About the Southampton Shop
Located in historic Southampton Village, The Shop reflects the refined eye and curatorial approach of designer and shopkeeper Walter Attaway.
Opened in Summer 2015, The Shop advocates no singular style, but plays atmospheric backdrop to a selection of keenly curated furniture, objects, art, and lighting from the 18th Century to present and features a growing range of exceptional bespoke pieces by shopkeeper Walter Attaway. Walter’s two decades of design experience inform an eclectic sampling of traditional antiques, Mid-Century originals, and unique artisanal pieces by designers and artists he admires. The Shop houses an inspiring mix for fellow designers and enthusiasts of all good design to enjoy.
About Walter Attaway
Walter Attaway crafts personal, intelligent interiors mindful of comfort and function. His aesthetic remains faithful to the classic and traditional tenets of design while incorporating many styles and periods to deliver interiors that are relevant and fresh. Walter curates and creates with an eye for quality and “good design.” Ever wary of the inauthentic interior, Walter strives for character along with visceral impact for engaging and expressive interiors.
Walter came to interior design as an artist struck by the field’s interdisciplinary virtue. Following interior design studies at the University of Georgia, Walter interned and enjoyed employment with an esteemed interior design firm in Georgia. Walter topped off his design education at the prestigious Cambridge-sponsored Christie’s Education program in London, where he degreed in Fine and Decorative Arts with a concentration in furniture.
In 2004 Walter opened his own design studio in his hometown of Rome, Georgia, an hour northwest of Atlanta. After a decade of regional design with projects in cities like Savannah, Charlotte, and Atlanta, Walter brought his perspective and talent to Long Island and opened Walter Attaway The Shop. Walter now resides in the Hamptons with his wife Kay and their young son Newman.