Cedar Knolls Designer Show Home

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If Daisy and Jay were here today:

“The parties were bigger, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the models were looser, and the ban on alcohol had backfired.” – The Great Gatsby


The elite society of the 1920’s could not have been louder, more extravagant, more excessive. Although this lifestyle was a flashy reality for Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, it was not a dream. Their dream instead, was this comfortable yet elegant room in The Cedar Knoll Mansion of Laurel Hollow, where they could create their own paradise and start a family.


Using Daisy’s natural beauty and charming dynamism as a muse, Gatsby created this room incorporating elements of art nouveau. After first choosing a Greek key pattern rug from Starks’ Nairamat collection, complimentary fabrics were chosen created by Clarke & Clarke and Duralee. To Gatsby, the gray and lavender palette represents illuminating relief from a chaotic world, while the balance of wood and woven textures symbolizes an inner harmony that has finally been achieved by the couple.


Now, for Jay and Daisy: the parties are only for birthdays, the shows are for private performances put on by their children, the building is cozy, the only models are Jay’s toy boats, and the ban on alcohol is still ineffective. So old sport welcome to the one, the only, the Great Gatsby’s room of simplistic, romantic devotion to his one, his only – Daisy. 


This painting is titled  “To where I Go” I paint in many shades of blue, but I mostly use periwinkle. I have tubes and tubes of this color and I can’t seem to put it aside. I am sitting in my studio looking around me and realizing as I write this….

To Where I Go

that it is some what of an obsession of mine! So there may very well be a deeper meaning to why I titled this”To Where I go” but I actually think it’s just about the color that I go to! Periwinkle!

The 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse: Come See My Artwork In Kate Singer’s Room!


This year’s Showhouse is located at:
80 Flying Point Road, Water Mill, NY [map]

Open Daily Monday to Sunday
Sunday, July 22 to Monday, September 3, Labor Day
11AM to 5PM


  • Admission is $30 and includes a Journal.
  • Tickets may be purchased at the door or may be purchased in advance.
  • No admission 30 minutes before closing.
  • No strollers, infants, children under 6, or pets are admitted.
  • House built by Grande Design Residential Inc.

From the East: Take Route 27 West and make a left at the intersection at County Road 39 in Southampton on to Flying Point Road. The house is the first one on the left. [map]

From the West: Take the Long Island Expressway to exit 70. Use exit road onto Sunrise Highway; it becomes County Road 39 in Southampton. At the intersection, continue straight and the street will become Flying Point Road. Continue to 80 Flying Point Road. [map]

By Hampton Jitney: Frequent Daily Buses run to and from Southampton. For bus reservations and NYC pick-up locations: call: (800) 936-0440 or (631) 283-4600.



I Am Thinking Orange and Blue

I have been super inspired and can’t wait to get to the studio …. oh how I love these productive swings!

Combining my Artwork with Design and Decor!


I have been told many times by most of the lovely guests that enter my home,  that I should be doing ALL of this for a fee! I am now happily pursuing this idea! I would never quit painting, and I think the fear of confusing the patrons of my work (paintings) has kept me from telling everyone that this is the direction I am taking. I think it is completely possible now to combine all of my talents under the “Interior Design, Decorator” Umbrella. I Love decorating.

Gretchen’s Tweets

  • I chose it for a piece of Art that is going in a room with a black and white story. There are black https://t.co/JM2p0YOKsa
    about 2 years ago
  • It is sophisticated! I'd like to see it in more natural brown stain too. https://t.co/4qtyGqaPbS
    about 2 years ago
  • This is what I miss😢she has grown so much so fast! I can’t wait to hug her again. https://t.co/rOZB9r4YzT
    about 3 years ago

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