CGH Picks: Our Favorite Looks From Kip’s Bay Show House 2013

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Behind the doors of this 7,000 square foot town­home in Manhattan’s Cen­tral Park lies true designer delight…(photo cour­tesy of habit​u​al​ly​chic​.blogspot​.com)

A luxury town­house in Manhattan’s Cen­tral Park is where Kips Bay Dec­o­rator Show House has trans­formed rooms with color and cre­ation this year!

Large rooms with lots of nat­ural light and detailing has given designer’s the per­fect back­drop to show off bold ideas and emerging trends this season.  Not only are these designer’s showing off their knowl­edge and cre­ativity, but also using their powers for a good cause.  All pro­ceeds from ticket pur­chases sup­port the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

If you’re not in the NYC vicinity, have no fear, CGH has picked some of our favorite photos from Houzz to give you a sneak peek and start your mind swirling with ideas for your next big project!


Gilded and jew­eled! We love the modern glamour of this living room designed by Andrew Suvalsky Designs. (Photo cour­tesy of Rikki Snyder/​Houzz)

We love the use of lux­u­rious fab­rics, gilded fur­nish­ings, and jewel tones used throughout this living room designed by Andrew Suvalsky.  This look has an mid-​​century/​hollywood glamour looking going on and we cannot get enough!  He said his inspi­ra­tion was spring at nighttime…we’re totally buying it!

The pops of orange and tow­ering photo of Kate Moss instantly draw atten­tion to this Lounge Suite designed by Garcia/​Maldonado. (photo cour­tesy of Rikki Snyder/​Houzz)

Next up we have the Lounge Suite designed by Garcia/​Maldonado.  The neu­tral back­drop is played up with metallic acces­sories, pops of orange and a life sized photo of Kate Moss observing your every move!  Love the jux­ta­po­si­tion in this room and think the lounge seating would be the per­fect place to cozy up and read a book or catch up with an old friend over cocktails!


The com­bi­na­tion of sun­shine, plant life, and neu­tral fur­nish­ings leaves us longing to soak up the sun and sur­rounding beauty in the Atrium designed by Huni­ford Design Studio. (photo cour­tesy of Rikki Snyder/​Houzz)

On the sub­ject of reading, this Atrium designed by Huni­ford Design Studio is another place we might find our­selves spending some quality time.  With all of its nat­ural light, sunny pops of fabric and plant life, even on the cloud­iest days, we wouldn’t mind being trapped in doors one bit!

The bed­room designed by Kathryn M. Ire­land Tex­tiles and Design shows off what we love most about Kathryn…layering of tex­tures and pattern!


Tex­ture, pat­tern, and color…Kathryn Ire­land has built an empire around these three words, and this bed­room designed for the Kips Bay town­house dis­plays just that!  Not to dis­ap­point, Kathryn has pulled out all the stops from the detailed carv­ings on the bed, the chair, the flocked wall cov­er­ings, and the lay­ering of reds, blues and flowers leave you amazed and inspired on so many levels!


Catch of the day: Jack Levy Design’s Living Room por­trays pops of vibrant colors throughout while a col­orful array of fish adorn the walls. (photo cour­tesy of Rikki Snyder/​Houzz)

Did we catch your atten­tion?  Jack Levy Design’s Living Room brings col­orful quirk­i­ness of fish wall­paper mixed with bold col­ored tex­tiles to leave your appetite for color sat­is­fied!  Loved how the sat­u­rated colors pop off of the char­coal back­ground in this room.

Lovely in lavender: This modern family oasis by Eve Robinson Asso­ciates packs a playful punch with this purple hue and coor­di­nating acces­sories. (photo cour­tesy of Rikki Snyder/​Houzz)

Eve Robinson Asso­ciates plays up purple in this modern family room that reflects fun and lively pops, while also being prac­tical and offering up the per­fect spot to watch movies or out­side activ­i­ties, all from the com­fort of your living room!

Per­fectly python! Loving this Receiving Lounge designed by Robert Brown Inte­rior Design por­traying walls wrapped in python print linen fabric!

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock(or not keeping up with our past blogs) we are obsessed with Python at CGH!  From lamps to acces­sories, we love it all!  When we saw this Receiving Lounge designed by Robert Brown Inte­rior Design, we stopped in our tracks!  Love the python fabric wrapped walls and warmth of taupes and browns with min­imal accents in varying shades of oranges and reds!

After looking through all of these photos, we’ve been inspired…how about you?

If you’re in the NYC area, you MUST go see this town­home for inspi­ra­tion on so many levels!

2013 Kips Bay Dec­o­rator Show House
Loca­tion: 161 E. 64th St. (between Lex­ington and Third avenues), New York City
Open: May 7 to June 4, 2013; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday until 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 gen­eral admission

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