43rd annual kips bay decorator show house

This past weekend I toured the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  The firm I work for did not have a room this year, but it was nice to pull my head out of the sand for a few hours and check out the fabulous work of fellow designers.  This year’s show house is being held in the Arthur Sachs Mansion (which is all yours for a cool $35 million).  22 designers and architects decked out the sprawling 7 floors of the mansion.  For your viewing pleasure, below is a peek into some of my favorite spaces in this year’s show house.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House Stair From Above

Philip Mitchell Design Gallery Walls

Philip Mitchell Design Gallery WallsThe stairwells and hallways of the mansion featured wall-to-wall art curated by Canadian firm, Philip Mitchell Design.  This was simply put, fabulous, and really helped to tie the entire experience of the show house together.


Thom Filicia Study

Thom Filicia Study

A study by celebrity designer (and of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame) Thom Filicia.  This designer can really do no wrong.


Michael Herold Sitting Room

Michael Herold Sitting Room

This sitting room by Michael Herold was a big experience in a little space.  Very glam.


Alan Tanksley Study

Alan Tanksley Study

I love the details in this study by Alan Tanksley, especially this floor lamp.  Sadly, I don’t know who makes this floor lamp, but I’m on the hunt for it…


Bedroom by Cathy Kincaid

Bedroom by Cathy Kincaid

A lovely bedroom by Dallas-based firm, Cathy Kincaid Interiors.  This room was both a little traditional and a little eclectic and, like I mentioned before, a lot lovely.  And those rose colored lacquer ceilings… love.


Lounge by Tilton Fenwick

An inviting lounge by Tilton Fenwick mixes colors and prints.  Fenwick’s own wallpaper was perfect for the space.


Lounge by Bennett Leifer

This lounge by Bennett Leifer Interiors featured even more gorgeous wallpaper.  I love the contrast between the metallic paper and bold rug.


Elevator Vestibule by Philip Mitchell Design

More amazing art (by Philip Mitchell Design) in an elevator vestibule.


Bedroom by Suzana Monacella of McMillen

A bedroom by Suzana Monacella of McMillen Inc. was light and refreshing.  I was drawn to the reading lights on the bed, usually these type of reading lights look too “techy” for my taste, but I loved the ones Monacella chose for this room!  #designnerd


40 Years of Fabulous

The basement of the show house features a little store with designer donations (art with insanely good prices and some chic pillows caught my eye).  I picked up this book documenting the history of the show house.  I was excited to find a spread featuring the work of my firm from back in the day!

If you’re in the New York area, you must check out the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  It is open through June 11th and all proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

xo, emily


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