The New York Design Center is pleased to support the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. This month, the interior design community joined together for the 40th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Celebrated designers transformed two duplexes at The Aldyn Residences on New York City’s Upper West Side into an elegant exhibition of the latest trends, on display through June 14th. Over the
last four decades, this project has raised over $17 million for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children.
The New York Design Center is delighted to highlight the work of the three Access to Design™ designers involved in the 2012 Show House; Laura Bohn of Laura Bohn Design Associates, Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku of Coffinier Ku Design and James Rixner of James Rixner Interior Design.
Coffinier Ku Design: Master Bedroom Suite
Etienne Coffinier and Ed Ku’s master bedroom creates a calm, ethereal retreat overlooking an outstanding view of the Hudson River. Set underneath clouds, a custom bed designed by Coffinier Ku Design is accented with fabric by Missoni Home at Stark. The whimsical aspect of the bedroom is enhanced by the colorful glass Baccarat butterflies floating in front of the window. Also featured are a custom bench at the foot of the bed and ceramic table by Tucker Robbins, and a metal demi lune console and ceiling lighting fixture by Pagani Studios available at PROFILES, all located at the NYDC.
Laura Bohn Design Associates: Child’s Room
Laura Bohn focused her “Kidz Rule” child’s room on two senses—sight and touch. Her innovative scheme is intended to create
an extra sensory experience. The three dimensional wall tiles add texture, which expand to the floor with a round shag carpet. Touching on the visual sensation, animated images on the wall and ceiling, as well as the bright Benjamin Moore chartreuse paint, and the yellow side table by Wendell Castle, available at Dennis Miller, enhance the look (both available at the NYDC). Essential for any NYC apartment kidz room, the furniture unit converts from a desk to a twin bed, allowing optimum space for play.
James Rixner Design: Family Room/Kitchen
James Rixner created a space that is both relaxed and luxurious with a touch of playfulness. The family room is open to a chef’s kitchen, promoting an ideal room for family and friends to congregate—making it the ‘heart of the home.’ Rixner’s inspiration began with the area rug that demands attention and evokes a modernistic take on natural forms. The color dialogue has the right amount of
contrast between the blue tones of the rug, the green of the grass cloth, and the striking lime green metallic linen of the drapes. The winter white leather upholstery creates a cool vibe that reflects the white counters in the kitchen. Featured from NYDC showrooms are a loveseat and lounge chair from Baker Knapp & Tubbs, swivel bar stools from McGuire, plus wing chair, accent table and table lamp from PROFILES. The blend of the design and colors in the fabrics and furniture selection create an upbeat mood with a lively palate, producing a youthful yet sophisticated space.
To visit the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, or for more information on the organization, visit kipsbay.org. For information on these designers, or working with a designer through Access to Design™, call 212.679.9500x19 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to all showroom news >