Inspiration at Kips Bay.

March 1, 2024
Posted in Events
March 1, 2024 ThePost

Did you make it to Palm Beach for the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach, FL? If not, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We’re giving you the inside scoop on what to expect, what we loved, who we met, and why you should put it on your calendars next year!

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Unfamiliar with the event? This is how it works, each year a host home is selected as well as a group of respected decorators and the team works to create a masterpiece of their design style which will soon be a part of the entire showcase for the public to enjoy.

The internationally renowned Kips Bay Decorator Show House has been happening yearly since 1973. The event’s original mission was to raise funds that would support after-school enrichment programs for the city’s children. Today the show has grown to be so much more while still staying true to its core. As of 2023, the Kips Bay Decorators Show House takes place in New York, Palm Beach, and Dallas while serving various non-profit children’s organizations, gathering talented industry professionals, and cultivating a space of creativity and celebration for a few selected designers.

This year’s event took place at a sprawling estate in Palm Beach, FL, in a sprawling 8,500 square foot villa complete with eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an elevator that brings its guests up to a glamourous 4,500 square foot rooftop entertainment area with a gorgeous outdoor kitchen. At the end of the entire celebration, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club benefits from the proceeds acquired by the droves of insiders who make it out to see the showcase.

On February 29th, guests had the privilege of hearing moving speeches from the seven local teens competing for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Youth of The Year awards. One deserving teen will be rewarded a four-year college scholarship with room and board. The teens are selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and activity in the Boys & Girls program.

Read more for some of our favorite moments, who we met, and details of the amazing decor.

Photographed to the left are our Principals, Nadia and Kenneth Roberts as they arrived in sunny West Palm Beach Florida. Photographed to the right is an outdoor space created by Chloe Redmond Warner of Redmond Aldrich Design. The gorgeous display went by the name of the “Peony Pavillion” and surely was a sight for sore eyes following a three-hour road trip to the show. This beautiful room is covered in the designer’s wallpaper, Peony Chintz, from her wallpaper and fabric line, RAD Design, which launched on the opening day of the show.

As we moved through the home, we spotted plenty more jaw-dropping spaces that we had to capture the beautiful details of. Not only was the room impressive, but it was inspiring to the collaborative effort that went into them that expanded past the interior designers themselves. every piece of decor from frames to textiles – all by impressive companies came together to make this home great, We even got to witness one of our clients, The Shade Store in action in the beautiful space by Nadia Watts who is photographed on the bottom right.

One of the many highlights of the show was meeting talented individuals making waves in the industry like Philip Gorrivan and Amanda Reynal who gifted us with hand-signed copies of their latest design books. Both of them are resting beautifully on our office coffee table! We recommend you order yours today.

Below are some more gorgeous snaps from a fun and vibrant room designed by Betsy Wentz and a blue and white oasis by the talented Tristan Harstan.

Be sure to stay tuned to our events page for more of our industry experiences. Also, be sure to browse our blogs for additional resources and events for architecture and interior design professionals.

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