In 1998, upon Mark Hampton’s death, his daughter, fellow designer Alexa Hampton, took over the ownership and design leadership of the world famous firm. She has completed of a wide range of designs for domestic and international projects, from New York City to Hangzhou, China, including apartments and large residences, private airplanes and yachts. She is a perennial member of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and House Beautiful’s Top Designer. In recent years, Hampton received an honorary PhD from Moore College of Art and Design, was awarded Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Female Award, Connecticut Cottage & Gardens’ Design Innovator Award and the Hyland Award for Interior Design. She was the first woman to receive the Design Icon Award in 2013. In 2015, Hampton was honored with the Visionary Woman Award by Moore College. The New York School of Interior Design presented Hampton with an honorary PhD in May of 2016.
Hampton has a growing stable of acclaimed products for the home. These include fabrics and trims for Kravet Inc., furniture for Hickory Chair Co. and Kravet, carpets for Stark Carpet, lighting for Visual Comfort & Co., and mantels for Chesney’s. Hampton debuted her new accessories line with Maitland Smith in 2015. In 2016, Alexa Hampton was named spokesperson and Creative Director for themine.com, a division of Lowe’s, where she guides the product offerings. Hampton is the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design, and Decorating in Detail. Hampton posts on facebook, twitter, and pinterest under Alexa Hampton Inc. and frequently lectures on design around the country and internationally.