Abundant Design Ideas at the 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The Carlton House exterior at 21 East 61st Street in Manhattan.


Through June 9th, the Carlton House Townhouse will be hosting the 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an exhibition of 21 different designers and architects that raises funds to support the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The overall experience comprises an aesthetic smorgasbord for a multitude of styles and design palates, providing plenty of inspiration to interested patrons.

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House rooftop by Hollander Design | Landscape Architects. Photography courtesy of Hollander Design.


There’s no better way to start your meandering journey than at the top. The lush roof garden by Hollander Design | Landscape Architects features planters of orchids and bamboo, providing a quiet enclave where one can forget about the looming Pierce Hotel across the street.


While the visually arresting iron center table from Balsamo Antiques in Napoleon’s Lounge by Garrow Kedigian will certainly catch the eye, its most interesting feature is the chalkboard walls and ceiling, faux-inlaid by chalk artist Rajiv Surenda. It’s a smart take on belle époque style and would make for a truly original playroom that lets kids riff on classic motifs.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House by Garrow Kedigian Interior Design. Photography by Phillip Ennis.


Further, David Kleinberg’s brilliant library room on the 3rd floor hosts a bespoke sandblasted pine fireplace, bookshelves, and window frames. Impressive as standalone objects, together they create one of the most holistically conceived and executed rooms in the house.

Kips Bay Decorator Show House by David Kleinberg Design Associates. Photography by Phillip Ennis.


With a great sense of curation and diversity, the show excels in its variety. Encompassing the retro and the modern, Art Deco and neoclassical, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House offers something for everyone and even some surprises to spur creativity.


The 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Designers:

Alex Papchristidis Interiors
Benjamin Vandiver Interiors + Lifestyle
Clive Christian Interiors
Daniel Richards Design
David Collins Studio
David Kleinberg Design Associates
Drake/Anderson
Eve Robinson Associates, Inc.
Garrow Kedigian Interior Design
Gil Walsh Interiors
Groves & Co.
Harry Heissmann Inc
Hollander Design | Landscape Architects
Kati Curtis Design
Les Ensembliers
Olasky & Sinsteden
Phillip Thomas Inc
Sawyer | Berson
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
Timothy Whealon Interiors
Victoria Hagan

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