I was alerted to the following article by the lovely Rauber sisters, Janet and Carolina of Rauber + Rauber Interiors (I interviewed them back here), who were fortunate enough to have been given the incredible opportunity of decorating a room in the coveted Kips Bay Decorator Show House. 21 designers took part all up, and the results are wildly dynamic, to put it mildly! This is the 39th "Annual Decorator Show House", which took up residence in an Upper East Side mansion, 163 East 63rd Street, from April 28 – May 26, 2011. The neo-Federalist style
mansion residence boasts unique historic details amongst it's (wait for it) 16 rooms, four stories and 10,000-square-feet. Looking for decorating inspiration? Feast your peepers on this:
(above) Brad Ford is the man!
(above) "A swooping back staircase was papered in a giant Ikat wallpaper by Janet and Carolina Rauber, who also assembled a clutch of giant gilded finials." - NYT
(above) The "Laundry room". Feeling like a pauper yet?