Each year the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club brings together acclaimed interior designers to transform one Manhattan residence into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This year 23 contributors filled the 22-room, 12,000 square-foot home with adventurous color, and artful design.
Here are a few of the show-stopping rooms to whet your appetite for the 47th annual Show House:
Designer Young Huh was the talk of the show with her bright and bold redesign of the home’s fifth-floor study.
Demonstrating her love of art, texture and nature, Young covered the walls and large segments of the ceiling in Fromental’s Braque; a tour de force design, which takes its inspiration from this master cubist whose color palette and organic forms were influenced by the French Riviera. Painted onto raw sheets of hand-made paper, blocks of vivid green, salmon, orange, yellow and black are combined with bold, large-scale curving geometric forms. The multi-textured design is then overlaid with gold accents and painted ficus leaves adding movement and enhanced definition to this otherwise abstract design.
Six vertically striped silk curtains from The Shade Store enhance the room by creating a striking counterpoint to horizontally black and white tiles, while also adding geometry and sheen to the space.
Architecture and design firm Studio DB (Britt Zunino + Damian Zunino) designed the luxurious, dark and moody woman’s boudoir and private dressing area.
Coming in under 240 square foot, Studio DB tore down the walls and a large closet that was dividing the spaces to open it up and added decorative arches to help make it more inviting. They designed with rounded shapes (including in the tile design) for a softer space, as the room itself is very long and linear.
The room comes together with Artistic Tile stone baseboards and shower tile, de Gournay murals, a freestanding deep purple Kohler tub with rose gold plumbing, Ochre eucalyptus wall sconces, an Apparatus pendant, and a Chesneys violet marble fireplace.
Jennifer Cohler Mason
Taking into account the family’s love of art, and entertaining at home, designer Jennifer Cohler Mason created a sumptuous but thoroughly livable sitting room reflecting a carefully considered range of art and design influences.
“I wanted to give the room some touches of glam without going over the top,” Mason said.
Among the furnishings is a pair of vintage 1950’s lounge chairs and a trio of cocktail tables from Guy Regal. From Todd Merrill, a channeled back sofa and a monumental brass and onyx light fixture adorn the space.
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is open now through May 30.
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