Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2010: Cullman & Kravis

I could have spent all day in the dining room by Cullman & Kravis at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and that was the point.  The designers behind this chic room told me that if someone owned this big townhouse, they would probably entertain a lot.  That prompted them to design a dining room that guests would never want to leave.  Clearrly it worked on me!  They are calling the room "Dinner at Eight" and it honors eight great chefs.  They each have their own place at the table and books and photos on the shelves.  It was another room that revealed itself in layers and little surprises.  What looked like a pagoda in the window was actually a stack of copper pots while the pops of turquoise add life to the neutral color palette.  I absolutely loved the large scale Candida Hofer photograph above the buffet and the Joel Meyerowitz above the fireplace as well as the artwork sprinkled throughout.  It's definitely a room that says bon appétit!

The very chic Tracy Pruzan and Elissa Cullman of Cullman & Kravis.

Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic 


quintessence said...

I love Ellie Cullman's work and this room didn't disappoint - I think it might be my favorite so far. It's absolutely stunning and Candida Hofer is my new obsession!

tartanscot said...

and yet ANOTHER beautiful room from this year's Kips Bay.


Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

So elegant. I love all the pops of turquoise.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful rooms and the tablescape is stunning!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening.

jones said...

I am in love with this room. The shots of turquoise are perfect. Thanks.

artluvr said...

What is that shiny, gold-flecked fabulousity on the walls? Some sort of paper? Venetian plaster? Faux finish?

Luciane From said...

Stunning!!! Everything is definitely well balanced and interesting. They did it to perfection!
Great idea adding some blue to the shelves. It added color in a soft yet fun way.


Thanks for sharing it with us, Heather. :-)

Luciane, from

The Preppy Pauper said...

Hi Heather:
The two spaces you have covered so far show a much more classic feel in this year's Kip Bay Decorator House. Do you see a trend towards more classic interiors? The foyer and the dining room are both lovely, warm, understated spaces, and very classic chic.

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