Friday, May 4

Wonderful Finds at the Kips Bay Showhouse 2018

Baccarat lighting at Clive Christian Interiors
photo credit, Nickolas Sargent
Four Design Trends 
Spotted at 
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
110 East 76th Street in New York City
open to the public
 from May 1-May 31, 2018

wallpaper, velvet sofa and lighting noted trends interior design by
Stellish Interiors & Architecture
interior design, Alassandra Branca
photo credit, nickolas sargent
The Kips Bay Show house was inspiring this year, set in a seven-level 36 foot wide townhouse on 76th street in the Upper East Side. The bar was raised high for the industry as some of the country's most renowned designers brought their "A" game.   To recap, this year's designers showed us that classic design with lots of twists and turns and unexpected details are here to stay, that layering and wallpaper and dramatic lighting with either lots of infused layering of color, or simple shots of color are the current trends.  But, make no mistake, there is not much trendy design showing this year, it's all very timeless and beautiful, and I suspect most of the rooms will have staying power.  The photography is the "star" of the show with lighting and color close behind as most important factors.  See the four design trends we spotted...
1. Unique, Oversized Photography
2. Luxurious, Velvet Sofas in Vibrant Colors
3. Unusual, Glamorous Lighting
4. Dramatic Wallpaper/Wallcovering  
1. Unique Photography
the dramatic photography from 
Markus Brunetti in Stefan Stell's "room with a view" says it all
photo: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta in Siena
Philip Mitchell Design'
Drawing Room,  another notable
oversized photograph by Celia Rogge
 Mitchell's room shows social darling 
Lee Radziwill in an unknown Paris salon and sets the tone for this room's design. 
notable photography in Alexa Hampton's living room
by Celia Rogge
2. Luxurious, Velvet Sofas:
several sofas were upholstered in rich velvet, ultra comfortable and in jewel-box hues 
(Mitchell's room above).
 The raspberry/maroon velvet sofa in 
Alexa Hampton's combined with the
tented space called "Olympia Folly" created a neo-classic wonder...another beutiful photograph/art over sofa by Celia Roggeand Hampton collaborated with De Gournay to create a tented Greco-Roman display.
The After Party by B.A. Torrey shows a dreamy sanctuary with yet another plush velvet sofa, one you just want to sink into, and it's just as comfortable as it is beautiful!
photo credit, Nickolas Sargent
Drake Anderson's salon showcases a
luxurious deep-ochre velvet sofa which anchors the
with saffron and golden hued room.
photo credit, Marco Ricca
3. Glamorous Lighting:
lighting has gone through a renaissance recently, but the latest showings are over the top (in a good way), dramatic lighting like the unique chandelier in Bunny William's "Gilded Knots" shows petal-like designs.
photo credit, Nickolas Sargent
The ceiling light in Stellis's space shows organic cloud-like light fixture above and on the desk. 
Baccarat lights over the kitchen island 
Clive Christian Interiors
David Netto Design showed a
stylish faceted pendant light
 
Murano five-tier Glass Chandelier in 
Drake/Anderson's Salon
4. Dramatic Wallpaper
Mark D. Sike's "Sleeping Beauty" bedroom shows a glamorous hand-painted chinoiserie Gracie wallpaper and shown with his new fabric collection with Schumacher.
photo credit, Nickolas Sargent

another view of Mark D. Sikes bedroom
Scott Sander's bathroom utilizes a de Gournay hand-painted wallpaper called Labrado, which is made to look like tooled Moroccan leather. 
Wesly Moon's Butler's Pantry shows a horizontal wavy stripe by de Gourney and a ceiling wallpaper by Holland & Sherry, and the coolest organ-pipe overhead lights.
Brian del Toro's Laura's Bedroom highlights a beautiful antique screen offset with a soft, yet modern graphic fabric pattern from Quadrille upholstered on the walls.  
(well, not wallpaper but upholstered on the wall) 
photo credit, Marco Ricca
Michael Herold Foyer  
shows a Nicolas Poussin inspired 17th century wallpaper
photo credit, Marco Ricca
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara