Kips Bay Palm Beach

ParadeloBurgessDesign Studio AND Jobe Lopez_KipsBay_2_PhotoCreditNickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photography

In its second year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach garnered an ensemble of 21 interior greats from across the US. We had the pleasure of attending opening weekend and the Kips Bay Palm Beach Preview Party. Opening night offered a first look at reimagined rooms every bit as colorful and spectacular as one might imagine. The 10,000 square foot Mediterranean-style home known as ‘Fountain House’ was transformed, and in many cases, with the addition of Samuel & Sons trimmings. See our Instagram Story recap of design details.

Kips Bay Palm Beach Opening Weekend

The opening gala was quite the spectacle, with exotic cars brought in to line the driveway, ice sculptures for bars, and passed caviar hors d’oeuvres. Attendees dressed to impress, and heightened the design of the rooms, with many outfits reflecting the quintessential color and floral design style of Palm Beach. Show Houses are a platform for unrivaled creativity and it was thrilling to witness Samuel & Sons trimmings at every turn.  The applications were unique, bold, and statement-making.

Highlights of Kips Bay Palm Beach included Rinfret Ltd.’s Grand Entry where a settee was adorned with a double layer skirt: Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe was applied to the base beneath a layer of Harbour Barrel Knot Fringe.

The Master Bedroom, designed by David Mitchell Brown, showcased an upholstered corner banquette accented with carefully placed black Le Jardin Silk Tufts, and layered with lush pillows finished with Cirque Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe. The same tufts were carried over to the scalloped bed skirt, as well as a valance designed to hang over the bed while the Laurel Beaded Border glistened on draperies.

David Mitchell BrownPhoto: Sargent Photo

Pillows on a custom banquette are trimmed with our Cirque Pom Pom Fringe.

Master Bedroom Designed by David Mitchell Brown, Sargent PhotographyPhoto: Sargent Photo


Billy Ceglia stayed true to his sense of classic design, incorporating a bold shade of green, as well as a candy bar to keep his space fresh and fun. Off-white drapery panels were perfectly accentuated, using both sizes of Cambridge Braid in Spring Green.

Interior Design by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele
Showhouse hallway by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele

A standout for creativity went to Mark P. Finlay Interiors. The fabric tented ceiling of their ‘Coral Cabana’ room was ornamented with Aurelia Crete and Orsay Silk Woven Crete, and an Aurelia Key Tassel punctuated each corner. Aurelia Double Tassel Tiebacks held the cabana curtains in place, and Mita Shell Fringe ran vertically down corners where the walls joined. The “oohs” and “ahhs” were audible as people transitioned through the room.

Interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Coral Cabana by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Mark P Finlay Interiors for Kips BayPhoto: Brantley Photography


Samuel and Sons Tassels, interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Meg Braff Designs created a “Sunrise Jungle” suite showing off their own line of fabrics and wallcoverings alongside our Le Jardin Silk Tufts and Key Tassels.

Photo: Nicholas Mele


Designer Danielle Rollins deemed her bedroom the Sunset Tower Suite, appointing everything from the floor to ceiling in shades of sunset-inspired Coral, Primrose and Apricot alongside our tassels and fringe in Shell and Magnolia.

Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography
Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle Rollins  Photo: Brantley Photography


Designer David Phoenix framed picturesque Palm Beach views with understated neutrals and natural shades. Draperies are trimmed with our Strata Chevron Border.

DavidPhoenix for Kips Bay Show House, Photo by NickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photo


David Phoenix drapery detail from Kips Bay Palm Beach


The “preppy boho” sitting room by Lee Ann Thornton was wrapped in Lisa Fine fabrics with colorful details in shades of berry and turquoise. Natural Cotton Bullion Fringe and the Printemps Chevron Border  trimmed pillows and banquettes.

LeeAnn ThorntonPhoto: Sargent Photo


LeeAnn Thornton design for Kips BayPhoto: Sargent Photo


As a whole, the Show House felt fun and vibrant, and perfectly on trend with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. With over 1,000 people passing through on opening night, Kips Bay Palm Beach is sure to wrap up as a huge success.


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