Step Inside the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

See how some of the nation's most celebrated designers and architects transformed a luxury Manhattan home to benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

After months of anticipation, the 44th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is officially open! From May 12 to June 9, design enthusiasts can tour The Carlton House Townhouse in New York City, where 21 of the nation’s top designers and architects transformed 10,000 square feet of raw space into a show-stopping exhibition.

While we won’t give too much away for those planning to attend, we can say that this year’s event delivers...and then some. See a few of our favorite looks below—or even take a virtual tour.

Eclectic Blue Sitting Room Mixes Italian, Midcentury Modern Details

Eclectic Blue Sitting Room Mixes Italian, Midcentury Modern Details

Saturated with rich blue and gold hues, this eclectic sitting room allows for a diverse mix of furniture and styles. Where the tumbled marble terrazzo floor calls Italian design to mind, the Sputnik-style light above is reminiscent of midcentury modern details.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Sawyer | Berson)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Sawyer | Berson)

Designers Brian Sawyer and John Berson drew on 17th century paintings and Venetian plaster walls to create an eclectic petit salon with Italian style. An energetic tumbled marble terrazzo floor and gold velvet sofa add to the room’s drama.

Bright Colors Add Youthful Flair to Transitional White Office

Bright Colors Add Youthful Flair to Transitional White Office

Designed to be a "Lady Lair," or a woman's sanctuary from the chaos of urban life, this office includes a multicolored armchair and a vibrant green desk from the 20th century. Spray paint applied to the cream-colored walls adds a youthful touch.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Phillip Thomas Inc.)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Phillip Thomas Inc.)

Wanting to create a “Lady Lair,” or a woman’s sanctuary from a demanding career in the city, Phillip Thomas paired traditional crown molding and cream-colored walls with spray paint designs and vibrant furniture. The final result is elegant, youthful and a tribute to his mother.

Modern White Bathroom Softened With Lush Fabrics

Modern White Bathroom Softened With Lush Fabrics

In this modern bathroom, a clean geometric tub pairs with a rich black rug to create a formal and sophisticated space. The ombre curtains and upholstered armchair help soften the stark contrast, thus creating a look that's elegant and inviting.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Groves & Co.)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Groves & Co.)

Sleek and sophisticated, this modern bathroom by Groves & Co. features a clean geometric tub and vivid blue accents. Though the design seems formal, framed artwork below carries a playful tone.

Cozy Cottage-Style Bedroom With Antique Details

Cozy Cottage-Style Bedroom With Antique Details

Twin beds and built-in canopies in this cottage-style bedroom allow for comfortable rest and relaxation. Patterned wallpaper enlivens the room and helps balance the vintage details, such as the gilded mirror, antique nightstand and chandelier.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Olasky & Sinsteden)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Olasky & Sinsteden)

Designers Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden succeeded in creating an ideal guest retreat. In this cottage-style bedroom, twin canopy beds offer sleeping space for multiple visitors, while patterned wallpaper balances the antique furniture.

Traditional Lounge Blends Old World Style, Modern Details

Traditional Lounge Blends Old World Style, Modern Details

Fascinated by Napoleon's travels and conquests, designer Garrow Kedigian transformed this traditional lounge into a collector's paradise. Classically-inspired pieces shine like jewels against the black walls, while chalk-drawn details add a whimsical, modern touch.

Photo by: Phillip Ennis (Design by Garrow Kedigian Interior Design)

Phillip Ennis (Design by Garrow Kedigian Interior Design)

Garrow Kedigian started his design with one question in mind: If Napoleon were alive today, what would his desired seating area look like? The result is a traditional lounge that blends luxe, jewel-toned pieces fit for an emperor with whimsical, modern details. Note the chalk drawings, which can easily be erased and recreated for conquest.

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Dining Room Infused With Gold

Rich gold and white hues make stepping into this dining room by Alex Papacristidis Interiors a lavish experience. Gilded 18th century furniture both catches the eye and provides a seat for conversation and communion. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Alex Papacristidis Interiors)

Contemporary Kitchen

With a decadent combination of white cabinetry and dark wooden accents, this contemporary kitchen by Clive Christian Interiors is both stylish and functional. The blue glass panel backsplash adds a pop of unexpected color. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Clive Christian Interiors)

Transitional Living Room

Located just off the kitchen, this spacious white living room by Suzanna Kasler Interiors features a collection of books, art and upholstered furniture for leisurely activities. Copper accents shine against the cream-colored area rug.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Suzanne Kasler Interiors)

Secluded Outdoor Seating Area

Carefully curated with contemporary sculptures and fine outdoor furniture, this serene garden-style terrace provides an escape from the chaos of city living. Hydrangeas and European boxwood bring natural life and color to the space. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Daniel Richards Design)

Eclectic Blue Foyer

In this pensive blue foyer by David Collins Studio, red sconces gently illuminate the hallway while intricate glass panels encourage quiet reflection. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by David Collins Studio)

Serene Asian-Style Hallway

Following the staircase to the second floor, the hallway transitions into a wash of green wallpaper. Round pendant lights above create visual interest, while identical Asian-style drawers and mirrors provide symmetry and balance.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Kati Curtis Design)

Eclectic Blue Sitting Room

Saturated with rich blue and gold hues, this eclectic sitting room by Sawyer | Berson offers a mix of furniture and styles. Where the tumbled marble terrazzo floor calls Italian design to mind, the Sputnik-style light above is reminiscent of a midcentury modern lifestyle.

Limestone Garden Terrace

Adjacent to the petit salon, this limestone terrace has been transformed into a Tuscan fantasy garden with rolling hills and trees of varying heights. The landscape not only adds a refreshing touch of  green to an otherwise urban setting, but also creates a forced perspective.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Sawyer | Berson)

Comfortable Contemporary Library

Three floor-to-ceiling windows and a crystal chandelier allow for ample light in this contemporary library. Upholstered armchairs and a large area rug in various textures keep the space soft and comfortable.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by David Kleinberg Design Associates)

Layered Library

Layered with traditional furniture, a large area rug and modern built-in bookshelves, this library by David Kleinberg Associates becomes a sophisticated space for relaxing and reading.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by David Kleinberg Design Associates)

Transitional Office With Youthful Flair

Designed to be a "Lady Lair," or a woman's sanctuary from the chaos of urban life, this office by Phillip Thomas Inc., has a youthful nature. Where a vibrant green desk offers space for business, the multicolored armchair provides a seat for relaxing in peace.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Phillip Thomas Inc.)

Elegant Blue and White Master Bedroom

Featuring cool blue and white silk, this traditional master bedroom by Drake|Anderson is both elegant and timeless. Silk-lined drapes, sprawling lounges and a lacquered headboard ensure that the space feels large and regal.

Photo By: Marco Ricca (Design by Drake/Anderson)

Dressing Room With Art Deco Glamour

Inspired by Art Deco design, this transitional dressing room by Les Ensemblier uses a textured ceiling and towering armoires to create vertical height and balance. In the center of the space, a Parisian makeup table serves as a sophisticated focal point. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Les Ensembliers)

Modern Black and White Bathroom

In this modern bathroom by Groves & Co., a clean geometric tub pairs with a rich black rug to create a formal and luxurious space. The ombre curtains and upholstered armchair help soften the stark contrast.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Groves & Co.)

Balance in Modern Bathroom

Where sleek lines and a black and white color palette dominate this clean bathroom, a large oval mirror creates a natural balance. Gold sconce lights and fixtures accentuate the single vanity's luxurious character. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Groves & Co.)

Traditional Lounge Captures Old World Style

Fascinated by Napoleon's travels and conquests, designer Garrow Kedigian transformed this traditional lounge into a collector's paradise. Classically-inspired pieces shine like jewels against the black walls, while chalk-drawn details add a whimsical, modern touch.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Garrow Kedigian Interior Design)

Sitting Room With Patriotic Palette

Infused with a subtle red, white and blue color palette, this contemporary sitting room by Victoria Hagan Interiors has American charm and spirit. Large windows brighten the space, while symmetrical plants and armchairs anchor the overall design. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Victoria Hagan Interiors)

Cozy Cottage-Style Bedroom

Twin beds and built-in canopies in this cottage-style bedroom by Olasky & Sinsteden allow for comfortable rest and relaxation. Patterned wallpaper enlivens the room and helps balance the vintage details.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Olasky & Sinsteden)

Midcentury Modern Sitting Room

With matching armchairs, a plush chaise lounge and a Sputnik-style light fixture, this neutral sitting room brings midcentury modern design into the present. Overhead, an elegant marbled ceiling creates visual interest.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Eve Robinson Associates)

Jewel-Toned Powder Room

Featuring luminous mica wallpaper and a black floating vanity for storage, this powder room by Gil Walsh Interiors is just as dramatic as it is glamorous. A portrait of Jennifer Lopez adds feminine flair and nods to the entertainer's history with the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Gil Walsh Interiors)

Contemporary Rooftop Garden

With 1,000 square feet to enjoy, this contemporary rooftop garden evokes a sense of peace and tranquility in the city. Wooden furniture provides plenty of seats for lounging and entertaining. 

Photo By: Phillip Ennis (Design by Hollander Design|Landscape Architects)

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