One of the activities of Blogfest was access to the Kips Bay Show House. Thanks to Kravet, the blogger group took it over one morning last week. This 5 story upper east side beauty, built in 1899, has about 5,640 sq ft, 4 bed/4.5 baths, a 2 story atrium, front and rear terraces, a garden and an elevator.
Doodle Home generously sponsored a gorgeous breakfast for the Blogfest group, which only helped each of us to fully imagine what it might be to live in the beautiful home… for sale, by the way, if you have an extra $16 million to spare.
The above room was designed by Robert Brown. He used a pair of the most gorgeous Klismos chairs I have ever seen, along with a sophisticated mix of textures all ranging in the neutral palette.
Detail of the Klismos chair… I know that many of my readers love them as much as I do.
Detail of lavish powder room downstairs, designed by Andrew Suvalsky Designs.
Gorgeous stairwell photography by Monica Rich Kosann Photography.
Beautiful details everywhere.
Fabulous place for this portrait.
Living Room by Gomez Associates. Note the sophisticated lighting-(ceiling). Impressive.
Needless to say, the art stole the show in this room.
Handsome bath with mirror imbedded TV.
Photographs do not do this dining room justice. It is absolutely stunning. Countless coats (and sanding in-between) create the most gorgeous blue lacquer walls. The ceiling is gold leafed, the view overlooks the atrium (yes, I said atrium, two story atrium), the art is commissioned, the sideboard (not in picture) is a piece of art, as is the branch and LED lighting. My favorite room in the house. Design by Kristen McGinnis Design Inc.
Detail of the dining room door, which was part of existing house.
Adjacent to the dining room is a gorgeous little well stocked bar area…
which leads into the wine tasting room, the kind of room you could spend hours in catching up with a BFF. Note the stunning fabrics.
Another view of the wine tasting room from one of the pair of gorgeous old convex mirrors.
Hollywood feminine glam on the 5th floor. Design by Barbara Ostrom Associates.
Detail from above room, view into small office which leads to terrace.
This tiny room was too small to photograph, but charming all the same.
OK, so if any of you readers like what you see enough to call it home, save me a guest room…