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INSPIRATION | March 7, 2023 | By Saxon Henry
Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House
The Palm Beach edition of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House opened to the public and began virtual tours on February 24th. The spaces by the array of talented designers, a number of whom tapped our products for inclusion in their rooms, will be on view through March 19th. We are so pleased to share that we are also a sponsor of this esteemed event. This year, a team of 21 interior designers and landscape architects tackled a 7,524-square-foot Italianate-style mansion nestled into a waterfront estate in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Shores neighborhood. The rear of the transformed residence has two outdoor spaces—a loggia designed by Billy Ceglia over which spreads a terrace designed by Honey Collins, both of whom chose our products for their al fresco rooms. Image credit Nickolas Sargent.
Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Our Denison White Large Chandeliers illuminate the loggia of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, the fixtures chosen by Billy Ceglia. Image credit Carmel Brantley; styling credit Frances Bailey.
Veranda magazine is the official editorial sponsor for the showhouse. Writing about the overall feel of the reimagined home, editors noted that many of this year’s designers leaned into cooler colors like mint, lavender, sage, and powdery blues to foster calm in sitting areas, bedrooms, and outdoor living spaces. Quieter neutral palettes coalesce with organic materials in spaces from the loggia to an intimate cocktail lounge. This is the sixth-annual showhouse and it is the first-ever waterfront locale with sweeping coastal views. You can see all of the spaces inspired by the lushness of South Florida’s scenic natural beauty on the magazine’s website.
A Denison White Large Chandelier hangs over the bar on the loggia, the space designed by Billy Ceglia. Image credit Carmel Brantley; styling credit Frances Bailey.
Billy Ceglia of Billy Ceglia Designs tapped our Denison White Large Chandeliers for his “Le Palmier Blanc” loggia. He told Veranda editors, “The tailored, edited style lets people know they’re in Palm Beach without visually distracting from the scenery.” The all-white loggia is punctuated by Corinthian columns that frame views of the pool and Lake Worth Lagoon.
A portrait of Danielle Rollins in her space in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House with our Macati Pedastal tucked into the background to the left. Image credit Carmel Brantley.
Danielle Rollins of Danielle Rollins Interiors chose our Head of Zeus and Macati Pedestal for her space, which she named “The Cocoa Lounge. The editors of Veranda celebrated how she traded her signature brights for a “tropical minimalist” palette. The layers of rich textures and organic materials she chose resulted in a refined, relaxed elegance.
Our Head of Zeus sculpture is in the mix in this vignette of Danielle Rollins’ space. Image credit Carmel Brantley.
“She transformed the former dining room, set off the entrance hall, into a lounge that pays homage to the dapper Angelo Donghia’s tailored style,” the magazine’s editors said. “Anchoring the room is a vintage rush-and-mahogany armoire designed by her muse, which she has rebranded as a ‘barmoire.’ Around it, Rollins designed a functional seating arrangement that’s as comfortable for aprés swim naps as it is for hosting cocktail hour.”
Christopher Peacock created a vibrant kitchen in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House that includes our Comme Des Paniers pendants. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
Christopher Peacock chose three of our Comme Des Paniers pendants for his kitchen—the orb, cylinder, and beret-shaped fixtures look fantastic in a grouping. “Cooking is only one of the functions a kitchen now serves,” the cabinetry designer tells Veranda, adding that he loves using wallcoverings in cook-spaces for that very reason: “They’re multifunctional rooms now, so they should be dressed up.” He did so by tapping a metallic brushstroke wallpaper by York Wallcoverings that brings a great dynamism to the space.
Our Tropical Semi-Flush fits seamlessly into this space by Mabley Handler. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler of Mabley Handler Interior Design placed our Tropical Semi-Flush in their bedroom. “You have to see old Florida to understand how the new Florida should be,” Jennifer told Veranda, whose editors explained the duo “looked to legendary Florida architect Addison Mizner’s Mediterranean vernacular to create a scheme that balances the traditional elegance of Palm Beach with comfortable, contemporary flair.”
The Antibes Small Chandelier joins other textural elements in Katie Ridder’s space in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
Katie Ridder of Katie Ridder Inc. chose our Antibes Small Chandelier for her “Garden Bedroom.” About the space, Veranda’s editors wrote, “The lush waterfront oasis surrounding the home comes alive within New York-based Katie Ridder’s primary bedroom. ‘Blues and greens were the natural choice of colors,’ says the designer, who envisioned a sophisticated room layered with comfort and joyful details.”
Our Morombe Chest, Warwick Tall Wall Sconces, and Ishaan Accent Table add to the glamour of Katherine Shenaman’s space. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
Katherine Shenaman of Katherine Shenaman Interiors, included our Ishaan Accent Table, our Morombe Chest, and four Warkwick Tall Wall Sconces in her opulent dressing room off the primary suite’s vestibule. Veranda editors called out several of our products in the space. “A plush area rug with subtle, sinuous patterning becomes a chic sartorial stage along a wall of brass-framed mirrors,” they noted. “Velvet teal and peach chairs that invite lounging sit opposite a geometric distressed oak chest (Currey & Company), while fluted silver leaf sconces (also by Currey & Company) echo a vibrant abstract Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa ceiling paper, reminiscent of strobe lights dancing across a buzzy Palm Beach cocktail bar.”
Like the palm fronds blowing in the breeze beyond the curtains, our Calliope Chandelier is perfect for Honey Collins’ outdoor space in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
Honey Collins of Honey Collins Interiors chose our Calliope Chandelier, Cecilia Mirror, So Nouveau Nuit Medium Vase, Swirl Small Vase, and Jaru Rope Vessel for her terrace. The magazine’s editors saluted the Boston-based designer for creating a color story that pays tribute to the uninhibited views of the Intracoastal Waterway by capping the outdoor room in a 50-foot-long awning. They feel it transforms the space into an extension of the interiors. We love how the Calliope Chandeliers drop like leafy palms from a morning sky.
The midnight finish on the Bening Large Outdoor Wall Sconces echo the black wrought iron artistry on the doorway to the Palm Beach showhouse, chosen by John Lang. Image credit Nicholas Sargent.
John Lang, of Lang Design Group, who undertook the landscaping, placed our Bening Large Outdoor Wall Sconces on the exterior of the home that is surrounded by his “Island Folly” themed milieu. The effort was a heavy-lift, as he transformed a neglected and overgrown landscape into a thing of beauty by reimagining the existing plant material on the property. “Our design is tropical and eclectic with some elements of formality and symmetry,” he told Veranda, who noted, “He created a warm, colorful welcome at the front door, for example, by dressing the trunks of palm trees with espaliered indigo orchids.”
Our Fleur Large Accent Table pertly holds accoutrements for happy hour in Eneia White’s bathroom. Image credit Sean Litchfield.
Eneia White of Eneia White Interiors included our Fleur Large Accent Table in the bathroom adjoining her “Modern Romance” bedroom. Veranda’s editors dubbed the space, “A love letter to fellow hopeless romantics.” They quote the New York-based interior designer, who said, “I imagined this space for someone who’s a dreamer.” Editors were equally enamored with the space next to it: “A happy-go-lucky lover’s rose-colored lens extends to the adjoining bath.”
A portrait of Eneia White in the bedroom she designed for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Image credit of Sean Litchfield.
The other designers who transformed spaces during this year’s showhouse include Amanda Lindroth, Amy Studebaker Design, David Frazier, Delia Kenza Interiors, Errez Design, Lindley Arthur Interiors, Lucy Doswell Interiors, Megan Grehl, Paladino Rudd Interior Design, Scott Sanders LLC, Stephen Mooney Interiors, and Studio Thomas James. The 2023 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach also includes an esteemed list of honorary chairs, including interior designer Bunny Williams, interior designer Ellie Cullman, designer and Veranda columnist Joy Moyler, and Veranda Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux. We are such tremendous fans of Williams, who has created one of our most enduring collections.
In Case You Want to Visit
If you’d like to attend the 2023 showhouse, you can purchase tickets here. Showhouse hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Monday through Sunday until March 19th and tickets start at $40. In addition to celebrating top design talent, the event also benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The address of the home is 3240 North Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.