Let’s start the week off with some major inspiration, shall we? On Friday we shared our favorite room from the Kips Bay Show House designed by Alexa Hampton (click here to see it), and today we wanted to share some of the other rooms in the house that we especially admired as well as some of the little details that really caught our eye. One of the grandest rooms in the house was designed by Juan Montoya, below. Montoya’s room is a sophisticated study in black and white punctuated by pops of deep purple and red through pillows and some pretty serious artwork. (Overall room photos by Timothy Bell, detail shots by our trusty iPhone).We loved the black and white stripe fabric he used for the window treatments. And how he continued this black and white stripe theme all the way down to the custom black leather stripes running along the sisal rug. Carrier and Company had a lot of fun with their little sitting room, covering the walls in custom Calico wallpaper and using a mix of modern and custom upholstered pieces to give the space a cozy, chic library feel.They did a fantastic job curating all of the different vintage and antique pieces in the room. The flowers–and accessorizing of the coffee table–was simple and impactful.Markham Roberts created a super chic man’s study covering the walls in felt and the ceiling in cork. His room was a great example of how a small room can easily carry a lot of one color–Roberts used the same peacock blue on the walls, window treatments, and banquette. The color is broken up with animal print carpeting as well as all of the eclectic art hanging on the walls.
A close up of the cork covered ceiling, below. A lot of the rooms in the house used lots of color, pattern, or both, so it was a breath of fresh air (and a bit of a palette cleanser) walking through Daryl Carter’s serene living room.
The Gothic Revival chandelier from Remains Lighting was a focal point of the room. Proceeds from the Kips Bay Show House go to the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The Show House has raised over 19 million dollars for the club since it began in 1973. We highly recommend going to see this house in person as it’s a rare opportunity to stand in some of the most beautifully put together rooms by some of the most talented designers of our time. The house is located at the Mansion on Madison (457 Madison Avenue) open through May 29th.