The Kips Bay show house moves South. For the second year, Kips Bay Palm Beach brings together 22 designers from across the country to The Fountain House, a 10,000 sq. ft. mediterranean style home on the intercostal in West Palm beach. The transformation is amazing. I understand this show house fills the void that was left by the American Red Cross show house that had been a staple on the fundraising calendar for many years.
I had the pleasure of touring it during a press preview and thought is was magnificent inside and out!
Cindy Rinfret designed the entry and living room. I referenced it on instagram as Moroccan meets Palm Beach. She delineated all the seating areas beautifully. The custom grasscloth ottoman wallpaper, a collaboration with Nicolette Mayer , sets the mood. The huge space is layered, luxurious and has a collected look expressing the lifestyle of many who reside in Palm Beach, their lives are often full of culture and travel.
LA's Peter Dunham using his namesake fabric lined the walls of his "Blue Paradise"den with a cubist collage pattern and his Hollywood at Home furniture to create an energetic, moody lounge space. Love the lips from Gavlak Gallery.
The living room by David Phoenix is sophisticated and serene. Not taking anything away from the beautiful views outside on both sides. "There's no bad view," says David. Fabrics throughout, David Phoenix for Kravet.
I rarely say the kitchen is one of my favorite rooms but Vasi Ypsilantis may have changed that. I saw the before pictures, this is quite a transformation! This clean lined, European style kitchen is as simple as it is chic! I loved the lack of a hood range. There is a vent but it is built in because the focal point is the magnificent Sonneman chandelier and view out the window. The deep built in sink with the below counter faucets was also something I had not seen. She eliminated upper cabinets to make the space feel more expansive but those that she did use are from her showroom in Manhasset.
And now for something completely different! Jessica Schuster Design created a surrealist's dream in what was a breakfast room now a "she office". The 1st question I had was, where did the inspiration for this entrance come from? The answer ~ a Celine store in France in the 1960's! Referencing Dali and Matisse (Dali's photo is hanging in a corner) Jessica created these exceptional wall panels. They were hand drawn, then printed, then made into plaster panels by USIMM . All the pieces reinforce the overall theme. It's a WOW!
and that's just the downstairs. More to come....
The show house is open thru February 20th so you have plenty of time if you are planning to be in that area.
full room photos: Nickolas Sargent, others by me