Every year, a group of talented interior decorators show off their unique style by participating in the Kips Bay Home Show, named after the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and dedicated toward raising money for New York City school enrichment programs. This year the show spanned five floors of a gorgeous home in the Upper East Side of New York.
There was much to see, with each room of the "Sharp Townhouse" being unique and special in its own way. To get the full experience, each of the five floors must be viewed on its own.
Here we walk through the first floor, which features a richly decorated living room filled with color, a bright and spacious atrium, and a backyard that could cause some serious envy.
1. The front of the "Sharp Townhouse" on E 64th St.
2. The entry to the "Receiving Lounge" is seen.
3. - 6. The "Receiving Lounge" by Robert Brown Interior Design features rich wall color, bright pillows and eye catching artwork. The front staircase seen in the distance features photographs from Monica Rich Kosann Photography.
7. The "Powder Room" by Andrew Suvalsky Designs gives the sensation of stepping into a jewel box with its vibrant hues and glossy finish.
8. - 12. The "Atrirum" by Huniford Design Studio is an airy contrast to the cozy feeling of the "Receiving Lounge" and "Powder Room" with ceilings so high that from below, one can peer into the room above. The glass ceiling that rises above head gives the feeling of being in an indoor/outdoor space.
9. The well manicured "Garden" by Nievera Williams Design outfitted in a bit of a surreal fashion with a couch nestled into the greenery would be the perfect place for a tea party.
(Images: Liana Hayles Walker)