Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2011, Preview Night

I attended the opening party of the Kip Bay Decorator Show House last Wednesday night in NYC.  My favorite rooms were Celerie Kemble’s  modern yet feminine library and Amanda Nesbit’s textured, pretty bedroom. Both were fresh and interesting and packed full of cool details.

Here are a few design details from these rooms and others that I liked throughout the House:

Photo credit: Heather Clawson

Glowing Lucite & brass coffee table in Celerie Kemble’s Library from John Salibello Antiques. Gorgeous

Photo credit: Susan Bednar Long

A tiered slab stone and bronze side table in Celerie Kemble’s Library

Photo credit: Susan Bednar Long

Modern design of this Fortuny fabric in Jeff Lincoln’s Gentleman’s Office

Photo credit: S. B. Long Interiors

The whimsical hot pink hand-painted silk fabric walls married with the stately wood paneling. Love it.

Photo credit: Susan Bednar Long

Venetian plasters cream and marine blue stripes running around the walls in a small vestibule hall

Photo credit: Susan Bednar long

Bold, large ceiling light in Robert Stilin’s top floor lounge


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