Celebrating Pleasures Inside and Out

The Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures weekend will include tours of the houses and gardens of Steven Gambrel, left, in Sag Harbor, and Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper in East Hampton. Gambrel Photo by Eric Piasecki

    Landscape Pleasures, the Parrish Art Museum’s annual symposium and garden tour, to be held this weekend, will explore the theme “inside/outside” and how interior design and garden aesthetics influence each other.
    Four interior designers will speak in a Saturday morning symposium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton, Charlotte Moss, and William Sofield. Self-guided tours of gardens owned by interior designers will follow on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those designers are Steven Gambrel of Sag Harbor, John Barman and Kelly Graham of Sagaponack, William Sofield and Dennis Anderson of Southampton, and Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper of East Hampton.
    The co-chairs for this year are Lillian Cohen, Perry Guillot, and Marty Mc­Lana­han.
    The symposium will begin with a continental breakfast and Ms. Hampton’s talk, “Organic Inspirations,” on how garden and landscape are reflected in her design approach to certain rooms. She is president and featured designer of Mark Hampton LLC, a design firm founded by her late father in 1976.
    At 10 a.m., Mr. Sofield will discuss “Of Leaves and Landscapes — Planning for the Past,” which focuses on the effortless and inevitable qualities of successful landscape and architecture and the blurring of lines between the outdoors and in. He received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for interior design in 2010. His clients have included Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nathan Lane, David Barton Gyms, and the Gucci Group, for which he has created more than 400 stores.
    Ms. Moss will follow with “A Garden Scrapbook . . . Journeys, Memories, and Revelations” at 11:15 a.m., a look at how flowers have influenced her designs for the home. Ms. Moss’s book “Charlotte Moss Decorates: The Art of Creating Inspired Rooms” was published in March. She is also a contributing editor for Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal Magazine and received Elle Decor’s Vision Award in December 2009.
    Mr. Buatta will conclude the symposium with “Bringing the Outdoors In,” a discussion on how to make interiors reflect the colors found in the garden. His clients have included Henry Ford II, Malcolm Forbes, Barbara Walters, and Billy Joel. He has also designed the executive offices of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center and handled the redecoration of Blair House, the official White House guest house in Washington, D.C.
    A book signing will follow with Ms. Moss, Ms. Hampton, and Jack deLashmet, a garden designer with a new book “Hamptons Gardens.”
    Tickets for Landscape Pleasures are $200 and $150 for members. They include admission to both the symposium and the garden tours. Sponsors, patrons, and benefactors at the $350 level and up are also invited to attend a private cocktail party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Redcraft, a late 19th-century, red brick, Arts and Crafts style house on Ox Pasture Road in Southampton with grounds and plantings recently reworked by Perry Guillot, a landscape architect.
    Tickets are also available online at parrishart.org or through the museum’s events office.