Thursday, October 21, 2010

BEAUTY: Interior--Kips Bay Showhouse 2010

The 38th Annual Kips Bay Designer Showhouse is currently underway in New York City (through November 11th). The design firm 2Michaels, which consists of sisters Jayne and Joan Michaels, created a marvelous room for this year's Showhouse: its egg/ bird/ aviary theme is subtle but powerful. The fireplace is egg-shaped and organic, the ceiling light fixture looks like a nest, a metal double-bird sculpture and a bird cage sit on tables, the floor lamp looks like a tree branch, eggs are piled under a glass cloche, and the wall art is made of ceramic cast ostrich eggs, some whole, some broken.

The Kips Bay Showhouse has been a must-see design event for the entire Interior Design industry for many years. The array of talent and vision is stunning as evidenced by the rooms below from last year's Showhouse. First is Garrow Kedigian's earthy yet sophisticated European-style sitting room.

Here we can see Christopher Corcoran's second floor landing in all its glorious, symmetrical splendor. I love his use of texture and pattern.

And this is a remarkable, sculptural, masculine bathroom by Andrew Flesher.

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