There are show houses, then there’s the Kips Bay show house.
And the details have now been revealed for the next edition of the prestigious design showcase that draws attention – and attendance – from around the world.
Right now, more than 20 of the country’s most celebrated designers and architects are working to transform the 15,000-square-foot property at 110 E. 76th St. in Manhattan. The dazzling results will be revealed when the 46th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House opens its doors to the public May 1.
This year’s show, which will run daily through May 31, will again raise funds for the hosting organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The townhouse, currently on the market for $51 million, includes seven sprawling levels connected by a winding staircase.
As noted in advance materials, show house chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams said, “The 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is exactly the kind of space our renowned team of designers needs. It’s the perfect landscape for transformation and we are eager to share the Show House with the public and designers alike to raise essential funding for New York City’s youth.”
The show house receives as many as 15,000 guests annually, raising more than $22 million for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club since its inception.
Williams and her company, Bunny Williams Incorporated, will be among the show house participants, which also include Branca, Inc.; B.A. Torrey; Barbara Ostrom Associates; Brian del Toro; Clive Christian; Dan Fink; David Netto Design LLC; Drake | Anderson; Juan Montoya Design; Katie Ridder Inc.; Marcia Tucker Interiors; Mark D. Sikes; Mark Hampton, LLC; Michael Herold Design; Nievera Williams Design; Pavarini Design; Phillip Mitchell Design; Sasha Bikoff; Scott Sanders LLC; Steilish Interiors & Architecture; and Wesley Moon Inc. Design & Decoration.
For more, visit kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org.
– Mary Shustack