Kips Bay Showhouse 2017: Kate Singer’s Sitting Room

Ever since seeing Kate Singer’s living room at last year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse, I’ve been a huge fan (I think we stayed in that room for like, an hour, just taking in all of the details). So I was delighted to see her sitting room at the Kips Bay Showhouse this year, which was instantly recognizable as hers.

Kate Singer does such a great job of creating spaces that are upscale, but homey and comfortable; neutral and soothing, but never boring; and full of lovely details that become more and more apparent as you spend time in the space. In this kitchen-adjacent sitting room she employed shades of blue to great effect, pairing inky indigos with more washed out, faded-denim tones. She also employed touches of violet, loads of lovely linen, creamy neutrals, and subtle patterns to create a room that you never want to leave.

The art above the couch is full of amazing detail, and contains the blues and violets that are echoed throughout the space. I also really love the subtle detail on the couch – see how the back corner curves a bit? And of course, the single cushion is always preferable – the legs add a nice lightness as well. The worn rug reminds me of faded jeans…so good. 

Kate made the most of this little corner by creating a cozy dining nook that looks out onto the private back garden. 

Violet accessories.  

Kate Singer is a master of bookshelf styling – this looks effortlessly put-together. 

I love the faded blues.

This fabric that she used on the window shades just slayed me. I absolutely love it! I found this pillow with a very similar look here.

The shades carried over to the kitchen, masterfully designed by Bakes and Kropp

The 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse runs through June 1st – don’t miss it!

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind & generous words Jackie! Appreciate this lovely post. Best, Kate

    Published 5.31.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      You’re so welcome Kate! xo

      Published 6.1.17 · Reply