Posts Tagged ‘Kips Bay Show House’

Thursday, May 26, 2011

outdoor living spaces: kips bay and elle décor modern life concept show houses

The out­door spaces at both Kips Bay Dec­o­ra­tor Show House and the Elle Décor Mod­ern Life Con­cept House were sur­pris­ingly fun despite the non-stop rain last week. At Kips Bay, the court­yard yoga area from Greener by Design was a rest­ful retreat.

kips bay courtyard from greener by design

kips bay court­yard from greener by design

The ver­ti­cal walls of let­tuce are delight­ful and delicious!

kips bay courtyard from greener by design

kips bay court­yard from greener by design

This drift­wood sculp­ture is eye-catching.

kips bay courtyard from greener by design

kips bay court­yard from greener by design

The upper ter­race at Kips Bay, by Robert Stilin and Gunn Land­scape Archi­tec­ture LLC was a haven, even in the rain. I espe­cially love the sheep — so amusing!

kips bay patio by robert stilin

kips bay patio by robert stilin

sheep are so amusing! The ter­race areas at the Elle Décor Mod­ern Life Con­cept House were packed with designs for the out­door mod­ernist. The space divider is dra­matic and def­i­nitely dis­cour­ages pigeons from land­ing on it! Design by Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey.

Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House terrace by Nickey/Kehoe

Elle Décor Mod­ern Life Con­cept House ter­race by Nickey/Kehoe

There was a lot of buzz about the teak wing chair from Restora­tion Hard­ware. Clas­sic style, mod­ern interpretation.

teak wing chair from restoration hardware

teak wing chair from restora­tion hardware

Pops of bright color help to off­set a gloomy day:

terrace by nickey/kehoe

ter­race by nickey/kehoe

I think one mea­sure of the suc­cess of an out­door liv­ing space is how well it works in all kinds of weather. There spaces def­i­nitely deliv­ered high style and visual inter­est under cloudy skies. I imag­ine they shine even brighter in the sun!

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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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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

blogfest2011 — access to inspired design

As if Brim­field this Fri­day were not enough to look for­ward to, next week is the long-awaited Blogfest2011! This 3-day event is strictly for design blog­gers or design­ers with blogs (not the same thing) and spon­sored by the won­der­ful peo­ple at Kravet and Lee Jofa. Kravet and Lee Jofa rec­og­nized early on the impor­tance and reach of "new media". They embrace social media in its many forms and clearly under­stand that 100+ blog­gers cham­pi­oning your brand and prod­ucts offers a major return on investment.

blogfest2011

The agenda is sim­ply amaz­ing. Mon­day focuses on tra­di­tional design mag­a­zines and their evo­lu­tion in the "new media" world. (Not sure why I still put "new media" in quotes; it's not that new any more.) Atten­dees will hear from the edi­tors of House Beau­ti­ful, Veranda and Town & Coun­try. We will hear from those who cre­ate and pub­lish the gor­geous mags that you and I fill our inspi­ra­tion fold­ers from! I look for­ward to hear­ing how these tal­ented folks are nav­i­gat­ing the chang­ing media landscape.

Mon­day evening frankly sounds like a non-stop party! First a sneak peak and tour with (Elle Décor editor-in-chief Michael Boodro) of the Elle Décor Mod­ern Life Con­cept House. Fol­lowed by the #DesignTV cock­tail party and TweetUp hosted by Amy Dra­goo, Jonathan Legate and Joss & Main.

If we all sur­vive Mon­day, Tues­day is another action-packed day. Blogfest2011 coin­cides with both the Inter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary Fur­ni­ture Fair and the Kips Bay Dec­o­ra­tor Show­house. (Note to self: charge cam­era bat­tery and bring [styl­ish] sen­si­ble shoes. 2nd note to self: go buy styl­ish sen­si­ble shoes.) We will be attend­ing both if we can walk really, really fast. Fol­lowed by lunch and the unveil­ing of the Lilly Pulitzer col­lec­tion from Lee Jofa. That already sounds like a full day, right? But wait: let's add Bar­bara Barry her­self pre­view­ing her new Indo­chine col­lec­tion with Kravet, and then hav­ing tea with all the atten­dees! OMG! At this point, I could pass out a happy, happy girl (prob­a­bly wear­ing slip­pers). No, let's hop on a bus to Long Island City for a cock­tail party where Tra­di­tional Home and Lee Jofa will present the Her­itage Col­lec­tion via sets designed by design lumi­nar­ies like Eric Cohler, Thomas O'Brien and Dia­mond and Baratta. And did I men­tion, they will be there??!! Full-scale swoon! Folks — it's not even din­ner time yet! Back to the city to the Sub-Zero and Wolf Man­hat­tan show­room in the A&D Build­ing for a culi­nary adven­ture. I. can. not. com­pre­hend. this. day.

And so Wednes­day dawns. Are you think­ing "how can they fol­low Tues­day with­out a let down?" Oh, I know — let's have break­fast with the amaz­ing Mar­garet Rus­sell, editor-in-chief of Archi­tec­tural Digest! Fol­low this with a stu­dio tour of Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brun­schwig & Fils for a glimpse into the world of fab­ric devel­op­ment. And a guided tour of the New York Design Cen­ter. Finally, the sweet end­ing will be in 1stdibs newly-opened NYDC space.

This post is just the agenda! Stay tuned over the fol­low­ing weeks as I share all the excite­ment that actu­ally takes place. And my pro­found thanks in advance to Kravet and Lee Jofa for offer­ing so many of us this won­der­ful opportunity!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

kips bay decorator show house 2010 — just for fun!

I real­ize Kips Bay Show House is soooo last month, but here are a few pic­tures that are sim­ply fun! Enjoy!

I'm guess­ing most men would love this photo inside their closet!

from the "HIS" closet by Dar­ren Henault

The mas­ter bath by Coffinier Ku Design was sim­ply delight­ful! How can any­one NOT smile look­ing at this space?

the peri­win­kle shades ele­vate this fixture

This pan­el­ing looks like sha­green, but is actu­ally solid wood! It has the most amaz­ing tex­ture, and the designer Nancy Boszhardt wel­comed vis­i­tors to touch it. The won­der­ful paint­ing by David Wood­dell is not too shabby either. I could hap­pily take this whole room home.

from Las­zlo Sally — wood skin walls

 

And that's a wrap from Kips Bay 2010!

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