Someone, please, give me a blank canvas!
Before I dive in on all the trends, styles and my overall takeaways from the 2019 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, lets talk a little background.
Every year, different interior designers are invited to design a townhouse in the Upper East Side to showcase their unique perspective putting forward new ideas and trends for fellow designers and event goers to see. This year, 22 designers took on the task of designing a 12,425 sq ft Brownstone. Thanks to GE Monogram, I was invited to a private showing, hosted by Kate Rumson in the company of industry giants. Aside from putting together a very entertaining and inspirational evening for us, Kips Bay Show House raises money for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club; Up to date, they've raised $24 million towards an organization that is focused on providing after-school and education programs for kids in the Bronx.
Location: 36-38 East 74th Street New York, New York
Trends: Metals, Mattes, Contrast & Color
Major Takeaway: MOODY
Here are some of my favorites!
As a kitchen designer myself, and a self proclaimed Christopher Peacock fan-girl, it was especially awe inspiring to walk into a warm, rich, elegantly designed, yet inviting kitchen. It was exciting to see the designer's latest trends up close and personal. For those that don't know, Christopher Peacock is known for elevating the status of the white kitchen.
Details, details, & more details. Don't you just love it?
"IT IS WHAT IT IS" Isn't it?
Notice the contrasting Matte Cambria Tops (Blackpool Matte & White Cliff Matte) combined with the mix of metals, from your cool stainless seen in Monogram appliances to the warm, brushed hardware, and not to forget, the texture in the wood finishes.
- & a quick shout out to the chef of the night -
Thanks Chef Jay LeBlanc for cooking up these addicting Shishito Peppers in the Monogram Hearth Oven. I was lucky enough to snag the recipe and I've been cooking them non-stop!
If you follow my blog, I'll share the recipe. Haha ;)
Outside the kitchen, this is my favorite room. Makes me reminiscence of my textile days- If only I could do it all!
Shower Bench and niche in Cambria Bentley. Who needs orange when black and white looks this good?
Bet your bathroom isn't as fierce as this!
What to do with an unused coat closet...
As a Cambria Council Insider, my radar went up when I spotted Cambria Islington in this living room whose color combination is as pretty as a Peacock's Plum. (Actual inside dope from the designer herself.)
I can't decide what I love most about this space. Is it the curved benches, all the shades of blue, or accents of gold? Or is it just how it makes you feel when you're in the space...
Always a blast spending time with my friend, industry partner, & my Grothouse girl- the perks of the job! If you didn't catch that Grothouse wood top in the Christopher Peacock Kitchen, scroll back up!
- Hanging with the designers -
About that canvas...I'm ready to get started!