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Tour the Designers' Paradise That Is the Kips Bay Show House

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All photos by Max Touhey.

For the last 43 years, the annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House has honed its reputation as the crème de la crème of interior events in New York City. This year, the show house landed at the Arthur Sachs Mansion at 58 East 66th Street. On the market for $35 million, the 9,600-square-foot townhouse was thoroughly overhauled by Interior Management before getting reimagined by a slew of designers who sheathed their rooms in materials ranging from paint, tile, and wallpaper, to furs, lacquers, and pewter leaf. The one thing that isn't showcased in this house is restraint, and as a decorator's show house, that's to be expected. Philip Mitchell's "Torridon Stair Gallery," pictured above, follows two stories of the home's winding, ovular staircase with walls sheathed in no less than 100 framed works of art; Bennett Leifer's "Lounge" uses indulgent materials—Degournay presses over gold gilded wallpaper—to a rich yet tranquil effect; and McMillen's "Rio" takes the of-the-moment Tropical Modernism trend to the max.


· All Kips Bay Decorator Show House coverage [Curbed]