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All About Color at The Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

Welcome to June!  This month we are all about color.  But rather than just having one inspiration room we’ve got a whole home of them, two in fact.  Our inspiration rooms come from this years Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City.  This years show house is made up of two fabulous residences at The Aldyn on the Upper West Side.

As part of the Blogfest 2012 three day event sponsored by Kravet, we were let loose to study the showhouse from our particular viewpoint.  It’s me, of course I’m looking at color. 🙂


Photo by Edgar Pineda

Scalamandre‘s famous Zebra pattern filled the entrance hall by Bryant Keller and set the stage for an enjoyable experience.In this room designed by Bunny Williams, David Kleinberg and Bryan McCarthy dedicated to the interior design genius of the ever humble Albert Hadley, they were careful to add a bit of whimsy as he would have.


Glossy, shinny and chic by Thom Filicia got everyone’s attention.  In fact we noticed lots of shine throughout the space from walls to ceilings.  This library by Jamie Drake is just so wonderful I have to show you both sides. Charlotte Moss took textured walls to a whole new level in her version of a gracious sitting area. What kid would not be happy in this smiling lime green bedroom by Laura Bohn.


Brian Del Toro took the water and sky blues outside the home’s window and brought it inside with this wonderful hand applied textured wall. Turquoise and lime green splendor by Scott Sanders was enhanced by this artful lamp by Sean MellynI so want this lamp.

Even in the more subtle rooms a hint of color was always evident, never overpowering but presentI spoke with designer Susan Zises Green about how she came up with the coloring for the living room and her answer was no big surprise, “I just worked with the view outside.”  With so many windows we can’t ignore what is happening outside, a space will be more relaxing and spacious if you relate the two.Photo by Edgar Pineda

Here designer Patrik Lonn allows the beauty of the antiques to shine while smaller doses of color move the eye around the room.

Color is an inherent component in a beautiful interior.  We use it to create feelings, enhance ideas, or develop rhythm in a space.  It doesn’t matter if you like a little or a lot, richly saturated or peacefully subdued, color is what makes a room enjoyable.

Throughout the month of June we’ll talk color from the how-to’s to where-to and even why-to.  Hope you’ll come back or contact us if you need help bringing color into your interior.

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