KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE MEETS THE UPPER WEST SIDE - NEW YORK NY

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For the first time in 40 years, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is taking place on the Upper West Side, at The Aldyn, 60 Riverside Boulevard. A Show House has been created in each of the two penthouses, featuring 12,000 square feet of glamour, magic and inspiration.  The Hudson River views, terraces with private pools and extraordinary plantings are just spectacular.

This 40th Anniversary of the Show House is a banner year for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.  The Show House helps support 12,000 talented young people in NYC who need a safe haven for mentoring opportunities, making lasting friendships and learning life skills.  Throughout the past 39 years, The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has challenged designers to test their boundaries and 2012 is no exception.

What struck me most about the each space was the designers' use of color and texture.  Wallpaper featured significantly in each space with grasscloths adding warmth and texture in many of the rooms.  One room in particular, called The Cabana, designed by Scott Sanders, was a guest room that combined whimsy, function and just plain fun.The Cabana  In contrast, a Gentlemen's Study by David Scott Interiors also used grasscloth for warmth and sophistication. A Gentlemen's Study 

It was a great day, the weather was gorgeous overlooking the Hudson and frankly, we were tempted to jump into those private pools but we forgot to bring a change of clothing.  Oh Well...

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House runs through June 14, so if you are in the area, try to make some time.

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Janis Borgueta
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Joanna ~ Very cool event.. Wish i had the time to visit! I love those Hudson River Views from any part of New York!

June 12, 2012 07:10 AM #1
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Joanna Cohlan
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The views were spectacular Janis, north-south-east-west with two bridges in view-lots of fun!

June 12, 2012 07:13 AM #2
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John McCormack
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Sounds like a neat event Joanna.  By the way... What a cool chair in your photos!

June 12, 2012 07:15 AM #3
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hey John, it was a cool event and that chair was used in the Cabana Room by Scott Sanders-it was great!

June 12, 2012 07:55 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
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There's a show house in my area every year too...I really enjoy visiting.  Each year I've left with an idea or two to use in my own home.

June 12, 2012 10:08 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Joanna- I love this and thank you so much for sharing this.  What better organization than to support the Kips Bay Boys and Girl's Club.    Our friends just rebuilt their home after a fire and the decorator put wallpaper on one of the walls in the dining room.  It totally makes the room. 

June 12, 2012 10:10 AM #6
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Joanna - I may have to see if I can make it to this exciting event, Kips Bay Decorator Show House! It's sounds like a wonderful event right on the Hudson and all for a very worthy cause! Thanks for sharing your photos and I love all the color we're see too!

June 12, 2012 04:23 PM #7
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi Sharon, I love going to the showhouses and Kips Bay is probably the most famous.

Kathy, so glad that you know about the Kips Bay Boys and Girl's Club-they do great work.  Wallpaper can really make a difference.

Hi Kristine, try to make it if you can because it is quite different this year.

June 12, 2012 05:59 PM #8
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Valerie Zinger
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Joanna. I hope you scooped up a book full of ideas. It is fun to take a thorough look at what decorators are doing - what is attractive and what are the 'new' ideas.
June 13, 2012 03:54 AM #9
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Joanna Cohlan
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Absolutely Val, although I must say that most of the new ideas were in the wall treatments and rugs and the outdoor spaces.  Lots of interesting color combos however.

June 13, 2012 05:35 AM #10
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Hi Joanna ~ Isn't it fun to find inspiration in those great show homes?  I've always loved the texture of grasscloth and believe that some of them are timeless, classic style.

June 16, 2012 09:26 PM #11
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Joanna Cohlan
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I absolutely agree and look forward to it selectively.  Thanks Maureen and have a great father's day!

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