Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010: Jennifer Post

I started my tour of this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the top with the Penthouse designed by Jennifer Post and worked my way down.  After I stopped huffing and puffing, I was able to admire the three spaces (yoga room, television room, and terrace) that encompass the entire sixth floor.  By the way, there is an elevator which should be working during the regular tours.  Jennifer was not on hand for my tour but according to the press materials she is known for her "exploration of minimalism within a black and white palette.  Infused with artful mystery and visually calming vignettes, Post's designs possess the ability to transform from a living space throughout the day, into a glamorous entertainment space at night." 

I have to admit that I don't normally like minimal design or a lack of color but I really liked this space.  There were a lot of tones and textures in the television area which made it warm and cozy.  I could see the penthouse floor being a wonderful place to workout and also relax.  I was also thinking that if you created a bedroom area instead of the yoga studio, you could create a fabulous master bedroom suite or separate apartment for an older child living with their parents.  There was a little kitchenette by the terrace which means you wouldn't always have to run down to the first floor a drink.

The best thing about show houses is that the style of the rooms doesn't have to reflect your own aesthetic for you to be able to appreciate them.  I always come away with new resources and inspiring ideas for future projects and I hope you do too!

















Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

9 comments:

xo ♥ mimi said...

how lovely!
xo,
Michelle

http://www.leblogdemimi.com/

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I just love how the spaces are all connected by the color scheme -refreshing in a showhouse!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Massage anyone? I love this space. A little modern for me, but the look is growing on me. I could spend this afternoon on the terrace!
Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to see the rest.
Teresa

tartanscot said...

oh my. what an amazingly lovely space. thank you SO much for sharing pictures of the house . . . especially for us west coasters . . .

cheers,
Scot

Picture Of Elegance said...

Thanks for the tour Heather. Looking forward to reading your future posts...loved the rooftop images,especially the second one!

Marti said...

I love the chandelier in the media room. Anyone know the maker and where to find?

Design in the Woods said...

That light fixture in the media room is a star. Would love to know details. Beautiful space. Thanks for the peek.

heart said...

Great coverage of a wonderful space, FYI to all interested... black glossy painting near her entrance is by artist chris classen. see www.chrisclassen.com for more reductive work.

InteriorDCorps said...

I love the photos of this show house -- didn't get to see it in person.
Also worth noting -- amazing wallcoverings from Phillip Jeffries.
http://tinyurl.com/283j9ks

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