Kips Bay Show House sparks design inspiration

New York City-based interior design firm Drake/Anderson selected a bold, yet nuanced palette of saffron, ochres, and umber to envelope the plush, luxurious salon at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House last month. With several dialogues in concert — modernism and classicism, color and texture, materiality and form — the room harmoniously blends multiple design languages with grace and gravitas. — Marco Ricca photo

Last month, the 46th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City opened to the public, revealing the creativity and design expertise of 22 of the nation’s most acclaimed interior designers and architects. Since its inception in 1973, the Show House has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.

Here, New York City-based interior designer Sasha Bikoff uses bright wallpaper, paint, and rugs to create a bold staircase at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, making a bold splash in a space that is often overlooked. — Nickolas Sargent photo

Each year, celebrated interior designers have 10 weeks to transform their assigned space in a luxury Manhattan home, located at 110 East 76th Street in New York City’s iconic Upper East Side, into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. This all began in 1973, when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after-school and enrichment programs for New York City children. To date, the Show House has raised over $21,000,000 for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which currently reaches over 10,000 young people at nine locations throughout the Bronx.

This year’s designer lineup included Branca, Inc., B.A. Torrey, Barbara Ostrom Associates, Brian del Toro, Bunny Williams Inc., Clive Christian, Dan Fink, David Netto Design LLC, Drake/ Anderson, Juan Montoya Design, Katie Ridder Inc., Marcia Tucker Interiors, Mark D. Sikes, Mark Hampton, LLC, Michael Herold Design, Nievera Williams Design, Pavarini Design, Philip Mitchell Design, Sasha Bikoff, Scott Sanders LLC, Steilish Interiors & Architecture, and Wesley Moon, Inc.

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The interior design firm of Brian del Toro Inc. in New York City uses soothing tones of brown and green to create a sophisticated yet inviting bedroom for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. — Marco Ricca photo

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