This year's Kips Bay Showhouse is being held at the just renovated 10,000 square feet limestone townhouse, Carlton House, on the upper East Side. It's one of the best showhouses from Kips Bay I've seen in awhile and the grand scale of all the rooms really lent itself to the sumptuous, elegant and glamorous vignettes the interior designers presented.
Certain interior design themes bubbled up time and again; canopied beds, crystal chandeliers, mixing bronze/silver/gold metals, floor skimming drapes with complementary fabric tie-backs, luxurious layers of custom fabrics and finishes for walls, ceilings and floors.
Definitely worth a visit...
Alex Papachristidis Interiors - a spectacular room that is glamorous, sumptuous and classical; the grey/white/taupe palette with pops of gold and lilac keeps the decor light and inviting
One of a pair of elaborately carved 18th century consoles by Dalva Brothers does double duty as a bar, topped with barware, decanters and accessories from Baccarat, Buccellati, William Yeoward and the Christopher Spitzmiller lamp as centerpiece - high style indeed!
Drake/Anderson - some very fine details are in this bedroom including custom-made fabric moldings in the same fabric as the bed's canopy and drapes - hated to leave
Olesky & Sinsteden - canopy bed with a more traditional touch of a scalloped edge design
Timothy Whealon Interiors - yet another canopy bed this time with a very pretty geometric fabric - love the lacquered ceiling and the pair of Chinese altar style bedside tables
Victoria Hagan - creates a beautifully balanced, contemporary livingroom in a highly sophisticated neutral color palette
Suzanne Kesler - custom Chinese lacquer is applied to walls and ceilings - the antique carpet brings harmony and warmth to the room
Garrow Kedigian Interior Design - this classically inspired room as Napoleon's lounge, with columns, wall moldings and Greek key motifs drawn in chalk - amazing...
David Collins Studio - I loved the lounge-like vibe of the foyer painted in David Collins signature blue