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Sarah Bartholomew for Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2019

by habituallychic

05 . 07 . 19

After the over the top monstrosities of the Met Gala yesterday, I think it’s time for a palette cleanser. I can’t think of a better refresh than with the “Room of her Own” designed by Sarah Bartholomew for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year. It’s a calm and soothing respite from the craziness of the world. Sarah describes it as “a personal, sophisticated edit of treasures. It’s the perfect marriage of beauty and peach realized into an interior.”

Sarah was kind enough to further explain how she decided on her look for her room.

“I took on this Kips Bay project to round out my portfolio.  I am often associated with my use of patterned fabrics and color so I wanted to turn to a more minimal refined look to show the range of my work.  I was inspired by the masters of this style, Billy Baldwin, Stephen Sills, and Bruce Budd but made sure it was my own using my own signature elements: something woven with a wicker light fixture from Atelier Vime, a decorative pedestal, and pattern on painted floors (inspired by Bunny Mellon) but in a subtle neutral palette, blue and white and stripes in the subtle silk Schumacher ticking stripe on the roman shades and lamp shades, and a myrtle topiary one of my signature items to include when styling and finishing interiors.”

My favorite movie quote perfectly sums up this room, is “simple, elegant, impeccable.” Perhaps, the Met Gala should consider this theme next year.

Sarah Bartholomew

Photo 1 by Sargent Photo. Photos 4, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, and 18 courtesy of Patrick Cline Photography. All other photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic.