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45th Annual Kips Bay Showhouse

See how designers transformed the 18 spaces inside this historic Upper East Side town home

Produced by Julianne Hilmes
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    The 2017 showhouse is open May 2 through June 6. Click here for tickets and more information.  

    Stairway by Jonathan Savage

    Black-and-white chinoiserie wallcovering from MJ Ateliers and exquisite mirrors draw the eye up in the foyer by Jonathan Savage. The sumptuous chair fabric and Patterson Flynn Martin stair runner match the elegance of the curved stairway.

    Design: Savage Interior Design, 194 Moultrie Park, Nashville, TN 37205; 615/244-5674, 

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    Entryway Gallery by Powell & Bonnell 

    Contemporary elements partner with traditional bones in the entryway gallery by Powell & Bonnell where artwork seamlessly blends into the design. The graphic black-and-white palette is striking against the herringbone pattern wood floor. 

    Design: Powell & Bonnell, 236 Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5R 1J6; 416/964-6210, 

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    Parlor by Richard Mishaan 

    Richard Mishaan's parlor room is alive with pattern. A custom wall mural inspired by Topkapi Palace in Turkey and an antique Serapi rug from FJ Hakimian warm the space with rich color. Custom sofas and a pair of slipper chairs can acommodate a crowd. 

    Design: Richard Mishaan, Richard Mishaan Design, LLC, 145 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013; 212/223-7502, 

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    Drawing Room by Robert A.M. Stern Architects

    The wood paneled drawing room gets a jolt from an energizing yellow wall and fresh furnishings. Two conversation areas are puncuated with seating in bold colors. Orange plates from Grinard Collection draw attention to the mantel.

    Design: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, 460 West 34th Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001; 212/967-5100, 

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    Living Area by Kirsten Kelli, LLC 

    Situated beneath a gracious chandelier, a center table from Lorin Marsh draws guests into the living area dubbed "simpatico" by designers Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford. Phillip Jeffries wallcovering wraps the space in casual sophistication.

    Design: Kirsten Kelli, LLC, 55 East 77th, Street New York, NY 10075; 212/242-0003 and 45 E Putnam Avenue, Suite 112, Greenwich, CT 06830; 203/340-9168,

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    Dining Room by Ken Fulk

    A custom de Gournay mural titled "Mr. Fulk's Secret Menagerie" sets the scene in the vibrant dining room. Trim painted green and a sky mural overhead transport guests to another time and place. The table is set with Hermès dinnerware.

    Design: Ken Fulk, Inc., 310 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103; 

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    2nd Floor Stairway by Scarpidis Design

    Concrete look wallpaper from Resource Furniture juxtaposes the more traditional elements of this Upper East Side townhouse, most notably the original banister. A sculpture, framed art, and a convex mirror create a gallery moment on the landing. 

    Design: Scarpidis Design, 453 West 17th Street, Suite 4nw, New York, NY 10011; 212/675-5195, 

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    Bedroom 1 by Susan Ferrier

    Emerald silk velvet draperies from Holland & Sherry cocoon the master bedroom in sensual style. Inspired by a deep appreciated for nature, designer Susan Ferrier used forest green hues and abundant texture throughout the space. Cane back chairs in short and tall offer seating at the foot of the bed.

    Design: Susan Ferrier of McAlpine, 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30305; 404/501-9200, 

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    Living Room by Robert Stilin

    Robert Stillin's contemporary living space is layered with art, books, and artifacts. An oversized pair of dice, which double as seating, are a playful touch. The marble mantel is from Chesney's. 

    Design: Robert Stilin, LLC, 1133 Broadway #614, New York, NY 10010; 212/255-1975 and 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton, NY 11937; 631/329-7141,

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    Sitting Area by Timothy Brown

    Jewel tones envelop the fourth floor sitting area designer Timothy Brown calls "Chez Amelie." An Adelphi wallpaper wraps the walls in historic style and multi-colored carpet adds a grahpic touch underfoot. 

    Design: Timothy Brown Studio, New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1610, New York, NY 10016; 212/255-4895, 

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    Attic Sitting Room by Neal Beckstedt

    Neal Bekstedt mixed French and Scandinavian design elements in this sitting room with global influence. Exposed beams overhead and the dark bricks on the fireplace surround add an industrial bent. 

    Design: Neal Beckstedt Studio, 134 West Twenty-Sixth Street, 1140, New York, NY 10001; 212/924-0700, 

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    Bedroom 2 by Dineen Architecture & Design

    Light and lovely, the bedroom by Dineen Architecture & Deisgn also has a quirky bent—note the swing on the far wall and the playful wall treatment. Lorin marsh side chairs face off across a sculptural coffee table from Maison Gerard.

    Design: Dineen Architecture + Design, 224 East 62nd Street, New York, NY 10065; 212/249-2575, 

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    Salon by Nick Olsen

    The influence of 1930s and '40s French modernist salons is evident in Nick Olsen's space. A Maya Romanoff wood veneer wallcovering is a nod to the signature straw marquetry of Jean Michael Frank's interiors. The drapery floor lamp, Art Deco mirror, and yellow valances further the story.

    Design: Nick Olsen Inc., 153 West 27th Street, Suite 400, New York, NY 10001; 212/366-6405,

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    Bedroom 3 by Billy Cotton

    Gold Fromental wallpaper adorns the walls of this jewel box of a bedroom designed by Billy Cotton. A large pink painting perks up the wall. Leopard print carpet from Stark adds a joyful touch underfoot.

    Design: Billy Cotton, 397 Bridge Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, 11201; 718/858-2263,

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    Lounge & Bar by Lichten Craig

    Kevin Lichten and Joan Craig turned a quirky basement room into a sultry bar and lounge. De Gournay wall panels in gray silk outlined in bronze and Dedar drapery panels help create a cozy atmosphere. Mirrors help camouflage a column and add a hint of glamour.

    Design: Litchten Craig Architecture + Interiors, 6 W 18th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY; 10011, 212/229-0200 and 4 E Ohio Street, Suite 10, Chicago, IL, 60611; 312/321-7400, 

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    Kitchen by Bakes & Kropp  

    A bright and inviting space, the kitchen designed by Robert Bakes and Paul Kropp shines thanks to an Akdo tile backsplash and sleek Miele appliances. Pendant lights from Vaughan Designs illuminate the space. 

    Design: Bakes and Kropp, 200 Lexington Avenue, #430, New York, NY 10016; 888/206-0015, 

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    Family Room by Kate Singer

    In the family room just off the kitchen, Kate Singer took her color cues from the one-of-a-kind Stark rug. Warm neutrals create the foundation while indigo blues weave their way throughout the welcoming space.

    Design: Kate Singer Home, 1 Huntington Bay Road, Huntington, NY 11743, 631/261-8376; 

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    Terrace by Janice Parker Landscape Architects 

    A moon gate marks the entrance to the courtyard where traces of the building's past as the headquarters for the China Institute of America—like the pebble mosaic paving—were preserved. Exisiting elements mix with new to create a peaceful outdoor escape that honors the space's history.

    Design: Jancie Parker Landscape Architects, 21 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830; 203/340-2824 CT or 212/929-6490 NY,