The 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

My Room, the “Spring Awakening” Study

The 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House just opened in New York this past Thursday. It is extra special this year because I was asked to design a room for it. I have admired what is considered the most important designer show house in our industry for many years (it is in its 47th year!) and to be able to participate this year was an absolute dream come true. I am so humbled by the opportunity to be able included in an incredible roster of veteran interior designers who in some cases have participated in Kips Bay 8 or 9 times including Charlotte Moss,  Cullman & Kravis, Vicente Wolf, Eve Robinson, and Jeff Lincoln. It was especially fun to participate alongside friends Young Huh (this year’s superstar– her room has nearly broken the internet), Sarah Bartholomew, Matthew Bees, and Robert Passal.

The roster of 22 talented designers did not disappoint this year– every room is filled with show-stopping details and imagination. Above all, the Kips Bay Show House is an incredibly worthy cause which raises millions of dollars to benefit the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club which provides a safe place to learn, play, and grown for children in the Bronx. We were able to meet some of the children and they are absolutely amazing. Any moment of stress during the six week timeline to bring our rooms to life was worth it because it is all for the kids! I’ll share more about the “Spring Awakening” study I designed later this week, but for now, here is a glimpse into the showhouse, courtesy of Architectural Digest. If you find yourself in New York before May 30th, please be sure to check it out in person!

Grand Lower Staircase and Landing by Richard Rabel

Salon des Chiens by Sheila Bridges

Champagne Bar by Jim Dove

Dreaming Room by Vicente Wolf

Kitchen by Christopher Peacock

Garden by Delaney + Chic

Grand Upper Staircase by Brian Gluckstein

Dining Room by Cullman and Kravis 

Grand Living Room by Jeff Lincoln

Library by Corey Damen Jenkins

Guest Bedroom by Alice Engel of Peter Pennoyer Architects

Master Bedroom by Charlotte Moss

“A Room of One’s Own” Study by Eve Robinson

“Spring Awakening” Study by Paloma Contreras

Lounge by Pappas Miron 

Living Room by J Cohler Mason

“Pink Dragon” Study by Katherine Newman

Boudoir by Studio DB

“A Room of Her Own” Study by Sarah Bartholomew

Salon by Robert Passal and Architect Daniel Kahan

“Grandeur Reconsidered” Sitting Room by Matthew Monroe Bees

“Young at Art” Artist’s Loft by Young Huh

{Photography by Nickolas Sargent via Architectural Digest}

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  1. Your room is lovely, of all the rooms my personal favorites are yours, Robert passel’s and Sarah Bartholomew’s.

  2. Oh my goodness – I love the Champagne Bar, the Upper Staircase and Master Bedroom! And I’m thrilled beyond words that the works of 2 Canadian designers are featured.

    1. It’s a great house this year! Brian Gluckstein (Canadian designer who designed the upper staircase) is not only incredibly talented, but he is a delight. He is one of my favorite people that I have met during this experience!

  3. THank you for the sneak peeks of the showrooms. Yours is by far my favorite!! Serene , classy , colorful and fun all at THE same tome! Well done!

    1. That is certainly the challenge with a showhouse when a couple dozen designers each have their own point of view, but it is also the fun of a showhouse! It’s kind of like theatre.

  4. Felicitaciones! Your room is balanced, light and bright. Would be such a delight to sit there whIle enjoying a martini. Cheers!