Last week we brought you the first peek of this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House, and today we are pleased to bring you a much closer look at some of the design details that make the project so special. Read on to see some of our favorite moments for the beautiful Upper East Side townhouse that just went on the market!
It seems fitting that Drew Barrymore, the girl next door who's also Hollywood royalty, would live in a stately, traditional home. Now that her country-chic Montecito mansion is up for sale, we can't help but dream about owning it. According to Trulia, this 6,000-square-foot beach ranch boasts everything from lush gardens to a guest apartment. It's already proven fit for entertaining; Drew herself got married here last year. While a cool $7.5 million isn't in the price range of most of us, it's doesn't hurt to admire — or steal the style with similar pieces found throughout this California pad. Click through to see how it's done.
We always knew interior-designer-turned-apothecary-owner Alison Evans had great taste, but moving across the country to restore a historic home (in under just four months!) takes vision. Built by a sea captain in the early 19th century, the home hadn't been touched since the '70s, but beyond the layers of dingy linoleum, wallpaper, and carpeting, Alison and husband Jon could envision their dream home. Located in East Orleans, MA, their new hometown is known for its sweet mom-and-pop shops, fabulous farmers market, and the best beaches around — including an exclusive residents beach just a five-minute drive from their home! Keep reading to see some of our favorite design moments in the house and get Alison's tips for starting a decorating project from scratch.
Photos courtesy of Organic Photography
The 41st annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House opened recently on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Not only is the house brimming over with amazing rooms and inspiring decorating ideas, but it also supports a good cause — all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Since 1973, designers have been transforming a different Manhattan luxury residence with art, innovative design, beautiful furniture, and design ideas into the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, and this year is a stunner. Keep clicking to take a tour of the home, and then buy your tickets to visit Kips Bay between now and June 4!
Each Spring, Bay Area home enthusiasts flock to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase to get their design fix. If you're close to San Francisco, I recommend checking out this historic mansion's jaw-dropping transformation in person before it closes on May 27. Brimming with creative design solutions, I snapped some of my favorites that can be applied to any home. Keep reading to see which moments caught my lense!
With open rooms, warm wooden furnishings, and streamlined design, this Swedish listing has a cool style worth copying. Currently on the market for $2.3 million, the three-story home has a minimalist look that combines a variety of materials and textures. If you're hoping to update your home for Spring, then take a tour of this stunning Swedish property, and check out similar pieces to steal the style for your own space!
One of Chicago's most important homes is on the market. Mayflower Place, as it's known, is a 24,500-square-foot house situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. A true mansion, the house has been the site of society balls, European royal visits, and a lot of heartbreak.
Read on to see the house and learn more about its wild past.
Sustainable design has many facets. Whether it's incorporating unique architecture that maximizes light exposure, furnishing with reclaimed materials, or reducing carbon emissions with green power, these houses showcase the best in innovative eco practices and stunning design. Many of them are also fittingly located in breathtaking environments, where farmlands, seashores, and jungles complement the sleek architectural frames of these modern homes. If you're looking to incorporate eco elements into your own home through a remodel or are simply curious about the diversity of sustainable design, you'll definitely want to peruse this impressive collection of homes!
When designer Benjamin Dhong was asked to deliver a heavy hand of modernism to his client's San Francisco townhouse, he took it with a grain of salt. Benjamin's intuition told him that his Aston Martin-driving, bespoke suit-clad client could appreciate a more elegantly outfitted pad, and he was right. More collected than minimal, this three-story home blends a bevy of traditional elements with contemporary counterparts. See which design choices topped our must-try list!
Photos courtesy of Angie Silvy Photography
With a loft-like, indoor-outdoor vibe and an airy, contemporary style, this hilltop Rancho Santa Fe property features fresh design ideas worth copying. Streamlined furnishings, colorful (and collectable) Blenko glass plus natural elements all contribute to the laid back look. We love it so much that we rounded up a few key elements that will help you steal the style. Read on!