Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse 2010: Welcome!

I had the pleasure of attending the press preview for the 38th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House and I can tell you that it's going to knock your socks off!  Located at 106 East 71st Street, the house is smaller than last year but good things come in small packages.  I won't dwell on why it was delayed from the spring to this fall (you can read the full story in the New York Times) but I will focus on the great design talent.  Some of this year's group said their rooms were inspired by their current clients and others just had fun creating the ultimate interior.  All in all, it's a spectacular house for a wonderful cause and I hope everyone will buy a ticket! 

Katie Ridder welcomes you into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House this year with her wonderfully wallpapered entry.  The paper is part of her collection that can be found at Holland & Sherry.  I forgot to ask the color of the paint but it's a very cheerful coral/red that starts the house off on the right foot. The house will be open until November 11, 2010 but for those of you who can't make it, I will posting many of the rooms.
 
Interior designer Katie Ridder in her pretty entry.

Photos 1 and 3 by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic
Photo 2 by Trevor Tondro for The New York Times

4 comments:

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love the red door!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Can't wait to see it, Heather! I love the front door. I love vermillion red and coral.
have a nice day.
Teresa

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

From what I've seen so far, the front door and entry way take the cake.
The rest, I'm a little non-plussed by.
It all seems a little modern, conceptual and angular this year, though the patio is rather sleek.

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Cherish said...

I love Katie's entry, it's very welcoming indeed. Her combination of paint and wallpaper certainly is fun!!

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