41st Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2013

Highlights and Impressions


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.

DSC00044Laquered Dining Room designed by Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.


Serene Study by Stephen Mooney Interiors


Elegant Sitting Room by Barbara Ostrom Associates

DSC00086Contemporary Den by Eve Robinson Associates

DSC00056Tudor Inspired Bedroom by Kathryn M Ireland Textiles & Design

DSC00035Arts & Crafts Style Kitchen by Christopher Peacock

DSC00028DSC00030Artful Lounge by Huniford Design Studio

DSC00069Jewel Box Nook by Felicia Zwebner Design

DSC00052Urban Lounge by Garcia/Maldonado Inc.

DSC00049Wine Tasting Room by Dineen Architecture + Design PC

DSC00088Rooftop Spa by West Chin Architect, PLLC


Vasarely-esque Sitting Room by Sara Story Design

DSC00068Hallways by Judy King Interiors


Whimisical Study by Jack Levy Design

DSC00042DSC00041Traditional English Sitting Room by Gomez Associates

DSC00091DSC00092Urbane and Sophisticated Cloak Room by Robert Brown Interior Design

DSC00096Energetic 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.



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Written by Carl Lana