Masters of Design

This year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York highlighted  designers’ exceptional creativity with the use of bold and innovative textiles. The Show House, benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, took place in the iconic Upper East Side townhouse at 125 East 65th Street.

Photo by Kelly Marshall

Kit Kemp

Using only prints and embroideries from her new GP&J Baker collaboration, renowned British designer Kit Kemp crafted a unique dining room. Aptly titled ‘A Dining Room of One’s Own,’ it immediately transported attendees to the English countryside. @kitkempdesignthread

Photo by Kelly Marshall

“This collection combines my love of tradition, not as a pastiche of the past, but an up to the minute presence of color and excitement, with the joy that can be found when you take something from the past and give it a fresh new perspective.”

Get Kit’s look: 

 FRONT ROW BUNTY POTATO PRINT
Photo by Kelly Marshall

Alan Tanksley 

Transforming the space adjacent to the kitchen, Tanksley dubbed his space inside the Show House the “Club Room.” Every element exudes opulence and elegance, from the sumptuous textiles to the intricate geometric wallcovering that graces the ceiling. @alantanksleyinc

Photo by Kelly Marshall

“I love maximalism, but a tailored version of it. I had the great fortune of working with Kravet Inc. for many different fabrics.” 

  
          Get Alan’s look:

STRATUS PRINT  STRIA VELVET KRAVET DESIGN – W3604-4
ALTAI MERES CANYON
Photo by Kelly Marshall

Mikel Welch

Inspired by his recent journey through the English countryside, Welch conceived a moody retreat. Employing a variety of techniques, the designer skillfully crafted a luxurious guest bedroom, adorned with Cotswold-infused treasures, evoking the essence of rural charm. @mikelwelch

Photo by Nicholas Sargent

“Finishing touches can truly make a room. For the bed, I chose fabric from GP&J Baker. As another iconic British brand, it was an obvious choice.”

Get Mikel’s look:

 ROYAL DAMASK VELVET ORIENTAL GARDEN SHAW DAMASK
Photo by Nicholas Sargent

Phillip Thomas 
Named the ‘Andes Club,’ designer Phillip Thomas’ space channels fanciful affairs. Drawing inspiration from the patterns of his childhood home, Thomas chose fabrics from Brunschwig & Fils’ latest collection, Celeste. @phillipthomasinteriors

Photo by Michael Mundy

“I’ve always had a thing for animal prints, and I fell in love with this tiger print from Brunschwig & Fils. It reminds me of the tiger prints in my home growing up.”

Get Phillip’s look:

      TIMBRE VELVET   TIGRE WARP PRINT-GOLD TIGRE WARP PRINT-LAPIS

Beth Diana Smith

Designer Beth Diana Smith transformed the Wine Lounge + Garden Level Corridor into a stylish havens. Pairing a one-of-a-kind oyster shell wallcovering with various textures and fabrics, visitors were wowed at first sight of her space. @bethdianasmith

Photo by Kelly Marshall

“I fell in love with this Kravet oyster shell wallcovering, and it completely transformed my vision for this design.”

Get Beth’s look:

KRAVET DESIGN-W3982 GSTAAD SISAL
Photo by Kelly Marshall
Photo by Kelly Marshall

Benjamin Vandiver

The Virtue of Curiosity: a curated space composed of Vandiver’s personal treasures. Lee Jofa’s Upton Cotton fabric takes center stage on the drapery, adding a floral punch to the eclectic design. @benjaminvandiver

Photo by Joshua McHugh

“Part of what I wanted to introduce in this space is a garden feel, and the Lee Jofa curtains are the perfect nod.” 

Get Benjamin’s look: 

UPTON COTTON
Photo by Joshua McHugh