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Kips Bay Showhouse Spotlights Design Talents

2017 event brings a Palm Beach twist

Produced by Sally Finder Weepie

The Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House, the debut satellite event from the esteemed Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City, features 17 interior design firms who have put their spin on a home located at 196 Belmonte Road in West Palm Beach’s historic El Cid Neighborhood. Proceeds benefit both Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Click here for more information.

Kitchen by Matthew Quinn

Photo: Marco Ricca

Metallic accents and mixed metals reign supreme in Atlanta-based Matthew Quinn of Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio’s kitchen. Referred to as the “Quintessential Kitchen,” the space is anchored by a La Cornue range and features a walk-in pantry, two sinks outfitted with Kohler faucets in a brushed gold finish, beautiful quartz countertops by Cambria that provide an updated spin on the classic marble look, and a spacious island for entertaining, transforming the cooking area into a powerhouse space for both cooking and entertaining. 

Photo: Marco Ricca

Library by Stephen Mooney

Photo: Nickolas Sargent

Palm Beach native Stephen Mooney worked his wizardry on the library, which is both physically and functionally suspended between the house’s public and private areas, midway up the secondary staircase. The built-in bookcases play home to a well-appointed bar, and serve as the perfect spot for memorabilia and art. The use of French and Art Deco-inspired pieces and fabrics gives the room a slight French accent, which allows it to be both visually compatible with the Mediterranean interior of the house and cozy enough to serve as an extension of the bedrooms. 

Master Bedroom by Robert Brown

Photo: Nickolas Sargent

The showhouse’s master bedroom offers a play on juxtapositions built on a neutral color palette at the hands of Atlanta-based Robert Brown Interior Design. The room builds visual interest through the character of antiques mixed with contemporary art, while a metallic mirror, acrylic coffee table, white sofa, and luxe bedding complete the look.

Junior Bathroom by Chris Drake

Photo: Brantley Photography

The junior bathroom, nicknamed “Andrea’s Retreat,” features the design savvy of Chris Drake of Bierly-Drake Associates. Following Coco Chanel’s words of wisdom—that every chic room contains some elements in black—the space juxtaposes black textured walls with lighter, more ethereal items: mirrored paneling, crystal lighting, acrylic and mirrored furnishings, and luxurious fabrics. The masterful mix of statements creates a romantic environment that highlights a collection of paintings and exotic accessories.

Garden & Loggia by Fernando Wong

Photo: Nickolas Sargent

The outdoor spaces and landscape take center stage with Fernando Wong of Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design at the helm. The garden and loggia invite guests to enjoy time outside with lush plantings, striking art, and cozy outdoor seating—all while paying homage to the home’s striking 1920s Mediterranean architecture.