We recently had the pleasure of attending the Kip’s Bay Decorator Show House in NYC. It’s an annual pilgrimage that we never miss, and this year’s house was just as wonderful as past years!
A picture may paint a thousand words, but a well-decorated room will paint infinite more, especially when there are infinite details to look at. Looking back at my favorite room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show, I did not walk into just a room; I walked into a story curated by Ken Fulk!
We loved how Ken told a story with this room!
He sets a scene he sets is the Upper East Side circa 1968. Madame F., the lady of the house, and Mikhail, the butler/pianist are the main players in his story. Known for her innate grace, colorful couture and even more colorful dinner parties, Madame F. had outlived three husbands, and was now enjoying her solitude in a well-appointed house with a lovely garden. The lush foliage and enticing menus attracted the escaped animals of the zoo. Never wanting to go back, they chose Madame F.’s house as their refugee. From that day forward, her dinner parties became infinitely more colorful – they had become legendary.
We would have loved to have been invited to one of her parties!
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is located at 125 East 65th Street. It opens to the public from May 2 through June 1, 2017. All proceeds from the house benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. If you are in the NYC area, you must attend!
Credits from the room…
Hand-Painted Wallpaper: de Gournay
Rug: Stark Carpet
Linen Napkins: Leotine Linens
Enjoy your visit!!