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Kips Bay Decorator Show House-Why It Matters

In the October 13, 2010, New York Times article about the Kips Bay Decorator Show Penelope Green wrote, “The Kips Bay show house has always been a certain kind of marketing opportunity for designers — a victory lap that comes with a community responsibility.” Respectfully, the show house matters much more than a “marketing opportunity”.

The real “victory lap” is for the children at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club that benefit from the proceeds of this annual fund-raiser.The show house is an expression of ingenuity and transformation, just like the children’s experience in the Kips Bay clubhouses.  Designers produce theatrical and ethereal rooms with spectacular wizardry and cunning talent to woo a very sophisticated public into paying an entrance fee to experience design excellence on an international level.  These designers use their own resources and relationships with trusted vendors to showcase solutions and visions.  Each year, the designers selected to participate in the show house offer distinctive remixed interpretations of classic styles, combinations of old-school craftsmanship with nascent technology, synergies in textures and materials, and dazzling displays of color.

The stand out rooms this year is from designers Noel Jeffrey, Vicente Wolf, Jennifer Post, Sherrill Canet, and Coffiner Ku.

Here Noel Jeffrey take a vanilla rectangular room and softens the edges with feathery fabric in the corners for a romantic intimate effect!

 Jennifer Post is one of the 100 top Designers as rated by Architectural Digest-Here is why!

Coffinier & Ku Design group presents the warm solution to a cold space through the masterful use of wood materials and form meeting function.



Kips Bay Decorator Show House presents the 2010 Design Team

The 38th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Magnificent Limestone Mansion will See Top Interior Designers Create Living Spaces
to Awe and Inspire

New York, NY (October 13, 2010): The 38th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House is coming to the Upper East Side this fall in a magnificent and newly-renovated limestone mansion at 106 East 71st Street. Twenty top designers, landscape artists and photographers are in the midst of a seven-week renovation in which they are re-imagining each of the 17 rooms in the six-story, 10,000-square-foot townhouse to showcase the best in interior design talent and trends. With six bedrooms, seven baths, five fireplaces and a terrace that overlooks Park Avenue, the show house—the most high-profile renovation project in America—will delight design enthusiasts and anyone looking for inspiration in decorating their own living spaces. The show house will be open to the public from Thursday, October 14 to Thursday, November 11. Tickets are $30.

The interior designers, landscape artists and photographers participating in this year’s Show House are:

2Michaels Design
Aman & Carson Inc.
Brett Design
Coffinier Ku Design, Ltd.
Cullman & Kravis
Darren Henault Interiors
Eve Robinson Associates
Jean Paul Gaultier
The Jeffrey Design Group
Jennifer Post Design Inc.
Katie Ridder Design and Decoration
McMillen Plus
Monica Rich Kosann Photography
Nancy Boszhardt Inc.
Plants Specialists
Robert Verdi and Deirdre A. D’Elia Interior Designs
Rod Winterrowd Inc.
Sculpt du Fleur by Nina Helms
Sherrill Canet Interiors, Ltd.
Vicente Wolf Associates

The black tie President’s Preview and Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 7. The dinner co-chairs are Michael Bruno, Bunny Williams and Jamie Drake. Special tribute will be made to women in design: Iris Apfel, Liz O’Brien, Betty Sherrill, and Madeline Weinrib. The Opening Night Gala cocktail benefit will be held at the Show House on Wednesday, October 13.

For the first time ever, GILT HOME will create a virtual pop up shop that will allow people to shop and experience the Kips Bay Decorator Show House online. Items that will be offered for sale include one of a kind items from New York showrooms and noted interior designers as well as furniture, upholstery, lighting, custom built storage and more. GILT HOME will also bring the Kips Bay experience to life through exclusive designer interviews and insider tips included in the pop up shop experience. The GILT HOME sale will take place November 4th through November 9th with a percentage of proceeds going to Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. To shop the sale log on to

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is chaired by Mrs. W. Ward Carey and raises approximately $1 million annually for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a non-profit organization that provides essential after-school and enrichment programs for more than 13,000 young people at 10 locations in the Bronx. The show house receives as many as 20,000 visitors during its four-week run and has raised more than $16 million since its inception in 1973. The Show House is made possible by generous support from Benjamin Moore, Merchandise Mart, the New York Design Center, 1stdibs, GILT HOME, Koroseal, and The Corcoran Group.

Daniel Quintero, Executive Director of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, said, "The need for our programs in the communities we serve has only grown, and we are so very grateful to all of the designers, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, and to the generous homeowner, who loaned this property, for their great support of this project."

Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dates and Ticket Information

• Black Tie President’s Preview and Dinner – Thursday, October 7
• Cocktail Reception Opening Night Gala – Wednesday, October 13
• Decorator Show House Opens to the Public – Thursday, October 14 to Thursday, November 11

For ticket sales and information for all events related to the 38th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, please call (718) 893-8600 ext 245.

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