Transitional spaces can often be overlooked in home interior design, but areas like hallways, elevator landings, and pantries are essential to tying multiple rooms together. They are also very functional, visible, and high-use spaces, which means that your design scheme has to be centered around everyday life usage. So how do you balance the glamor you want in your home with the necessities of these tiny nooks? Just ask Wesley Moon, the designer behind the wet bar and butler’s pantry of the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan.
For Alexa Hampton, interior design is all in the family. Her father founded the self-titled Mark Hampton LLC back in 1976, and she has taken over the business since his passing 20 years ago. But another Hampton family tradition is participating in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an annual event where top designers in the industry take over a seven-floor brownstone in New York City in order to show off their creations and raise funds for the great work of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
Barbara Ostrom’s home design sensibility is all about mixing traditional interiors with one-of-a-kind and eclectic details. But the designer is also a dedicated problem-solver, who flips the less-than-ideal elements of a space into its most standout features. That is the case for her luxurious living room in this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, a dazzling New York City showcase that benefits the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.
A living room that is actually…livable? It may seem like a given, but if you are a fan of opulent home spaces, then you know how challenging it can be to make grand and ornate sitting rooms that are actually comfortable. For Bunny Williams, the designer behind heritage firm Bunny Williams Interior Design, comfort and livable appeal are the driving forces behind her work.
While visiting the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in late April, the House Tipster Media Team had the pleasure of meeting with renowned interior designer Juan Montoya. From him, we learned all about the design creation he aptly named “The Moonlight Room.” This impeccably designed living room is a breathtaking space filled with geometric patterns, pure colors, and texture, his signature element.