Dozens of designers from Dallas and beyond collaborate on a $5.75 million home you can tour for charity
Designers from Dallas and beyond have worked on converting an Old Preston Hollow home to become the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas.
It’s the first Dallas location for a design-led, charitable project that began in New York City in the 1970s. The house at 5828 Woodland Drive is on the market with Faisal Halum of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $ 5.75 million.
The 11,476 square foot home is located in the historic Woodland Estates neighborhood of Dallas’ Old Preston Hollow. Each room in the five bedroom, five bathroom, and three half bath home has been redesigned by a design firm or artist and has a unique theme and backstory.
Dallas-based designer Doniphan Moore, who designed the primary bathroom and dressing room, called his complete redesign “Bathed in Moonlight”. Moore, the general contractor of his design, chose the de Gournay wallpaper. The cabinets are made by The Container Store, a sponsor of the event.
“I wanted to give it a personality and an identity,” said Moore of the elements he brought into the design, from the clothes in the closets to the skin care products on the vanity tables and next to the bathtub.
Many of the designers worked with sponsors who supplied materials as well as industry contacts who gave various design elements. In one fun thing, Moore borrowed clothes from his mother and sister to fill the woman’s dressing room and make her look alive.
The main kitchen and the adjoining prep kitchen were designed by Chad Dorsey Design. The main kitchen is made from darker wood, a brass top, Cambria Stone and a chinoiserie design hand-painted by artist James Mobley that sits over an antique mirror. The prep kitchen is a contrasting, lighter design with a pantry and a so-called “work from home” room.
Texas details complement the design in Erin Sander’s Mud Room in Dallas, a small room with a Dutch door, millwork, and handcrafted brass accents.
Jan Showers designed the study at the front of the house with a mix of contemporary art, antiques and vintage décor, with light green paneling from the walls to the ceiling.
The dining room is the work of Cathy Kincaid. It has a yellow and white palette and Moroccan and Syrian design elements.
27 designers worked on the house, including these 14 from Dallas-Fort Worth:
- Cathy Kincaid Interiors: dining room
- Chad Dorsey Design: Kitchen
- Doniphan Moore Interiors: the primary bathroom and dressing room
- Erin Sander Design: the mud room
- Jan Showers: the study
- Kirsten Kelli: main suite
- Lambert Landscape Co .: In front of the house and front gardens
- Melissa Gerstle Design: Backyard landscape
- Michelle Nussbaumer: a bedroom upstairs
- Sherry Hayslip Interiors: the loft
- Studio Thomas James: powder bath upstairs
- Ten Plus Three: Lounge on the upper floor
- Tracy Hardenburg Designs: Screened Porch
- Trish Sheats Interior Design: the son’s bedroom
The work of art by the artist Letitia Huckaby entitled “Sister Rebecca” is on the landing on the second floor.
What happens to all the elements of the interior when the show is over? The decor and furniture will be removed after the show, but elements such as floors, moldings and extra walls will remain, spokeswoman Shannon White said.
The event began in 1973 when supporters of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club started a showhouse in Manhattan to raise funds for an after-school program, according to the program’s website. There are now three locations where the exhibition is taking place: New York, Palm Beach, Florida, and Dallas.
Funds raised during the event will go to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Dwell With Dignity and the Crystal Charity Ball.
If the house is sold within the next six months, 10% goes to the charities, White said.
The public can visit the house from Friday to October 25th. Tickets are available online. General admission tickets are $ 40 each and must be purchased in advance. Capacity is limited and tickets have fixed time slots. Masks are required.
A virtual tour will also be available online from Friday.
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