Have you ever wanted to tour a luxury home with an impeccable design from top to bottom? Here’s your chance. The second annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas is open to the public, with 26 designers and architects working together to reimagine a luxury home at 5138 Deloache Avenue.
Each design team was assigned a room and given around seven weeks to recreate the space.
The annual fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club began in New York in the 1970s and also has an event in Palm Beach, Fla. Dallas tours run from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24 and also benefit local organizations Dwell with Dignity and The Crystal Charity Ball.
Here is a list of the 26 design teams from Dallas and beyond included in this year’s event:
- A. Lantz Design
- Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg
- Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC
- Beth Dotolo & Carolina Gentry Pulp Design Studios
- Bobbit & Company Interior Design
- Brant McFarlain Design
- Burkle Creative
- Caroline Gidiere Design LLC
- Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates
- Creative Tonic Design by Courtnay Tartt Elias
- Dennis Brackeen Design Group
- From The Ground Up Landscape
- Janet Gridley
- Kathleen Walsh Interiors
- Ken Fulk Inc.
- Liz MacPhail Interiors
- Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design
- Mary Beth Wagner Interiors
- Meredith Ellis Design
- Michael Aiduss Interiors + Architecture
- Outside Garden
- Robin Henry Studio
- Studio 6F
- Studio Michael Hilal
- Traci Connell Interiors
- Yates Desygn
Local designer Javier Burkle and his team at Burkle Creative reimagined the primary closet that serves the primary suite in the upstairs of the home. Burkle founded his company in 2015, according to the company’s website. He said it is an honor to work alongside some of the designers he looks up to.
“Being able to work with my idols that I’ve followed forever and I’ve taken inspiration [for] all my projects—it’s just a big, mindblowing situation that I’m in,” Burkle said.
The home is large, with multiple living spaces, bedrooms and outdoor entertaining areas. There’s even a basement. Visitors will find two kitchens, multiple bars, striking wallpaper, bold colors and a mix of traditional and modern details.
Shelly Rosenberg of Acorn & Oak designed one of the bedrooms on the second level of the home with inclusivity in mind. Rosenberg calls the concept “adaptive design.” The space was inspired by a 7-year-old girl who has Rett syndrome, according to a press release. Virginia, who Rosenberg said is the daughter of one her friends, uses adaptive technology to interact with her environment. Smart home elements in the design, from the lighting and music to the window shade and shower, can be accessed using adaptive technology like the device Virginia uses. Take a look at the features in action.
Each designer brings their unique vision to the home, with a wide variety of colors, styles and designs throughout the space. Everything from the grand entryway to the laundry room was given a creative overhaul.
1/19A downstairs study and lounge at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was designed by Ken Fulk Inc. and has striking, hand-crafted and custom wall coverings by luxury wallpaper creator de Gournay.(Stephen Karlisch)
2/19Burkle Creative designed the shared closet in the primary suite at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The space has separate storage areas for him and for her, with a dressing area complete with a bar and seating.(Stephen Karlisch)
3/19The living room in the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was designed by Michael Aiduss Interiors and Architecture. The room was designed with Parisian influences in mind and has elaborate plaster moldings, a mix of patterns and color and a striking Chinese black lacquer panel screen tucked behind the couch.(Stephen Karlisch)
4/19Alexa Hampton for Mark Hampton LLC designed the upstairs primary bedroom at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The room is full of bright, powerful red tones and artful details like built-in bookcases and plaster moldings.(Stephen Karlisch)
5/19Bobbitt & Company Interior Design crafted the entry hall and foyer for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The design has a winding staircase, elements of classical art and architecture and a large sculpture by artist Larry Whiteley that is suspended from the ceiling and is visible from the first and second levels.(Stephen Karlisch)
6/19The outdoor terrace off the back of the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas features pops of pink and pattern. The space was designed by Robin Henry Studio and it surrounds the pool, providing multiple opportunities for living, dining and lounging outside.(Stephen Karlisch)
7/19Acorn & Oak by Shelly Rosenberg designed this upstairs bedroom at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas to cater to people with disabilities. Rosenberg used smart home technology coupled with luxury interior design to create what she calls adaptive design. Smart home elements in the design make it possible to operate the lighting, music, window shades and shower using adaptive technology.(Stephen Karlisch)
8/19This space is the adjoining bathroom to the upstairs bedroom that Shelly Rosenberg of Acorn & Oak designed for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. While she was not able to make the space ADA compliant due to a lack of space, Rosenberg created an adaptive design that can suit the needs of a person with disabilities including a ramp to get into the shower and smart home features that correspond to an adaptive device.(Stephen Karlisch)
9/19Caroline Gidiere Design LLC created this basement-level hallway and half-bathroom for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The space was inspired by Hubert de Givenchy s dining room in his home outside of Paris and has luxury fabrics, wallpaper, and a mix of modern and antique decor.(Stephen Karlisch)
10/19Yates Desygn crafted an entertaining area on the basement level of the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The room has ample living space and lounging areas, a kitchen and a dedicated game table. Making the most of the lack of windows on the basement level, the design team used moody lighting and rosy hues to create a welcoming feel.(Stephen Karlisch)
11/19The back garden at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was designed by Outside Garden. The design includes outdoor entertaining areas, open green space and a garden pavilion, previously a playhouse, tucked off on one end of the property.(Stephen Karlisch)
12/19Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry of Pulp Design Studios created an upstairs office and lounge area with savvy businesswomen in mind. Their design for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas includes a secret lounge area accessible through a hidden passage tucked behind a custom cabinet.(Stephen Karlisch)
13/19This pink guest bedroom on the second level of the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design. The room has pink hues, patterned fabrics, an antique Indian armoire and other design details sourced from around the world.(Stephen Karlisch)
14/19Studio Michael Hilal designed one of the downstairs studies for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The design was inspired by the late 70s and early 80s U.S. Southwest, according to a press release, and has natural wood tones, celadon tones and earthy ceramics.(Stephen Karlisch)
15/19The bar and half-bathroom off of the poolside patio at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas were designed by Traci Connell Interiors. The room has bright wallcoverings and fun colors throughout, plus plenty of space for cocktail mixing.(Stephen Karlisch)
16/19Take a look inside the basement wine cellar designer Liz MacPhail Interiors dreamed up for the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The room has moody lighting, feminine details and an abundance of space for wine storage.(Stephen Karlisch)
17/19The primary bathroom at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas was designed by Brant McFarlain Design. The room features vintage lighting and intricate plaster designs on the ceiling coupled with a modern layout and a balance of masculine and feminine elements.(Stephen Karlisch)
18/19The father and daughter duo of A. Lantz Design fittingly designed the family room at the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The room has bright colors, space for lounging and chatting plus a view of the backyard. A television was purposely left out of the design in hopes of encouraging conversation, card games and reading.(Stephen Karlisch)
19/19Janet Gridley designed a creative escape on the basement level of the 2021 Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas. The space includes a lounge area, a writing desk and two smaller rooms set aside for creative endeavors. One is a space for listening to records and another is a podcast studio complete with a light above the door to alert passersby that recording is in progress.(Stephen Karlisch)
Dallas designer Janet Gridley designed one of the basement spaces, a hideaway of sorts for creative people that she calls “Live From Preston Hollow.” The room has a living area and two smaller spaces designed for creative endeavors—one is designated as a space for listening to records and the other is a podcast studio.
“It seems like everybody has podcasts these days and if they don’t have them, they would like one,” Gridley said. “I was sort of leaning into creating a sound space with some of the softer elements on the walls.”
Once the event wraps up, the home will go on the market, and Alex Perry of Allie Beth Allman & Associates will be listing the property. A portion of the sale will benefit the charities supported by the event.
If you want to take a tour in person, tickets can be purchased on the Kips Bay Decorator Show House website. Showings run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Sunday until Oct. 24. Individual tickets cost $40.
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