Where can you walk through interiors created by some of the country’s top interior designers and chat with them in that same space about what inspired them or how you could use their inspiration in your own home?
The Kips Bay Show House in New York City, which is celebrating its 43rd year…is where!
Last Friday, on the tail end of a busy day, I ran (somewhat literally) through, but managed to capture some of the moments that made me stop. So, this is definitely not a top-to-bottom look, but some of the spaces that spoke to me personally.
The kitchen by Christopher Peacock was right through the front door…and the light fixtures had me immediately! Christopher used to be known for his white kitchens, but in recent years has started moving toward darker cabinetry and I could definitely see this in someone’s home. How about that bold argyle backsplash behind the stove? Love it!
Red was definitely a thread throughout the townhouse. Bold and beautiful…there was balance and a mix of fabrics that enhanced the overall look of Mark D. Sike’s room.
Tilton Fenwick took what used to be the butlers pantry and made the most of it with their Duralee fabric upholstered on the walls and a beautiful fabric trim along the chair rail.
Alessandra Branca’s room was vibrant in her signature red! Best yet, Alessandra was there when we walked through.
One of my favorite spaces had to be the curving staircase. It reminded me of the one in my home, albeit not as grand, and mine does have wallpaper. But, no art. I just haven’t been brave enough to start making nail holes in the walls. Philip Mitchell, who designed the space, encouraged me to go for it!
Bespoke was the word when we got to the gentleman’s bathroom designed by Clive Christian. Just love the monogram he designed for Kips Bay.
If there was one room that made me want to just curl up with a blanket and stay, it was the bedroom designed by David Phoenix. The level of detail, layering and texture in this room was extraordinary. I was able to tell him how much I loved it, as he was there that day!
There are many rooms that were beautiful that I just didn’t take a photo in…so this really is just a taste of what you’ll see. If you’ll be in NYC before June 11th, I urge you to take time to stop by. Located at 58 E. 66th St (between Madison and Park).
I know you’ll come away inspired!
images: ppt, architectural digest and Anthony Crisafulli for Tilton Fenwick
pve design says
I love how you always make me feel as though I am right "there!' What beauty and talent to pull it all together!
I Dream Of says
Wish I had just a little more time next week and could pop through. (I think that will be the theme for next Thursday!) But your photos are the next best thing. LOVE that staircase and am inspired to zhush up our master bedroom a bit after seeing your photos! XOXO
Cindy Hattersley says
Love that Tilton Fenwick fabric on the wall and of course Alessandra Branca's room! Thanks for the tour!!
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says
Thanks so much for the tour, Elizabeth. That stair wall is a showstopper!! Definitely unforgettable. And fabulous, of course. I also love Alessandra Branca's room – beautiful.
La Dolfina says
You took amazing photos!!!!
Kristy will be in NYC next week and I so hope she has time to get by to see it. Every room looks stunning! Your last image is a favorite and the staircase is gorgeous…so happy I didn't have to hang those pictures!!
Sandy at You May Be Wandering says
Fabulous photos, Elizabeth…they make me want to go!! Hope you are having a great week…I am looking forward to next Thursday! xoxo
Albertina M. Cisneros says
So amazing!! I loved your story telling too! So many great shots for inspiration. Thanks for sharing !!
Karena Albert says
Dear Elizabeth, what a treat to see the tour the way you have presented these divine designer rooms. They all speak to me and are so inspiring!!
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The enchanted home says
Hi there, was there when they opened and I must say this was one of the best ones in a long time…..so many pretty spaces, and you picked some of my faves! Happy you got to go:)
I will be a docent there June 1 and 2, I always look forward to this each year!
Deborah von Donop says
Great recap. Thank you.