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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2011 Dining Room

by habituallychic

05 . 10 . 11
As I mentioned previously, some designers were faced with the task of keeping certain room elements at the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  None was more daunting than the dining room with walls clad in hand-painted wallpaper which was a gift to the owner of the house from the sister of Madame Mao.  Interior designer Matthew Patrick Smyth did such a great job designing around the wallpaper that you think it was part of the original design.  He created special wall hangings to soften the space and played off the neutral tones to create a serene oasis.  Sometimes, an unwanted design element ends up making a room.

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

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  1. Creations and Inspirations May 10, 2011 | 8:19 pm

    What a beautiful Chandelier! Gorgeous home 🙂

  2. Jen of MadeByGirl May 10, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    love everything about the dinning room! such a fabulous house.

  3. Laure A. May 11, 2011 | 2:15 am

    Oh wow, I adore that chandelier!!! Beautiful!

  4. Jane Kilpatrick Schott May 11, 2011 | 9:25 am

    Nobody does dining rooms better than Matthew. I agree, an amazing chandelier!

  5. meenal bishnoi May 11, 2011 | 10:23 am

    a very elegant space..everything looks so well thought out and harmonious..love the chandelier..thanks for sharing, heather.have a lovely day..xx meenal

  6. Laura Casey Interiors May 11, 2011 | 11:32 am

    So pretty! It is beautiful, my favorite room!

  7. The enchanted home May 11, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    What a spectacular room. The lighting is so soft, the wall treatment so luxurious..it reminds me of the decadent showhouses that “used to be”. LOVE IT!!

  8. BarbaraB. May 11, 2011 | 1:51 pm

    While a picture sometimes doesn’t give the true feel of a room, I wonder if the table cloth competes with the wall paper, instead of complimenting it? I love design show houses though and am going to the San Francisco show house next week. Such fun!

  9. ArchitectDesign™ May 11, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    One of my favorite rooms in the house!

  10. Kimberly Grigg May 12, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    What a romantic dining room! I can just envision a candlelit dinner in this room. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this peaceful space.

  11. Pam @ Cherish Toronto May 15, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    The wallpaper is gorgeous, and I’m glad that it was kept in the room. The dining room has such a softness, and the lighting makes it glow. Beautiful!!