NEW KDHamptons Photo Diary: The Grand Opening of 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House
The internationally recognized 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House officially opened to the public on Thursday, May 12th at the Carlton House Townhouse, revealing the creativity and design expertise of twenty-one of the nation’s most acclaimed interior designers and architects. KDHamptons was on site for a preview of the stunning Show House before the glamorous kick off cocktail party which draws interior design lovers from across the country. The Show House benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a renowned local youth development center in the Bronx, and flagship of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which has served the community’s youth for over 100 years.
For the next month, an estimated 15,000 people are expected to tour the completed Show House, which serves as the organization’s premiere fundraiser. Each designer was given approximately six weeks to transform their assigned space in the Carlton House Townhouse, which is located in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood and currently on the market for $49.5 million. For the Show House’s opening night reception on May 11, famed floral designer Preston Bailey created a massive 12 foot tall floral replica of the Show House.
Visitors of the Show House will also be able to shop a selection of must-have curated items including antiques, fine art, home furnishings, and vintage designer clothing at the sixth annual Kips Bay Show House Shop, located at 680 Madison Avenue. The Show House will be open to the public seven days a week through June 9th. If you are looking for inspiration for a new home, renovation, or simply love interior design, you will enjoy every inch of this year’s house.
WHERE: 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, The Carlton House Townhouse
21 East 61st Street (Between Madison and Fifth Avenues), New York City
WHEN: Thursday, May 12 – Thursday, June 9; Monday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday until 8pm; Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
PRICE: $35; tickets may be purchased at the door or online HERE
Alex Papachristidis Interiors
Benjamin Vandiver Interiors + Lifestyle, LLC
Clive Christian Interiors
Daniel Richards Design
David Collins Studio
David Kleinberg Design Associates
Eve Robinson Associates
Garrow Kedigian Interior Design
Gil Walsh Interiors
Groves & Co.
Victoria Hagan Interiors
Harry Heissmann Inc.
Hollander Design|Landscape Architects
Kati Curtis Design
Olasky & Sinsteden
Phillip Thomas Inc.
Sawyer | Berson
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
Timothy Whealon Interiors
*All Interior Images: Photo credit to Phillip Ennis, with the exception of Drake Anderson’s space, which is by Marco Ricca.