See All the Rooms Inside the Dallas Kips Bay Decorator Show House
The space created by Mark D. Sikes for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas.
They say everything is bigger in Texas. But is it also nicer? This appears to be the first Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas to open to the public today. With AD100 designer Jan Showers as co-chair and sponsors like The Shade Store, Kohler, Cambria, Benjamin Moore, Arteriors, The Rug Company and The Ritz Carlton Dallas as sponsors, the house is a particularly great success.
“The idea is you get into the woods,” said Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio AD during a virtual tour of the house this week. She spoke of her design for the entrance hall of the house – which includes beautiful Trove wallpaper and strikingly bold magnolia rugs by Kyle Bunting – but she might as well have spoken about the color history of many of the rooms. From the mint study worthy of Jackie Kennedy and designed by Showers, to a hidden bar area by Sees Design and a family room belonging to mother-son duo Viviano Viviano, the green tone seemed to be sprouting almost everywhere. It was featured prominently in the artwork Trish Sheats Interior Design used to create the bedroom for the imaginary owner’s son and in a back staircase, “Emerald Garden” by M Interiors.
Thanks to the use of Gracie wallpaper, this creatively remodeled area for the trend watch was a double task. Floral wall coverings have also been brought to life behind many interior doors, especially those with chinoiserie patterns or other feminine blooms. Dina Bandman Interiors used a canary yellow paper, designed in part by fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu, to light up her petite bedroom, while Traci Zeller Interiors used a variety of blue to create a space that could accommodate women waiting for the bathroom could sit and chat. The sprawling main bathroom, which revolves around a rotunda and includes two branching cabinets, was another example, thanks to de Gournay’s tree-like and iris designs that Doniphan Moore Interiors installed.
A work by Letitia Huckaby represented by the Liliana Bloch Gallery.
Another unmistakable synergy was the spaces created by Mark D. Sikes and Michelle Nussbaumer. “It smells good and sounds good,” Nussbaumer assured her virtual visitors and discovered that IRL was playing Turkish music in her room. Her blue and white room with global inspirations, fabrics and decorations from Clarence House shone brightly. The tiled look of the walls was not unlike that of Mark D. Sike’s living room, which the decorator named “Casa Fiorentina” in honor of the historic interior often associated with Billy Baldwin, David Hicks, Hubert de Givenchy and Bunny Mellon . Its Iksel wallpaper, the Guinevere Dhurrie carpet and the sky-blue sofas covered with Schumacher fabric not only made it a classic sikes, but perhaps also one of its most eye-catching rooms. No doubt, it’s ready to become an Instagram breakout star out of the sprawling storefront.
Other design talents could not be overlooked thanks to the strength of their creations. Studio Thomas James has tiled an upstairs bathroom not far from Ten Plus Three’s dark but luminous second living room. Last but not least, a piece by Letitia Huckaby installed by the Liliana Bloch Gallery made for one of the quietest moments in the entire house. The work, titled Sister Rebecca, is part of a series that focuses on the nuns in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans – an all-black church that was organized in 1842.
Take a look at all the distinctive areas of the house.
Front of house and entrance gardens of Lambert Landscape Company.
Entry from Rottet Studio.
A study of women by Jan Showers.
Dining room by Cathy Kincaid Interiors.
Bar by Sees Design.
Kitchen by Chad Dorsey Design.
Gallery Powder Room by M Naeve.
The Casa Fiorentina living room by Mark D. Sikes Interiors.
The Emerald Garden or Back Staircase and Downstairs Landing by M Interiors.
We tell stories from Viviano Viviano.
Another look at Viviano Viviano’s family room.
Bathed in the moonlight or in the main bath, Doniphan Moore Interiors.
Ladies dressing room by Doniphan Moore Interiors.
Turkish Writer’s Lair by Michelle Nussbaumer.
Garden of Erdem or Downstairs Bedroom by Dina Bandman Interiors.
Flights of the imagination by Traci Zeller Interiors.
Kirsten Kelli’s master bedroom.
Wells Design guest rooms for the discerning traveler.
Chasing Nature: A Boys’ Retreat by Trish Sheats Interior Design.
Screen Porch by Tracy Hardenburg.
Covered porch by Kevin Spearman Design Group.
Rear landscape and pool deck by Melissa Gerstle.
Mudroom by Erin Sander.
Marcus Mohon’s breakfast room.
Living room on the upper floor of Ten Plus Three.
Upstairs Hall Bath by Studio Thomas James.
The Hi-Fi Lounge from Cravotta Interiors.
Loft by Sherry Hayslip.