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2019 KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE It's Showtime!

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Features 24 It's Showtime! By Cathy Whitlock Highlights from the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

36 Modern Romance By Nicole Anderson Young Huh's Poetic Touch.

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Volume 16 Issue 2 SUMMER 2019

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Departments 6 STYLERADAR By Annette Rose-Shapiro

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The adventurous Topher Delaney shops 200 Lex and her picks will take your outdoor space to another level.

56 10 BOOKS By Cathy Whitlock Who better to advise than on the subject of interiors than a designer? This season’s offerings represent a wide array of styles and interests from the design world’s top tastemakers.

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DEFININGPIECES Items that sum up what a showroom is all about.

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ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE RUSH INTO THE FUTURE The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect.

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EVENTSAT200LEX A look at a few recent celebrations.

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NEWSHOWROOMS Fresh faces and new designs.

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SHOWROOMDIRECTORY A complete list of who’s where in 200 Lex.

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BACKSTORY By Annette Rose-Shapiro Interior Designer Bunny Williams Talks Kips Bay Decorator Show House History

12 TROVE By Toni Guanciale This summer, Trove brings you high-tech audio equipment, beautifully designed personal items, and yes, even something for dogs.

14 FRESHPICKS The most current products in the 200 Lex showrooms.

43 CULTURECALENDAR By Ted Lambert City glamping, movies under the stars, punks and paddling around are among the many choices of summertime activities.

46 EATS’N’SLEEPS By Toni Guanciale

GALLERY A picture-perfect showroom exhibition. l STYLESPOTLIGHT Featured highlights of craft and design.

Choose your dining style from high-glam restaurants to casual fun, and NYC hotels where you can relax, re-energize and enjoy the views. JUL

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ARRAY MAGAZINE, INC. 79 Madison Avenue 8th Floor New York, NY 10016 arrayny.com EDITORIAL ARRAY editorial coverage@arrayny.com ARRAY advertising adinfo@arrayny.com ARRAY Magazine is produced three times per year. All submissions should be e-mailed to: coverage@arrayny.com

Array Magazine, Inc. Š 2019 All rights reserved The contents of ARRAY Magazine, Inc., may not be reproduced without written permission from the publisher.

Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Sheau Ling Soo Creative Director Ted Lambert Executive Editor Annette Rose-Shapiro Managing Editor/Copy Editor Cathy Whitlock Features Editor Andrew French Photographer

CONTRIBUTORS Cathy Whitlock Nicole Anderson Ted Lambert Toni Guanciale

NEW YORK DESIGN CENTER James P. Druckman President & CEO Daniel M. Farr Director of Operations Alix M. Lerman Chief Marketing Officer Chelsea Fagan Special Events/ Marketing Manager Madeleine Sherrington Marketing Coordinator Alberto Villalobos Contributing Editor Susan Lai Controller Vera Markovich Accounting Manager ON THE COVER Young Huh photographed by Manufoto.

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LET TER FR OM TH E E D ITOR Dear Readers, We participate in many rituals and traditions in our lives, from marking family rites of passage to celebrating national holidays. These events help us to preserve the past, but, in my opinion, they serve a greater purpose—to pass the baton of knowledge and renew the spirit within our communities. The design world enjoys many traditions as well, and one of the most treasured among them is the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Back in 1973, when the city’s infrastructure was crumbling and fabric of neighborhoods was unraveling, our community responded and rallied in support of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, a refuge for urban kids. And of course designers did it in the most vibrant, stylish and splashiest way possible. This issue of ARRAY acknowledges the enormous contributions made by the organization ($22 million raised, 10,000 children served and 15,000 annual visitors), and celebrates how this annual event has become part of the industry and a jewel in the City’s cultural crown. Cathy Whitlock highlights many of the designers who participated in this year’s Show House, from veterans like Charlotte Moss, Cullman and Kravis, and Peter Pennoyer to first timers such as Studio DB (It’s Showtime! p. 24). In these pages we also profile designer Young Huh, a Detroit native who launched her design firm in 2007 after earning a law degree, and never looked back. Young’s work was featured at the most recent Kips Bay Decorator Show House, transforming the fifth-floor atelier into a studio worthy of a great artist, complete with skylights and a salon-like wall of paintings (Artistic Achievement, p. 36). For a complete history of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, flip to our Backstory (p. 80) to discover more background and details. We hope you find inspiration in these pages for your own work as well as carry on the tradition of our industry to simultaneously do well, and do good.

Paul Millman Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Andrew French

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StyleRadar

The adventurous Topher Delaney shops the 200 Lex “Sixteen floors of invention...what surprises of beauty + invention!” is how landscape architect Topher Delaney describes the New York Design Center. Delaney, who with Calvin Chin, runs a high-energy studio in San Francisco, also participated in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, turning the backyard into a peaceful—and funky—stylish retreat. “We do our best to make the world around us one of creative expression and freedom,” states the duo, and Delaney’s choices from the 200 Lex showrooms provides of ideas for expressing your own creativity for your outdoor and indoor spaces. Delaney’s projects range from public art and landscaping to private projects—the Maxville Lake Winery in Napa Valley; the Orangerie in Gothenburg, Sweden; the USF Global Exchange at the University of San Francisco; Marin General Hospital’s sanctuary garden; and both indoor and outdoor design for private residences.

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By Annette Rose-Shapiro

Sculptural Shaka Wakas. Curator Tucker Robbins has personally engaged with the Bamun carvers of Cameroon to create a holistic harvest of the West African coffee trees developing both seating and these unique gestural wood sculptures. Available at Tucker Robbins.

Of course Delaney would be intrigued by Currey & Company’s Large Oyster Shell Bird Bath. Encrusted with oyster shells, this bird bath would attract any bird of any feather. Uniquely whimsical. Available at Currey & Co.

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Two grand wood rustic vessels. What is particularly significant to Delaney is the width and depth of these two vessels representing an old growth tree—they both appear to have been created for a specific use. Now your imagination can create the historic narrative. Available from Lance Thompson Inc., The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect.

Handcrafted replications of classic and contemporary exterior/interior planters composed of marble, rock dust and resin. Terrific contemporary sculptural vessels for the garden. Available at Pennoyer Newman.

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Bretoia’s Copper Gong. A spiritual and graphic sculpture to resonate in a garden. Available at Lost City Arts.

Standing tall is the Dennis & Leen’s limestone fireplace. The heft of the individual stones sculpted in a classic rendition of French high-style country offers a light form metaphorically and functionally for a garden. Available at Dennis & Leen.


Michelle Quan’s elegant ceramic stoneware wall hanging of black-and-white discs are symbolic references to “eastern iconography articulating Ms. Quan’s wonder of the visual thread that connects us with the experience of the world.” That resonates with Delaney's own practice of inquiry within the parameters of the Exterior Natural world. Available at FAIR.

The Canopy Chair offers comfort with distinctive style. The graphic pattern stripes of the textiles are an emphatic counterpoint to the metal structure of the canopy and framework of the chair itself. Available at Century Furniture.

Delaney is so appreciative of these elegant fixtures, which a hand will touch and turn on a daily basis. Available at Baxter Hardware.

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Books

Every Day Decorating Jeffrey Bilhuber and Jacqueline Terrebonne Rizzoli March 2019 256 pages $45

Atmosphere: The Seven Elements of Great Design James Howard Abrams March 2019 272 pages $50

New York Design at Home Anthony Iannacci Abrams March 2019 352 pages $50

The New Glamour: Interiors with Star Quality Jeff Andrews Rizzoli April 2019 256 pages $45

Lauded as one of the top authorities in the world of interiors, Jeffrey Bilhuber’s fifth book Everyday Decorating will not disappoint. Co-written with Galerie Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne, the pair created the ultimate decorating book for those who follow Instagram and Pinterest seeking design knowledge. His tips and guidelines on everything from picking out paint colors to selecting a sofa to making a bed. Forgoing the standard format of showcasing houses, the book is divided into chapters on how to create happy, comfortable, colorful and personal interiors from iconic images of his work.

Atmosphere: The Seven Elements of Great Design marks James Howard’s first book. As creative partner and husband of interior designer Phoebe Howard, the designer in his own right specializes in interior architecture and creating comfortable, stylish and sophisticated homes. Centering on the “evocative atmosphere that characterizes the world’s great spaces,” the book focuses on the “wow” factor of a room that literally grabs your attention and makes you take notice.

More than just a reflection of their work, a designer’s lair is a true laboratory where innovations and creativity remain an essential part of experimentation. Author Anthony Iannacci’s compendium of classic and modern New York interiors represents the varied work of interior designers such as Neal Becksteadt, Tom Flynn and Joan Michaels who are among the 27 who open the doors to their homes. Readers are offered an up close and personal look at how a designer lives and designs as revealed by their personalities and cherished objects and collections. Designers, much like their clients, are on a small budget and the book showcases creative ways they deal with the occasional misshaped kitchen, small bathroom and shared living spaces. Photographed by Noe DeWitt, the book features many photographs seen for the very first time and is very detail driven— from a Pablo Picasso painting reproduced as wallpaper to unique ways to display kitchen utensils.

West Coast interior designer Jeff Andrews’ client roster includes the top of pop culture—Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian—so who better than the celebrated designer to pen a book on “Star Quality”? The first-time author imparts his wisdom on how to create your own space that will shine like a luminary influenced by his own trademark style. Offering advice on how to “create a vision keeping choices elegant and cohesive” and “cultivate cinematic style with a feeling of extravagance,” the book encourages readers to fearlessly inject their own bold touches. Andrews’ version of Hollywood glam is reflected throughout the book from show-stopping light fixtures, “luxe-yet-comfortable” furnishings to the infusion of color into serene spaces and how to carefully curate a collection for the ultimate take on old Hollywood.

With a client roster that includes Anna Wintour and Elsa Peretti, the highly acclaimed designer’s (who has been compared to a “21st century Billy Baldwin”) collection of books are essential to any design library. Be sure to check out Jeffrey Bilhuber’s Design Basics, Defining Luxury: Qualities of Life at Home, American Master: Notes on Style and Substance and The Way Home: Reflections on American Beauty.

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Howard believes the creation of the aesthetic is not only an art but a science that is more than just formulas and rules as illustrated in the book’s dozen captivating chapters. The designer who runs the popular Southern-based stores Mrs. Howard and Max & Company is also a force behind Sherrill Furniture’s collection Mr. and Mrs. Howard.

The designer’s award-winning work is featured in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest and Veranda and his collections for A. Rudin, Astek Wallcoverings, wood surfaces collaboration with Jamie Beckwith and Mansour rugs are favorites among designers worldwide.


Who better to advise than on the subject of interiors than a designer? This season’s offerings represent a wide array of styles and interests from the design world’s top tastemakers.

By Cathy Whitlock

Love Affairs with Houses Bunny Williams Abrams April 2019 304 pages $60

Enduring Southern Homes Eric Ross Gibbs Smith March 2019 207 pages $40

John Richardson at Home John Richardson Rizzoli March 2019 224 pages $65

Bloom: The Luminous Gardens of Frederico Azevedo Frederico Azevedo Pointed Leaf Press September 2019 200 Pages $75

Award-winning interior designer Bunny Williams needs no introduction as the Interior Magazine Hall of Famer and AD 100 member’s work is the stuff of legend for the past 40 years. Her best-selling books—some seven in all, chronicle her love and passion for the overall creation of a house (case in point: An Affair with Houses). The multi-talented designer’s latest book Love Affairs with Houses continues the tradition, lovingly depicted as a story-filled monograph showcasing her credo “The best spaces have the best stories.”

Interior designer Eric Ross has been designing homes across the South for the past 20 plus years. His timeless traditional interiors and Southern approach to design is chronicled in his first book Enduring Southern Homes. His work is filled with heritage and history where each room telling a story and his love of French country is a bit reminiscent of the late Oklahoma designer Charles Faudree with a twist of Southern soul and hospitality.

Known for his acclaimed work as art historian and Pablo Picasso biographer, Sir John Richardson’s long-awaited biography is here with the publication of his book John Richardson at Home. A tour of the designer’s Bohemian-infused interiors is filled with remnants of a life well lived. Artwork from his friends and legends Picasso, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol and George Braque, along with fine American and English antiques and textiles dot the spaces of his homes from London and the bucolic Buckingham countryside to the south of France (Chateau de Castille), each with fascinating stories to tell.

Bloom: The Luminous Gardens of Frederico Azevedo presents the work of Frederico Azevedo, a landscape designer whose work has a special emphasis on flowers. This stunning body of work explores the hallmarks of an Azevedo garden—his signature curving, floral borders, and integration of native plants. Azevedo often creates multi-dimensional vistas using layers of flowers, trees, grasses, shrubs, and hedges. The results are soft and romantic, always sophisticated and well-executed, and most importantly, site-specific to the unique conditions of any environment. Born in Brazil, Azevedo studied landscape design in Brazil, England and the U.S. He also founded Unlimited Earth Care, Inc. in 1993, to create beautiful, sustainable landscapes, and has become a destination for cutting-edge landscape design and accessories. His holistic approach to landscape design has been recognized nationally and internationally in architectural and landscaping publications. Azevedo divides his time between the Hamptons, New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Each room tells of her “affair,” detailing the style, what peaked her interest and her approach to the room décor based on the lifestyles of her clients. Divulging her personal secrets on how flexible classic pieces fit into her latest projects, the book offers case studies from the master herself. Part memoir and part how-to guidebook, Love Affairs with Houses is a great source of inspiration.

The Nashville-based designer’s work has appeared in Traditional Home, Southern Style and Southern Lady and his penchant for color, fabrics and love of all things Southern are reflected in the varied projects in his book with practical design tips no matter what region you live in.

Richardson’s life in his apartments in Manhattan and his Connecticut retreat are also detailed along with his celebrated guests such as Fran Lebowitz, Oscar and Annette de la Renta, Lady Diana Cooper and Fernand Léger which make the book a fascinating read. Whether you are a design aficionado or enjoy a study in social history, the book offers something for everyone.

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This summer, Trove brings you high-tech audio equipment, beautifully designed personal items, and yes, even something for dogs.

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NOW HEAR THIS! From Detroit’s uber-hip design studio, Shinola, the Rose Gold Runwell Turntable is designed inside and out for discriminating audiophiles, and it’s easy to use by music enthusiasts who want to show some cool in their stereo system. Featuring a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm. $2,500.

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FIT FOR A KING… OR A QUEEN John Derian, along with Stubbs & Wootton, has created the King Linen Slipper inspired by Derian’s fanciful collages. Made from Stubbs & Wootton’s finest linen, trim and embroidery, the slipper is leatherlined and has a leather sole for extra support and comfort. Hand-made to order in Spain. $600. johnderian.com/products/ king-linen-slipper

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GARDEN IN STYLE F. Hammann for Todd Snyder is an exclusive curation of leather goods and accessories. Founded in 1864 in Offenbach am Main, just outside of Frankfurt, Germany, the company is still in the same factory, and has been run by the Hammann family for five generations. This beautiful leather case—tanned exclusively in France’s Centre Val de Loire—holds high-quality gardening tools that are sure to become a family heirloom. $598.00. toddsnyder.com/collections/odds-ends/ products/f-hammann-gardening-set-brown

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SILENCE IS GOLDEN SONY has created the next level in noise canceling technology with its WH-1000XM3 headphones. Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity—traveling, walking, or waiting—and adjusts your sound settings. The Quick Attention function lets you communicate without removing the headphones, and Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing provides the best possible sound while flying. Bluetooth, with cable also provided. $299. sony.com/electronics/ headband-headphones/wh-1000xm3#product


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NO ANTS ALLOWED Picnic in style with an abstract picnic blanket designed by UK artist Daniel Fletcher. The Mooney Throw, available at Michele Varian, is a woven cotton picnic blanket suitable for the home, as a unique gift, or as a wall hanging. Made in the USA from 100% cotton that’s grown, spun and woven in North Carolina, the blanket measures 54 by 70 inches. Each throw comes with a postcard of the art work. $288.00. michelevarian.com/ products/abstract-picnic-patterned-blanket

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YES, CBD FOR DOGS Thunder, fireworks, car rides, and separation can cause your dog to stress out. Calm and Quiet Chews from Therabis uses natural ingredients to help dogs keep their cool. This veterinarian-developed formula includes natural hemp oil, L-Theanine (from green tea) and Vitamin C to keep your dog at his or her social and emotional best for a happier, healthier pet. 30 day supply $54.95. therabis.com/shop/ calm-and-quiet

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GOING DUTCH No need to worry about burns, cuts or scrapes in the kitchen or at the BBQ when you’re protected by this classic leather apron from Dutch Deluxe. Made in Holland from 100% full grain leather with a dirt repellent coating, the apron has a zippered pocket at the top and open pocket at the waist. The more you wear it, the more comfortable it becomes. In taupe from Monc XIII. $260. monc13.com/products/ plain-black-leather-apron

FUEL YOUR INNER GAUCHO The Gaucho is an Argentinian style wood-fired grill with a 30-inch spoked wheel that raises the food high above the fire for lower-temperature barbecue flavors, or lowers the grill for searing heat. The Gaucho has a gas starter system that quickly starts the wood fire, and easy ash collection for quick clean-ups. The motorized rotisserie spit works with the movement of the grill rack using a chain-driven mechanism. Built from durable stainless steel in Michigan, the K750 Gaucho Grill is available for built-in installation and in two freestanding models. From $23,315. kalamazoogourmet.com/products/ hybrid-fire-grill/wood-fired-gaucho-grill JUL

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FreshPicks T H E M OST CUR R ENT P ROD U CT S IN 200 LEX S H OW ROOM S .

Flower Power The dazzling Morro Chandelier by Jonathan Browning for McGuire is a poetic take on the dandelion flower. Stems flow outward from a solid core, dotted with handmade porcelain spheres that make the pieces feel ethereal and delicate. Each branch is hand welded and ground, emphasizing the distinct attention to detail. Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

Twist and Shout The ever-popular ottoman, now with a twist! Formations’ Helix Ottoman makes a whimsical addition to any room. Order it custom length to match the end of your bed or an extra wide chair. Hand finished legs. Formations, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, formationsusa.com

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Crazy Brilliant The Cray Cray Box from Lorin Marsh is a bold arrangement of irregular stripes in transparent or opaque acrylic available in fresh color combinations, from fluorescent neons to classic black and white. LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

New Moon The Mooon! Tall Lamp from Fermob brings a sleek, minimalist style to outdoor spaces. This stunning lamp turns on by touch and each of the two settings has two intensities. The rechargeable base provides 6-10 hours of illumination. Mooon! also features Bluetooth technology that links to your smartphone for remote control. Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

Multiple Choices The Multiples Table by Brett Design at Profiles is a set of sophisticated nesting tables that can be reconfigured, used separately or together as a cocktail table, coffee table, side tables or end tables. Metal frame with back painted glass. Custom color and stain options are available. Made in California. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com

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The Moon is Grey Inspired by classic modern design, the Bevel Bench from Global Views has been updated with sleek lines. This stylish bench frame is made of solid walnut with an ebony finish and covered in a gray fabric called moonstone. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

How Deep the Ocean Benjamin Moore’s Aura Paint delivers high quality color and a superior smooth finish that is simply unrivaled. Evoking the depths of the sea, Deep Ocean 2058-30, an exquisite shade of rich royal blue (here in Aura Eggshell), taps a hint of black to give it even greater depth and dimension. Benjamin Moore, Suite 814, experiencecentury.com

Rock of Ages Metropolitan Lighting is proud to feature Fine Art Lamps among their distinguished manufacturers. The Lior LED Pendant suggests the ephemeral appearance of illuminated rock crystal, interpreted into handmade glassworks. The spires mimic natural crystal formations as much as they do rays of sunlight. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Hold Me The Granada Sofa from Anees Upholstery at Dennis Miller Associates is designed with a raised back and tailored for extra support and comfort. Shown here in a midnight ceruse finish, with Holly Hunt leather and cushions in giant silk mohair. Granada is customizable, with various wood finishes and sizes available. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

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Flat-Out Fabulous One of the latest additions to the Odegard Carpet Collection is the delightfully textural Mesa Flatweave Rug. Loomed by hand in India from wool and cotton, Mesa is available in custom colors and sizes. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

Both Sides Now Hand-carved and finished in a gorgeous white-andFrench gray painted finish, Dennis & Leen’s Ce Ce Bench offers a welcome seat anywhere; in an entry way, a hallway, or in a bedroom. Custom sizes are available. Made in the USA. Dennis & Leen, Suite 903, 212.726.9030, dennisandleen.com

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FreshPicks Studio City The elegantly understated Studio Bed from Thos. Moser is an example of fine craftsmanship that achieves grace through proportion and simplicity. The simple but striking design makes it suitable for large master suites or smaller urban quarters. Choose from walnut or cherry, with or without underneath storage. Thos. Moser, Suite 1301, 212.753.7005, thosmoser.com

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Branch Water The starkly beautiful matte white ceramic Branch Tulipiere from Studio A Home is modern interpretation of a classic tulipiere with a distinctly Italian flair. The original vase was sculpted by an Italian artisan before the master molds were made for production. Available in three sizes. Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com Beat Your Chest Julian Chichester’s Alfred Chest features two black vellum drawers, brass drawer frames, and a smoked oak body. Because the brass is molded, beaten and finished by hand, and vellum is a natural skin with singular variations, every example is a unique individual. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com

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It’s Showtime! H IG H L IGHTS FR O M THE

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ilm has its Academy Awards, Broadway has its opening night and the design world has the Kips Bay Decorater Show House. As the crème de la crème of designer showhouses, 23 of the top design luminaries across the country (and a few first timers) transformed a 12,000-squarefoot Upper East Side Georgian townhouse into a stunning jewel box. The show house, celebrating its 47th year, benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club which offers after-school programs for 10,000 school kids throughout the Bronx. Here are a few of the standout spaces that caught our eye.

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ennifer Cohler Mason's background as a fashion designer informs her eye for fabric, tailoring, and proportion, all of which are integral to creating warm, comfortable living environments for her clients, with an great attention to detail. She takes a collaborative approach not only with each client, but a group of carefully selected artisans and craftspeople who contribute their talents to Mason’s projects. She is committed to her work and design, finding inspiration in art, photography, fashion and travel. Mason’s work has appeared on HGTV, DIY Network, CBS-TV and designer show houses, and in U.S. and international publications.

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Jennifer Cohler Mason created the perfect sitting room for a family that entertains at home. A combination of masculine and feminine details makes it appealing to all family members and their guests. Ms. Mason says, "I wanted to give the room some touches of glam without going over the top." She also wanted to provide a backdrop for the family’s art collection, and used Benjamin Moore paint on the rooms subtly textured walls and textured ceiling treatment. The approach to the sitting room through a small entry hall sets the mood—a wildly patterned wall covering and a complimentary ceiling treatment immediately make an impact. A pair of vintage 1950s lounge chairs from Guy Regal, a channeled-back sofa in a rich hue, and a multilevel cocktail table to provide glamour and functionality. A comfortable banquette extends along the wall under the windows, but the real stunner is the and huge brass and onyx lighting fixture.

Available at 200 Lex: paint from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; custom Dare drinks table and mirror from Dune, dune-ny.com; pair of Modernist wing chairs and “Tris” nest of three tables by Ghiro Studio from Guy Regal, guyregalnyc. com; accessories from Lorin Marsh, lorinmarsh.com and from Cosulich Interiors & Antiques, cosulichinteriors.com. 26


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Robert Passal Robert Passal Interiors

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ecognized for his client-centered approach to interior design, Robert Passal’s client roster includes everyone from Fortune 500 CEO’s to music industry executives and fashion magnates. His love of mixing fine art and antiques with contemporary pieces that reflect the client’s individuality has been chronicled on the pages of Architectural Digest, Lonny and Elle Decor and earned him IDA’a Innovation in Design Award, Traditional Home’s Top 20 Designer Award and House Beautiful’s Rising Star. The multi-talented designer also opened Putnam & Mason, a design store in Connecticut with Kim Alessi.

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Interior designer Robert Passal teamed with architect and fellow classical aficionado Daniel Kahan (the pair met through mutual admiration on Instagram) to create a 1940’s Parisian salon modernized for today’s technological needs. As a result, the duo integrated speakers into the ceiling, hidden by layers of plaster. The television that hangs above the mantel is surrounded by mirrors and only visible when it’s in operation and the lighting controls are just a click away with a smart phone. A soothing color palette of creams and soft pinks provides a backdrop for the classic antique and contemporary furnishings, Greek Key rug and materials reminiscent of the era—plaster, bronze marble and limed oak floors—also provide a historical reference.

Available at 200 Lex: Michel Mangematin coffee table from Portundo through the Gallery at 200 Lex; a parchment desk from Lorin Marsh, lorinmarsh.com; Deco chair fabric from Baker, bakerfurniture.com. JUL

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Cullman & Kravis

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ecognized for their “modern traditional interiors,” the venerable design firm of Cullman & Kravis offers a fresh take on a contemporary aesthetic while respecting the traditions of their 35-year history. Founder Ellie Cullman along with design partners (left to right) Lee Cavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, Katie Sutton and Dani Mazza comprise the firm who has been honored by the AD 100 Hall of Fame and Elle Decor A-List. Their third book, From Classic to Contemporary was recently published by Monacelli Press and showcases 14 of the firm’s varied projects.

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The theme of the dining room, Rhapsody in Blue, is evident throughout the room’s dramatic touches—midnight blue double-glaze lacquered walls with gold embellishments that form the perfect backdrop for the vintage and custommade furnishings and contemporary art and sculpture. Inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, gold elements were used to create a sense of depth and showstopping drama as handcrafted, 24-karat gold porcelain discs from Dougall Paulson grace the walls in a random fashion. The firm’s penchant for modern traditional is also on display with a rare 1960’s Maison Jansen polished brass fireplace paired with an oversize 1950‘s Maison Leleu sideboard that doubles as a bar. Perhaps the firm’s founder Ellie Cullman sums it up best. “It’s an evening room, and it should feel like its dressed in an elegant outfit. You take out your gold and diamonds for an evening out, and likewise, this is a room meant for special occasion—it sparkles.”

Available at 200 Lex: andirons from Guy Regal, guyregalnyc.com; chair fabric from Kravet, kravet.com.

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anhattan based architectural and interior design firm Studio DB oversees every project from the architecture to the final furnishing and styling. Headed by Britt and Damien Zunino, the multi-disciplined firm’s principals each bring a unique background and approach to design—Damian received a Master of Architecture from Yale and has been involved in the development and design of large scale commercial and residential projects while Britt studied interior design at F.I.T.

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Husband and wife duo Britt and Damien Zunino reimagined one of the townhouse’s more unique spaces, the ubiquitous maid’s room. “We decided to just knock it all down and turn it into a boudoir,” notes Britt Zunino. The room’s centerpiece boasts a de Gournay mural based on the designs from Elsie de Wolfe for screen legend Marlene Dietrich’s home. Other wow factors include the hunter green walls and eggplant colored claw-foot bathtub from Kohler that gives the room an overall feeling of a rainforest. Available at 200 Lex: paint from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com; custom window treatment – ripple fold drapery in Sheer Elegance Winter on Lincoln track hardware in black from The Shade Store, the shadestore.com.

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olo/Ralph Lauren and Parson’s School of Design provided Eve Robinson the perfect training ground for a career in interior design. As founder of her eponymous firm, the New York City designer’s work has graced the pages of the top shelter magazines, Interior Design Masterclass and numerous House Beautiful design books and appearances on HGTVs “Interiors by Design.” Her penchant for mixing styles, textures and finishes to create cleanlined and interesting spaces earned Robinson a spot on House Beautiful, New York Spaces and New York magazine’s list of top designers.

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Available at 200 Lex: Horizon lavender wallpaper from Alpha Workshops for Warner Studio, alphaworkshops.org; area rug and hall rug from Crosby Street Studio, crosbystreetstudios.com; a pair of vintage Gianfranco Frattini for Cassini lounge chairs from Donzella, donzella.com; custom Eve Robinson Associates desk from Dune, dune-ny. com; Terranova Store end table from KGBL, kgblnyc.com.

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“Calling my space ‘A Room of One’s Own’ pays homage to Virginia Woolf’s renowned feminist novel and also expresses my design philosophy. Interiors need to reflect the people who inhabit them,” says Robinson. The goal of creating a “woman’s sanctuary that is soothing, sophisticated and peaceful” translated into a soft color palette of creams, blushes and greys and a judicious use of gold accents that as the designer explains, “it created an ethereality that adds importance. The gold color is a wonderful tool that helps guide your eye around the room.” Robinson also employed a bit of ingenuity by transforming the firebox into a rosé bar. “It seemed like the perfect place to assemble libations during the spring season.”


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he Southern-born, Manhattanbased designer Charlotte Moss has created beautiful and timeless interiors for the past thirty-fours. The author of ten books, she has been lauded with numerous honors—New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Elle Decor Grand Master List of Top Designer and Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award and her work has been featured in numerous shelter publications. Moss’ line of furniture, upholstery and carpet collections with Century, Fabricut, Stark Carpets and Pickard China represents the culmination of her years of experience in the design industry.

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The master bedroom marks Charlotte Moss’ ninth project at Kips Bay. Inspired by the discovery of a palampore fabric on Instagram and Lady Gaga’s periwinkle dress at the Golden Globes formed the basis of the color and pattern scheme. “Our imaginary residents of the room are a couple who loves to travel and wanted a bedroom that reminded them of where they had been,” notes Moss. Must-have decorative elements included a Chinese screen, Dutch lantern and Vitorrio Bonacina wicker chairs made near Lake Como. Furnishings from the designer’s collection include the Indochine sisal from Stark Carpet, a settee, pagoda bench and telephone table from Century Furniture and bed linens she designed in conjunction with Leontine Linens. Available at 200 Lex: custom window treatment – waterfall woven wood shades in Tahoe Oak from The Shade Store, the shadestore.com.

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s principal partner of his namesake firm, Pennoyer and his team of 60 have designed projects from Hong Kong to Florida. Specializing in residential, the firm is also adding institutional and commercial buildings to its resume. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the AD 100 list member serves as an adjunct professor in the Architecture and Urban Studies Program at New York University and is President of the Whiting Foundation and board member of the Morgan Library & Museum. He is married to interior designer Katie Ridder.

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“In designing this chic but comfortable guest bedroom, we assembled a palette inspired by the documentary wall upholstery fabric, with a citron twist. Schumacher’s Le Castellet grace the walls and curtains, while the striped bed canopy offers a bright surprise,” explains architect Peter Pennoyer. “Our focus on finishes and textures led us to bejeweled pillows and a modern decorative paint application to the historic fireplace surround.” Other decorative elements include a mix of sisal and Swedish carpets layered to soften the room and artwork by Christina Burch and Christopher Flach that “lends flights of fancy to this enchanting bedroom—a cozy welcome for our imagined Parisian houseguest who plans to paint the town red.”

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amed “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges has designed interiors and offices for prominent figures since the inception of her firm in 1994 (most notable was the 8,300-square-foot Harlem office for President Bill Clinton). Her work has been featured in top publications from Wall Street Journal to Architectural Digest and her Harlem Toile du Jouy wallpaper resides in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent wallpaper collection. In 1996 she launched the home furnishings collection Sheila Bridges Home that is available to the trade and retailers Anthropologie and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Sheila Bridges’ passion for animals (Australian Shepards Jax and the late Wheeler to be exact) largely influenced the design of the small reception room on the showhouse ground floor. Designed in honor of Wheeler and known as “Le Salon des Chiens,” the concept was part function/part welcome respite for dogs and their walkers as they return from an afternoon stroll. Antique and contemporary portraits of four-legged animals and their forefathers celebrates all things canine while a mural filled with dogs in Central Park from R. Graves and Company and a historical Civil Rights photographs of dogs grace the walls. The designer also took advantage of the room’s shower and turned it into a mosscovered dog bath.

Available at 200 Lex: salon chandelier, Swedish birchwood planter, carved whippet from Clinton Howell Antiques at The Gallery at 200 Lex, nydc.com/antiques; paint from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com.

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haring a mutual love and appreciation for beautiful interiors, childhood friends Alexandra Pappas and Tatyana Miron formed their design firm Pappas Miron Design in 2003. Bringing a “fresh eye to residential homes of all styles,” the pair have designed everything from Upper East Side pre-war apartment to summer homes in the Hamptons and Nantucket. Their work, guided by the concept of living in relaxed, modern environments, showcases their love of rich colors, unique textiles, contemporary pieces and one-of-a -kind custom furniture and antiques.

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For an Italian-inspired sitting area, the designers of Pappas Miron took their cues from the room’s original terrazzo flooring and chimney breast. “Upon first seeing these elements, we were reminded of the great modern Italian interiors which are created by a mix of periods and style, always resulting in unique flair. We used the deep coloring of the floor as a back drop to create a handsome and luxurious sitting room, featuring rich teal velvet wall upholstery, Venetian plaster ceilings and a gorgeous antique carpet. So inviting are the tones and materials, one would be drawn to curl-up with a good book by the fire or entertain late into the night. This 4th floor room is both elegantly timeless and playful, as well as an ode to bohemian style,” the designers note.

Available at 200 Lex: wallpaper from Voutsa, voutsa.com; a pair of rosewood chairs by Paolo Buffa from GoodDesign through The Gallery at 200 Lex, nydc.com/antiques; Calle Unique floor lamps by Roberto Guilio Rida from Guy Regal, guyregalnyc.com.

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The room evokes an old-world sophistication, enhanced by the use of color, mix of antiques and luxe furnishings. “Luxurious fabrics were layered with varying textures: cream bouclé on a ’70s styled custom sofa, saffron-colored silk on the tufted antique lounge chair and a dreamy linen gauze on our sheer drapery that has a breath of pink,” the designers detailed. “An antique Swedish chest plays nicely with new work from ceramicist Jennifer Nocon in her lamp collaboration with the ever-stylish David Netto and a spray of stunning mirrors from Cristobal Morales are a wonder to behold. A suede-covered vintage Karl Springer étagère hosts a collection of vintage pottery and bronze vessels.”


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Top left: 2019 Kips Bay Decoraters Showhouse at 36-38 East 74th Street. Photograph by Denis Vlasov. Top right: A sparkling gold custom mobile provides a focal point in this spiral staircase created by Gluckstein Design. Photograph by Nickolas Sargent.

Bottom: 23 interior designers from all over the country magically transformed the rooms of an Upper East Side Georgian townhouse in this year’s annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

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A large skylight dominates the space and the room incorporates a large open bathroom with a digital shower, and a farm sink. The tiles are from the AKDO Essence Collection designed by Huh, Whimsy in Emerald. Photo Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

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Young Huh's design for the fifth-floor loft in this year's Kips Bay Decorater Show House. The room is a celebration of art, artisans and creativity with references to La Boheme, Jean Cocteau and Braque, among others. Photo Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

or this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, designer Young Huh was given a unique task: to reimagine the vaulted, fifth-floor loft of the Upper East Side townhouse. She rose to the challenge, transforming the unconventional space into a whimsical, brightly-hued studio—channeling the artist ateliers of Paris like those of Matisse and Collette. “With these old skylights, it just made us think of La Bohème,” recalls Huh. Her concept came to life with both small and sweeping gestures: graphic, custom-fit wallpaper from Fromental—aptly called Braque after the Cubist artist—strategically placed with leafy vines climbing up to the walls, abstract paintings hung salon-style, and a six-foot-long chandelier with hand-painted lampshades suspended from the ceiling. “We really wanted this to be a celebration of creativity, and imagining what it would be like if I could have a studio of my own, and if it could be anything, what would it look like?”

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Stepping inside this dream-like space, it is hard to believe that it took Huh a little while to find her way into the design world. A Detroit native, she embraced the arts as a middle school student at Cranbrook and later took numerous art history classes at Smith College. In spite of this early inclination, she decided on a very different career path, obtaining a law degree from Fordham University. As she was preparing to take the bar—a bit disenchanted—her husband suggested that being a lawyer might not be the right career for her. “He was completely right,” she says. “I was hoping to do something creative, and it really was my husband who pushed me to think outside of the box, and said don’t let your education be a burden to you. Just go and do what you want to do.” She started considering various creative fields, but design still didn’t cross her mind until one night at a cocktail party when she met an interior designer and learned what he did. The quick conversation was a revelation. She landed an internship with him, emphasizing that her legal background could be an asset, but as she soon proved, so was her keen eye.

Huh loves to create unique table settings for guests and family dinners and mixes and matches her collection of china and accessories. Photo credit: Brittany Ambridge

In 2007, Huh founded her eponymous design firm, and since then, she’s undertaken a wide range of projects, from residences and vacation homes to restaurants, hotels, and even a private jet. Most recently, she’s been working on full-scale hotel in Turks & Caicos. “That’s super fun because it’s like theater,” she says. “You have a much larger audience to please, and it’s a more conceptual and big-picture thinking.”

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In addition to designing the interiors, the firm is creating the hotel’s fabric patterns and wallpaper. Product development, however, is nothing new to Huh. In the last few years, she has developed fabrics for Peter Fasano, and glass and mosaic for AKDO’s 2018 Elements Collection.

Huh designed this kitchen for the Holiday House Show House 2017 in New York City, benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She collaborated with Domino magazine, Bosch appliances and Cambria quartz surfaces. Photo credit: Marco Ricca

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It isn’t only the diversity of the client work and projects that excites Huh, but also the limitless wellspring of sources and inspiration from which to draw she says: “A lot of times clients have things in mind and I always say what’s really fun about doing this as a job is you can try on so many different styles and feelings.” And yet, she always filters these many influences through a lens that is at once classic and contemporary, joyful and elegant. “We hope that we can create really warm and inviting spaces that have a modern snap to it, but also a little romantic,” Huh explains.

“It’s nice when you can have a little fantasy in your life.”

A young family with a summer house in the Hamptons, did not want the typical sun, sea and sand beach theme in the decor. Huh chose to focus on the clients’ love of travel and appreciation of other cultures to bring a global perspective to the interiors. Photo credit: John Bessler

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City glamping, movies under the stars, punks and paddling around are among the many choices of summertime activities.

Bearing Fruit

Tree of 40 Fruit, 2008–ongoing; Sam van Aken (American, b. 1972); Cultivar tree with grafts; Courtesy of Sam van Aken and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

Two large-scale, site-specific installations are part of Cooper Hewitt’s 2019 Triennial entitled “Nature,” in partnership with Cube Design Museum. For The Tree of 40 Fruit, artist Sam van Aken used traditional techniques to graft disparate branches together to yield apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries and apricots—all from one tree! When blossoming, the tree looks like an artistic bouquet, but the true purpose is to preserve heirloom and rare fruit varieties from old orchards. Petrified River by Ensamble Studio architects, is a 40-foot-long concrete “river” bookended by a “pond” and a “hill” representing how the wild landscape of Manhattan has been rendered unrecognizable by urbanization. Now through January 20, 2020. Cooper-Hewitt, 2 E. 91st St. cooperhewitt.org

Open City There’s nothing more exciting than gaining access to somewhere you can’t ordinarily go. That’s the idea behind Open House New York, when for one weekend a year you can get a guided tour of hundreds of spaces, many of them normally closed to the public. If you’ve ever walked past one of the city’s architectural icons and wondered, “What’s it like in there?” here’s your chance. From a hidden East Village cemetery to the planned site of the new Penn (Moynihan) Station, oh, the places you’ll go! October 12-14, at various locations in all five boroughs. Check ohny.org for details.

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What’s even better than going to the movies in the summertime? Seeing one on a Midtown rooftop with a cocktail bar and an all-you-can-eat popcorn option. Rooftop Cinema Club has moved to the Skylawn Bar at the Embassy Suites Hotel where you can eat, drink and enjoy the soundtrack on wireless headphones that block out the rest of the city. There’s a film for every taste, from Bohemian Rhapsody and Grease sing-alongs to the Rock Hudson/Doris Day classic, Pillow Talk. The bar opens at 5pm and the shows start at 8:30pm. Now through July 31. Skylawn Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites, 60 W. 37th St. rooftopcinemaclub.com/ new-york

(Not) Roughing It If you like the idea of going on a “glamping” safari, but you have to be at work on Monday, here’s a solution—catch the ferry to Governor’s Island. Choose either a basic “Journey” tent ($150 up) or a luxury “Summit” tent ($500 up) with en suite bathroom and rainhead shower. Guests can partake in sunrise and sunset yoga classes, movie screenings and many other island events. Their Three Peaks restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Financial District and Lady Liberty are both still within glorious sight while being a world away. Through October 31. concierge@ collectiveretreats.com Photo by Alyson Penn

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Get back in touch with your youthful rebellion. Hundreds of album covers, posters and flyers have been collected for Museum of Arts and Design’s Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986 exhibit. If looking at vintage graphics of Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and the Ramones makes you yearn to hear those raucous tunes again, step over to the turntables and headphones provided, flip through a milk crate of albums and slap on some vinyl. You’ll feel like you’re back in your old bedroom again. Now through August 18. Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Circle, NY, 212.299.7777. madmuseum.org


Glorious Food You can stop eating around Labor Day just to get ready for the annual New York City Wine and Food Festival in October, cosponsored by The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. Every culinary fantasy can be fulfilled over four days, from messy BBQ cook-offs to exquisite, elegant dining. In attendance there will be celebrity chefs and TV personalities everywhere you look. Choose from family events, hands-on classes, tastings, intimate dinners, late night parties, seminars and demonstrations. If you’ve been dreaming of amusing your bouche with Daniel Boulud or chewing the fat alongside Jean-Georges Vongerichten, dig in! And it’s all for a good cause—all net proceeds go to the Food Bank for New York City. ober–, various locations. nycwff.org

52 Trailblazers The Shed, the city’s shiny new cultural space located at Hudson Yards, has commissioned 52 new works from emerging New York-based artists who have yet to receive any major institutional support. The program, dubbed Open Call, is presenting pieces from a wide range of disciplines, including music, dance, theater, visual arts and digital media. From high-tech installations to hip-hop revelations, there’s something for everyone’s taste on the schedule. Tickets are free, but reservations are highly recommended. Go see and support these exciting newcomers and someday you’ll say you knew them when...Now through August 25, theshed.org

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Paddle Around Town How much would you pay to kayak around in the Hudson for a little while and see the city from a unique new perspective? Put away your wallet because it’s free! Just head over to Pier 96 at 56th Street and slip on a lifejacket. You’re bound to get a little wet, so dress accordingly. Operated by Manhattan Community Boathouse five days a week (closed Thursdays and Fridays) on a first-come, first-served basis, so expect to wait your turn in line. And don’t forget the sunblock! Through mid-October. manhattancommunityboathouse.org

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Choose your dining style from high-glam restaurants to casual fun, and NYC hotels where you can relax, re-energize and enjoy the views.

Mercado 10 Hudson Yards 646.495.1242 littlespain.com/the-mercado

Frenchette 241 W. Broadway 212.334.3883 frenchettenyc.com

Crown Shy 70 Pine St. 212.517.1932 crownshynyc.com

FEROCE Ristorante 105 W. 28th St. 212-888-1092 moxy-hotels.marriott.com/nyc/ chelsea/feroce-ristorante

Chef José Andrés—not only a great chef but a great humanitarian—has created a space not unlike the restaurants and mercados of Spain, where families and friends get together to eat, socialize, enjoy a quick snack or a business lunch. At Mercado, there are kiosks with many types of Spanish food, two bars, a coffee shop and two full-service restaurants, Mar and Leña. Chef Andrés collaborated with friends and renown chefs Albert and Ferran Adrià of elBulli, considered one of the world’s best restaurants, to bring the best foods of Spain to NYC. Kiosks feature specialties such as paella, mariscos, tortilla de patatas, jamon and quesos, and assorted tapas. Mercado is a place to not only enjoy all the many tastes of Spain, but to share with friends and experience a new form of “social media”—talking and enjoying each other’s company!

Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson—of Minetta Tavern, Balthazar, Daniel, Pastis and more—have been cooking together for 25 years. Now they have their own restaurant in Tribeca, and bring their experience with them, cooking updated French classics with a twist. Have a cocktail at the bar and relax in the elegant Art Déco surroundings before heading to your table with its red leather banquette. Try the Crispy Egg with Merquez and Butters Beans or an Omelette A L’Oseille with Pomme Frites at brunch. The Blowfish Tails and Smoked Trout Beignets, or Crème de Radis—a black radish soup—to start your dinner, and move on to the Bavette aux Poivre or Atlantic Cod with Asparagus, Morel Farci and Nettle Cream. The wine list has excellent choices in a range of prices, and Frenchette’s knowledgeable staff is very helpful.

Head to FiDi for a casual dining experience thanks to James Kent (of Eleven Madison Park) and Jeff Katz (Del Posto). Located in a landmark Art Déco tower building, the globally inspired menu features starters like White Bean Hummus with Njuda and Puffed Bread, Charred Octopus with Red Rice and Morcilla, and move on to entrees like a Grilled Pork Chop with Asian Pear and Mustard, or Roasted Short Ribs for two with Quinoa and Chimichurri. Executive pastry chef Renata Ameni’s Sticky Toffee Pudding is proving to be a big hit to end your meal. The full dinner menu is available at the bar, and opens at 4:45pm and stays open until 2:00am on weeknights.

Located at the Moxy Hotel, Francesco Panella’s Feroce Ristorante feel the Italian vibe as soon as they walk in the door. The menu is inspired from various regions of Italy that change with the seasons, including dishes like millefoglie di melezane made with fried eggplant, imported mozzarella, organic tomatoes and fresh basil; pappardelle al cinghiale, a freshly made pasta with handcut wild boar shoulder and sausage ragu, and Pesce Spada, grilled swordfish with roasted cherry tomatoes, eggplant and fresh basil. Feroce has intimate booths, outdoor seating and a private dining room. Racingstriped leather banquettes are a riff on the upholstery found in vintage Ferraris. Finish off your meal with a selection from the dining room’s grappa cart.


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MADE Hotel 44 W. 29th St. 212.213.4429 madehotels.com

Park Terrace Hotel 1 Bryant Park 212.364.0002 parkterracehotel.com

Artezen Hotel 24 John St. artezenhotel.com

TWA Hotel Kennedy Airport twahotel.com

MADE Hotel offers an urban retreat with stunning views and amenities such as free WiFi, Frette towels and linens, Samsung flat-screen TVs, laptop safes and Davines bath products. Balcony Deluxe rooms on the fifth, tenth and twelfth floors have floorto-ceiling windows, Juliette balconies, king beds with Sapira mattresses, and bathrooms boasting hand-carved stone sinks and hand-painted tiles. The seventeenth-floor Empire Suite has stunning views of the city, a full balcony, and deep soaking tub. Good Behavior, a lounge on the 18th floor with panoramic views of the city, offers Tiki-inspired cocktails, craft beers and large format cocktails for sharing, with indoor and outdoor seating. Ferris— New American-cuisine—has an open kitchen in its 40-seat dining room.

Located on Bryant Park, Park Terrace Hotel has many rooms with direct views of the park and the New York Public Library, offering a fresh and airy décor designed by Stonehill Parker. Rooms feature stateof-the-art technology, fast 1GB Wi-Fi and a Smart TV to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more, and Nespresso machines. The in-house fitness center has Peloton bikes, cardio equipment, free weights and a sauna. Studio and Studio Park View have room for up to three guests, with a convertible couch, king bed, and sitting area.

As the name implies, the Artezen Hotel is a place to relax and unwind. Arte, Italian for excellence in one’s field, and Zen, the pursuit of balance in one’s life, are the principals celebrated at this luxurious hotel. Rooms feature Frette bed linens, towels and bathrobes, Bigelow toiletries, 49” flatscreen TVs, Nespresso coffee makers, and deluxe satellite with pay-per-view. And for an additional $9.95 daily Resort Fee, access to the gym and yoga rooms, WiFi, a welcome snack, iPad room control, and two bottles of Fiji water each day. Artezen also includes the Karma Network as an exclusive feature to its television programming. Karma is a global network of leading family offices, investors, and entrepreneurs building profitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Yogi Nikolay Ignatyev is available for private yoga and meditation sessions.

What could be more fun than staying in Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, now a hotel with 512 super-quiet guestrooms, with views of JFK’s runways and iconic TWA Flight Center. The hotel as rooftop infinity pool, a 10,000-squarefoot fitness center, and a cocktail lounge transformed from a Lockheed Constellation airplane. The hotel boasts Saarinen’s midcentury modern furniture by Knoll, and rooms authentic furnishings, martini bars, vintage rotary phones (retrofitted with a pulse-to-tone converter), and a lineup of TWA Hotel grooming essentials in a TWA toiletries kit. The hotel’s Paris Café is overseen by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and cocktails Have a long layover between flights? Rooms can also be had for half and full days with no overnight stays, to relax and enjoy the many amenities and activities that can be found here.

Relax on the hotel’s terrace and take in the views with their signature cocktail—The Parker—concocted with Brooklyn-distilled gin, basil, elderflower, lemon, and raw blueberry honey all topped with vibrant cornflowers.

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available at Mr. Brown London, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, mrbrownlondon.com

available at LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

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CENTURY Soft Touch Matte Finish Paint (color: Elemental AF400) available at Benjamin Moore, Suite 814, experiencecentury.com

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Hoop Mirrors available at Thos. Moser, Suite 1301, 212.753.7005, thosmoser.com Italian Louis XVI Armchair available at Dennis & Leen, Suite 903, 212.726.9030, dennisandleen.com

Odegard Carpets Pangden Plateau available at Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com

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The Oslo Vases available at Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

Vinca side table available at Formations, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, formationsusa.com

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Male and Female Plaster Busts available at Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

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Alto mini trays available at Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

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Obscura Chandelier available at Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller. com

The Morinda Scone available at Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Sunflower Cocktail Table available at Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

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1. Salsa on the Side (opposite) Fermob’s slender Salsa Side Table features a rounded design with three ultra-stable legs. This versatile, garden pedestal has a perforated level, allowing water to pass through—ideal for keeping plants hydrated. 2. High Style Powell & Bonnell’s Alto Bar and Counter Stool at Dennis Miller Associates complements any modern space, residential or commercial. Alto features a crisp steel base and a finely topstitched seat and backrest (here in copper finish and white leather).

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3. Texture Meets Pattern The distinctive geometric design of David Collins’ Cracked Velvet fabric was inspired by cracked gesso, a material that has become a signature with The Studio’s work over three decades.

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4. Deep White Shown in their cloud white plaster finish, the Maze Table Lamp from Formations sheds a contemporary light on the standard. Choose from a linen or parchment shade. 5. Wax Poetic Lorin Marsh’s chic Bubble Candle Holders combine the fluid look of jewel-toned acrylic with bubble-like details that are achieved in negative space. The combination of bright color and “rising” bubbles is reminiscent of the 1960s. 6. Hang With Me The light and airy Ganbare Pendant from George Kovacs at Metropolitan Lighting features 12 LED lights hanging from a striking configuration of thin black bars. 7. Hide and Seek The Metro Long Cabinet Grey Hair-on-Hide from Studio A Home earns its name with distinctive grey hair-on-hide on each of its six drawer fronts, two doors and cabinet sides.

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8. Modern Step The simple, clean structure of the Strut Credenza from Global Views provides the perfect framework for this multi-color piece in walnut with walnut ebony finish, stainless steel and brushed steel accents.

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12. Pure and Simple Benjamin Moore’s Aura Paint provides rich color that stays true over time. Pure White OC-64 (here in Aura Matte) part the Off-White Color Collection, offers 152 endlessly versatile, subtle nuances that suit tranquil, serene environments.

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Thos. Moser The Continuous Arm Chair is a Windsor design originating in England in the 1700s as garden furniture. Tom Moser set out to create a new generation of Continuous Arm Chair in the 1970s and collaborated with The New York Public Library on a fluid design that symbolized the Library, its mission and its vision for the future. Thos. Moser, Suite 1301, 212.753.7005, thosmoser.com

Dennis &Leen Dennis & Leen’s Fontenay Cabinet is a timeless classic that defines both the style and their brand. It features antique black paint with 22K gold detail, a painted interior finish and aviary wire doors. The interior comes with three adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf. Dennis & Leen, Suite 903, 212.726.9030, dennisandleen.com

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Altura’s Duette Butterfly Table features a decorative metal inlay joining the two halves of the top. A book-matched set of Claro walnut slabs with square edges is just one option (also available in live edge). These made-to-order tables come in a wide selection of round, square, and rectangular sizes, six wood species and 31 finishes. Dennis Miller Associates, Suite 1210, 212.684.0070, dennismiller.com

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Fermob USA The small, double–top Guinguette Table is decorated with elegant perforations that echo the aesthetic codes of the iconic 1900 collection. As practical as it is pretty, this piece works as an occasional table, a mini-bar or a planter. Available in 24 vibrant colors, with optional wheels and a solid tabletop. Fermob USA, Suite 414, 212.651.4389, fermobusa.com

Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co. Metropolitan Lighting is proud to feature manufacturers from the USA. The classic Cascade Round Triple Pendant fixture is handcrafted in St. Joseph, Michigan, by Stonegate, which has served the interior design industry for nearly three decades. Cascade is available in your choice of fabrics, finishes, and stem lengths. Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co., Suite 512, 212.545.0032, metropolitanlightingny.com

Baker Thomas Pheasant’s collections focus on bringing a contemporary dimension to classic design principles, bridging past and present. Like a sling, the mahogany base of the Sling Lounge Chair supports the finely tailored, crisp upholstery with artfully crafted brass dowels. The epitome of comfort and bold design, this chair perfectly conveys modern elegance. Baker, Suite 300, 212.779.8810, bakerfurniture.com

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Studio A Home The Lucas Lounge Chair, with its sleek lines and rich polished walnut-finished hardwood frame, was inspired by classic midcentury modern design. Available in beige or grey top-grain leather, as well as in muslin. The Lucas Ottoman makes a beautiful and comfortable addition to a grouping. Studio A Home, Suite 612, 212.725.8439, studioa-home.com

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LORIN MARSH The Cascade Dining Table is defined by its three-piece plinth base, featuring reverse-painted glass inserts framed in light satin brass and polished gunmetal. The high-gloss metallic lacquer tabletop features a metal inlay pattern that references the geometry of the plinth bases. Made in New York. LORIN MARSH, Suite 809, 212.759.8700, lorinmarsh.com

PROFILES The Mansfield Dining Table by Michael Berman is both bold in design and subtle in its use of sweeping, gentle curves. Shown here in off-white lacquer with a wood base, it is available in many custom color and stain options. Made in California. PROFILES, Suite 1211, 212.689.6903, profilesny.com

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Benjamin Moore Aura Paint covers and performs like no other paint on the market. Thanks to Benjamin Moore’s proprietary technology, Aura covers in fewer coats and dries quickly to an exceptionally durable and smooth finish. The Affinity Color Collection includes 144 hues that work harmoniously with any other color in the collection. Shown: Jute AF-80 in Aura Matte. Benjamin Moore, Suite 814, experiencecentury.com

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Julian Chichester The sculptural pair of bases for the Mahi Dining Table can be positioned in various ways depending on the length of the tabletop. Made from steel, the bases are wrapped in blackened brass, which is then molded and beaten by hand. As a result, each piece is unique in both appearance and texture. Julian Chichester, Suite 604, 646.293.6622, julianchichester.com

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Formations Nothing can top the original! Formations’ Glass Bell Jar Lantern cradles a hand-blown glass bell jar in a hand-finished, patinated iron frame. Standard size shown, or available as petite. Limited custom sizes are also available. Formations, Suite 902, 212.684.0070, formationsusa.com

Global Views Reminiscent of 1960s glamour, the Mimi Chair marries modern design, exceptional craftsmanship, and very livable comfort. The barrel seat is covered in top grain marble leather, perched atop a three-legged walnut-finished bracket base with finials. Available in black or grey marbled leather, or white leather. Global Views, Suite 613, 212.725.8439, globalviews.com

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Odegard Carpets With shades of black and silver accents, the design of the Ilexia Rug from Odegard exudes a moody glamour. Woven from Himalayan wool with silk accents, custom colors and sizes are available. Odegard Carpets, Suite 1209, 212.545.0205, odegardcarpets.com


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he Gallery at 200 Lex is creating a new way to shop using an innovative digital technology. The 33,000-square-foot-space on 200 Lex’s 10th floor houses antiques and vintage pieces from over 55 dealers. With Incollect, the online marketplace for furniture and design, designers can shop the 10th floor using their iPhones, with merchandise appearing on both the Incollect mobile app and Incollect.com, making shopping a 24/7 experience.

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Eventsat200Lex

A look at a few recent celebrations.

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On Tuesday, April 23, The Gallery at 200 Lex Powered by Incollect in collaboration with McMillen Inc. celebrated the launch of their exhibition in the gallery space titled Scrapbook, McMillen Inc. The exhibition is a compilation of newspaper clippings, oversized prints, client proposals and projects, watercolor renderings and more. Celebrating 95 years and being one of the oldest design firms in the country, the exhibition is an incredible tribute to all the work done by past and present designers of the firm. Along with the opening exhibition, over 100 guests enjoyed a very interesting and, at times humorous, panel discussion led by Emily Evans Eerdmans with Ann Pyne, Christopher Apostle, Benoist F. Drut and Elizabeth Pyne Singer.

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Katherine McCallum, Mary Beth Donohue, and Ann Pyne, the firm’s current president.

McMillen Inc. was founded in 1924 by Eleanor Stockstrom McMillen Brown, who opened her business with a modest intention—to sell a few pieces of furniture and decorative bibelots. Five years later, McMillen Inc. had become a fullscale interior design operation, complete with a business office and an interior architecture department, unique for its time.

In its 95 years, McMillen Inc. has designed and decorated homes for many of America’s most well-known individuals and families. The firm’s commissions have included the restoration of Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana; a house for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II in Grosse Pointe, Illinois; and work for three American presidents—John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Gerald Ford. McMillen was asked to participate in the first Kips Bay Decorator Show House in 1973 and regularly participates in other charitable events in New York City. McMillen has been remarkable in its ability to keep pace with current trends and client attitudes, to surmount the challenges of wars and financial fluctuations, and to retain its decorators and designers for decades.

In 1975, with the blessing of Mrs. Brown, who was almost 100 years old, McMillen employees purchased McMillen Inc. As a partnership headed by Betty Sherrill, the firm remained committed to the aesthetic principles and business practices established by Mrs. Brown. Today’s partners include Luis A. Rey, Mary Louise Guertler,

1) Scrapbook, McMillen Exhibition 2) Scrapbook, McMillen Exhibition 3) Scrapbook, McMillen Exhibition 4) Emily Evans Eerdmans, Elizabeth Pyne Singer, Anne Pyne, Benoist F. Drut, and Christopher Apostle 5) Guests enjoying the McMillen Exhibition on opening night 6) Anne Pyne talking about the history of McMillen 7) Guests admiring the McMillen watercolor paintings on opening night


Evening of Design On Wednesday, March 6, the New York Design Center celebrated an evening of design in The Gallery at 200 Lex powered by Incollect in partnership with ELLE Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda magazines. Whitney Robinson, editor-in-chief of ELLE Decor, Joanna Saltz, editorial director of House Beautiful and Steele Marcoux, editor-in-chief of Veranda helped kick off the evening with champagne and light bites provided by RedFarm. Guests from across the interior design industry mingled and shopped before they enjoyed a delicious feast in the exhibition space of The Gallery at 200 Lex. The evening was full of laughter and joy as they dined and continued to admire the “Behind the Shadows” exhibition that was still up through March 8. The evening ended with fortune cookie take out boxes with quotes from a few of the greatest designers in the industry.

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Day of Design In support of NYCxDesign, the New York Design Center hosted days of design in celebration of contemporary design from Saturday, May 18 through Monday, May 20. Participating showrooms hosted an array of events from showroom tours, new product previews, panel discussion, demonstrations and designer meet-and-greets. Guests enjoyed special programming on the ’80s in Guy Regal’s showroom to previewing Harbour Outdoor’s new showroom space on the seventh floor. Guests continued to celebrate design by making their way down to the fifth floor for the annual Live on Five ’19, Shop the Look event. Each showroom on the fifth floor partnered with a different designer to create virtual vignettes featuring different products from all the showrooms on the floor. All the events in the building over the course of two days showcased the enormous range of design housed in the New York Design Center from contemporary to modern product lines and celebrated everyone’s different take on design.

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NewShowrooms

Fresh faces and new designs.

Thos. Moser Suite 1301, 212.753.7005, thosmoser.com Thos. Moser designs are not cutting-edge statements of current fashion, but rather a synthesis of what has been given to us by craftsmen and designers of the past. They are timeless and, unlike style or fashion, have relevance across cultures and centuries. In designing our furniture, we are committed to simplicity in form – to achieve grace through proportion and simplicity, rather than embellishment. As such, we strive to create forms that are pleasing in themselves; forms that serve human needs and aesthetics predicated on function.

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ShowroomDirectory A Complete List of Who’s Where In 200 Lex

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Interior Designer Bunny Williams Talks Kips Bay Decorator Show House History

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From left; 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the Arthur Sachs Mansion, 58 East 66th Street; Kirsten Kelli's design for the 2017 Show House (Alan Barry Photography); Bunny Williams and Elizabeth Swartz; Juan Montoya Design's room for the 2018 Show House (photo by Nickolas Sargent)

attended the very first Kips Bay Decorator Show House as a ‘wanna-be’ decorator,” says renowned interior designer and Kips Bay President’s Dinner Chair Bunny Williams. She got involved helping out with the show house and the President’s Dinner about 10 years ago, and Williams participated in her first one as a designer in 1982. She was invited by Jim Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center and President of the board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, to get involved with sourcing the house and selecting the designers. Built in 1920 by D. & J. Jardine, the 12,425-square-foot, double-width Georgian townhouse at 36-38 East 74th Street boasts a garden, 10 wood-burning fire places, a living room with bay windows and an art studio with 17-foot ceilings hosted this year’s show house. “We go through the submissions and we also reach out to the top designers, too,” explains Williams. “We want a range of designers—established designers, and we want to give an opportunity for new designers as well. Careers have been made by being in the Kips Bay Decoraters 80

Showhouse.” Along with Co-chairs Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton, they looked for varied styles—someone who does contemporary, someone who does transitional, someone who does traditional. According to Williams, for a long time no one wanted to live in townhouses so they were always available, but in the last 20 years or so there have been many foreign real estate investors in NYC and buying a town house was easier because they didn’t need to go through a co-op board. “Every year, we work hard to find an exceptional house that will act as the ideal setting for renowned designers from all over the world to display their personal styles,” she says. The committee starts talking to real estate brokers as early as November, and when the show house is over, the townhouse sells after so many people see the phenomenal kitchens, bathrooms and transformation. “Those interested see it in a different light from when it was just an empty building,” she says. Since 1915, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has focused on improving and enhancing the lives of New York City’s economically

and socially disadvantaged children. In 1973, Frederick R. Coudert, then president of the board of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, was great friends with a number of designers and together they came up with the idea of getting a house and decorating it as a fundraiser for the organization. The Palm Beach location was added in 2017, and between the President’s Dinner and ticket sales from over 15,000 show house attendees, the event has raised more than $22 million since it began. Williams shares some insight on the show house’s success. “The thing that’s very special that I don’t think most people understand, is how did all these prima donna designers get along. They often at the end of the year form a bond. They do this work in a limited amount of time and everyone has the same pressure. Everyone helps each other out. It becomes an amazing camaraderie and you never forget those relationships. It shows a whole different side to our business. All these people can all be in competition with each other, but when it comes together, they all work together and help each other.”

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