Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2012: Welcome!

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
Tickets $30



Designer Keller Bryant



Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic

4 comments:

Cathy said...

Talk about making an entry! It just draws you in...wow, amazing!

@Cathy_Showan
http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Modern Country Lady said...

O My Goodness- that zebra wallpaper and the laquered cabinet in front of it.. thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Heather, Thank you, your photographs are so attractively composed and plentiful. You are shrinking the distance from Oregon to New York today.

Murphy - the mink with moxie said...

Nice post on The Kips Bay Sowhouse. I like'd it too. Read my review here.

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