Kips Bay Decorator Show House closes it's doors today, however the rooms and designs by these amazing professionals will stay with us as a source of inspiration for all that love great interior design.
Designers Mariette Himes Gomez & Brooke Gomez, have given me a moment of nostalgia with their "English Drawing Room" and made me miss my days spent in London.. and inspired by Mariette's own flat in London for over 15 years.
I can say, sadly, my flat in London was not quite as grand.
Incorporating pieces from the Hickory Chair line of their own design within the soft vanilla color palette that we associate with the Gomez brand, this room is elegant and timeless.
An original English Carrera mantel, high ceilings that are finished off with a stunning dental crown molding, as well as the original wrought iron and brass railing from the home are all details within the interior architecture of the space that add the layer of sophistication and attention to detail that marks the work of a great designer.
The use of modern art, mixed in with the old, such as Large watercolor “New light”
Joseph Raffael via by Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Painting “Kern River/22 by Rupert Deese and the Pair of Silkscreens by the famed Sol LeWitt among others, establishes the balance and harmony between the classic and contemporary lives of those I imagine would live in this home.
The soft pattern that pulls the entire scheme together comes from the Lotos Chinese Carpet 20th Century Turkish Carpet by Doris Leslie Blau, in the otherwise soft very neutral color palette.
Regency Rosewood Round Tilt Top Table and Pair of George IV Mahogany Bergeres from Hyde Park Antiques, are the two antique stars in the scheme, that one would imagine was part of the travels and careful consideration that the owner placed when selecting the few and special pieces within the room.
From the Drawing Room, we move past the Dineen Design Custom Dani Leather Bar into the private reading and lounge area high above the the city..
Almost, a private hideaway that has shown us how a great designer can turn what for many would be a forgotten space into a haven.
Contemporary Barware “Harcourt” series - Baccarat - Shell Mask by Thomas Boog through Maison Gerard
|SCOTT PATT. Trix 5, no.2, General Mills, |
Yellow acrylic and resin on panel/Winston Wächter Fine Art
Love using venetian plaster done by Eva Buchmuller, and was so happy once again that this finish was being used in such a modern space... if you remember from my post on the room in the Westchester Decorator Showhouse, with pink venetian plastered walls. In that instance, the walls were inlaid with mother of pearl as well!
It adds a smooth texture to any wall, and long gone are the days of Salmon "sponged" walls, these are uber-chic and highly resistant as well.
The Ceiling Pendant by Angelo Lelii Bernd Goeckler Antiques floats overhead in front of the Sheer Window Panels by Donghia, with Calvin Fabrics Drapery which are very cleverly applied on these windows while allowing the light to seep through they add privacy and pattern, comfortable and not at all cramped in this tight space.
Pair of Regency Convex Mirrors, English. Circa 1810. Carlton Hobbs help reflect the light, and add some symmetry to the space against the textured modern walls...
and from this room, we end today with a Dining Room by Kristen McGinnis who could not be sweeter...
The Maya Romanoff textured ceiling with the Ivan da Silva Bruhns are rug below via Beauvais Carpets
|Both the dining table and chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro - R 20th century|
As Kristen said - "negative space is so important" .. and in this case, the walls themselves transform into part of the artwork with the reflections from the light sculpture by Elliott Hundley above dancing across the perfectly finished high glossed walls by Gotham Painting.
Two AL HELD paintings, Courtesy of the Al Held Foundation and Cheim & Read in New York are the symmetrical anchors one the opposing wall from the console or should I say sculpture by Vincent Dubourg- Bronze Double Buffet Nouvelle Zeland - Collection of Chum Langhorne which a little birdy told me needed to be .. should we say, airlifted into the space!
and we end with Faille Hamilton Chartreuse draperies at the end of the dining room by Claremont Fabrics frame the indoor window to the floor below
providing a little sneak peak of the rooms to come tomorrow...
Last post from Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse still coming up tomorrow, but today IS THE LAST DAY, so if you are in New York, make sure to head there quick.
*all images are my own. feel free to share but don't forget to mention where they came from. thanks.
About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s children who are economically, socially or recreationally disadvantaged. Each year, Kips Bay offers innovative programs to more than 12,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 18 at ten locations throughout the Bronx, with essential after school programs aimed to help them recognize their potential for growth and success. Today, the club is proudly one of the most prominent and responsive youth development agencies in New York City and a “flagship” of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, please visit www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org
The Show House receives as many as 20,000 guests annually from across the nation. Since its inception, the Show House has raised over $17 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Show House Dates ends June 4, 2013 - 161 East 64th Street. New York, NY
Mon- Sat - 11am-5pm. Children under 6, pets and infants are not permitted. Admission: $35, incl. book. All Proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Designers and architects participating in this year’s Decorator Show House include:
Andrew Suvalsky Designs
Barbara Ostrom Associates
Dineen Architecture + Design PC
Eve Robinson Associates
Felicia Zwebner Design
Garcia / Maldonado, Inc.
Huniford Design Studio
Jack Levy Design
Judy King Interiors
Kathryn M. Ireland Textiles & Design
Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.
Monica Rich Kosann Photography
Nievera Williams Design
Robert Brown Interior Design
Sara Story Design
Stephen Mooney Interiors
West Chin Architect, PLLC