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32 Showhouse Design Trends That Will Help You Up Your Style Game

April 26, 2021

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach has gone south for spring break. Inspiration abounds as top designers let the beach, the great outdoors and big Covid-driven changes in design guide their stunning rooms. Pick up some tips to inspire your own style makeover.

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A Living Room Designed for Fun

The new trend for multipurpose rooms as allowed designers to extend the functionality of each and every room so no space is wasted. Kentucky-based designer Benjamin Deaton of Benjamin Deaton Interior Design was inspired to create this "Parlour Games" room which incorporates a bar and a collection of board games to make this colorful room (a nod to the azure walls of influential designer Bunny Mellon's Manhattan dining room), a stylish and fun place for a family to gather and spend time together.

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Fun and Games

"With Covid, we use our spaces in different ways" says designer Benjamin Deaton of how he transformed what might have been a less-used formal living room in the past into something "young and fresh." Far from stuffy, the mix of vintage and new makes it "a room you actually want to go in," says Benjamin.

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Atmospheric Entry

A tropical, greenhouse-inspired design was the objective of West Palm Beach-based Casa Gusto. Paper mache vines are draped throughout the space painted a fresh, verdant Saybrook Sage by Benjamin Moore.

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An Homage to Nature

Like so many Kips Bay Palm Beach designers, Cris Briger, Pablo Briger and Charles Peed of West Palm Beach-based Casa Gusto wanted to reference the outdoors in their entry and hallway which has been glassed-in to emphasize the greenhouse connection. Scalloped detail on the ceiling continues a design motif seen throughout the home. "Scallops improve everything," says Pablo. Another interesting details: styrofoam faux-wood beans on the hallway ceiling sourced on Amazon.

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