Kips Bay Showhouse 2017: The Glamorous Drawing Room by Kirsten Kelli

Over the weekend I went with my mom to visit the 2017 Kips Bay Showhouse. In case you haven’t heard of it, a showhouse is basically where they get a bunch of different interior designers to each decorate one room of a house, and then it stays up for a month and people can come visit and view the rooms, with proceeds that go to charity. Kips Bay is one of the biggest and most well-know annual showhouses, and it takes place each year in a different location in New York City. This year the 2017 Kips Bay Showhouse was at 125 East 65th Street, a townhouse that was constructed in 1905 and served as the home of the China Institute of America for many years. Current asking price? 26.8 million. Yowza!

This (and the photo above) is from the drawing room by Kirsten Kelli, which was probably my favorite room in the house. They set out to make a room that felt glamorous and dramatic, but still really comfortable and welcoming – and they completely succeeded. I loved the use of purple and blue, the standout art pieces, and the amazing wall treatment by Phillip Jeffries. And you know I’m loving that Damien Hirst piece! Similar here

That striking gemstone piece is by artist Kurt Pio. A similar lamp from Target can be found here.

Similar ginger jar vase here.

Loved the couch and pillows (the stripe is called Water Stripe Fabric, available here). The large blue artwork above the couch is by Corinne Bizzle – such a beautiful, striking piece!

The use of color in the drawing room was very dramatic and just very exciting. She also incorporated so many great gold accents. (A similar couch can be found here). 

This gorgeous light fixture by Kelly Wearstler…swoon! It is just, beyond. (similar here). 

Not sure if they are, but these lamps look very Kelly Wearstler to me as well.

Speaking of gold, this is from the downstairs bathroom with fixtures by KOHLER – are you dying? I’m obsessed – the marble, the brass…which sounds like it would be ostentatious, but this is anything but! It’s simply beautiful, high-quality, sophisticated, and luxe. And I love how the mirror doubles the goodness!

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