A Look Inside the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach opens to the public Saturday, March 5 at 3001 Spruce Avenue in West Palm Beach’s Old Northwood Historic District. Now in its fifth year, the stunning house showcases the creativity and design expertise of 24 of the nation’s most acclaimed interior designers and architects. Open through April 3, the show house will benefit local charity Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.
Click through the gallery of photos by Nickolas Sargent for a peek at a few of the highlights of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach.
Bakes & Kropp implemented a classic meridian style to complement the home’s traditional Mediterranean aesthetic. Fitted with JennAir appliances, the Kips Bay Show House kitchen features Bakes & Kropp’s latest finishes and products, including the Madison door style and hardware designed with Armac Martin. It strikes a thoughtful balance between the sleek white foundation, textured wood elements, glossy stone countertops and polished metal accents, illustrating the firm’s core principle of design: every element should have “a friend to talk to.” The varied ceiling heights in the original house presented a compelling challenge for designer Bob Bakes, who chose to emphasize its dynamic cubist configuration rather than attempt to conceal it. Designer: Bakes & Kropp
The Wonderland Dining Room is a whimsical yet sophisticated dining space created to provide guests with an immersive experience through layers of pattern, color and texture. Designer Beth Diana Smith’s goal was to create a playful and refined space that marries beautiful details with conversation pieces, from textured wallpaper to velvet chairs to incorporating wildlife in subtle ways. Designer: Beth Diana Smith Interior Design
For the jewel-box bar, designer Jim Dove envisioned a swanky space for pre-dinner cocktails or that all-important night cap when so many of the world’s problems get solved. The color-saturated room is a tribute to New York’s renowned and much-missed Monkey Bar. DeGournay’s “Deco Monkeys” hand-painted wallpaper in a rich terracotta color and window treatments from The Shade Store lay the foundation for the space, which is dominated by a glowing waterfall bar crafted from Cristallo Sunshine quartzite. The room features bespoke cabinetry from the designer’s own workrooms. A Kohler Brinx bar sink and faucet add the finishing touch. Designer: Jim Dove Design
With a dramatic mix of hard and soft, light and dark, curves and linear, the primary bathroom by Nikki Levy Interiors exudes luxury and beauty. The rich and vibrant colors are an exquisite compliment to the golden hues of the Currey & Company lighting and Kohler fittings. A play on the diminutive Artistic Tile Penny Lane mosaic and grand scale of Phillip Jefferies Haiku floral wallpaper tilts the usual into the unexpected. The creative use of materials is a nod to design industry innovators and trailblazers like Dorothy Draper, Elsie de Wolfe and Billy Baldwin as well as an anticipation of what’s in the future of design. Designer: Nikki Levy Interiors
The primary bedroom draws inspiration from the designs of Veere Grenney. An escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the room is a place to relax and unwind, ensconced in the elevated privacy, coziness, and romance of the tented space. The overall effect is a timeless retreat based in classic design and accented with modern touches, that plays with scale and texture to achieve a laid-back luxe feel. Designer: Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design
“Sala Exotico” serves as an intimate space for entertaining, gathering or solitary moments. Inspired by Italian modernism, Brazilian design and the panache of Palm Beach, the result is a timeless, layered sanctuary to be enjoyed amongst luxurious comforts and window treatments from The Shade Store. Designer: Philip Gorrivan Design
The powder room was designed by Andrea Schumacher Interiors to pay homage to Palm Beach’s vibrant landscape. The space is enveloped in a sea of blues that reflect the coastal environment, with wallcoverings and fabrics from Liesl setting the tone. Artistic Tile’s Arpell Azul WJ Mosaics imbue the space with a Moroccan flair. A Roman shade, fabricated and installed by The Shade Store, and light fixtures from Currey & Company ornament the walls. Kohler supplied the central bathroom appointments. Designer: Andrea Schumacher Interiors
In the guest house dining room, vintage Brighton rattan chairs surround the table with a sunny custom Murano chandelier hanging above. Window treatments based on Palm Beach awnings frame the views of the tropical garden outside. In the adjacent galley kitchen, vibrant green cabinets set against a graphic wallpaper by Thibault visually connect the room to the dining area. Designer: Catherine M. Austin Interior Design
Inspired by the private verandas and loggias of old world Palm Beach, this simple terrace becomes an intimate, luxurious salon, a setting for breakfast, a leisurely afternoon, or a night cap. The covered awning and indoor/outdoor curtains provide a sense of privacy and protection from the sun and elements. The iconic Palm Beach palette of yellow, green and pink is incorporated into layered fabrics and textures as an homage to the past with an eye towards the Palm Beach of today. Designer: Amanda Reynal Interiors
Palm Beach has a well-defined, sophisticated aesthetic while maintaining a fun, old school sensibility. Paloma Contreras Interior Design used a color palette of green and white to beckon the outdoors in. To bring in a modern twist, the treillage is run in squares rather than the more traditional lattice pattern. The room pays homage to design icon Billy Baldwin, using his iconic sofa silhouette along with a pair of custom-designed slipper chairs. Designer: Paloma Contreras Interior Design