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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010: Sherrill Canet

by habituallychic

10 . 15 . 10
The New York Times featured many of the rooms from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House but did not include many of my favorites. I thought that this blue and beige room from Sherrill Canet was a real showstopper.  The furniture plan was perfect for the size of the room and would be especially great for entertaining.  The fabulous blue walls were painted with Benjamin Moore Blue Suede Shoes and then stripes were created with an application of clear lacquer.  This is a treatment that you could easily replicate at home.  Another trick that a lot of the designers used this year was to paint, lacquer or wallpaper the ceiling in a metallic or high gloss finish.  The ceilings are low in this townhouse and it reflects the light and makes them appear taller.  I also absolutely love the flame stitch patten rug which is part of the new Sherrill Canet line for Stark Carpet.  The pattern would also hide a multitude of sins like spilling a cocktail which is what I think of when I look at this room.   Cheers!

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Fashion Maven October 15, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    I have been obsessed with getting a flamestitch pattern for my carpet… but I am pretty sure that Stark is way out of my budget. I’d been looking at Mag-Neato from FLOR carpets, but I got a sample and didn’t like that the pattern was only digitally placed on the carpet… it’s not woven like some of the other FLOR carpet tiles… still debating…

    I had decided to go with a solid color with a contrasting band of color, but now after seeing the pics you posted (GORGEOUS) I’m back to wanting the flamestitch!

    Ugh – decorating is hard, lol.

  2. Teresa at Splendid Sass October 15, 2010 | 4:02 pm

    Gorgeous! The chandelier is over-the-top beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Shauna October 15, 2010 | 4:07 pm

    Wow. Love the rug and ottoman combo!

    And the (im)practicality of expensive rugs is never discussed. A silk or wool rug will stain like a mofo if you anything resembling a fun life (wine swilling friends, kids, pets).

    But that flame stitch is gorgeous AND practical.

    And a nice change from leopard carpet – which is also glam and stain friendly.

  4. Shauna October 15, 2010 | 4:10 pm

    Fashion Maven –

    Agreed. I WANT to love that Flame Stitch FLOR. But it just looks bad in person. Sadly, most Flor stuff looks quite cheap. Doesn’t wear well.

    And it’s actually not that inexpensive.

  5. Habitually Chic October 15, 2010 | 4:16 pm

    Fashion Maven – I would check with Stark just in case. They have many collections at lots of different price levels and they may have a flame stitch carpet that is more affordable. Size is also a factor in price. If you need something 8 x 10 or smaller, you may actually be able to afford the Sherrill Canet option. I would definitely check first!

    Theresa – there were a lot of amazing chandeliers in this show house.

  6. Habitually Chic October 15, 2010 | 4:18 pm

    Shauna – it helps to have Little Elves cleaning service on speed dial but many rugs can be pre-treated to help prevent stains.

  7. Creategirl October 15, 2010 | 4:32 pm

    Amazing space!! The wall decor is the perfect size for the space and that Stark Carpet creates great energy in the space. Thanks for sharing!

  8. jones October 15, 2010 | 5:06 pm

    This room leaves me speechless. Who was the artist who designed the burl wood sideboard? The fact that the design of the valences mimics the iron work of the window bars. The gorgeous wall tone. Is the base of the root table gilt? gold leafed? What exactly is the composition of plates over the sofa? So many amazing details. A million thanks for highlighting this gorgeous space.

  9. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ October 15, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    the couch i have at my parents house is that color blue :o) ..

  10. Liz October 16, 2010 | 10:52 am

    What a wonderful room…there are so many things to absorb and enjoy in this room. You are absolutely right it is a show stopper. Thanks for sharing this! Liz

  11. Alicia B. Designs October 22, 2010 | 8:04 pm

    I was lucky enough to be stationed in this room when i volunteered this past weekend at Kip’s Bay. I loved EVERYTHING in this room especially the carpet that she designed! Just amazing and so many subtle details…

    Great pictures!!


  12. Brooks Interior February 25, 2011 | 4:47 am

    I adore the window treatment! Very striking.