All in the details, at Kips Bay

We introduced you to this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House a few weeks ago, sharing highlights from our press tour of the Manhattan design destination just before it opened for the 45th annual edition.

In the city again on a recent morning, we were pleased to see that design lovers were already lining up in advance of that day’s opening.

Those who have gone would likely agree it was worth the trip – and for those that haven’t yet, well, what are you waiting for?

The showhouse spotlights fine furnishings, art and technology throughout rooms created by 18 leading interior designers and architects from across the country.

There are many ways to appreciate any showhouse, and Kips Bay fuels them all. You may come across a designer, artist, company or product you want to investigate further. You might consider a previously neglected color or think about a new texture. You see how to artfully mix and match – or maybe even decide to explore a period that suddenly intrigues.

Rooms as a whole sometimes impress. Other times you savor the charming little details, some of which are depicted in the photographs here.

Visitors can tour the showhouse through June 1. Tickets ($40, which includes a souvenir journal) may be purchased at the door, at 125 E. 65th St. Proceeds, as always, benefit the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.

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– Mary Shustack

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