Ken Fulk at the Kips Bay Showhouse 2017

IMG_2656For more than 10 years, I’ve made a point to stop by the Kips Bay Show House in NYC. Mega talented interior designers, from around the country, take on the task of transforming a blank canvas into a show stopping space…all for a great cause. The year, there was one room that stood out to me. Ken Fulk’s dining room, for which he created a back story and a cast of characters. Set on the Upper East Side, circa 1968, Fulk’s heroine, Madame F. entertains friends and a menagerie of zoo animls that are seeking refuge in her garden.

Fulk is known for his over-the-top theatrics and his laser beam attention to detail. Both elements are on full display in his space, known as Madame’s Magical Menagerie. Leopards and tigers and giraffes….oh my!IMG_2655 IMG_2664 IMG_2661 IMG_2658 IMG_2657 IMG_2659 IMG_2660 IMG_2654So the next time you host a dinner party…channel your inner Ken Fulk and you’re sure to create a memorable experience for your guests!

The room is even better in person, so if you have a half hour, be sure and stop by to see it!

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Linda’s at Bergdorf Goodman

ll3I remember the first time I saw Linda Fargo in person at Bergdorf Goodman. She was in the restaurant on the 7th floor, sitting in the robin’s egg blue “conversation chairs” by the window, wrapping up a photo shoot. After she left, the host sat us at that table. My mom and I were like two school girls we were so excited.

Since that day, I’ve caught a glimpse of her in the store, but mainly in the fashion magazines and front row at Fashion Week. She’s iconic. Not only does she have her signatrue silver bob and red lips, but she has STYLE. In spades. Which is why she now has her own stand alone shop within the store….Linda’s.

Just imagine if one of the most original, fashionable and creative tastemakers in the world curates her favorite things in the store and puts them in one place. That’s Linda’s closet! Located on the 4th floor, I now have another reason to take a spin through this fantasy-level, one-of-a-kind shop within a shop.Screen Shot 2017-05-14 at 11.00.34 PMhead_long_042917_01 l9 l10Screen Shot 2017-05-14 at 11.02.13 PM l12 l13Screen Shot 2017-05-14 at 11.02.37 PM l15 l21 l23 l24 linda ll4 ll7 ll11 ll12 ll17Screen Shot 2017-05-14 at 10.48.22 PMHow much fun would it be to try to walk in Linda’s shoes, literally, for an afternoon! I’ll try to get there soon so I can share more inside pics!

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images: Matt Jones, Bergdorf Goodman

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)      

kips-bay-decorator-showhouse-2016-03 kips-bay-decorator-showhouse-2016-11 kips-bay-decorator-showhouse-2016-16I always leave awed, inspired and ready to incorporate something I see into my own home. Don’t miss it!

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