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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, April 6, 2011

something lovely…from tema home

I spied these adorable lit­tle side tables/stools at ABC Home in New York City. From Tema Home's Lis­bon Col­lec­tion and made in Por­tu­gal, the Han­dle fea­tures a metal frame wrapped in col­or­ful, thick you-have-to-pet-it-to-believe-it felt. The dynamic col­ors and petite size (12" square x 18" tall) really make it per­fect as a mov­able side table. Fun, sim­ple and adapt­able — what more can you ask of a lit­tle piece like this?

handle from tema home

han­dle from tema home

handle from tema home

han­dle from tema home

Opin­ions? Love it or leave it?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

diffa — dining by design 2011

DIFFA's (Design Indus­tries Foun­da­tion Fight­ing AIDS) pre­mier fundrais­ing event, Din­ing by Design, took place last week con­cur­rently with the Archi­tec­tural Digest Home Show. The cre­ative table dis­plays were sim­ply amaz­ing, and there were so many, I apol­o­gize for not being able to iden­tify some of the pic­tures I took. That aside, indulge in some eye candy!

Through the efforts and resources of the design com­mu­nity and cor­po­rate spon­sors, Din­ing by Design has granted over $38 mil­lion to hun­dreds of AIDS ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions nation­wide. An amaz­ing effort is put forth every year by par­tic­i­pat­ing design­ers, and their hard work pays div­i­dends to so many. Bravo!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

something lovely…interior design inspiration

This photo, from NY pho­tog­ra­pher Eric Piasecki, evokes such a strong sense of place with an intense feel­ing of calm. I think it takes a very tal­ented pho­tog­ra­pher to accom­plish such depth. Many peo­ple imme­di­ately grav­i­tate to beige and gray neu­trals when they want min­i­mal visual stim­u­la­tion, but I would argue the broad range of col­ors shown in this space accom­plish the same end. This dreamy cor­ner looks like the per­fect place to curl up and read, write or sim­ply snug­gle. No elec­tron­ics allowed.

photo by eric piasecki

photo by eric piasecki

Would you embrace such a divine daybed in your home?

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