to complement the bold modern 5,200 square foot home. Unique personalized details meet the client’s program while  in harmony with the dynamic and minimal architecture. The complex neutral palette expression was inspired by the landscape and responds to the client’s request for a visually calm oasis. The design explores elevated artful living beyond conventional Hamptons luxury with transformative spatial experiences through art, light and materiality. Collaboration with Consiglio Builders, Barnes Coy Architects, and LaGuardia Design Group.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Exhibition 2019

Exhibition is an experiential gallery inspiring visitors to enjoy an artful life. For our second summer, we partnered with R & Company and artist Elise Ferguson in creating an innovative 2019 show. Elena Frampton curated works from classics by Oscar Niemeyer and Poul Kjaerholm to contemporary artists Rogan Gregory and Dana Barnes.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Florida Estate

Living comfortably with art and beauty inside and outside at the renowned Bears Club. We moved our client from New York to Florida and created a personalized home through a surgical renovation of 17,000 square feet and a furnishings plan combining new selections with an inventory of vintage pieces from a previous Frampton Co-designed home.  The composition showcases mid-century and contemporary design in contrast to the Mediterranean architecture. Frampton Co curated the art collection inside the voluminous spaces and at the exterior grounds and terraces. Post-war and contemporary works are showcased alongside newly commissioned works. 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.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Bridgehampton Estate

Design vision for a beach house compound encompassing a substantial addition to the existing main house and two new structures including a pool house and carriage house. The design is a study in formal versus informal, classic versus modern, and an expression of meticulous millwork for a client who eschews drywall. Collaboration with Rimland Construction and landscape architect Perry Guillot.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Exhibition 2018

Exhibition features annual summer shows as an experiment in artful living. The inaugural Exhibition 2018 was a study in the duality of minimal versus maximal, while challenging the notion that a summer home must be white. Expanding on Elena Frampton’s modus operandi to explore new ways to engage with art, this tactile and sensual experience is far from a museum. Blurring the lines between art and design, Frampton has shaped the space through a radical wall treatment with layered art works, inventive sculptural furniture, and a lengthy and luxe floral and fringe F Co Collection sofa.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Waterfront Estate

Expansive Shinnecock Bay views are the focal point for our Southampton house design. In classic summer style, our deadline was expedited for a Memorial Day installation. The architectural renovation of the 6,500 square foot main house was simplified in favor of a timely cosmetic design. We streamlined existing moldings and trims, created a soft paint color palette and gauzy window treatments, and artfully furnished the interior and exterior. Our curation of a new art collection takes center stage, and we sourced art from Berlin to San Francisco and everywhere in between. The livable aesthetic provides a comfortable weekend home for our returning client, with a layered yet modern richness unexpected at the beach. We brought texture through fabrics and selected vintage furnishings with sculptural silhouettes. The art works paired with the client’s sense of adventure enabled us to create a uniquely flavored Hamptons house.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

The inaugural Showhouse in association with New York Cottages & Gardens and the Brooklyn Heights Association featured a temporary exhibition of our work along with 16 other designers in a classic New York brownstone. Our second floor study was 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. The figural furniture is a compilation of custom, vintage and one of a kind Frampton Co prototypes. We created a grouping of rugs to create texture underfoot and custom developed hand-dipped ombré fringe-lined draperies. The room design illustrates the studio’s modus operandi: integrate art with décor, create moments of surprise and levity, and inspire a fresh spirit into a classic space.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Sun Loft

Design and interior construction of a striking corner unit inside Selldorf Architects’ Bond Street building. The modern loft interior is in juxtaposition with the elegant landmarked NoHo neighborhood, with a watery lacquered ceiling reflecting the street-life below. A vibrant playfulness evocative of our client is carried throughout the apartment with rich hues, layered textures and pattern, and surprising sculptural forms. This where the furniture, millwork, and architectural details are in dialogue with the art.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

15 Hudson Yards

The model residence is a part of Related Companies designer suite, located within their new tower at the expansive Hudson Yards development. The program called for a design to illustrate Frampton Co’s modus operandi distilled into spaces balanced by striking city and river views. The curated space utilizes art as a focal point, sculptural furnishings, unabashed use of color and strategic pattern. The goal was to express a personal modern and eclectic way of living in today’s new construction.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Madison Avenue

This Upper East Side apartment re-defines pied-a-terre with its gracious 4,000 square feet of living space, all carefully orchestrated by Frampton Co. Designed for an international family with five children, the space had to be both inviting and familiar as well as sophisticated and tailored. It represents the client’s courage for bold statements and sensibility for daily life. The challenge was to navigate the demands of high style with the nuanced comforts sought by this large traveling family. Custom millwork was designed throughout to house – ranging from graphic, geometric bookshelves to playfully built in bunk-beds. A custom glass and steel door accents the main living space, a design that was developed hand in hand with the crafts people who made it. To finish the space, a wide range of furnishings were brought together – from a custom dining table, thoughtful lighting solutions, warm upholstery and carefully curated art pieces. This home represents the highest ideals of stylized yet approachable living.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Flatiron Loft

The Iacono commission marks a 10-year client collaboration through a series of projects for a young family in a Flatiron loft. Initial property scouting and spatial arrangement, updating bedrooms from nurseries, creating a playroom and library, and the most recent kitchen renovation. The 4,500 sq. ft. space is elegant in its palette and strikes a witty counterpoint with a diverse art collection. Meticulously selected furniture, from pedigree vintage to custom-tailored, arranged to create a sense of intimacy with comfort for daily living and a dramatic flair for entertaining.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Bond Street West

Comprehensive renovation to maximize the result of two separated apartments. Revised the layout to create generous proportions, increased the kitchen area and added a third bath. The building established loft-like conditions with tall ceilings and windows. Spaces are activated by an array of textures: leather paneling, walnut doors and millwork, specialty ceramic tile. The open kitchen maintains elegance with a copper-top island and soapstone backsplash. Stone slabs mix with teak and mosaic tile in the master bath. Personalized décor showcases vibrant art, menswear-inspired textiles, sculptural chandeliers, a classic billiard table and refurbished vintage furniture.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Larchmont House

Comprehensive renovation of a 1929 three story Georgian house, 4,900 sq ft with 8 bedrooms. Includes an extensive kitchen renovation maximizing function and style, preservation of original qualities, and a careful edit of more recent alterations.  Goals included emphasizing the indoor-outdoor relationship with added windows and juxtaposing the old and new with materials, fixtures, and art.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

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