Kips Bay Showhouse 2017

kips-bay-decorator-showhouse-2016-01Among the highlights of Spring is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC. What began in 1973 as a means of supporting the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club has turned into a highly anticipated designer show house, drawing from top talent across the country. One of the names that I am most excited to see is Ken Fulk, who will surely give us not just a decorated room, but an experience.

Tuesday, May 1st through Wednesday, June 1st

125 East 65th Street (b/w Park and Lexington Avenues)      

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XOKR – Kerri Rosenthal

img_0499Something new and exciting is happening in Westport, CT!

Award-winning artist (perhaps known best for her iconic Drippy Hearts)  and interior designer, Kerri Rosenthal, has recently opened Kerri Rosenthal, a flagship concept store which will serve as a working art studio, gallery space and curated shop of everything Kerri lives in, loves and swears by. As with most things, Kerri does….this isn’t your typical shop. The moment I walked in and saw the paint splattered floor you see above, I knew it was from her former art studio. That floor has been turned into a textile pattern that now graces chairs, pillows and more.

The shop will have 5 “concepts” each year. Now, you’ll find Holiday, which will be followed by Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, so the colors and the offerings in the shop will constantly be changing. Kerri has already designed the patterns for the upcoming seasons, so if you are looking for more color than what is in store right now, you can visit the website!  If you want to try something on apporval….take home a pillow, see if it works and if it does…she’ll have it ordered and to you in 2 weeks. Instant gratification!

Among the curated items you’ll find pieces from her new XO Bijoux collection, her favorite perfume, Clare Vivier clutches, her favorite candle, striped shirts by Kule and nubby knitted hats. A little bit of everything that she loves! 64a60a_50db42396ace42cd9d6759e0324b1cac-mv2_d_5520_3680_s_4_2img_0524img_0500 img_0505 img_0506 img_0507img_0523 img_0509 img_0511 img_0513 img_0514 img_0515 img_0516 img_0517 img_0522 img_0530 img_0533 img_0535 img_0537The website contains much of her collection, but the best way to really understand the creative energy of Kerri’s new concept is to visit in person. This weekend she’s hosting her debut of Holiday 2016, so I encourage you to stop by this Saturday!screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-10-07-55-pmThere are a lot of original and special shops out there, but I really can’t recall anything that was so vividly reflective of it’s creator. I’m so excited that the shop will be evolving with each concept…giving me the perfect excuse to go again….and again!

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Refined Design – Morgan Harrison Home

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-37-31-pmMorgan Harrison is a full service interior design firm that I learned about from a friend, who is building a new home. She has had such wonderful things to say about Michelle Morgan Harrison and her team. It sounds like the process has gone very smoothly and that is key when you are working together for months on end. Morgan Harrison likes to say they are “pillar to pillow”, meaning their services include interior design, construction oversight, kitchen and bathroom design and space planning. This team is known for their ability to blend classic and modern influences, so that new homes may feel as if they have an “old soul”.

Here is a sampling from a number of their projects.screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-38-01-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-39-43-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-45-31-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-53-39-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-46-05-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-46-11-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-46-31-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-47-05-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-47-24-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-47-36-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-58-06-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-49-02-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-49-55-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-50-02-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-50-30-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-50-57-pm screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-57-03-pmIf you have a project on the horizon, you might want to check out this team!

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