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Hempstead House, the castle-like former Gould-Guggenheim estate in Sands Point, hosts a designer show house. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Design Showhouse at Hempstead House

Cinematic is the best word to describe the decorator show house at Hempstead House, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point Preserve. (In fact, one bedroom was used as a set for HBO's "Boardwalk Empire.") It's open Wednesdays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 24, beginning Saturday.

Hempstead House, the castle-like former Gould-Guggenheim estate in
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Hempstead House, the castle-like former Gould-Guggenheim estate in Sands Point, hosts a designer show house. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Keith Baltimore's winter and summer living rooms at
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Keith Baltimore's winter and summer living rooms at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House draw inspiration from the Gatsby era and the legendary Biltmore Hotel in Manhattan. (Oct. 26, 2013)

The Classic Galleries' library at Design Showhouse at
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The Classic Galleries' library at Design Showhouse at Hempstead House includes traditional chairs and a leather sofa with some modern touches. (Oct. 26, 2013)

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Classic Galleries of Huntington mixed traditional and modern
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Classic Galleries of Huntington mixed traditional and modern furnishings for the library at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

The Safavieh Home Furnishings-decorated room at the Design
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The Safavieh Home Furnishings-decorated room at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

The Safavieh Home Furnishings-decorated room at the Design
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The Safavieh Home Furnishings-decorated room at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013).

Safavieh's room at the design show house at
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Safavieh's room at the design show house at Hempstead House featured overdyed rugs. (Oct. 26, 2013)

The new Palm Court Cafe at the design
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The new Palm Court Cafe at the design show house at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

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White fabrics flow throughout Beverly Balk Interiors' dining
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White fabrics flow throughout Beverly Balk Interiors' dining room at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma inspired Julie Moir Messervy's sunroom
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma inspired Julie Moir Messervy's sunroom --- called "Mr. Ma's Winter Garden" --- at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

The 1953 Kentucky Derby inspired Robin Liberatore's
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The 1953 Kentucky Derby inspired Robin Liberatore's "Derby Room" at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

HBO's
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HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" bedroom at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Saltwater taffy sits on the bed of HBO's
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Saltwater taffy sits on the bed of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" bedroom at the Design Showcase at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013).

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Camel cigarettes in a vintage pack sit on
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Camel cigarettes in a vintage pack sit on the night table of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" bedroom at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Metropolitan Institute of Design's
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Metropolitan Institute of Design's "Tween Fashion Room" at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House is inspired by girls' couture. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Tiles in the Metropolitan Institute of Design's
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Tiles in the Metropolitan Institute of Design's "Tween Fashion Room" are made to look like mood rings. (Oct. 26, 2013)

For the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House, Karli
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For the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House, Karli Hagedorn and Jean-Marie Posner recreated author Virginia Woolf's world at in French Belle Epoque style, including an artist painting a live model. The room features reproductions of works by Bloomsbury Group artists, painted by Bryony Bensly. (Oct. 26, 2013)

For the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House, Karli
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For the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House, Karli Hagedorn and Jean-Marie Posner recreated author Virginia Woolf's world at in French Belle Epoque style. (Oct. 26, 2013)

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Liz Cordeiro's
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Liz Cordeiro's "Marriage Suite" at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House is inspired combines traditional and modern pieces. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Liz Cordeiro's
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Liz Cordeiro's "Marriage Suite" at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

Decorator Inaam Elias Tahhan pays tribute to the
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Decorator Inaam Elias Tahhan pays tribute to the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with her bedroom at the Design Showhouse at Hempstead House. (Oct. 26, 2013)

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