Young Huh at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse:
I’ve been a fan of Young Huh ever since discovering her work for the first time at her first Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, back in 2014 – and now here she is, killing it again at Kips Bay! Young was assigned the fifth floor attic space (complete with soaring ceilings and skylights) and she chose to create an eclectic, colorful artist’s studio.
Hand-painted wallpaper by Fromental sets the scene, while a mix of antique and bespoke art and furniture give the space personality and a story. You can imagine a bohemian artist living and working up here, which is exactly what Young had in mind for the design. The wallpaper was installed by Van Go NYC – imagine what a challenge that must have been!
The beautiful marble-topped table holds a collection of art supplies and antique treasures along with natural curiosities like bird’s nests. The space also had a bathroom and sink area and I love that Young filled the sink with plants and flowers – you could picture the room’s occupant bringing these home and getting them prepared in the sink to then dot around the space.
The massive chandelier is by Ironware International, and the shades were hand-painted by friends and colleagues of Young! The corner banquette was custom made for the space and upholstered in a Colefax and Fowler ticking stripe. I love the little drinks tables from Oomph Home.
Young did an amazing job creating what genuinely felt like a tucked away artist’s retreat in the townhouse. I feel like she used the space so creatively and as always, I look forward to seeing what she does next! I’ll be back this week with my last post featuring a few more favorites from the 2019 Kips Bay Showhouse – see you then!