Tour the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The 42nd Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House was held at the landmarked Mansion on Madison. Twenty-two designers revived the historic 26,190-square-foot house. Feast your eyes on their creations.
By: Mina Hochberg

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Markham Roberts

Roberts was inspired by designer Henri Samuel's flat on the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore in Paris. The animal print rug enhances the bold blue palette, which saturates the paneled walls.

Alexa Hampton (Mark Hampton LLC)

The customized wallpaper "tiles," inspired by Mudejar design, were painted by Chuck Fischer and digitally reprinted as wallpaper.

William T. Georgis Architect

Georgis calls this room "Study in Red," and you can see why. It abounds in claret, burgundy, cerise, Chinese and blood reds. It's meant to evoke the interior of royal abodes, ecclesiastical vicarages and brothels

Villalobos Desio

"We wanted to create a luxurious gentleman's cabinet where one could retreat to escape from the bustle of modern day life," say designers Alberto Villalobos and Mercedes Desio. The herringbone-patterned floor is leather, as are the wall panels. The lighting is inspired by chiaroscuro.

Carrier and Company Interiors Ltd.

The most striking detail in this part-vintage, part-contemporary parlor is the gilt-marbleized wallpaper. The paneling is surfaced with a strié glaze and the arched mirror reflects a view of the French doors.

Ingrao Inc.

Ingrao's eclectic living room features a unique chandelier from Jeff Zimmerman, while the "sofa floats in the center like a sculpture," says designer Tony Ingrao.

SPAN Architecture

In this hallway, SPAN created "a series of whitened frames serve as a foil to the neoclassical order of the room." The wall art is courtesy of photographer Stephane Couturier.

Cullman & Kravis Inc.

Inspired by the film Some Like it Hot, this bedroom has copper and aluminum leaf as the base color, rather than paint. The four-poster bed is lacquered in a striking peacock blue hue.

Vicente Wolf Associates

Wolf mixes modern and midcentury influences in this multi-purpose room.

ODADA

The ODADA design firm offsets the classic wood-paneled walls with an arrangement of very modern furnishings.

Meyer Davis Studio

The third-floor corridor is decked out in art from three Brooklyn artists. The ceiling is covered in a deep blue lacquer.

Young Huh

Huh's bathroom corridor is dressed in wallpaper in a hollyhock pattern, completed by the black patent leather wainscoting. The ceiling is covered with a muted metallic paper.

Robin Sacks Decorative Painting

Inspired by the intrinsic angles of a staircase, Sacks wanted to accentuate sheen and geometry.

Mendelson Group, Inc.

Gideon Mendelson designed this space for the busy modern woman, including a central desk and conference table for work, a settee for chatting with friends and family, and a chair by the fire for personal time.

Martyn Lawrence Bullard

The checkerboard floor sets the tone for the entryway, which features marbled wallpaper on the walls.

Kirsten Kelli, LLC

This office/sitting room is a study in camel tones, from the gold striated wall treatment to the brass and gold accents throughout.

Juan Montoya Design

Juan Montoya plays with texture and color in this contemporary, abstract living room.

John Douglas Eason Interiors

The golden light fixture and warm, hand-painted walls are a nice complement to the limestone Romanesque staircase.

Edward Lobrano Interior Design

The Moraga bed from Gregorius Pineo was the inspiration behind this bedroom. "It dictated that the room be handsome and stylish with a more traditional bent," Lobrano says.

Darryl Carter

Originally a lawyer before he became a designer, Darryl Carter combined classical and antique details with modern forms in this white-dominated living space.

Christopher Peacock

The walk-in closet was inspired by Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds, a 1960s British TV show. The cabinetry is hand-painted in glossy pink, with 24K hardware to finish the glamorous look.

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