SECOND ANNUAL KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE IN PALM BEACH
The second annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House opened in Palm Beach this past weekend showcasing the work of 21 talented designers. Overlooking Lake Worth, the Mediterranean-style villa provided a beautiful backdrop for the designers to work their magic. The house is open until February 20th and tickets may be purchased by clicking here. See below for a tour and if you are headed south, do not miss seeing these spectacular spaces in person!
Paradelo Burgess Design Studio and Jobe Lopez, Exterior
One of the defining details of the landscape were the gorgeous palm trees that framed the house which were relocated from the backyard.
Cindy Rinfret, Entry
Cindy Renfret was able to transform a huge double height entry hall into an a series of seating areas and vignettes that tied together beautifully. A pair of Moorish arches , a 1970s Jansen palm tree, and multiple blue and white patterned fabrics define the space.
Peter Dunham, Front Room
Just off the entry, Peter Dunham created a cozy room with walls lined in one of his signature fabrics. A collection of contemporary art including the Marilyn Minter and gallery wall above add a sophisticated unexpected edge to the interor.
Lee W. Robinson and Kyle Johnson, Stair
A 12 foot birdcage with birds named Elsie (de Wolfe), Dorothy (Draper), Albert (Hadley), Sister (Parish), and Mario (Buatta) is the centerpiece of Lee Robinson’s stairwell complimented by the glorious walls papered in a chinosierie pattern by Miles Redd for Schumacher.
Vasi Ypsilantis, Kitchen
The kitchen was gutted to clean up the architecture and lighten up the overall feeling.
David Phoenix, Sitting Room
The neutral sitting room by David Phoenix is a lovely juxtaposition to all of the color found throughout the rest of the interiors of the house. The muted layers of his own designed fabrics on his furniture line create a sense of calm in the center of the showhouse.
Jessica Schuster, Office
As an ode to the modern woman, the designer incorporated famous representations of women in her space. A 3D wall plaster sketched in the style of Picasso defines the nook off of the kitchen by Jessica Schuster.
Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos, Bath
The ethereal powder room is adorned in rich hues which the designers decribe as, “A dirty martini in a sea of mimosas.” The mirrored tile, metallic hues and Alexander McQueen rug add moody touches to their divine space.
David Scott, Dining Room
The large scale Larry Poons is a showstopper in the dining room designed by David Scott. The sculptural light fixture and dining table are lovely compliments to the contemporary work of art.
Billy Ceglia, Hall, Bathroom, Stairway and Mudroom
A series of narrow, complicated spaces are often the hardest to design in a showhouse. Turning the obstacles into opportunites, Billy Ceglia united the spaces with a tight palette of kelly green, black and white as his own interpretation of Palm Beach prep. Photography by Nick Mele adorns the walls along with pieces fron the designer’s personal collection and large scale works by Wendover Art. His candy bar was the most Instagram-med moment of the show house complete with green lined divided spaces for all his favorite candy. In his typical humor, Billy explains, “There’s no Lilly here. It’s dark Lilly.”
Lee Ann Thornton, Sitting Room
A sophisticated and chic sitting room by Lee Ann Thornton is upholstered in a brilliant Lisa Fine print. An unexpected deep turquoise lines the interior of the bookcases and is used on sofa pillows which lends a Palm Beach vibe. Crisp white accessories pop against the backdrop. Fabulous beaded mirrors designed by Thorton with Justin van Breda lend a whimsical touch to the space.
Leanne Yarn, Living Room
Inspired by the ocean, Leanne Yard designed the living room in a palette of soft blue and sand. Bookcases are inlaid with coconut shell wallcovering from Elitis.
Danielle Rollins, Bedroom
The “Sunset Tower Suite” by Danielle Rollins is filled with rosy creations from her imagination that were inspired by a vintage Hermés scarf. A custom designed bamboo bed, upholstery, carpet, and new collection of artwork with Wendover Art adorn the space. Walls draped in coral by Stroheim and Fabricut create a cocoon-like space perfect for any Palm Beach maven. A jewel box of a closet holds Danielle’s clothing line made from gorgeous textiles including Liberty fabrics, silk gazars and warp print silk taffetas.
Jennifer Garrigues, Bedroom
The fun bedroom by Jennifer Garrigues celebrates travel with influences from Morocco to India against deep saturated colors. A vintage French rattan recamier gives a nod to Palm Beach
Jason Arnold, Lounge
Nashville based designer Jason Arnold turned his dark upstairs room into a super chic cocktail lounge layered with art and antiques. A vintage rattan recamier gives a nod to Palm Beach.
David Mitchell Brown, Master Bedroom
De Gournay wallpaper and a custom designed lucite and agate bed provide an unexpected juxtaposition in the master bedroom designed by David Mitchell Brown. The room changes hourly as the Florida light moves through the room.
Krista Watterworth Alterman, Master Bath
Bookmatched marble slabs are the focal point of the master bathroom. A water source from above the bathtub acts as the faucet and water rolls over the sides of the tub creating an infinity pool effect. “My brand is something we call ‘The New Palm Beach,'” she says. “It’s not your grandmother’s Palm Beach.
Louise Cronan, Loggia
An upstairs loggia overlooks the pool below. Designed by Louise Cronan, the space was designed around Tillett Textiles’ daisy pattern, an iconic fabric favored by Jackie Kennedy.
Meg Braff, Bedroom
In her signature colorful style, Meg Braff transformed an upstairs room into her own “Sunrise Jungle.” Decorated in many of her own patterns, the walls, upholstered bed and Lucite chairs all have an old Florida vibe while still feeling very current. White painted floors glow underfoot and Leontine Linens dress the bed. The closet features clothes from Cabana vintage against a backdrop of Meg’s caned wallpaper.
Tina Anastasia, Cabana
An interestingly shaped downstairs room becomes an indoor pool cabana thanks to the creativity of Tina Anastatia. She constructed a round cabana with multiple changing rooms in the center of the space with a tented ceiling above.
Amy Meier, Outdoor Space
Designer Amy Meier reinterpreted Art Noveau as “Nouvelle Nouveau” in her outdoor loggia. The metalwork by master blacksmith David Desantis provides exterior artwork above the fireplace along with a crane covered daybed.
Paradelo Burgess Design Studio and Jobe Lopez, Patio
“This was just a bunch of overgrown plantings and a lot of brick,” says Paradelo of the home’s pool area. He added a brick terrace with inlaid marble for a more polished look.
Room shots via Architectural Digest. Detail shots by me.
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