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Sophistication and elegance marked the interiors of the recent 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Located in the Carlton House in New York’s Upper East Side, the show house brings designers from around the country to realize their imaginative ideas and transform the space.
Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler from Atlanta, Georgia described her space as “sophisticated simplicity”. Classical touches mix gently with the modern paintings and sculpture. The neutral color scheme with flashes of gold brings the room together.
Drama and a little tongue-in-cheek characterized Garrow Kedigian’s Sitting Room. Kedigian claimed Napoleon inspired his creative design – imagining the emperor relaxing in the room in between his campaigns. A large romanticized portrait of Napoleon lures the viewers in to admire the bold dark interior. Instead of applying real moldings, Kedigian chalked its outlines around the walls, giving a trompe l’oeil effect.
Perennial Kips Bay guest designer Jaimie Drake shows again his masterful touch with his bedroom. Commanding center stage, the custom designed lacquered bed is draped with iridescent fabrics from Donghia and Pierre Frey. Custom-made chaise lounges covered with velvet invite you to relax and view the abstract painting.
Next year if you’re visiting New York, stop by and visit the Kips Bay Decorator Show House and admire the fabulous spaces!