Last Friday was a day to remember. I had a fantastic road trip to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC with the Washington Design Center and design crew. I made some new friends and soaked up major inspiration from the talented interior decorators at the show house. First of all, I want to move into that townhouse immediately. Wowsers! It’s incredible! And on the market for over $20 million. Someone out there is going to be living large when they buy that awesome real estate. Back to the design part. Oh my GOSH! I am in love with so many details of that space. Here are some pics I snapped while inside. One of the photos include the real talented Vincent Wolf who was there photographing his room.
Glossy coral red trim in the entryway.
Artful staircase with awesome wallpaper insets by Rod Winterrowd.
I love these glass lamps in the kitchen designed by Eve Robinson.
The mirrored walls are a great way to enlarge an outdoor space with forever views - by Plant Specialists, LLC
The blue Venetian plaster walls were created with a high gloss sheen and has subtle variations of Aegean and slate undertones.
A bit dark, but this photo is of Vincent Wolfs room with the excellent all white light fixtures on medium wood paneling... and there he is looking a Polaroid's through his scope - in his talented glory!
The hallway carpeting leading into the mens and women's lounges was imitated with same pattern replicated with paint on hardwood. very creative and way cool designers at McMillen Plus!
I loved the warm and deep palette of the mens lounge with the trim applied directly to the walls and accented with gold toned wall sconces and modern wall art.
In the women's lounge room, the wall closets were mirrored and then painted with a subtle and tiny pattern in a chalky color paint. Delicate and gorgeous.
Daren Henault Interiors created this glistening retreat in soft hues of pale blue green accented with golds. I love the small painting above the bed. Striking art even at it's smaller size. The ceiling light is tops too.
The sisters at 2Michaels have a knack for creating serene enclosures and this calming space with modern accent lighting and furniture was one of my favorite rooms in the house.
Coffinier Ku Design was the brainchild behind this beautiful bathroom. I love the rug and the contrast of the claw foot against the more contemporary legs of the bench and lines of the rug.
The lilac sconce shades were a welcome touch to nickel fixtures and light sand hued wall tiles and worked with the slate color of the area rug.
The master bedroom was an experiment in candlelight - the colors were warm and pale yellow and the accents were a nice opposite in charcoals and blacks.
The upholstery on the bed had a pearlized quality to it and the zig zag on the bench and similar key pattern on the rug was really the first surfaces that caught my eye. Great combination! And great flooring choice!
A successful wall covering experiment in venetian plaster, thin tape, and gold dots.
Aman & Carson Interiors created this welcoming lounge and library space with leather seating, reading and super glossy off white walls and ceiling. I loves the neutral background with touches of soft color like these Ikat pillows. And I've always been a fan of oversize mirrors.
I WANT this fantastic rock crystal like hanging dome ceiling light - don't you love how the light reflects off the wet-looking glossy ceiling?
The small seating area on the fifth floor had these amazing shagreen wall tiles that covered the walls. Nancy Boszhardt really selected great materials for this small seating area.
Jennifer Post commanded much attention with the entire top penthouse of the home. The massage room already has a waitlist until 2012. If this were real life, this striking room with its black and white ensemble would have the most requested tables in the place.
This TV room by Jennifer Post would be a dream come true in the urban lofts of Washington DC.
A roof top terrace picked up on the black hues and unique metal sculptures from the inside spaces. Can you imagine a view like this on a warm summer night!
Vincent Wolf WAS there and here is a sneak peek at some test Polaroids.