Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Cullman & Kravis

Sneak Peek of the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC

This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, one of the most prestigious interior design events in the entire country, had our jaws dropping from the moment we stepped into the dignified Villard Houses. Comprised of 6 townhouses modeled after the Cancelleria in Rome, the mansion’s intricate interior architecture majestically set the tone for the 20+ stunning designs each of the designers achieved, each equally as sensational as the next.

On Tuesday, we got a sneak peek at the show house, and saw three strong trends there–metallics with grey, abstraction and ethnic themes. Check out our favorite rooms & how to get the look:

Metallics & Grey

The metallic trend is back, and this time it’s got a modern punch to it! The designers at Kips Bay made it clear that glistening gold, silver, and bronze are back for 2014, amped up with interesting faux finishes & accessories, many of them paired with neutrals like grey.

When we walked into the entryway of the mansion we were immediately taken aback by the beauty of  Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s new marbleized wallpaper for Schumacher. It almost tricked us into thinking it was the real deal! We love how he brought in a pop of color by adding a bronze sateen sofa with a waterfall skirt & bolster pillows.

Stay Tuned! We will be covering the modern metallics trend next week!

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Martyn Lawrence Bullard Marble Wallpaper

Entryway, Designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Schumacher Wallpaper – Romeo – Carrara
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Schumacher Wallpaper – Florence – Carrara
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Schumacher Wallpaper – Mongiardino – Carrara
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Fabricut Fabrics – Pietra – Copper

As we continued through the mansion, we traveled up a grand staircase decorated by John Douglas Eason, who emphasized the space’s height with hand-painted walls that were “enlivened by their free-hand brush strokes.”

2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC John Douglas Eason Grand Staircase Interior Decor

Grand Staircase, Designed by John Douglas Eason Interiors

On the second floor we were guided into a stylish & luxe sitting room fit with gilded marbleized wallpaper and plush seating upholstered in deco-inspired patterns, decorated by Carrier & Company. Continuing the metallic trend was Cullman & Kravis, whose sexy room was an updated take on the neo-classical look. And their warm rose-gold leaf walls were to die for!

Kips Bay 2014 Decorator Show House NYC Carrier & Company Gold Metallic Interior Decor

Private Retreat, Designed by Carrier & Company Interiors, Ltd.

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Peking Handicraft Pillow – Cajon – Neutral
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Surya Pillow – HH022

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Cullman & Kravis

“Some Like It Hot” Designed by Cullman & Kravis, Inc.

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Schumacher Wallpaper – Ara – Bronze
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Jaipur Rug – Rodez – Orange/Green

 

Abstraction

In contrast to the luxurious architecture of the mansion’s regal rooms, modern & abstract designs were abundant in many of the designer’s spaces. Juan Montoya was inspired by a 19th-century room and when designing it, asked himself the question, “How do we respect it and at the same time challenge it?” (New York Times). Filling the grand area with modern pieces like unusually-shaped back-to-back seating and drapery with an undulating conceptual pattern pushed the space into a modern realm while still respecting its history.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 Juan Montoya Abstract Furniture

“Untitled” Designed by Juan Montoya

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Highland Court Fabric – 190179H – Nutmeg
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Schumacher Fabric – Gainsborough Velvet – Sienna
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Surya Pillow – HH032
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Safavieh Rug – NF114B – Natural/Brown

We saw a similar theme in “A Study in Contrast,”  the sitting room designed by Ingrao, where a textured sculptural sofa floated in the center and a bold metal fireplace created a ripple effect that juxtaposed the mansion’s historical wooden paneling.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC 2014 Ingrao Interior Decor

“A Study in Contrast” Designed by Ingrao

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Baker Lifestyle – Ashdown Chenille – Cream

 

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Surya – PMH120-1818D
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Chandra – ANT-157

Venturing to the third floor, we entered a space designed by Kirsten Kelli that paid homage to art–shimmering golden walls played as a canvas for 14 paintings by Matisse and even the smallest accents, like the emerald green Spiked Murano Glass Vases by Barovier, felt special enough to be displayed at the MoMA.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Kirsten Kelli Interior Decor

 

Office & Sitting Room Designed by Kirsten Kelli, LLC; Spiked Murano Glass Vases by Barovier

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Kravet Trim – Studded Reins – Antique Pony

Ethnic

As we finished our tour of the Villard Houses, we couldn’t help but think that the ethnic trend certainly isn’t going anywhere any time soon! Designers like Alexa Hampton & Markham Roberts so beautifully executed decor with elements inspired by cultures around the world, that we were totally on board for another season! In the sitting room by Alexa Hampton we saw what she calls “Mudejar-flavored tile walls” and beautiful attention to detail, right down to the bullion fringe on the L-shaped sofa.

 

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Alexa Hampton Interior Decorating

“Sitting Room Folly” Designed by Mark Hampton, LLC

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Schumacher Fabric – Gainsborough Velvet – Blue Smoke
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Fabricut Trim – Beaudry – Copper

The rich peacock green study by Markham Roberts had Moroccan-inspired mirrors and both Roberts & Edward Lobrano used grey ikats to bring ethnic flair to their rooms.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC 2014 Markham Roberts Interior Decor

“A Gentleman’s Study” Designed by Markham Roberts Inc.

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Schumacher Fabric – Gainsborough Velvet – Teal
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Kravet Fabric – BRISTOW – 11
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Safavieh Rug – SOH434C – Brown/Gold

 

Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC 2014 Edward Lobrano“Calming Oasis” Designed by Edward Lobrano

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Schumacher Fabric – Kandira – Ash 174400
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Schumacher Fabric – Amboise Linen Embroidery – Greige

Simply put, this show house should not be missed! See below for information:

 

 

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The Villard Houses

457 Madison Avenue (between 50th & 51st Street, attached to NY Palace Hotel)

New York, NY 10022

Open May 1 – 29, 2014

Monday through Saturday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Tickets $35

2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Designers:

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Photo Sources:

Grand Stairway courtesy of John Douglas Eason Interiors

“Some Like It Hot” courtesy of Cullman & Kravis

All other photos are original

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