KIPS BAY SHOWHOUSE~ THE JEWEL OF THE JUNGLE
For the 5th Annual Kips Bay Showhouse in Palm Beach, I created a series of spaces designed to lift spirits and create a sense of optimism through jubilant colors and patterns. The colorful casita, known as “The Jewel of the Jungle,” merges design elements from my favorite sunny locales including Marrakech, Costa Rica, the Cote d’Azur and Palm Beach. Guests enter through a garden reminiscent of Villa Oasis, the Moroccan home of Yves St. Laurent and Pierre Bergé. The tropical paradise continues inside with a Matisse-inspired palette mixed with a heavy dose of Palm Beach panache. This is my idyllic haven to entertain friends from near and far…. a place to have fun, laugh and host a range of colorful characters where the surroundings reflect their joie de vivre.