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SHADES OF COLOR The Fifth Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, FL, was on view in March and April. The house featured the talents of 24 designers who dreamed up interiors that served to redefine the region’s style. These designers shared their fresh takes on Palm Beach living in a 1920 Mediterranean Revival estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is quintessential Palm Beach, but its transformation was updated and fresh while remaining connected to its past.
The show house room featured on the cover of this issue of Window Fashion VISION magazine is of the guesthouse’s bedroom. It was created by the designer Kelly Finley, the CEO/creative director of Joy Street Design with offices in Oakland, CA, and Atlanta, GA. “I am known for my colorful interiors. I also love technology. I like showing how you can live with technology without it taking over your life,” said Finley. “There are so many benefits of technology, so I wanted to show how you can bring it into the home but also create a space that is super cozy, inviting and comforting.” Finley was one of the 21 show house designers that collaborated with The Shade Store, the exclusive window treatment partner for the show house, to assist with realizing her vision. “One of the biggest trends we have seen in show houses is the return to using traditional design elements in new ways,” said The Shade Store’s
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Vice President of Sales Adam Skalman. “At this year’s Kips Bay show house, we saw cornices with intricate and interesting shapes, innovative trim applications and even the use of traditional patterns on the windows. “We also saw a big emphasis on natural materials—several designers brought elements of the outdoors into their spaces.” The show house not only offered The Shade Store an opportunity to push the boundaries on its custom window treatment capabilities, but in the case of Finley’s project, it allowed The Shade Store to demonstrate how it is innovating window treatments through technology. When it came to using technology, Finley opted to motorize her ripplefold drapery, as well as include a framed screen showcasing NFT artwork to make the space more future-forward with the infusion of technology.
But, she also selected fabrics and materials to create a beautiful and inviting space perfect for respite. The room showcased her signature contemporary design aesthetic. “I use a lot of texture, black accents and linear lines. I like to use texture to layer a space as it allows for the creation of a variety of focal points.” The layering of this space started with putting the wallpaper that Finley developed with S. Harris on the ceiling. The paper’s juicy berry tones inspired the room’s entire color story. “I really love wallpaper. We know it creates a different feeling when you put it on walls. I wanted to flip this so the ceiling could become an important feature without dominating the room,” she said. “I am really moving away from just having white ceilings, even if you just use a tinted color on the ceiling to add interest. But I think in this case, wallpapering the ceiling was an opportunity to take it to the next level and use it to bring the room completely together.” V Kelly Finley, Joy Street Design » JoyStreetDesign.com