As a 17 year old, high school intern, who knew what I would be doing as I entered through the doors of The Summer House? I certainly did not think I would be walking around New York City, ice coffee in hand, swiping my MetroCard as I go to explore the Kips Bay Show House. When I walked up the steps of the Show House out of the 90 degree city weather my body instantly transports into a magical place. From the blue ómbre ceilings to the gold foiled branches in the fireplace, each unique room is detailed to perfection. All the different rooms give a glimpse at how a designer can create a mix of patterns and textures that flow together smoothly in a finished design scheme. As I moved through the house snapping pictures to show my mom later that day, I fell in love with each new room more than the last.
All Images Courtesy of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House Website
Throughout the whole time at the Show House I was anticipating our second to last stop, the kitchen. When I stepped into the kitchen my jaw just dropped; my imaginary dream kitchen had been plucked from my head and placed in front of me. The modern style with a mix of geometric shapes and an industrial flare made this kitchen one of a kind. The mix of white, gray, and black colors was striking and helped create a contrast palette for the eye to absorb all of the tiny details. As I talked about the kitchen with Kelly the next day she explained how the minimalist design creates a manicured and sleek look. The cabinets caught our attention because it mirrors the design of the tile on a smaller scale. This brings the classic chicken wire design to a glass dimension where it is used in a more subtle and intricate way. The Kips Bay Show House was stunning and a great way to start my adventures with The Summer House.