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Kips Bay

Every year that I lived in New York City I would look forward to going to the Kips Bay Showhouse. It is a fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club traditionally held in a residential space on the Upper East Side. This year the showhouse will be held April 17th-May 17th at 22 East 71st Street.  I am looking forward to seeing the rooms from this year as there is a list of talented designers, one in particular is Gloria Vanderbilt (legendary heiress, jeans designer and Anderson Cooper’s mother). Yes, apparently she does interior design too!  I always found going to this showhouse interesting as there are a range of styles and colors. Designers use show houses as an opportunity to either show off their style or to be fantastical and extra creative. Here are a few rooms from the past two years.

 2008 Kips Bay Showhouse 

Dining Room by Stephen Miller Seigel


Bedroom by White Webb


Bedroom Alcove by Cetra-Ruddy


Entrance Hall by Sara Story


Bedroom by Philip Gorrivan


 Living Room by Charlotte Moss 


Bilota Kitchens


2007 Kips Bay Showhouse

Entrance Hall by Beale-Lana Interior Design


Dining Room by Eric Cohler


Occasional Room by Mariette Himes Gomez


Bedroom by Jamie Drake 


Living Room by James Rixner


Kitchen by Christopher Peacock


Terrace by Plant Specialists


I will do a post on this year’s show house after it is open and the images are available. At least this is a good warmup.

Click here for a full list of the designers from the past two years and click here for a complete slideshow

All images from House Beautiful

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