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).