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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

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Bedroom by White Webb

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Bedroom Alcove by Cetra-Ruddy

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Entrance Hall by Sara Story

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Bedroom by Philip Gorrivan

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 Living Room by Charlotte Moss 

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Bilota Kitchens

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2007 Kips Bay Showhouse

Entrance Hall by Beale-Lana Interior Design

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Dining Room by Eric Cohler

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Occasional Room by Mariette Himes Gomez

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Bedroom by Jamie Drake 

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Living Room by James Rixner

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Kitchen by Christopher Peacock

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Terrace by Plant Specialists

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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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