This year’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House features 18 interior designers who have spread their creative wings and have something to tell us about how they envision design in the present day. From the understated elegance of the English style to a Vasarely-esque tableau, these 18 are making their statements via art, historic reference, classic appointments, and color.
The combination of the neo-traditional architecture of the Sharp townhouse (where this year’s Show House is located) with the sensibilities of each designer left me satisfied that each met the challenge and created very comfortable and livable spaces. The common thread for me was the fact that there wasn’t any over-the-top unrealistic solutions. Each room from the sedate to the quirky was suitable for you and I to live in, entertain in, carry on in, and feel comfortably at home in.
Here are a few snap shots of the spaces in no particular order. My recommendation is to go and see for yourself how well done each designer’s room truly is.
Being the premiere Show House in New York City it is for certain a clear indicator of a new aesthetic. The house will be open to the public at 161 East 64th Street everyday through June 4th, please go and support the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. For further information you may go to their website.
Laquered Dining Room designed by Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.
Serene Study by Stephen Mooney Interiors
Elegant Sitting Room by Barbara Ostrom Associates
Contemporary Den by Eve Robinson Associates
Tudor Inspired Bedroom by Kathryn M Ireland Textiles & Design
Arts & Crafts Style Kitchen by Christopher Peacock
Artful Lounge by Huniford Design Studio
Jewel Box Nook by Felicia Zwebner Design
Urban Lounge by Garcia/Maldonado Inc.
Wine Tasting Room by Dineen Architecture + Design PC
Rooftop Spa by West Chin Architect, PLLC
Vasarely-esque Sitting Room by Sara Story Design
Hallways by Judy King Interiors
Whimisical Study by Jack Levy Design
Traditional English Sitting Room by Gomez Associates
Urbane and Sophisticated Cloak Room by Robert Brown Interior Design
Energetic Entrance Hall by Andrew Suvalsky Designs
There you have it. I would love to hear what your thoughts are on this year’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Show House. Proceeds from the Show House benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club providing essential after-school and enrichment programs for children ages 6 through 18 in ten locations throughout the Bronx.
Written by Carl Lana