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Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014 – Mansion on Madison

25 May

photo 3 (8)It’s less than one week left to see this year’s pick for the Kips Bay Decorator House 2014, and I made it!   I’d chose a Thursday evening to attend, it was rainy and quite humid – but the anticipation was well worth it!  I attend every year, to get ideas and see the designer’s amazing work!  All for a beautiful cause, the Kips Bay children!   Here are some pictures of the rooms.  For a full listing of all the designers, please click: DESIGNERS.  If you in NYC, there’s still time – it closes on May 29th.

The place this year is the Villard Mansion on 51st Madison Ave!

The Villard Mansion was constructed in 1884, designed by the architecture firm McKim, Mead & White three years after they started their company. The houses were commissioned by Henry Villard, then president of the Northern Pacific Railway, shortly before his railroad empire began to crumble. Ownership of the building changed through many hands throughout the century.

In 1968, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the complex a historical landmark. Restoration and construction for a new hotel complex was proposed by real estate developer Harry B. Helmsley who constructed the 51-story New York Palace Hotel tower directly behind the original building. The project was designed by architects Emery Roth & Sons and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer in 1977 and completed in 1980.

The original building was restored in 2003 and office space was furnished for city preservation group The Municipal Art Society, as part of an agreement to save the building from demolition.

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Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design Letia 🙂

More information, please go to http://www.kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org.

Each year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology.

This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. Over the course of four decades, this project has grown into a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts and is renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.

NYC’s Architectural Digest Home Show 2012!

3 Apr

Domoore Designs

Well, it’s came so fast and now it’s over!  I waited anxiously!  Each year for the ArchDigest Home Show!  Crowded?  Yes! People excited? Yes! The expectancy was fulfilled admirably, we had so much fun!  My daughter, Camille, family friend Roger (who is also my creative designer) and I had a ball!!!!!

Looking for the latest secret finds, new creative ideas and meeting wonderful people!  Designers, vendors and businesses from all over came to this one location on the Pier 94, next to the Intrepid!

The best surprise, was putting a full fledge bar in the middle of all!  So … we all decided to have a cocktail! After that, everything looked extra special and let’s say my mood was taken up a notch  on the happy scale!

DIFFA!   The dining was superb….my favorite The Interior Design house for all past celebrities, we loved the best!

Remember, your space can be anything that you want!  ANYTHING!  Enjoy the pictures!

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Letia 😉

Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design®  Elizabeth Taylor Chair design by http://www.domooredesigns.com.

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