There are many stunning rooms, if not all, in this year's Kips Bay show house but I have three favorite rooms that I can literally live in. In last year's show house in the Hamptons, one of my favorite rooms also belonged to Rija Radhakrishnan, a designer who not many bloggers knew about and this year she again stunned me with a room she designed with a special client in mind. Another one of my favorite rooms this year is also designed by a designer I had never heard of before. Alexander Doherty's room "A Collector's Bedroom" was paneled in washed oak and the private collection of art display in the room is to die for. I was completely smitten with the entire decor of the room that went from the pop of red in the Robsjohn Gibbings sideboard to the touches of brass and the spectacular selection of custom made furniture. If you are not new to this blog, or if you are, you should know of my eternal love affair with sculptural furniture. There is no easier way to go chic with your decor. (personal note: get some oak paneling even if they're fake)
1940's sunburst chandelier.
The Gentleman's Study designed by David Scott was breathtaking. David played with contrast at its best. The space was masculine but it could fit a lady's taste as well. David told me he was inspired by his new book and also that he wanted to design a space like he would design it for himself. And for me, I would say if you ask. David's space also has oak paneling on one wall and Seagrass wallpaper on the other where the amazing Paul Evans bookcase is. The bookcase is from Todd Merrill.
Custom made omnibus chaise lounge by Vladimir Kagan Couture, the floor lamp is by Jacques Adnet.
George III writing desk
Kubrick console by Mauro Fabbro, moon wall sconces by Stephen Downes, the sculpture is by Paul Evans from Todd Merrill. The blue chair is by Jean Royer and is from Maison Gerard.
David's book Outside The Box is one book I can't wait to buy. The images are great and if you didn't know, David is a curator interior designer so I'm sure there is a lot he can teach to those who want to learn.
"Le Bureau Prive" was a home office designed by Raji Radhakrishnan for her imaginary client who was none other than the chief curator of Metropolitan Museum of Art. Raji blew up a painting she took from the Metropolitan Museum and used it in the back wall of the sofa. A very traditional image but used in a very modern way exactly like a museum curator would want to live, I suppose. The walls were treated with a Venetian plaster technique, remember what I said here? Adore how the throw on the sofa makes it look as if it were upholstered in two different tones. The desk chair is by Jules Leleu from Maison Gerard and the amazing sideboard and pyramid are by Laverne. The photograph above the mantel was taken by Raji and then blown up. She put it up on the wall the same way she did in last year's Hampton's show house.
The desk chair is by Jules Leleu from Maison Gerard.
Laverne bar cabinet and pyramid.
All photos by Julie Yenicag for Belle Vivir