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Timeless Design

10 . 19 . 15

Someone posted one of my photos from Alexa Hampton’s Study in Contrasts bedroom for Mark Hampton LLC from the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House this morning and it reminded me how much I love this room. It’s not just a great example of how you can decorate with traditional and classic elements in a contemporary […]

The Art Collector

06 . 12 . 12

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House closes this Thursday so I hope you had a chance to visit.  Those of you who didn’t, missed an amazing house but I’m going to be posting a few more of my favorite rooms so you don’t feel left out.  I’m a huge fan of abstract art so of […]

Study in Contrasts

05 . 22 . 12

Who says you have to decorate a contemporary building with clean, contemporary furniture?  Certainly not interior designer Alexa Hampton who designed a bedroom in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House for Mark Hampton LLC that she herself describes as a “study in contrasts.” She also “we wanted to create a room that would be […]

Le Bureau Privé

05 . 21 . 12

As I watch the rain pour down in Manhattan this morning, I am grateful that I can work from home.  I’d be more grateful if I worked at home in the amazing home office designed by Raji Radhakrishnan at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  I appreciate when the designers create a client and […]

Lovely Library

05 . 21 . 12

Jamie Drake‘s “We Love Print” library for the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is a room to retreat to and enjoy turning the pages of real printed books.  It too features green walls made up of horizontal planks that were loosely inspired by paneled rec rooms from the 1950’s and 60’s. The mirrored walls […]

A Tribute to Albert

05 . 19 . 12

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year isn’t all green.  Bunny Williams, Brian J. McCarthy, and David Kleinberg, all former employees of Albert Hadley, collaborated on a fabulous Venetian plastered white living room punctuated with pops of red.  There are also a few mementos from Mr. Hadley including his “Don’t Forget” memo pads and […]

  I have a weakness for a spring chartreuse-y green color and Todd Alexander Romano‘s room is punctuated with fabulous pops of the color against aubergine walls. Not sure if you can tell in the photos but there is even an aubergine trim from Samuel & Sons along the edge French Empire chair upholstery. You […]

Thom Filicia wins my award for the best design of a small space at the 2012 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.  I’m not even sure it can technically be considered a room since it barely has any walls.  It’s more like a foyer between the entry, dining room, living room, and hall back to the […]

I always think it’s fun to start off my Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012 posts with the entry as a true welcome. Interior designer Bryant Keller clad the walls in the famous Scalamandre Zebras wallpaper in Masai Red that are a definitely a lovely way to begin your tour.  I loved all the little touches […]

Freeze Frame

05 . 16 . 12

I didn’t get a chance to write a proper post today because of a long meeting to go over the color proofs for the book.  (It’s almost finished! Hooray!)  Then I was off to a cocktail party to celebrate the Kips Bay Decorator Show House with blogger friends Slim Paley and Architect Design.  But this gives me the […]

The 40th Anniversary Kips Bay Decorator Show House location and designers were just announced today.  It’s moving on over to the west side this year to The Aldyn and opens to the public on May 16th.  It’s not in a townhouse as is usually the case but since most New Yorkers live in apartments, I […]