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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010: Cullman & Kravis

by habituallychic

10 . 21 . 10
I could have spent all day in the dining room by Cullman & Kravis at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and that was the point.  The designers behind this chic room told me that if someone owned this big townhouse, they would probably entertain a lot.  That prompted them to design a dining room that guests would never want to leave.  Clearrly it worked on me!  They are calling the room “Dinner at Eight” and it honors eight great chefs.  They each have their own place at the table and books and photos on the shelves.  It was another room that revealed itself in layers and little surprises.  What looked like a pagoda in the window was actually a stack of copper pots while the pops of turquoise add life to the neutral color palette.  I absolutely loved the large scale Candida Hofer photograph above the buffet and the Joel Meyerowitz above the fireplace as well as the artwork sprinkled throughout.  It’s definitely a room that says bon appétit!

The very chic Tracy Pruzan and Elissa Cullman of Cullman & Kravis.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic 

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  1. quintessence October 21, 2010 | 11:37 pm

    I love Ellie Cullman’s work and this room didn’t disappoint – I think it might be my favorite so far. It’s absolutely stunning and Candida Hofer is my new obsession!

  2. tartanscot October 22, 2010 | 12:26 am

    and yet ANOTHER beautiful room from this year’s Kips Bay.


  3. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage October 22, 2010 | 12:45 am

    So elegant. I love all the pops of turquoise.

  4. Teresa at Splendid Sass October 22, 2010 | 3:02 am

    Beautiful rooms and the tablescape is stunning!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice evening.

  5. jones October 22, 2010 | 4:02 am

    I am in love with this room. The shots of turquoise are perfect. Thanks.

  6. artluvr October 22, 2010 | 11:29 am

    What is that shiny, gold-flecked fabulousity on the walls? Some sort of paper? Venetian plaster? Faux finish?

  7. Luciane From HomeBunch.com October 22, 2010 | 11:59 am

    Stunning!!! Everything is definitely well balanced and interesting. They did it to perfection!
    Great idea adding some blue to the shelves. It added color in a soft yet fun way.


    Thanks for sharing it with us, Heather. 🙂

    Luciane, from HomeBunch.com

  8. The Preppy Pauper October 22, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    Hi Heather:
    The two spaces you have covered so far show a much more classic feel in this year’s Kip Bay Decorator House. Do you see a trend towards more classic interiors? The foyer and the dining room are both lovely, warm, understated spaces, and very classic chic.