Michael Hampton Design opens retail store in Rockport Village

Fri, 08/26/2022 - 12:15pm

Well-known interior designer Michael Hampton, who has led projects all over the United States, is opening a shop in Rockport Village under the name of Hampton & Co.  The shop, at 25 Main Street in the heart of Rockport Village, will feature antiques, collectibles, fine art, and other objects of beauty from national and international sources.  It will also serve as the office of Michael’s interior design business.

Michael worked for nationally-renowned designers Steven Volpe and Thomas Pheasant before opening Michael Hampton Design in Washington, D.C., in 2009. 

Since then, he has completed projects on the East Coast, as well as the Southwest, with styles ranging from contemporary to traditional.  Michael’s work for a house in Rockport will be featured in the September 2022 issue of Décor Maine.  

Michael and his partner purchased their home in Rockport Village in 2013 and became fulltime Maine residents in 2020. 

“Having a shop to sell beautiful objects has been a goal of mine for many years,” said Hampton, in a news release. “I love objects from the great design periods of the past, such as the Regency and Empire eras, not to mention all of the important Louis of the 18th century, and cannot wait to share these with my friends, neighbors, and visitors.  I have been looking for the right location since we came to Maine, and we are very fortunate that this wonderful space became available over the summer just a short walk from our home.”

A grand opening is planned for September 1.  Michael’s work and postings about the shop and its contents can be found on Instagram at #hamptonandcomaine, #architecturalwatercolors, and #michaelhamptondesign.