2nd Annual Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach Delivers Stunning Design

chinoisserie themed staircase design at kips bay showhouse palm beach 2019 staircase design by The Lee W. Robinson Company

The Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach, the second annual Florida iteration of the esteemed Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City opens with a stunning display to benefit both Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Featuring 22 of the nation’s most prominent design firms, the Show House is open to the public through Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach’s South of Southern neighborhood, the house is well worth a visit!

“The Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York has served as a cornerstone of the design community for more than four decades, and we are thrilled to open our doors in Palm Beach for a second year,” said James Druckman, President and CEO of the New York Design Center, and President of the Board of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. “We are so grateful for this incredible group of designers who have come from all over the country to showcase their designs while also raising critical programming funds for the 18,000 children served by both organizations.”

In just under four months, the group of talented designers transformed each room of the remarkable ​10,000 square-foot Mediterranean mansion. Design enthusiasts and novices alike will be inspired by the level of creativity and imagination on display. Unexpected wall treatments, beautiful furnishings and an array of bold colors await. If you can’t make it to the Kips Bay Showhouse in person here is a tour in images!

Kips Bay Showhouse Floor 1

Exterior by Paradelo Burgess Design Studio & Lopez Group, Inc.

Exterior view of Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach 2019 designed by Paradelo Burgess Design Studio AND Jobe Lopez Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Palm Beach-based ​Andres Paradelo of Paradelo Burgess Design Studio ​in collaboration with Lake Worth-based​ Jobe Lopez of Lopez Group, Inc. ​worked to elevate the home’s curb appeal with a topiary garden, potted citrus plants, and jasmine along the exterior walls of the home. Tall hedges in the backyard create a formal garden and privatize the space. While newly planted olive trees line the pool and provide a subtle patio refresh that honors the home’s traditional Mediterranean architecture.

First-floor Guest Suite by Peter Dunham Design

blue and gray room by Peter Dunham at Kips Bay Showhouse Photo Credit Brantley Photography
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Los Angeles-based​ Peter Dunham ​of​ Peter Dunham Design ​transformed the home’s first-floor guest suite. He created a cool and comfortable lounge with multiple seating areas for socializing. Aptly titled ​“Blue Paradise,”​ the room boasts a color scheme indicative of the Palm Beach shoreline. The walls are wrapped in blue and indigo fabric by Peter Dunham Textiles. Statement furnishings and accent pieces such as a wicker credenza, vintage cushions, and memorable art create a space that is approachable, yet rooted in sophistication.

Grand Living Room by Rinfret, Ltd.

grand living room design in blue and white by Cindy Rinfret at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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For the ​Grand Living Room​,​ ​Connecticut-based ​Cindy Rinfret​ of ​Rinfret, Ltd., created an intimate and inviting entertaining space. The space is inspired by the natural hues of the sky and the Florida coast. An intimate lounge space with a side bar behind antique Moroccan arches opens to intimate seating areas. Patterned wallcoverings, a painted ceiling with decoupaged fabric trim, and engaging details layered everywhere provide a fresh take on the home’s original architecture.

Powder Room by Mark Williams Design

black and gold powder room design by Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - photo credit Nickolas Sargent
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The home’s ​Powder Room​ was designed at the hands of​ Mark Williams and Niki Papadopoulos. The Atlanta-based team at​ Mark Williams Design Associates infused a sultry contemporary vibe into the space with a metallic wallcovering mural, gilded and glass tile, brass details in the Kohler plumbing features and wall sconces, a velvet Relaxed Roman Shade by The Shade Store, and a black silk wall covering on the ceiling.

Grand Staircase & Halls by Lee W. Robinson Company

whimsical staircase design by Lee W. Robinson and Kyle Johnson at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Kentucky-based​ Lee W. Robinson ​and Palm Beach-based ​Kyle Johnson ​of ​ the Lee W. Robinson Company ​drew inspiration from the whimsical European interpretation of East Asian art to transform the ​Grand Staircase and Halls ​into​ “The Chinoiserie Garden Pavilion.” ​Elements of nature were lured inside the confounds of the Mediterranean estate with a living moss wall that rises up the winding staircase, spontaneous encounters with exotic bejeweled insects, and a show-stopping grand pagoda bird cage
suspended from a tented ceiling.

Dining Room by David Scott Interiors

dining room design by David Scott at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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New York-based​ David Scott ​of​ David Scott Interiors ​expresses his take on the​ Dining Room ​by having it play home to a mix of fine antiques, contemporary furnishings, ceramics by today’s great artisans, and eye catching art. At the center, a hand-blown chandelier replicating coral clusters of the ocean hangs above a polished bronze dining table with antique chairs. Floor-to-ceiling window treatments by The Shade Store make way for sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway, offering a relaxed feel to the entire space.

Family Room by David Phoenix Interior Design

family room design by David Phoenix at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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A comfortable, calm space to relax and enjoy time spent together was the inspiration behind Los Angeles-based ​David Phoenix​ of ​David Phoenix Interior Design’s​ family room. Built on a neutral color palette with subtle pops of blue and green, the room boasts stunning views of the water, outdoor loggia and pool deck. Portuguese limestone floors and white walls modernize the space and allowed for a beautiful Chesneys Fireside mantel to take center stage.

“The Little Club” by Lee Ann Thornton Interiors

a lounge room in pink and blue by Lee Ann Thornton at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Connecticut-based ​Lee Ann Thornton​ of ​Lee Ann Thornton Interiors ​offers a chic and intimate gathering place she’s coined, ​“The Little Club.”​ Inspired by the Bahama’s famed Lyford Cay and its charming little club, the room is a take on tropical sensibility with rich pops of turquoise and raspberry, wicker lighting, a Waterfall Woven Wood Shade by The Shade Store, and a natural seagrass rug. Two long settees offering ample seating coupled with a well-appointed bar situated within a built-in bookcase creates the perfect atmosphere for lively conversation over cocktails.


Kitchen by Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates

classic and clean lined neutral kitchen design by Vasi Ypsilantis at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Classic warmth and clean lines of both modern and traditional styles are captured in the kitchen from New-York based ​Vasi Ypsilantis​ of ​Vasi Ypsilantis Design Associates​. ​“The Modern-Day Traditional Kitchen”​ is anchored by a Dacor range and features a walk-in pantry, an oversized sink and KOHLER wall-mount Purist faucet in matte black, beautiful matte Cambria countertops that are reminiscent of traditional kitchen design, and a spacious island for entertaining. The neutral color palette is infused with both vintage and modern style elements, offering a unique look that transcends time and trends.

Breakfast Room by Jessica Schuster

a contemporary breakfast room design by Jessica Schuster at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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An ode to the modern woman. New York City-based ​Jessica Schuster​ of ​Jessica Schuster Design ​transformed the ​Breakfast Room​ into an ornate, luxe space. Designed as a place where the lady of the house can escape to focus on herself and her ambitions. The room boasts a custom wool and silk carpet by Crosby Street Studios featuring a custom design of lips and hearts. While the ceiling features a checkerboard pattern with a mother of pearl inlay. A mix of modern and vintage light fixtures and large-scale modern art bring a touch of sensuality to this fun, inspiring space.

Den by Yarn Design Associates

den with blue built in cabinet designed by Leanne Yarn at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Designed by ​Leanne Yarn​ of ​Yarn Design Associates​ in Boca Raton, the ​Den ​is a refreshing hideaway with multiple seating areas to relax after a long day. Upon entering the space, lacquered bookcases embellished with polished coconut shells serve as the focal point, stretching across an entire wall and housing a number of books and small sculptural pieces. The color palette is delicate powder blues and soft whites with pops of citrine and silver that celebrate the room’s water views.

Stair Hall & Corridors by Billy Ceglia Designs

green sofa in a white stairway hall by Billy Ceglia at Kips Bay showhouse palmbeach 2019 - photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The Stair Hall ​and​ Corridors ​are the core of the home, which is why Connecticut-based Billy Ceglia ​of ​Billy Ceglia Designs ​approached his design with family in mind. Connecting the kitchen, back staircase, and mudhall is a green lacquered Madagascar Cloth ​“Honor Bar”​ — a cozy nook filled with treats, both visual and edible, for every member of the family. An ultrasuede white fabric lines the walls of the mud hall, stair hall and upper landing where an intimate lounge area sits complete with a custom stripe carpet, tailored sofa, and ​étagère which houses books, family treasures and vintage decor. An oversized ​Storage Closet​ was transformed into a catch-all space for the necessities of everyday life. While the ​Cabana Bath​ invokes practical luxury with porcelain faux wood tile and Kohler plumbing features.

Outdoor Loggia & Pool Deck by Amy Meier Design

outdoor loggia design by Amy Meier at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The ​Outdoor Loggia​ and pool deck designed by​ California-based​ Amy Meier Design ​invites guests to lounge outside. The space is filled with highly stylized outdoor furniture, umbrellas, and standout sculptural pieces by David DeSantis that replicate Palm Beach’s art nouveau period while also paying homage to the home’s Mediterranean architecture. A Chesneys Fireside fireplace and a chic outdoor kitchen complete with Dacor appliances and Kohler fixtures create the ideal space for outdoor entertaining.


Kips Bay Showhouse Floor 2

“Exotic Retreat” by Jennifer Garrigues Interior Design

exotic bedroom design by Jennifer Garrigues at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Bold colors and Moroccan influences reign supreme in Palm Beach-based​ Jennifer Garrigues Interior Design’s “Exotic Retreat.” ​The guest bedroom embraces eccentricity with striking high-gloss turquoise walls by Benjamin Moore and saturated accents of citrus green, peacock blue and purple throughout. Eye-catching details and trinkets from around the world adorn the space, showcasing the quarters of a life well-traveled.

“Sunset Tower Suite” by Danielle Rollins Interiors

pink bedroom design by Danielle Rollins at Kips Bay showhouse palmbeach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The cozy ​“Sunset Tower Suite”​ by Atlanta-based ​Danielle Rollins Interiors ​invokes the 1970s era of glamour in style and design with flattering tones of coral, pinks and apricots. The room is curtained in a luscious primrose colored cotton sateen. A wrought iron faux bamboo canopy with an upholstered pagoda inspired top and billowing curtains anchor the space, creating a private retreat. The guest bathroom received a refresh with classic KOHLER ​[LA1] ​Pinstripe faucets on a vanity clad in Cambria surfacing.

“Upstairs Lounge” by Jason Arnold Interiors

a lounge room by Jason Arnold at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The signature transitional style of Nashville-based​ Jason Arnold ​of​ Jason Arnold Interiors ​informed the design of the ​“Upstairs Lounge”. An ideal retreat from a day spent in the Palm Beach sun. A rich and moody wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries canvases the walls. While a variety of textures and a cozy ivory sectional work together to create an inviting place to relax. An antique mirror, rug, and armchair upholstered in black leather juxtapose a strong, high-contrast print by lauded contemporary photographer Bastiaan Woudt to complete the room.

“Sunrise Jungle” by Meg Braff Designs

a vibrant pink and yellow bedroom design by Meg Braff Designs at kips bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - photo by Nicholas Mele Photography
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The ochre and terracotta tones of the Mediterranean style Fountain House inspired the bright and gregarious Palm Beach hues of Connecticut-based ​Meg Braff​ of ​Meg Braff Designs’ “Sunrise Jungle” ​guest bedroom.​ ​Braff’s own “Rainforest” wallpaper covers the walls with whimsy. While a custom-built parsons bed anchors the space and brass nightstands add a touch of mid-century glamour. Cambria surfacing, a statuesque lavatory sink with brass legs and Purist faucet, both from Kohler, take center stage in the bathroom, which also received a glamorous update.

Upstairs Loggia by Louise W. Cronan Interior Decoration

upstairs loggia design by Louise Cronan at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The​ Upstairs Loggia ​designed by​ Louise Cronan ​of​ Louise W. Cronan Interior Decoration is a relaxed and livable space overlooking the home’s swimming pool and expansive backyard. The space nods to the firm’s Florida roots with seagrass matting and bamboo and wicker furniture throughout. Blue and white upholstered cushions in a signature
chrysanthemum pattern ​by Leslie and D.D. Tillet, lush plantings, and ornate objects add a whimsical and unexpected dose of charm.

Master Bedroom by Mitchell Brown

master bedroom design by David Mitchell Brown at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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Mitchell Brown’s ​signature design approach is to reflect the source of what brings his clients comfort. The Palm Beach-based designer did just that in the ​Kips Bay Showhouse Master Bedroom. The space beautifully serves as a peaceful evening respite and a place one finds energy to start the day. An upholstered L-shaped banquette creates a warm and cozy seating area. While a shimmery de Gournay wall covering, luxurious bed linens, and statement furnishings like a lucite desk and mirrored cocktail table round out the elegant space with a modern twist.

Master Bathroom by Krista + Home

master bathroom design by Krista Watterworth Alterman at Kips Bay showhouse palm beach 2019 - Photo Credit Nickolas Sargent
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The ​Master Bathroom​, nicknamed ​“le bubble lounj,”​ features the design savvy of Palm Beach Gardens-based ​Krista Watterworth Alterman ​of​ Krista + Home. ​Creating a sensual, upscale lounge to celebrate, connect and relax, the space juxtaposes a sultry jet-black palette with pops of nickel, ocean, drift, sand, mist, brass and cloud. The innovative, contemporary space builds visual interest through the transparent shower and bathroom walls. The room showcases the very best in Kohler bathing technology for a truly luxurious experience: A digital showering system complete with a Real Rain showerhead, a Sok infinity tub encompassed by book-matched Ceramic Matrix marble slabs, and reflective surfaces with rich smoldering finishes. The custom master closet features closed cabinets that offer a sleek look while providing function.

Support from Far and Wide

Many of the products and treatments in the Kips Bay Showhouse home are courtesy of Benjamin Moore Paints, Kohler Co., and The Shade Store — the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach’s exclusive sponsors.

Additional Kips Bay showhouse sponsors that provided products or support include: The Rug Company; Cambria; VERANDA; Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa; Aston Martin Palm Beach; David Sutherland, Inc.; Ceramic Matrix; Dacor; New York Design Center; Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Currey and Company; Caroline Rafferty Interiors; Chesneys Fireside; Fabricut; Marmi; Sean Rush Atelier; The Royal Poinciana Plaza and Susan’s Jewelry.

Proceeds from the Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach benefit Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

For tickets to the Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach visit: www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org/palmbeach​. Tickets are also available at the door during general admission hours.

For more information, call 718-893-8600 ext. 11236.

All content and images courtesy of Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach

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