May 30, 2013

Kips Bay Decorator Show House - Part 2

Continuing the coverage of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House from yesterday with more rooms from the amazing designers that participated this year - all in support of a great cause. The Kips Bay Boys&Girls club helps bring joy to so many children every year, and has raised millions of dollars for this very cause over the course of the 40+ years.

Beginning today's coverage with the "Bamboo" Room designed by Sara Story, using her own design by the same name wallpaper as the overall unifying pattern against dark trims and black and white checkered flooring by FLOR.

Sara Story - Bamboo Wallpaper  via Holland & Sherry

via Curbed - Photo:

The freshly designed wall sconce, adds another layer of geometric play upon the graphic patterned wall, and yet the art, and playful accessories are carefree and whimsical in their application which leaves the room all together with a very lighthearted feeling.

Strong literary messages abound,
within the on trend black and white palette in the bathroom

& a fantastical purple ombre custom vanity
adds the much needed pop of color and break from the checkerboard effect

Steven Mooney returned this private study to it's desired state of greatness, as you can see by the "before" shot - it was in a bit of a state when he was given the space.


Using the soft and feminine Scalamandre wallpapers and fabric throughout the scheme, he was able to transform this private study into "la petite writing room"  that any woman would covet.

Stark carpeting underfoot, a Jansen Directoire Style Bookshelf by Jean Karajian Gallery and an antique Louis XVI Table Desk by Newel antiques tie it all together.

Lastly Robert Brown, who I wrote about after meeting with him at Kravet in the D&D designed one of the last (or first rooms) of the house .. transforming the old quarters for the existing live-in help, into a private entry lounge.

via Curbed - Photo:

with furniture and a few key accent pieces by Lee Calicchio, 

Join me tomorrow as I continue the coverage through this house.

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

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 - May 7 - June 4, 2013  - 161 East 64th Street. New York, NY
Mon- Sat - 11am-5pm. Tues & Thurs evenings - until 8pm. Sun: noon - 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
Christopher Peacock
Dineen Architecture + Design PC
Eve Robinson Associates
Felicia Zwebner Design
Garcia / Maldonado, Inc.
Gomez Associates
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

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