Monday, May 22, 2017

Kips Bay Decorator's Showhouse 2017 - 2nd Floor

Happy Monday to all!  Anyone else counting down the days til Memorial Day Weekend?  I am heading out east Friday and can't wait to be on the beach.  This summer I am part of a share house in East Hampton with 6 other girlfriends.  We'll be spending our weekends out there from Memorial Day through July 4th.  It's such a nice escape from the craziness of the city!  I bought this, this, and this in preparation for pool lounging.    Anyways- back to city life!  Today I am excited to share the 2nd floor of this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House.   The Show House is located here in New York at 125 East 65th Street and is open through next Thursday, June 1.  Tickets to view the show house are $40, and the ticket proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.  If you haven't visited yet, go go go!

The two-story grand staircase and landing on the second floor is designed by Jonathan Savage.  The beautiful wallcovering looks like wallpaper, but it's actually hand-applied with plaster motifs!  When you view the wallpaper up close, you can see how intricate the designs are.  It's a show-stopper:

This small seating area at the top of the stairs leads to Kirsten Kelli's drawing room.  I love the corded lampshade by the sofa- it's such a divine detail!

The drawing room just to your left of Savage's seating nook is designed by the dynamic duo Kirsten Kelli.  Personally, this room was my absolute favorite in the entire house.  The space included bold, saturated colors throughout and the proportions were perfect.  Plus, the ART!  It was to die for.  Here's a view of the left side of the room:

A purple velvet sofa by De Angelis, LTD sits next to a coffee table that is an edition of Yves Klein's Table Bleu.  Gilded logs rest against the fireplace while a flirty Lichtenstein hangs above the mantle.  The wallpaper is a wood veneer pattern from Phillip Jeffries

The right side of the room opens to another inviting seating arrangement with bold artwork and fun patterns:

Corinne Bizzle's abstract blue painting hangs about the sofa, while the diamond piece is by Kurt Pio:

This corner of the room displays artwork from Ellsworth Kelly and Damien Hirst (and I have wanted that Mario Testino coffee table book forever):

Across the hall from Kirsten Kelli's drawing room is Ken Fulk's Madame's Magical Menagerie:

Ken Falk designed his room around a fictitious client, "Madame F."  The setting of the space is a magical dinner party inside Madame's Upper East Dining Room.  Outside, Madame's garden is secretly filled with wayward zoo animals (hence, her "Menagerie").  The animals are depicted within the de Gournay wallpaper that surrounds Ken's room.  Each table is set with extraordinary florals, the finest Hermes china, and custom embroidered napkins:

A peek in to Madame's closet with endless shelves of dishware and serveware:

Dying to see more of the house this instant?  Click here to see my tour of the 4th floor, and here to see my tour of the 3rd floor.

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