Thursday, May 22

Highlights from the Kips Bay Showhouse - extraordinary grand staircase at the landmarked Villard Mansion by interior designer John Douglas Eason

Highlights from the 
2014 Kips Bay Showhouse,
beginning with a historic stairwell
This is a classically beautiful winding stairwell inviting visitors from the first to second floors in this rich mansion.  The entire house is a testament to high-end classical design, yet this year's designers did a magnificent job at providing modern twists around every historic corner.  Please stop back over the next couple weeks as I will bring you highlights from my three visits to the space, each time I discovered a detail I had not noticed the time before.  I have visited many showhouses over he years, but this one is special.  
The limestone staircase was already beautiful but designer John Douglas Eason utilized his talent to showcase a jewel-box design.  Highlights include an incredible art piece, a historically rich sculpture and a timeless console, with the juxtaposition of a contemporary silver leaf chair.   The golden overhead light lends a modernity to the space, keeping it fresh.   
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara
some of the especially inspiring sources:
Sculpture--Barry X Ball; represented by Sperone Westwater
Art piece--Thomas Struth; represented by Marian Goodman Gallery
Console--H.M. Luther Antiques
Chandelier--Ingo Maurer LLC
 Chair--Wendell Castle Represented by Friedman Benda Gallery
 Wallpaper--Christianson-Lee Studios
Area Rug--Doris Leslie Blau
special shout out to the uber talents--Marks and Tavano workroom

 interior design John Douglas Eason
all images above provided by John Douglas Eason, some of my own candids below: