Finally went to my first Kips Bay Decorator Show House. It was a moment of great fun in a pretty stressful week! Rooms were interesting and very dramatic. I did have favorites. The entrance foyer was by Mary McDonald. Where lipstick red meets masculine black. I wish I could have photographed the detailing of the window treatment trim. So very tailored. But the docent was a bit of a robocop.
Amanda Nisbet's maiden's bedchamber was also a bit of 2 worlds clashing. Pretty and proper meets the wild side. Pictures of Amanda Nisbet's head were superimposed in the portraits of 18th century ladies that were scattered through out the room. The walls are upholstered in Nisbet's own fabric. The area rug is actually cow hide by the super talented Kyle Bunting.
What you can't see so well are the small delicate and luxurious touches. The pillow on the chair is a fine gold weave with a mini pink flange. Fabric is by Hinson and Company.
The little vintage table next to the chair is from Nisbet's private collection. With flecks of gold imbedded in a lucite, the soft lines of the piece added so much sparkle to an already glowing room.
We ended our tour in the ladies library created by Celery Kemble. A fantastic chaise anchored the room.
Notice how she replaced the wooden shelves with lucite ones.
Speaking of lucite. Love this lucite table..
Of coarse there were touches of green. The faux painted malachite chair was purchased from 1st Dibs.
To complement the chair, a little side table was purchased from ebay and was perfectly faux painted by Alpha workshops.
So many interesting details....