Creating Space at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

The New York Times 4.24.08

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This year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House is not a townhouse — it's six apartments in the Manhattan House apartment building on East 66th Street. Built in 1950, the modernist block of apartments all feature eight-and-a-half-foot ceilings and similar boxy layouts. The twenty-two designers involved have the challenge of creating unique spaces within almost identical blank canvases. One of our favorites areas previewed by The New York Times is the banquette inspired by Turkish palaces, by Sara Bengur (above). For more inspiration, head below the jump...

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We love how designer Philip Gorrivan maximized the low ceilings by covering this ceiling in a glossy stretch vinyl called Extenzo.

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A closet was turned into a banquette by designer Nancy Ruddy.

The complete preview (including many more pictures) is at The New York TimesKips Bay: Coloring In the White Boxes.

Images: Raeanne Giovanni-Inoue for The New York Times

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