Over the years, I have enjoyed the Kips Bay Show House…and this is one of my favorites.
From the moment you enter through a Katie Ridder decorated walls, you feel this could be something special.
The green and purple kitchen designed by Eve Robinson Associates reminds me of The Zhush and was completely traditional in usability….just contemporary in styling. The best of both worlds!
Young Elizabeth Pyne designed “Room for Daydream” for McMillen Plus with personal touches, such as the painting of her paternal grandmother hanging above the daybed.
On the Penthouse floor was the “wow” of a massage and meditation room by Jennifer Post Design, Inc– Frette sheets would relax me in an instant.
Yet, the room that made me look and want to look some more was “Dinner at Eight” designed by Cullman & Kravis.
The peacock blue plate inspired the room’s color scheme, which is punctuated throughout. The table is set with place cards for 8 of NYC’s most famous chefs…and you’ll find their pictures in the bookshelves, as well.
Love the stack of brass pots —- their shape reminds me of a pagoda. A nice compliment to the blue foo dogs in the bookshelves.
And the Murano glass chandelier….is breathtaking. It shines in this large dining room with high ceilings.
They just nailed the inspiration, the execution and the details.
So, if you have an hour and want to be inspired….swing by 106 East 71st Street (at Lexington). The show house closes on Wed, Nov 11th!
Fair warning…you may feel the need to go directly home and redo a few things!!
Cullman & Kravis images: courtesy of Nick Johnson