VT Home: Kips Bay Decorator Show House

VT Home: Kips Bay Designer Showhouse

In 2015, VT is pleased to announce our entry into home. Our motto has always been image, identity, clarity, and defining your style type gives you a place to begin. Once you have reached that clarity, it is a natural evolution to translate that into your environment as an expression of your authentic self.
Designing your home based on your style type (or at least infusing the elements) allows you to create the perfect space that represents the best version of you. Join us each week as we share our point of view on the incredible world of interior design, applying our principles and philosophies to everything from art and architecture to current trends and designers.


It’s always inspiring to admire the work of talented designers, so before the holiday weekend commenced, I stopped by the fabulous Arthur Sachs Mansion on East 66th Street for the Decorator Show House that benefited the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

In addition to seeing many beautiful rooms and concepts come to life, I was particularly inspired by some new materials that were used. One element in particular caught my attention–the ceramic slabs made to look like perfectly veined Carrara Marble in designer Clive Christian’s master bathroom created by AKDO. I was so intrigued that I had to open the shower to touch it to be sure it really wasn’t marble.  You can also find an incredibly chic geometric bathroom floor by AKDO in designer Peter Sinnott’s bathroom.

Pavarini Design created a gorgeous room and made a bold statement with metallic wall covering surrounding the fireplace mantle. I also loved the choice of teal blue and the application of the decorative paint technique that appeared to change hues as you moved around the room.

VT Home: Kips Bay Designer Showhouse

Pavarini Design

If you are in New York in the next couple of weeks, The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is definitely worth a visit, but if you can’t make it, you can order the gorgeous book highlighting 40 years of the show house, 40 Years of Fabulous.

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House at the Arthur Sachs Mansion runs until June 11, 2015.