Kips Bay Show house 2018, part 2

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Philip Mitchell designed The Drawing Room.  Celebrating love of family and collecting, much of what Philip collects, or his mother collected, are on display in this heavily layered room.  Philip's rooms are realistic renditions of how people actually live.  Rich velvets, tapestry's, patterns and tones mix well together.  Art is always an intregal part of the look as well.












Alexa Hampton's "Olympia Folly" was born out of her love of her Greek husband's heritage, and the Neo classical period she is so fond of.  It's as if you have stepped into a Roman Greco tent!  Alexa's love of the period  is on full display.  Regal colors and accountraments complete the story.  She collaborated with De Gournay on the custom tented wallpaper, and painter Chuck Fischer tied in the ceiling for a seamless transition.  I loved the look of the opposite wall.  The mural depicts the curtain being pulled back on the ancient scene outside.  Brilliant!


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I was intrigued by Stefan Steilish's "Room with a view."  This transitional space was a nod to the classic Merchant - Ivory film of the same name.  This difficult space was unified by the Arteriors sconces as well as creating multiple focal points that drew you in.  The wallpaper, hand ripped (you heard me) and painstakingly applied to the walls piece by piece so as to appear to look like a stone facade was phenomenal.  The polymer cloud like fixture overhead, with branches extending outward, made for an indoor/outdoor moment.






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This oversized photograph of the Cathedral di Santa Maria Assunta in Siena, which functions as the window or view, was 10 years in the making.  Markus Brunetti took thousands of photographs and complied them into one composite for a hyper-realized look.  The room's color palette was informed by this work of art.




Bunny Williams Inc. simply states, "Imagine that you have a very comfortable living room in a tree house, where you can look at the sky through gilded leaves and watch a spider make a giant cobweb."
Spider woven art by Art Groove

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We're not done yet!  I wrap it up next time.


* photos Nickolas Sargent












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