Every year, a group of interior designers in New York City decorate the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. The sale of the house raises money for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a charity that supports children in the NY metropolitan area.
This year’s show house (the 38th) is located at 106 East 71st Street. It’s a 6 storey, 25-foot wide limestone built around 1900. If you have a spare $28.8 million, the house can be yours! Don’t have $28.8 million floating around? Me neither. But at least we can oogle over the pictures online :-) And if you’re in the NYC area, the show home is now open to the public for viewing until November 11th.
The show house is meant to inspire and show design ideas that you could incorporate into your own home. Take a look and see if you’re inspired. Let’s start in the front entry, designed by Katie Ridder. Rich dark brown and deep coral is a great colour combination. The wallpaper is Pagoda and is from Katie Ridder’s wallpaper collection.
This rubber & plaster floral appliqué by muralist Nina Helms looks fantastic against the dark grey wall.
Hello blue living room! Check out those HUGE lamps! And isn’t the ottoman the coolest shape? With one of my design crushes, contrasting piping :-) Designed by Sherrill Canet Interiors.
I can’t help myself, I LOVE the awesome purple wallpaper in the kitchen! And the rest of the room isn’t too shabby either –- check out the great crown moulding and strié ceiling. Designed by Eve Robinson.
More great ceiling detailing in the dining room, designed by Cullman & Kravis. Beautiful curtains too.
Tiny bubbles… in the tub… OK, maybe glass bubbles in the tub isn’t so practical, but hanging ABOVE the tub? LOVE IT! Room designed by Ed Ku and Etienne Coffinier of Coffinier Ku Design. Glass bubbles designed by Suzan Etkin.
More marvelously beautiful bubbles in this living room (yes, there are TWO!). Ku & Coffinier were inspired to use bubbles in their two rooms by this photograph by Melvin Sokolsky:
Awesome wood & lucite coffee table – great combination of earthy & glam.
The dressing room is an interesting mix of colours, textures, and patterns.. See how the carpet, drum stool, and air intake cover are all a similar pattern? Designed by Darren Henault, photograph by Alex Prager.
Love the colours and the wallpaper in this bedsitter designed by Elizabeth Pyne from McMillen Interior Design and Decoration. The tufting & pleating & buttons on the sofa are fantastic details. And of course, the stump table is fab! It sort of gives the feeling of being in an enchanted forest…
The master bedroom exudes Hollywood glam. LOVE the tufting on the upholstered bed. Designed by Noel Jeffrey.
The wood-paneled library was designed by Vicente Wolf. The windows are fantastic! Doesn’t it look like a warm & cozy place to curl up with a good book?
This landing has so many elements that I love, starting with the great nailhead trim detailing on the walls. The white wainscoting and chunky crown moulding contrast nicely against the dark walls and glossy black ceiling. Seriously, how cool is that ceiling?! Look at the light that it reflects, not to mention that glossy = sexy! And check out the great carpet. Designed by Robert Verdi and Deirdre D’Elia of Robert Verdi Inc.
And no $28.8 million dollar home would be complete without a spa featuring his & hers massage tables! Luxury designed by Jennifer Post.
I’d move in – would you?
You have till midnight tonight to enter my giveaway to win a beautiful abstract painting by Matt LeBlanc. Go here to enter! And come back tomorrow to see if you’re the lucky winner…