Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC Announcement and Note about Suzanne Rheinstein
I’m happy to announce that the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is returning to New York for the first time since 2019. The address at 337 Riverside Drive at West 106th Street which is known as “The River Mansion,” sits on a corner high point beside Riverside Park with incredible views of the Hudson River. The Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be open to the public for one month beginning Thursday, May 11th, 2023 and serves as the nation’s leading design event of the year and benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
The home, built in 1902, has been home to several notable residents including actress Shakespearean actress Julia Marlowe, and the Bronfman family including Edgar, Sherry, and Hannah Bronfman.
“Bringing the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to the River Mansion is both exciting and in sync with our personal values of giving back”, says Sherry Bronfman. “Our family is thrilled that our former home can be used in this way, as a positive contribution towards raising funds to benefit Kip Bay’s excellent after school programming for our New York City youth”.
I am also very saddened to announce that Los Angeles based interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein passed away yesterday. She was the most elegant women who was also incredibly charming, kind, and fun. I wish I had lived in LA in order to get to know her better but enjoyed meeting her at Hollyhock and I will always treasure the messages she sent me any time I posted about her work. I saw photos of her wearing a turban last year and was worried she might be sick. I was hoping she was just entering her chic turban wearing era but her daughter Kate Brodsky confirmed that she was battling cancer when I was at her store KRB in October. I told her that I was going to go home and send her a message. I did not actually write to her and I will always regret that now. Sending love to Kate, her husband, and their three daughters during this difficult time.