Tuesday, May 24, 2011

kips bay decorator show house 2011

It seems I was just at Kips Bay Dec­o­ra­tor Show House, and here it is again, back in its reg­u­lar May time slot. I really think the smaller scale of this four-story home is a bonus, because it allowed the design­ers to use fur­nish­ings that atten­dees might imag­ine in their own homes (albeit per­haps not from a price perspective).

The entry, from “Mil­lion Dol­lar Dec­o­ra­torMary McDon­ald, is lac­quered an amaz­ing red and sports a cus­tom ban­quette and portier­res in men’s wear inspired fabrics.

kips bay foyer by mary mcdonald

kips bay foyer by mary mcdonald

The dream kitchen and but­lers pantry from Bilotta Kitchens is a dra­matic mix of tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary ele­ments. The creamy cab­i­netry is beau­ti­fully set within cop­per hues on the walls, mar­ble coun­ter­tops, fix­tures and back­splash tiles. The ban­quette eat­ing area, where every ele­ment is strik­ing, remains so approach­able I can imag­ine a fam­ily actu­ally enjoy­ing this kitchen.

kips bay kitchen dining by bilotta kitchens

kips bay kitchen din­ing by bilotta kitchens

kips bay kitchen dining by bilotta kitchens

kips bay kitchen din­ing by bilotta kitchens

From funky spaces like this girl’s bed­room by Harry Heiss­mann

kips bay girl's room by harry heissmann

kips bay girl's room by harry heissmann

kips bay girl's room by harry heissmann

kips bay girl's room by harry heissmann

and this go-big-or-go-home ikat uphol­stered stair­well by Rauber & Rauber Interiors

kips bay stairwell by rauber & rauber

kips bay stair­well by rauber & rauber

To more tra­di­tional, ele­gant rooms like this bed­room from Bar­bara Ostrom

kips bay bedroom by barbara ostrom

kips bay bed­room by bar­bara ostrom

kips bay bedroom by barbara ostrom

kips bay bed­room by bar­bara ostrom

And this divine din­ing space from Matthew Patrick Smyth

kips bay dining room by Matthew Patrick Smyth

kips bay din­ing room by Matthew Patrick Smyth

kips bay dining room by Matthew Patrick Smyth

kips bay din­ing room by Matthew Patrick Smyth

to inde­scrib­ably hip spaces like the stereo lounge from Brad Ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

kips bay stereo lounge by brad ford

the Kips Bay Dec­o­ra­tor Show House has plenty of inspi­ra­tion and eye candy for every­one! If you attended, which was your favorite space?

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  1. I enjoyed strolling your pic­tures and one of my favorite rooms was the din­ing room by Matthew Patrick Smyth. I could imag­ine liv­ing on the upstairs floor that Brad Ford pulled together. I also though the laun­dry room was very stylish.

    Jen­nifer Duch­ene
    Lift Your Spir­its Home Transformations