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Just wanted to drop a quick note to share that this is the last week to visit the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House which officially ends this Thursday, June 11. I’ve already posted about a few of the standout spaces from Tilton Fenwick, Mark D. Sikes, Alessandra Branca and Philip Mitchell Design but I wanted to share a final roundup of a few more of my favorite moments from the show house. There was so much inspiration abound!

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The two photos above are of the gentleman’s study designed by Thom Filicia. It’s a multi-functional space that can be used for an office or entertaining, thus blurring the lines between work and play. One of the more notable pieces in the room is the human sculpture standing behind the desk called ‘Frenetic Composure’ by Robert Greene. Made of many pieces of wood, the motion filled sculpture displays the activity of the human mind and deals primarily with the human condition, reflecting the control of chaos. Inspired by his fathers struggle with ALS, proceeds of the sale of the sculpture go to ALS research.

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Here, a well styled bar fit for a hard earned cocktail after work!

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I also loved this romantic bedroom by Cathy Kincaid.

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The soft color palette and the mix of pattern and textiles is perfection. Just look at the details on this canopy!

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Up and coming designer and new friend Bennett Leifer designed this jewelbox-like seating lounge at the bottom of the first floor stair landing. The gold gilded “Japanese Garden” wallcovering from DeGournay is so gorgeous as are the two carved rock crystal light fixtures. Leifer is definitely one to watch and after this show house I’m sure he’ll be on everyone’s radar!

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Another small space that made a  big impact is this fun little “Las Palmas” sitting room designed by Michael Herold that’s situated in the space that previously served as the home’s laundry room. The vintage palm wall covering is from Cole & Son and I love that Herold wasn’t afraid to go bold in a tiny space. The wallcovering adds so much drama and the green and gold are giving off a totally 70s glam vibe.

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David Pheonix designed the master bedroom which is so beautifully layered with texture. From the Cowtan & Tout plaid fabric upholstered on the walls to the stunning wool carpet reminiscent of a cableknit sweater and the textured vinyl wallcovering on the ceiling, every inch of this space is enveloped in rich textures.

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Here’s an alternate view of the room highlighting the sitting area in front of the home’s original fireplace.

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Finally, who doesn’t love a good bathroom?! This space was designed by Peter Sinott and features luxe accents such as the metallic vinyl grasscloth wall covering from Phillip Jeffries and geometric tiles from AKDO.

Photos by Anthony Crisafulli
(Thanks Tony for lending your talents and taking all of these amazing pictures to share with us!)

The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse is open through June 11 in New York. Admission is $35 and benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. For more information, call 212-755-5733 or go

1 Comment

  1. Have been looking around everywhere for inspiration on decorating my home and this article is fantastic and the pictures are perfect, is that crushed velvet on the arm chair?