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Jun 25 2015

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When Design Changes Lives

Every year since 1973, interior designers have transformed a luxury Manhattan home into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Over the course of four decades, the project has raised critical funds for after school and enrichment programs for New York City children and has inspired design enthusiasts throughout the world.


Set this year at the Arthur Sachs Mansion, the home showcases the designs of 22 designers and architects – led by designer Bunny Williams – across a five-floor, 9,600 sq.-ft. townhouse in support of the organization’s 100th anniversary.


K+BB got an insider’s look at the house and some of the rooms within. For the kitchen, designer Christopher Peacock used a soft yellow backdrop with a mix of dark and white painted cabinetry. A wood slab makes up part of the island, and a plaid tile backdrop anchors the design with gray and white stone with yellow accents.


“I wanted to make the room formal but fun,” said Peacock. “It’s located right off the main foyer, and so the room needed to be elegant and a little more formal –  and not ‘pretty.’ The darker colors and sophisticated backsplash and hardware gave it that feel.”


The Midnight Manhattan Lounge, complete with a cocktail bar and full bath, was inspired by designer Charles Pavarini III’s favorite Lapis ring. Blue tile and marble make a dramatic statement, along with a silver leaf treatment on the ceiling and a baseboard made from a glass mosaic.


One bath, designed by Peter Sinnott IV, features a charcoal and white-striped zebra stone tile on the floor. The shower highlights a marble mosaic of vertical matchsticks framed in a blue glass pencil liner. Marble countertops and walls with pops of sea-blue glass complete the composition.


“In keeping with the architecture and history of the townhouse, I wanted to create a modern, classic space that would be relevant to today’s lifestyle,” explains Sinnott.

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