Thursday, May 25, 2017


It's that time of year once again for the doors to another Kips Bay Show House to open up on the upper east side, this year at 125 East 65th Street. This year's group of designers comes from an array of diverse design backgrounds from architects to kitchen developers to landscape designers to furniture designers. There are well-established designer to neophytes and designers with a long history of participating in the Show House to a slew of newcomers.
Having done the show once before my kudos go out to anyone willing to take on the challenge of participating in this Show House or any Show House for that matter. Since participation is based on being asked to participate by the board or by qualifying through submitting a portfolio judged by peers once you are asked to be one of the selected designers it's almost impossible to refuse.  The cost of participation is financially extremely high and has to be balanced off the rewards of press acknowledgement and prestige. Taking on the task of getting a room built demands my respect no matter what I might think of the design.
So without much editorializing here are some of this year's class of participants
Ken Fulk's Madame's Magical Menagerie

Kirsten Kelli's designed a room they titled, Simpatico

This living room was designed by Robert Stilin

Susan Ferrier of McAlpine offered the master bedroom

Nick Olsen designed the Salon du Beau Monde

Dineen Architecture + Design's master bedroom

An attic sitting room by Neal Beckstedt Studios

Billy Cotton's The Attic SRO

The parlour room, a well traveled room, designed by Richard Mishaan Design

Savage Interior Design gave us the Stairway to Savage

Robert A.M.Stern Interiors but forth a drawing room

Kate Singer Home designed this garden family room

A deep dark lounge and bar offered by Litchten Craig Architecture + Interiors

The bamboo court was designed by Janice Parker Landscape Architects

A kitchen by Bakes & Kropp

Margarita, Havana, 2000
Andrew Moore, photographer
Represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery

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