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4 Exclusive Tips From The Domino Show House

Last week’s first-ever shop-able show house by Domino magazine was alight with young designers with contemporary visions. The show house, located at 15 William Street in NYC, featured four condominiums decorated by Antonino Buzetta, J+G Designs, Dekar Design & Jenny J. Norris. All merchandise is readily available and can be purchased from each room.ANTONINO BUZZETTA

Antonino Buzzetta along with Sebastian Pinon created a chic retreat with a tribal flair featuring Homeware’s furniture. Ethnic patterns peppered the entire space, tying several rooms together.

Tip: “Getting a little crazy with pattern is okay in our book, because it adds depth and interest” explains Pinon, “And in a small space, we like to paint the moulding the same color as the wall to visually raise the height of the ceiling.”

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DEKAR DESIGN

Dekar Design brought some of our favorite trends to their apartment unit—marbleized prints (on the master bedroom’s headboard) and a mix of intricate geometric prints (in the living area). We love their eclectic combination of both sleek and rough-hewn Ballard pieces.

Tip: “We tried to layer on the patterns particularly in the living room.  We have blue, black, white and red and we threw it off with a mustard coffee table that gives an authentic touch so it feels like it’s been collected through the years”

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J+G DESIGNS

One of the more colorful spaces of the show house, this apartment unit by J + G design feels refreshing with its skilled use of Thomasville furniture. Features that stood out to us were the abstract artwork that mimics the throw pillows in the living room, the fun confetti-like bedding in the kid’s room, and the pretty chinoiserie panels in the master bedroom.

Tip: “In a modern high rise city apartment, use a mix of textures to create a warm and cozy environment!”

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JENNY J NORRIS INTERIORSJenny J. Norris brought the ’70s back with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ mid century furniture in a super-stylish way. Crushed velvet, luxurious furs and grasscloth accent walls are featured in this space.

Tip: “Use textured wall coverings like grass cloth to give dimension to a room.”

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Announcing the Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015 Designers!

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The list of participating designers for the 43rd Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House has just been released! The stunning show house, which opens to the public on Thursday, May 14th, celebrates the 100th year of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Twenty-two of the nation’s  most renowned interior designers and architects will transform the Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 East 66th Street, and it will be open to the public for viewing through June 11th.

Show House Information:

Location – Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 East 66th Street New York, NY

Open Thursday, May 14 to Thursday, June 11th, 2015

For more information on the Show House, visit www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2015 Designers:

Alan Tanksley, Inc.

Bennett Leifer Interiors

Branca

Cathy Kincaid Interiors

Christopher Peacock

Clive Christian

David Phoenix, Inc.

Drake Design Associates

Gail Green Interiors

Greener by Design

Peter J Sinnott IV

Janice Parker Landscape Architects

Mark D. Sikes Inc.

McMillen Inc.

Michael Herold Design

Paula + Martha

Pavarini Design

Philip Mitchell Design

Ronald Bricke & Associates, Inc.

Rottet Studio

Thom Filicia

Tilton Fenwick

Don’t Miss the 2015 Bailey House Gala & Auction This Thursday!

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On Thursday March 26, 2015 Bailey House’s Gala & Auction will be held at Pier 60 of Chelsea Piers. The Gala will honor the heroism of individuals and organizations that help further the Bailey House mission of transforming the lives of people with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses through housing, health services and community.

The Gala will be hosted by Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped and spokesperson for Dining Out For Life®. The storied Auction follows the Gala and remains one of the hottest parties in town. Featured Auction items include Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts photographs; a stay at Gaia Hotel and Reserve, a 5 star resort in Costa Rica; VIP set visit to The Good Wife; tickets to The Visit and backstage meet-and-greet with Chita Rivera; luxurious getaways to Paris and Los Angeles/Palm Springs; outstanding works of established and contemporary artists; and a unique and robust selection of home furnishings and décor.  Through generous sponsorships, celebrity support and phenomenal auction items, Bailey House has raised over $15M since its inaugural event in 1988. All proceeds benefit Bailey House programs that help transform the lives of low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

Honorees include:

Jane Pauley, a respected television anchor and journalist  who is a longtime supporter of Bailey House and a powerful advocate in the field of mental health.

Brad Goldfarb and Alfredo Paredes, generous philanthropic leaders from the worlds of media, fashion and design.

New York City Council Member Corey Johnson, a passionate leader in addressing the inequities in housing and access to healthcare facing low-income and HIV-positive New Yorkers.

Presenters include:

Academy, Tony and Golden Globe-winning actor Joel Grey for Ms. Pauley

Congressman Sean Maloney and his husband Randy Florke for Mr. Goldfarb and Mr. Paredes.

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Tickets start at $150.  For more information and ticketing, visit www.baileyhouseauction.org

Event Hashtag is #BHAuctionGala


 Event Details:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pier 60, Chelsea Piers

6:00 PM/VIP Cocktail Reception & Gala Dinner

7:00 PM/Auction

Tickets start at $150

www.baileyhouseauction.org

 

Diamond Sponsors:

Betsy Lawrence

Pfizer

 Gold Sponsors:

David France & Jonathan Starch

Brad Goldfarb & Alfredo Paredes

Giorgio Armani

John Metzner & Stan Ponte

Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP

Stan Ponte/Sotheby’s International Realty

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Seth M. Rosen & Jacob K. Goertz

Benefactors:

Amida Care

BTQ Financial

Mount Sinai

Frank Selvaggi and Bill Shea

Media Sponsors:

New York Spaces

Manhattan Magazine

Special Gratitude to Our Longtime Partners:

Chelsea Frames

Additional Thanks

Décor Art Gallery

GK Framing

ROOQ Fine Art & Framing

Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing

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Hamptons Designer Show House 2014

Announcing the Hamptons Designer Show House 2014 Designers!

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This Saturday, July 19th, the annual Hamptons Designer Show House 2014 will kick off its opening in Bridgehampton, New York with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party (from 6:00pm – 8:30pm) and will run through Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014. Presented by Traditional Home and TV sponsor NBC TV’s OPEN HOUSE, the show house will feature the work of 25 highly talented interior designers and is to benefit Southampton Hospital.

“Year after year, the participating designers continue to surprise and delight us, which is why Traditional Home is thrilled to serve as the National Media Sponsor for the 6th consecutive year,” commented Ann Omvig Maine, editor in chief of Traditional Home.  “We look forward to helping the Show House raise even more funds for Southampton Hospital this year so it can continue to provide essential services to the local community.”

This year’s Showhouse located at 408 Pauls Lane in Bridgehampton, NY has been generously provided by Paramount Homes of the Hamptons, Inc. Designer sales at the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse will be featured on CricketsCrush.com. The Honorary Show House Chairman will be Mario Buatta while the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen are Jamie Drake & Alexa Hampton

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the show house on our blog!

Show House Information:

Location – 408 Pauls Lane, Bridgehampton, New York

Open Sunday, July 20 to Monday, September 1
11AM to 5PM, Monday – Friday

Admission – $35

For more information on the Show House and to purchase tickets, visit www.hamptondesignershowhouse.com.

 

Hamptons Designer Show House 2014 Designers:

Allison Hennessy Design

The Alpha Workshops

Anne Tarasoff Interiors

Bakes and Kropp

Caleb Anderson Design

Ciuffo Cabinetry

Delrose Design Group

Elsa R. Soyars Interiors

Eva Art & Design Inc.

Gil Walsh Interiors

Greg McKenzie Design

Henry & Co Design

India Hicks

Kate Singer Home

Katie Leede and Company

Lillian August Furnishings + Design

Loria Design Group

Lucille Khornak Photography

Mabley Handler Interior Design

Mancaves

Mark Borghi Fine Art

Mark Humphrey Gallery

Mecox Design Services

Melanie Roy Design, LLC

Patrik Lönn Design

Phoebe Howard

The Rinfret Group

Tobi Fairley & Associates

Hamptons Designer Show House 2014 Sponsors:

Traditional Home – Presenting Sponsor

NBC TV’s Open House – Television Sponsor

Beach Magazine – Regional Magazine Sponsor

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AKDO

Baker

Ballard Designs

Caesarstone

Circa Lighting

Crystorama

Duralee

Farrow & Ball

Frontgate

Hudson Valley Lighting

Lillian August

Mr. and Mrs. Howard

MYB Textiles

Pearson Furniture

Prince of Scots

Troy Lighting

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 Show House

Holiday House Hamptons 2014 Show House: 5 Fresh Decorating Ideas

The Holiday House Hamptons Show House is officially open! We got an exclusive tour of the space, which is being presented by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine and taking place at Watchcase, Sag Harbor,  a 130-year old former factory renovated into industrial-chic apartments. A stellar list of interior designers took to the space to create rooms that are youthful yet full of that quintessential Hamptons style. Check out the fresh & easy decorating ideas we saw in our favorite rooms at the show house:

Campion Platt

Designer & architect Campion Platt transformed a penthouse master bedroom inspired by “Spring Awakening.” The space features stunning hand-painted lilies on the wall and a light fixture that echoes the flowers’ petals. We like how he complemented the painted blossoms with a head board covered in a more structured green geometric fabric from Beacon Hill. The bathroom, feels inviting thanks to the special touch Platt added: a wicker tray filled with luxurious bath toiletries. What an easy & fast way to make guests feel right at home!

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James “Ford” Huniford

James “Ford” Huniford’s room is a true testament to our prediction that spaces filled entirely with neutral hues is a hot trend in the Hamptons. Huniford, choosing to reflect the Labor Day Holiday in his room, brought the outdoors in with large plants & a table resembling a tree trunk and mixed it with urban pieces. The result is a perfect balance of city-meets-beach side.

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Tamara Magel

Multi-talented clothing, textile & fashion designer Tamara Magel breathed life into the closet of her space by installing a cheerful wallpaper pattern (her own design)–A great idea that anyone can use to liven up an old closet area. The dresses and tunic pictured in the closet are also Tamara’s original designs!

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Jennifer Going Interiors

The wood panel that’s inset into the headboard (an antique find from Indonesia) of designers Jennifer Going’s & Stephen Czeck’s bedroom has us wanting to DIY our own! We like how they mixed different ethnic patterns to create an eclectic vibe. The watercolor wall was made by blowing up the scale of a watercolor painting from local artist Lisa Mascali, and turning it into wallpaper.

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West Chin Architects, PLLC

West of West Chin Architects, PLLC hit the nail on the head with light fixtures showcasing bulbs entangled in nautical rope, a focal point that really sets the beach house tone. West also used back-to-back seating, which is a trend that we recommend you consider–it’s great for entertaining because guests can congregate in small groups and it provides several comfortable places for them to sit without sacrificing too much space.

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Holiday House Hamptons 2014

Sunday June 29, 2014 – Monday, September 1, 2014

Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

15 Church Street

Sag Harbor, New York

General admission $35

Proceeds to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®

Information and tickets: holidayhousehamptons.com

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