Every year, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club executes one of the best decorator show houses of the year. This year is no exception, with the rooms of seven story townhouse at 58 E. 66th St. decked out by some of the biggest names in decorating. One of our favorite rooms this year was designed by Alessandra Branca. If you’re a fan of Branca, then you know that she has become famous for her use of the color red. She is the queen of red rooms!! True to form, Branca created a lovely living room for this year’s show house with walls covered in red and white stripes and the classic Braquenie Tree of Life print throughout the space. The black and gold lacquered Coromandel screen is a wonderful way to ground the main seating area and make this very large room feel cozier. She did a wonderful job with the furniture plan, creating a space that can be used for many different purposes throughout the day. Look at how she used plants throughout the room to make the space feel more alive. A great tip for all of us to employ! Look at the little details, like the ribbon trim that frames all of the architectural details in the room…Are you as inspired as we are? Bravo, Alessandra!
Rising star, Brooklyn-based painter Israel Lund makes abstract work that feel livable and enduring.17 December 2018 Lauren’s American Folk Art Inspired Foyer From conception to creation, a period-inspired wall stencil sets the tone for an 1804 Federal style house. 23 April 2015 Josef Frank Textiles This Austrian-born designer and architect created fabrics that make us smile.