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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.