In its forty-second year, the internationally recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by New York's most prominent youth organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, has made an unprecedented venue shift to Manhattan's quintessential mansion at 457 Madison Avenue, The Mansion on Madison.
Situated in the heart of Manhattan's most luxurious shopping district, the building was originally the north wing of the famous Villard House, and is connected by a grand courtyard to The New York Palace. Twenty-two of the nation's most celebrated interior designers and architects have traveled across the country to transform a distinct space of Manhattan's iconic mansion. Featured designers include Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Juan Montoya, Vicente Wolf, and Darryl Carter just to name a few.
"We're honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the splendor and elegance of a long-standing icon of old New York, and invite the world into one of the nation's most legendary landmarks to raise funds for New York's youth," said Show House Chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams.
An estimated 20,000 people are expected to tour the finished Show House which serves as the non-profit organization's premier fundraiser. The house will be open to the public seven days a week, May 1 through May 29.