Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Villalobos Desio

2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House: 4 Exclusive Designer Tips on How to Use Metallics

The 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, one of the most coveted interior design events in the U.S., is brimming with creativity this year! Renowned designers took to the Villard Houses in NYC to redecorate the grand rooms, many of them focusing on metallic sheens (Sensing a trend, anyone?). We spoke with designers from the show house and got exclusive tips on how they use metallics to make their interiors sparkle. Check them out:

Cullman & Kravis Inc.

The bedroom/sitting room decorated by Cullman & Kravis Inc. at the show house was aptly entitled “Some Like It Hot’ –it had a sexy, dreamy glow with walls covered in rose gold aluminum leafing and metallic paint, which softly reflects light. For finishing touches, they accented with pops of teal & metallic accessories, like the gold leather bench at the foot of the bed.

Tip: “At C&K, we love using metallics to make any room sparkle. In today’s market, there’s everything from shimmery glazes to metallic grass cloths and papers so you can really add that wow-factor to any room! One of our favorite tricks to enhance metallic walls is to use “layered lighting”— a combination of ceiling fixtures, table lamps, wall sconces, and picture lights.”

Get the look with a rose gold wallpaper, soft pink fabric that twinkles with a bit of gold thread and a couple of velvet teal pillows.

Cullman & Kravis Room at Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC

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Robert Allen Fabric - Gilded Dubaku - Gold
Robert Allen Fabric – Gilded Dubaku – Gold
Duralee Fabric - 15444-494
Duralee Fabric – 15444-494
Surya Pillow - CV004
Surya Pillow – CV004

Villalobos & Desio

Design team Alberto Villalobos and Mercedes Desio were given the challenge of decorating the smallest space in the Villard Houses. Using lots of sensuous texture, they transformed it into a dark & seductive spot that strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.

Tip: “We believe that using a mix of textures can make even the smallest of spaces interesting…In our room we used a wallpaper that had a metallic undertone in the ceiling that helped to make the space more interesting and reflected the light”

Get the look by putting a cork or grasslcoth wallpaper that has metallic flecks in it on your ceiling.

 

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC Villalobos Desio

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Schumacher Wallpaper – Rimini Rib – Burnished Bronze
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Fabricut Fabric – Chemical – Camel
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Surya Pillow – SCO301
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Young Huh, LLC

Designer Young Huh took a narrow vestibule with two bathrooms and turned it into a traditional-meets-contemporary powder room retreat that feels spacious despite its low 7’2″ ceiling. The beautiful Hollyhock fabric upholstered on the walls contrasts with the black patent leather wainscoting, while the ceiling shimmers in a gold metallic wall covering from Maya Romanoff’s Precious Metal Collection.

Tip: “To make a room larger in terms of height, I use a similar color on the floor & ceiling.”

Raise the ceiling in your home with a wallpaper that mimics gold metal (it will open up the space even more) & use a textured sisal or jute rug in a similar hue on the floor.

 

Young Huh Powder Room Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 NYC

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Maya Romanoff Wall Covering – Weathered Metals – Luxe Gold
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Lee Jofa Fabric – Hollyhock – White/Brown
Chandra Rug - ART-3550
Chandra Rug – ART-3550

John Douglas Eason Interiors

The grand staircase of the show house, masterfully decorated by John Douglas Eason, had enormous height fit with stairs and a banister that “dictated a need for restraint.”  He tempered the soaring, narrow proportions of the space by using bold horizontal and vertical elements on the wall & window treatments (both metallic) and painting the ceiling a dark color to bring down the height.

Tip: “Being bold does not mean being loud – metallic tones tie all elements together and contribute to the jewel-box sense of opulence I created in this challenging space.”

Bring that same sense of opulence to your space with a metallic stripe fabric and “gilver” silk drapery.

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

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Schumacher Fabric – Syousha Silk – Champagne
Chandra Rug - ANT-157
Chandra Rug – ANT-157

 

2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The Villard Houses

457 Madison Avenue (between 50th & 51st Street, attached to New York 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

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