I always think it's fun to start off my Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012 posts with the entry as a true welcome. Interior designer Bryant Keller clad the walls in the famous Scalamandre Zebras wallpaper in Masai Red that are a definitely a lovely way to begin your tour. I loved all the little touches in his space like the red purse with matching scarf sitting by the bench and the beautiful Chinoiserie screen and cabinet.
As I've mentioned before, this year's "house" is actually in two duplex penthouse apartments at The Aldyn. Since most New Yorkers live in apartments, I actually prefer this type of setting since it gives you real ideas that you can use in your own space or that of a client. I am always especially interested to see how the designers deal with those awful HVAC ducts that are prevalent in contemporary architecture as well as the lack of actual architectural details.
Perhaps because it's the 40th Anniversary of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House or that it's in honor of legendary designer Albert Hadley, the spaces are truly the most elegant I've ever seen. All of the designers went above and beyond which is even more amazing considering how little time they had to design and complete their rooms. They should all be proud of their accomplishments and I hope you stop by for a visit.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012
The Aldyn Residences
60 Riverside Boulevard
bet. 62nd and 63rd Streets
May 16 - June 14, 2012
Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 - 8:00pm
Designer Keller Bryant
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic