Award Winning Interior Designer Kathy Kuo Shares: How To Create a Backyard Oasis–Hamptons Style!


Hi KDHamptons readers! Excited to repost this fantastic new feature produced by beautiful and talented designer Kathy Kuo, who was voted as 2022 Hottest Interior Designer of the Year by LUX Lifestyle magazine for whom I am editor at large. The 2022 LUX Hot List was celebrated at this gorgeous party I hosted at our Watermill home, Maple Shade. Kathy Kuo and her team designed this stunning vignette under our Maple tree that showcased her coveted collection. Check out all the fabulous details below….

A Luxe Hamptons Garden Party with KDHamptons Founder Kelli Delaney Kot

Hi there, cuties! Reporting to you live from my ultimate happy place: Southampton!  Most recently, I am so excited to share some oh-so-gorg images of an event we participated in with KDHamptons and Lux Magazine! You

On July 3, 2022, my team and I had the pleasure of designing some outdoor lounge and dining vignettes for an exclusive celebration of the Lux Magazine 2022 Hot List (yours truly was named Hottest Interior Designer!) at the Water Mill home of KDHamptons founder (and my dear friend) Kelli Delaney Kot. Check out our video from the event HERE.

This serene garden party featured artisanal summer bites, cool cocktails, and a curated offering of summer’s greatest gifts–in short, it was truly the stuff of summer dreams!

Creating a Backyard Oasis–Hamptons Style

With the goal of creating a casually elegant setting that was equal parts refined, fresh, and comfortable, my Design Team and I crafted several summer party vignettes with Kelli’s breathtaking property and serene maple trees as our inspiration and backdrop.

We pulled so many must-have summer entertaining pieces from the Kathy Kuo Southampton store from some of my fave brands, like MATCH Pewter (shoutout to all the regular Kuotes readers who know how obsessed I am with pewter!), Juliska, Vietri, Arte Italica, Jaipur, and Oly Studio (just to name a few).

I am really just in awe–as usual–at what our Designers can accomplish and make it look easy-breezy. Once everything was in place, the look was a simply a garden party vision-board made real!

The Kathy Kuo Home design team.

Psst! You can see the digital link to shop all the products from this story HERE.

Beautiful roses by Millstone Flowers.

A few snapshots from the 2022 LUX LIFESTYLE HOT LIST event at the Hamptons home of Kelli Delaney Kot.