The 40th Annual Kips Bay Show House recently opened in New York, which allows us the opportunity to take a peek at what A-list designers are up to and perhaps spot a few trends.
Whereas Kips usually secures a townhouse on the Upper East Side for the event, this year there was no townhouse for the taking and a bright new condo was used instead. This forced an element of contemporary architecture into the mix.
Trendsetters will notice a few fads that persist and inspire — lacquered walls, wallpapered ceilings, pattern on pattern and bespoke textured walls. But the purposes of color analysis, one thing stood out for me: green.
And I mean all manner of green. Chartreuse, Spring Pea, Moss, Green Slate and Emerald were all used either as stand-alone elements or in combination with other colors like Aubergine or Coral. I don't remember any of this from my color forecasting of last winter, so perhaps I'm behind the curve, though I'm delighted with the range in tone and mood it creates.
• Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse
• Through Thursday, June 14, 2012
Images show above, list of designers:
1. Brian Del Toro
2. Todd Alexander Tomano
3. Alexander Doherty
4. Chuck Fischer
5. Laura Bohn
6. Mark Hampton
7. Scott Sanders
8. Shawn Henderson
9 & 10. Thom Filicia (two views)
11. Timothy and Associates
12. Jamie Drake
(Images: Edgar Pineda, courtesy of Kips Bay Organization)