Friday, April 20, 2012


Photo courtesy of Kips Bay
This is the 40th anniversary of one of the most esteemed showhouses in the country, Kips Bay. Visitors will venture to the far west side this spring, as the "house" as it were, is located in The Aldyn, an uber-modern sleek building on Riverside Boulevard between 62nd and 63rd Street in a cul de sac past West End Avenue . Given that most city dwellers are apartment dwellers, there will be loads of takeaways from the setting. Chaired by The Energizer Bunny, Bunny Williams, the participating designers this year are prepared to delight and inspire, since they know they are part of something very special. You may notice repeat performances of some Kips Bay all stars, like Charlotte Moss and Jamie Drake. Proceeds benefit the Bronx-based Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club along with their after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. This year, generous sponsors include 1st Dibs, Architectural Digest, Benjamin Moore, Frette, Hearst Design Group, Koroseal, Lexington Home Brands, Scalamandre and Sferra. The elevator doors open May 16th through June 14, 2012. And don't forget about their wonderful on site shop, where you can donate home accessories as well as purchase design finds.

Let the transformation begin!

Here is the top talent:

Alexander Doherty Design
Andrew Tedesco
Brian del Toro
Brian McCarthy
Bunny Williams
Charles Pavarini III
Charlotte Moss
Chuck Fischer
Coffinier Ku Design
David Kleinberg
David Scott Interiors
Gunn Landscapes
James Rixner
Jamie Drake/ Drake Design Associates
Laura Bohn
Lynne Scalo Design
Mark Hampton LLC
Monica Rich Kosann
Neal Beckstedt Studio
Patrik Lonn Design
Raji Radhakrishnan/Raji RM & Associates
Scott Sanders LLC
Shawn Henderson Interior Design
St. Charles of New York
Susan Zises Green, Inc.
Thom Filicia
Timothy Interior Designs
Todd Romano
Vert Gardens
Zoya Bograd of Rooms by Zoya B.


the designers muse said...

Can't wait...they've got some great designers this year.

FLAIR for Design said...

The rooms look amazing! Can't wait for you to see CM's wonderful suite. Definitely worth the trek to the West Side this year!