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New designers at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House are often given small or awkward spaces. It feels like a test. Will they complain or knock it out of the park so they can graduate to a bigger space down the road? Sasha Bickoff was given a plain white staircase that she turned into a […]

It was at the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House that I first met interior designer Philip Mitchell and his partner Mark Narsansky when I fell in love with Philip’s Stairway to Heaven. We’ve become such dear friends that we were joking earlier this week that it feels like we’ve known each other forever and […]

The most anticipated event each spring in New York is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. I’ve been covering the house since I started my blog in 2007 and it’s my favorite event to share with you. The list of designers participating this year have just been released and it’s an exciting group. I’m most […]

Lovely Layered Loft

07 . 26 . 17

Neal Beckstedt designed a small but impressive room in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House so it was interesting to come across what he can do on a larger scale on Architectural Digest this week. I’m not always a fan of contemporary architecture, especially when it’s too cold and angular but has managed to […]

As you know, there is nothing I love more than when fashion and interior design collide. No where is this more exciting than the partnership between Aquazzura and de Gournay. You may have already seen them online but the five styles of the Aquazzura for de Gournay shoe collection are finally available exclusively at Matchesfashion.com. They […]

I was first introduced to the work of interior designer Robert Stilin in the 2009 Hamptons Designer Show House. So it was fun to reconnect many years later in his room at the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. For the house, he created a “luxuriously comfortable living space inspired by contemporary European salons.” He […]

Another collected looking room in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year is Nick Olsen‘s “Salon du Beau Monde”on the top floor. It was also a chance for him to try out ideas that clients might not be receptive to like the wood veneer wallcovering by Maya Romanoff. The neutral walls create the perfect backdrop […]

For the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, interior design Richard Mishaan designed a room in which Lee Radziwill might feel at home. The  ode to Renzo Mongiardino was also inspired by rooms that are collected over time like those in old family homes in Venice and Florence. Homes that are filled with silks and […]

This year marks my 10th year covering the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. It’s always the highlight of the spring social season and I was just as excited to tour the house this year as I was in 2007. I ran into Honorary Chair Bunny Williams on my way out and she was just as excited […]

Victoria Hagan‘s Grand American Salon living room at the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House marks her return to the show house after many years away. It feels like a modern interpretation of her blue and white beach house rooms that is perfect for city life. The inspiration was one of her own Instagram photos […]

The color that I kept seeing all over Italy during my fall 2015 trip was green. So it’s no wonder that Sawyer Berson‘s Italian inspired Petit Salon at the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is also green. It’s a nod to infinitely inspiring Villa Necchi in Milan which I also visited during my travels. The […]

It felt like a full circle moment when I visited Garrow Kedigian‘s 5th floor at the 2016 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last week. The first time we met was at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in 2009 where he had a tiny room on the 5th floor that was only 95 square feet. It’s fun to […]